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X:1 T:Monfrina [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Goulding & Co. - Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808 (London) N:"With proper Tune & Directions to each Dance (as they may be N:performed at Court, Bath, and all Public Assemblys." Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock Z:abcs's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A {B}A>GA|c2A {B}A>GA|c2A A>GA|B2B e2e|c2A {B}A>GA| c2A {B}A>GA|c2A {B}A>GA|B2B e2e|A3:| |:AGA|B>cB e2e|c2A {B}AGA|BcB e2e|c3 A3| f2d {e}dcB|e2c {d}c>BA|Bdc {c}BAG|A3:||



MONFRINA [1]. English, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A monfrina was a dance from the Montferrat, Piedmont, region of northern Italy. The form became popular in England around the year 1800, when the English armed forces became involved in the region during the wars with France. The spelling of the name varied: monfrina, monfreda, and monfredina, for example. See also "Italian Monfrina."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Goulding (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808), 1808; No. 19.



See also listing at :
See an Italian Monfrina danced on youtube.com [1]. The band plays the same tune as printed by Goulding.



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