High on a Hill

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  1. Hiya, My old man was 2 RGJ back in the 80's and I always remembered the many MANY times I heard High on a Hill - does anyone know the origins of it at all ?

    Its stil a haunting tune and sets my spine tingling

    Thanks in advance
  2. The Light Division Bugle Tune - surely there must be some Bugle Major that knows the history out there ?
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I was taught it was an LI tune arranged for the Bugles at Shrewsbury and not an old tune.
    It could have been bull though although its a cracking tune and when the Massed Bands of the light div all 6 of them and 6 bugle platoons got together it was certainly something to see!
  4. You're either having a larf, or tried to be clever and failed miserably.
  5. Maybe I should have turned my speakers on. I just searched youtube. At least I knew it was not by someone like Bon Jovi :)
  6. Dont mean to put a downer on things but been to quite a few RGJ funerals in the past few years (My old man was 3 RGJ) and this is always the song they play. Awesome tune.
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Its a lovely tune, dust in the eyes moments though!
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  8. Thanks so far guys, seems to be just one of those tunes that you always hear but never find out about ...

    Posting this for a 'Bump' just to see if anyone else knows anything

  9. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Snap. My old battalion too, and they seem to be going fast.
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Even worse when the TA mob I joined on leaving the regs only meet for each others funerals!