Ashcroft's Medley Jig

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ASHCROFT'S MEDLEY JIG. American, Sand Jig or Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BC. The title perhaps references William J. "Billy" Ashcroft, an Irish-American variety stage singer and performer. In the 1860's he was famous for his blackface song, dance and multi-instrumental routine called "The Lively Moke" (or "Musical Moke"), and in 1874 Billy Ashcroft's Irish Character songster was published in New York.


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Printed sources : - George S. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; pp. 42-43.






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