Market Rasen Feast Quickstep

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MARKET RASEN FEAST QUICKSTEP. English, Quickstep March (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The town of Market Rasen [1], Lincolnshire, is a small market town in the West Lindsey district. It was settled by the Saxons (and originally called East Rasen, mentioned in The Doomsday Book). The 'feast' of the title refers perhaps to one of the two traditional fairs once held yearly in the town from the 13th century, one in May and one in September. Charles Dickens once called Market Rasen "the sleepiest town in England."

Source for notated version: the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner].

Printed sources: Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; p. 6.

Recorded sources: BBC Radio Lincolnshire YBR 101, Liam Robinson - "Yellowbellies" (2004. Various artists).




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