Pandean Air (A)

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PANDEAN AIR, A. English, Air or Dance Tune (3/8 time). B Flat Major/G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is contained in the 19th century Joseph Kershaw Manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddle player who lived in the remote area of Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, who compiled his manuscript from 1820 onwards, according to Jamie Knowles. A 'Pandean air' was a pastoral air, taking its name from the Greek god Pan.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Knowles (The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 50a & b (two versions, each in a different keys).

Recorded sources:




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