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MOSLEY STREET ASSEMBLY. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Mosley Street is in Manchester, England, while an assembly was a group, usually aristocratic, that gathered for country dancing or a ball. The Mosley Street Assembly rooms opened in 1792, set up by gentlemen's subscriptions. In addition to a ballroom, they included a tea room, a billiard room and card rooms.
Source for notated version: J. Townsend's 24 Country Dances for the Flute, Violin, Clarinet or Flageolet (Manchester, 1821) [Knowles].
Printed sources: Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 26.