Rope Dance (1) (The)

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X:1 % T:Rope Dance [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 515, p. 197) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B/c/|def gfg|d2B Bcd|edc BAG|F2D DBc| def gfg|d2B Bcd|edc BcA|G3 G2:| |:B|c2A ABA|B2G GAG|c2A ABA|B2G GBc| def gfg|d2B Bcd|edc BcA|G3 G2:|]



ROPE DANCE [1], THE. Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See note for “Richer's Hornpipe” for more on rope dancing.

The Rope Dance. Leonard DeFrance (1735-1805), Flemish. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - copied from James Aird’s Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (1788) [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 91.

Recorded sources: -



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