East Boldon Jig

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EAST BOLDON JIG. English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. An untitled tune from the mid-19th century William Hall Lister (East Boldon, near Newcastle) manuscript (No. 28). East Boldon (from the Anglo-Saxon bol, meaning hill, and Don, the name of the nearby river) is a village in Northumberland that was, until the 1980's the site of a colliery. Barry Callaghan (2007) credits the band Red Shift with popularizing the melody in modern times.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 58.

Recorded sources: BASH CD45, Pete Coe - "The Long Company." EFDSS CD13, Pete Coe - "Hardcore English" (2007. Various artists).




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