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X:1 T:Monfreda T:Graces, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance N:Published c. 1810 on a two-sheet issue by Robert Purdie in Edinburgh, N:as one of four "fashionable new dances" along with Euphemia Murray's N:strathspey "Pitthieveless Castle." Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb F|Bcd dec|{d}cBB B2B|ABc cdA|cBB B2F| Bcd dec|cBB B2B|ABc cdA|cBB B2|| b|abc' c'ae|ede f2b|{c'}bab c'ae|ede f2b| {c'}bab {c'}bab|gab bag|fdf {f}ecA|BBB B||



MONFREDA. AKA - "Graces, The." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A 'Monfreda' is another way of saying 'Monferinna', a type of Italian country dance that was popular for a time in England during the Napoleonic era. "Monfreda" was published c. 1810 on a two-sheet issue by Robert Purdie in Edinburgh, as one of four "fashionable new dances" along with Euphemia Murray's strathspey "Pitthieveless Castle."


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