Dutch Skipper (5) (The)

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DUTCH SKIPPER [5], THE. English, Jig. G Major/B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is contained in the Joseph Kershaw manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddler who lived in Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, in the 19th century, and his manuscript dates from around 1820 onwards.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Goulding & Co. (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808), 1808 (London). The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript, 1993; No. 19a & b.

Recorded sources:




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