Flaxley Green Dance
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FLAXLEY GREEN DANCE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Minor (Aeolian). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. From the Robert Buckley music manuscripts (c. 1857-58), Staffordshire, who is said to have noted the tunes from the playing of Abbots Bromley fiddler and wheelwright William (or Henry) Robinson (c. 1790-c. 1860). See "Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance" for another of Robinson's tunes. The village of Flaxley Green, Staffordshire, near Rugeley, is set amidst a coal mining area, active until the end of the 20th century. Flaxley Green was also the location of a POW camp, whose foundations can still be seen today.
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Recorded sources: Beautiful Jo Records BEJOCD-37, Sue Harris - "Pastorela." Big Chain BC 101, Cooper & Bolton - "Turning Point" (2001). Plant Life Records PLR 077, Dave Shepherd - "English Fiddle Players" (1988).