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FLIXTON HOUSE. English, Country Dance Tune (3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The name of a dance and tune composed by Brian Wedgbury (1928–2002) in 1989. Flixton House, Manchester, England, is a modest Georgian manor house built in 1806 by the Wright family of Flixton, newly wealthy land owners. The Wright's closed off several ancient and publicly used footpaths across the estate in 1826, arousing the ire of the populace of the town, who saw it as an abridgement of ancient rights. They took the Wrights to court and won their case, encouraging other locales to fight closures in other parts of the country.
Source for notated version:
Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 44.