Adventure in Margate (An)

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X:1 T:Adventure at Margate, An M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:T. Skillern -- Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1780 (p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C gec gec|a2g g3|gec gec|f2e e3| gec gec|afc afc|efg gfe|c3 c3:| |:def fdB|gec gec|def feB|gec ceg| afa afa|geg geg|agf efd|ccc c3:|]

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. The play was staged again as the main piece at the Haymarket Theatre in June, 1789.

Additional notes

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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