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Subject: Allen Ash Manuscript

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Richard's Hornpipe

From the Allen 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...

Scotch March

This epic tune is found as "Slow Scopel March" in J. Lishman Manuscript Circa 1825 The Lishman MS is from Troutbeck, in the Lake District of England. The two versions of the tune are very similar to each other. In the Ash Manuscript it is written out wi...

Speed The Plough - Ash

From the Allen 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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