From the Buttrey Manuscript - Circa 1800
There are a number of "Ashley" tunes in this manuscript. I'm not sure who Ashley might have been, but I have my suspicions. The tune often mis-named "Ashely's Ride" actually refers to Philip Astley, an 18th century English equestrian performer who is regarded as the "father of the modern circus". His act also included a bit with a horse called "Timour The Tartar", which had a famous fiddle tune named after it too.
I wonder if this Ashley is also Philip Astley.
|Title||Ashley's No. 1 - Hornpipe|
|Subject||John Buttrey Manuscript Reels & Hornpipes Etc.|
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