A jig, but a jig with more bits in it than many jigs.
Finally got out of the Q mire.
The Q bee, it is in my bonnet.
The first request tune (I haven’t learned the other, which requires counting to five). Another from William Winter.
Another from Hardy.
Guess what this tune gets used for, and where.
I got this from the Benjamin Rose manuscript, from Belchalwell in Dorset in 1820ish. It is note-for-note the same in the 1770ish William Clarke manuscript, he’s from Lincoln.
Sticking with William Winter for the time being, just for a little Playford break. Once I realised that the A part to this tune was “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in the wrong time signature, I could no longer play it any other way.
Finally, the hen’s tooth: a Playford (in fact, a bit older than that) dance tune that I’ve actually danced. The dance requires three times around the tune but you’re only getting two here for everybody’s benefit.
This (also known as Hunt the Squirrel), and the last few tracks, are all tunes from a Playford workshop held last week at Halsway Manor. Though at time of recording, the workshop is next week, so in fact I haven’t learned these tunes yet. It probably shows.