Track number 4 from The Reverenza’s EP How We Roll, featuring the awesome box-playing skills of Mr Jamie Huddlestone and the fiery fiddle-playing of Mr Henry Webster.
Three tunes strung together, as the title might suggest: The Sir Sydney Smith March, Mayden Lane and Three Rusty Swords. (Each, no doubt, none by other names somewhere.)
So who was this ‘Sydney Smith’, after whom the march was named?
I think it’s fairly likely it was Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith, GCB, GCTE, KmstkSO, FRS (21 June 1764 – 26 May 1840). The man of whom, according to Wikipedia, Napoleon said “That man made me miss my destiny”.
When put like that, he sounds like a big meanie.
Photo by tamaralvarez (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)