This is from the William Winter collection, and in my copy I’ve written “Barney Brallaghan” next to the title. That looks to be the same tune, usually played in D.
By Jan Hruby. The dots for this one were handed out by Paul Hutchinson at his workshop, it’s about time I made some use of them.
Roxburgh Castle was built by David I of Scotland but has been on both sides of the border (it’s in Scotland again now).
By the way, here’s what the dance notation looks like. It’s quite compact, and you need to know the argot to interpret it. Which of course means that there are different interpretations, and sometimes even the same caller will lead a dance differently if they’re at a social dance or a historically informed reenactment.
There’s definitely a dance to this, and also a song (words by a certain Robert Burns of Ayrshire).
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.
She was a Swedish opera singer, Anton Wallerstein was a composer who wrote this tune (originally in E flat) in her honor. He was American, hence the spelling in this post.
Whose Laridé? Which Laridé? Not sure. It is one though.
By the way, this is the 100th day of A Dance A Day! Woo! To celebrate, I’ll join the other 50% of Morris Oxford in performing a spot at the Willow and Tool night at the Harvester in Long Itchington.
Time for a little rant. The dance, I don’t have any particular need to vent. This one was composed by 18th century piper and sheepstealer James Allen.
Oh yeah, and I had accidentally turned a one-off borrowing of a mandolin into a long-term loan, so decided to use that before returning it. It’s easier to play than a mandoline.