Thanks to all those who have contributed to the discussion so far. It was far from my intention to upset those from a GHB background who obviously take the tune so seriously. To me it's just a good tune, with a rather unsatisfactory printed version in a book mostly used by starting out nsp-ers, or those learning about the Northumbrian tradition.I felt I owed it to them to ensure that an approachable and coherent tune appears in the new edition.
Thanks to you all, I now have 9 versions (including those in Alistair McCrae's article) and am promised a tenth. As these range from the C17 to C20, I think I can probably find one suitable for our purpose. Then when the draft goes out to proofreaders further comments may ensue. If anyone wants a doc with nearly all the versions on, let me know. Cheers Julia To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html