Adventure in Margate (An)

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ADVENTURE AT MARGATE, AN. English, Jig. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Thomas Skillern’s Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels…Country Dances (London, 1780). The title perhaps comes from the play Summer Amusement, or an Adventure at Margate written by Miles Peter Andrews (1742-1814) in conjunction with William Augustus Miles, performed in 1779 in the Haymarket. Andrews was a playwright, gunpowder manufacturer and a Member of Parliament (1796-1814) from Bewdley.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 2. Skillern (Skillern's Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1780), 1780; p. 11.

Recorded sources: Brass Monkey – “Sound and Rumour” (1999).


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