Subject: Allen Ash Manuscript

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Downfall of Paris (The)

This tune has quite a history. Here goes... The melody started off as a French dance tune called "Le Carillon National". During the French Revolution, the tune was adapted for a Revolutionary anthem called "Ça ira". "Ça ira" means, "It'll be OK" - which...

Egg Hornpipe

Full disclosure: This is one of the first tunes I learned out of the Ash collection when I first got a photocopy of it in 1982. I've been playing it ever since. As I'm going through my now-battered copy of the manuscript in 2016, I find I've lost the page...

Fiddle and Tabor

From the Allen Ash Manuscript. The complete title for this seems to be "Hey Dance To The Fiddle and Tabor". (A tabor is a little drum) The tune is described as and Irish air on the cover of a piano arrangement by English songwriter and composer James Hook...

French Quick March

This 6/8 March is a setting of the common-time tune usually called La Bastringue in Canada. This melody is most often associated with the French-Canadian circle dance of the same name. In British sources of about the same era it is sometimes called "Portu...

Gallop (The)

From the Allen Ash Manuscript. I have not yet been able to locate "The Gallop" in any other sources.

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