Lass o' Dallogill (The)

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X: 1 T:North Skelton -Lass of Dallogill M:6/8 Q:3/8=3D135 O:England A:North Skelton N:1st tune in sword dance set, from Douglas Kennedy's description in the EFDSS S:Chris Partington <ChrisTheFiddlerPartington:Hotmail.com> tradtunes 2009-8-1 Z:J. Winspear F:http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/music/abc/England/morris/Lass_of_Dallogill_North_Skelton_1.abc K:C ede G2 G | A2 A G3 | ede G2 G | A2 B c3 |! ede G2 G | A2 A G3 | ede G2 G | A2 B c2 ||! d | e2 c d2 B | c2 c BAG | e2 c d2 d | d2 f g3 |! a2 f g2 e | f2 d e3 | ede G2 G | A2 B c3 |]!




LASS O' DALLOGILL, THE. AKA - "Lass o' Dallowgill." AKA and see "North Skelton Sword Dance," "Spirit of the Dance (2)." English, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB or AABA'A'B. A sword dance tune from North Skelton, North Yorkshire. The Long Sword Dances of the region originally formed part of a Plough Monday ritual with a Plough Play, according to Peter Kennedy [1], who recorded a performance in Scarborough in 1953. The tune was also in the repertoire of melodeon player Herbert Mallett [2] (1889-1963) of Aldborough, Norfolk. The tune is a derivative of "Kinloch of Kinloch (1)" (AKA "Mrs. Kinloch's Favorite" and other titles).

See also note for Isidore Soucy's "Quadrille "Laurier" 4ème partie."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - North Yorkshire melodeon player Marshall (1896-1969) was a musician with the Boosbeck and Skelton Green long sword teams until 1945, and with the Loftus team from 1950.

Printed sources : - Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 83 ("North Skelton Sword Dance").

Recorded sources : - Topic TSCD 669, Arthur Marshall (et al) - "Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England" (1998).

See also listing at :
Hear Arthur Marshall's recording by Reg Hall at the British Library Sounds [3]
Hear a melodeon version on youtube.com [4]



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