Coleford Jig (The)

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COLEFORD JIG, THE. English, Hornpipe or reel (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Despite the word 'jig' in the title (which refers to solo dancing rather than the 6/8 time tune form), the tune (perhaps a hornpipe) is a duple-time vehicle, perhaps used for step dancing in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, mining town of Coleford, not far from the border with Wales. Some similarities to "Honeysuckle (2) (The)/Honeysuckle Hornpipe", a tune that Phillip Heath-Coleman [1] believes is "a close relation...the first halves of the 2nd strains are almost identical," while several bars of the first strain also are similar.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Stephen Baldwin (1873-1955, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire), recorded in 1954 by Russell Wortley [Callaghan].

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 32. Burgess & Menteith (The Coleford Jig), 2004.

Recorded sources: - Musical Traditions MTCD334, Stephen Baldwin - "Here's One You'll Like, I Think" (2005).



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