Subject: Allen Ash Manuscript

41 entries.

Reel No. 17 - Niel Gow's Wife

Untitled in the Allen Ash Manuscript - Cobourg, Circa 1850. In other sources this tune is presented as a strathspey - often in G minor and is known as "Niel Gow's Wife" or Niel Gow's 2nd Wife". It has been variously attributed to Daniel McLaren and (in t...

Richard's Hornpipe

From the Allan Ash Manuscript. This tune appears in a number of other Canadian and British sources, sometimes with the title "Lord Nelson's Hornpipe". After playing it for quite a while I felt that two of the notes in the third line may have been miswritt...

Speed The Plough - Ash

From the Allan Ash Manuscript. This is one of those fiddle tunes which seems to have provided a structural template for many other tunes. It appears here in the key of G - as it also does in the Buttery Manuscript. (It is more often noted in the key of A)...

Untitled Jig in G

An untitled jig from the Allen Ash Manuscript - Cobourg, Circa 1850. I haven't spotted anything similar in any other sources, yet.

Untitled Jig or Air (Summertime)

From the Allen Ash Manuscript. A jig, or maybe a slow air, this could be just a fragment of a tune. It somewhat resembles an Irish air recorded by the Chieftains which they called "Summertime" The folk duo Muddy York included this melody in a couple of th...

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