Morris Reel (1)

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MORRIS REEL [1]. AKA and see "Derbyshire Morris Reel," "Winster Morris Reel." English, Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABAABA. Not a reel but a morris dance and accompanying jig, collected in the village of Winster, Derbyshire, England. The Winster morris team has died and been revived several times during the 20th century (World Wars ended two different teams), although the present team dates from 1979, making it one of the more long-lived revivals. Cecil Sharp saw the Derbyshire team in 1908, and noted down some dances as well as tunes from an un-named melodeon player.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 318.

Recorded sources: FLED 3091, John Kirkpatrick Band - "The Bee's Knees" (2013). Topic Records 12-TS-295, John Kirkpatrick - "Winster Morris Reel." Talking Elephant Records, Ashley Hutchings - "Great Grandson of Morris On" (2004).




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