Person John Pringle 1476
- Areas of activity
- Composer of tunes
He was born in 1770, probably in the Borders, but settled in Edinburgh. He was a fiddler and composer and also described as a dancing master. He was half brother to John Howison who was also a fiddler.
He published two collections of tunes 1801 and 1802. Some of these were used for SCD and some for step dance, eg Robinslaw, for Highland Ladies (Rene Fidler). He was credited with writing the tune for "Dance to your Daddy, my bonny Babby", still a popular Tyneside folk song.
He accompanied Lord Minto to Calcutta but unfortunately died shortly after arriving though the exact date is not known.