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X:1 T:Country Dance at the Jubilee, A T:Trip to the Jubilee C:Henry Atkinson's music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1694-95, p. 112) F:http://www.farnearchive.com/show_images.asp?id=R0111201&image=1 M:9/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D2|F2A4 A4B2 (A2F2)D2|G2 B4 (B2c2)d2 E4 E2|F2A4A4 B2 (A2F2)D2| G2B4_c4 B2 (A2F2)D2:|A2d4 d3e fe d4D2|FG A2A2 Bc d2F2 E4e2| ^c2 e4 e3f gf e4 E2|G3 ABc d4 e2 f2e2d2|B2G4 Bc d2 e2 (dB) G2| A2 F4 A3B A2 E3 FGA|B6 A6 d6|F4G2 A4 B2 (A2F2)||D2

EDINBURGH CASTLE [1]. AKA - "Edinborough Castle." AKA and see "As 'Tis Danc'd at the Playhouse," "Country Dance at the Jubilee (A)," "Trip to the Jubilee." English, Country Dance Tune (9/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Walsh): AABB (Playford). The melody and dance directions were first printed by Henry Playford in his Dancing Master Part II, 2nd edition (effectively a version of the ninth edition of the Dancing Master). It was retained in subsequent editions of the Dancing Master through the 16th edition of 1716. For the 17th and 18th editions a different melody with the name "Edinburgh Town" was printed (see "Edinburgh Town (3)." "Edinburgh Castle (1)" also was printed in the various editions of John Walsh's The Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718, 1731, 1754).

View of Edinburgh Castle by Alexander Nasmyth (photo credit: The National Trust for Scotland)
The melody was entered into the 1694 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician Henry Atkinson (Morpeth) under the title "Country Dance at the Jubilee."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 376, p. 89. Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 83.

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