Cave of Enchantment

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CAVE OF ENCHANTMENT. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and dance instructions also appear in London publisher Thomas Skillern's Skillern's Compleat Collection of Two Hundred & Four Reels (1780), and Longman, Lukey and Broderip's Bride's Favorite Collection of Two Hundred Select Country Dances (c. 1775).

"The Cave of Enchantment" was a "an entertainment of Music and Dancing" with music by Charles Dibdin, performed at Sadler's Wells in 1774, according to period advertisements. It followed his "The Bower of Flora."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Straight & Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 20, p. 10.

Recorded sources:




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