Annotation:Rockingham Castle

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ROCKINGHAM CASTLE. English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 or 6/4 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Rockingham Castle is a former royal castle and hunting lodge in Rockingham Forest a mile to the north from the town centre of Corby, Northamptonshire [1].
Rockingham Castle, c. 1729

The tune and directions for a country dance were printed by Henry Playford in the ninth edition of the Dancing Master (1695) and retained in all subsequent editions through the eighteenth and final edition of 1728. It was also included by rival London publisher John Walsh in his The Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718).

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