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A "morris" tune? Not really


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Learned this the other day from Andy Turner's most excellent "Squeezed Out" blog.  It's "John Mason's Morris Tune #3," collected by C# in 1909 or so. As Andy writes, this doesn't sound remotely like a Morris dance tune.  But who cares? It's a great tune.  Played on a 30 button Jeffries GD Anglo.

 

 

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2 hours ago, gcoover said:

What a great tune! Sounds like it might be for a northern clog or garland Morris? 

 

That was my thought. I played for a Northwest clog side for 15 years and used several polkas, and this could work for several of our dances - slowed down.

 

For a cotswold side - definitely a prescription for disaster.

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41 minutes ago, malcolm clapp said:

More information about John Mason and his repertoire can be found on the excellent glostrad site

http://glostrad.com/tunes-from-john-mason/

 

 

VEry cool. I didn't know he played for Sherborne.  That was my first Morris tradition, and I still love (and miss) the music.

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