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CUMBERLAND RANT. English, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The county of Cumberland is first mentioned in the 10th century and is derived from the name of its inhabitants: the ancient Celtic people called the Brittons who were driven into the hills of the West of England by the Anglo-Saxon invaders-they took to calling themselves the Cymry, or brotherhood, in their time of desperation.
Source for notated version: Preston's 24 Country Dances for the Year 1806 [Knowles].
Printed sources: Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 17.