Annotation:Scotch-Man's Dance (The)

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SCOTCH MAN'S DANCE, THE. AKA - "Highlander's March (4)." English, Dance Air (cut time) or Scottish Measure. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The imitation Scottish air appears in Richard Broome's The Northern Lass, first performed at the Globe Theatre in London in 1632 (revived in 1684). It was published by John Playford in his Dancing Master, supplement to the 7th edition (1687, p. 11), and by his son Henry Playford in his Apollo's Banquet, 5th edition (1687, and later editions of 1690 and 1693). London music publisher John Walsh printed the tune in his Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718, and editions of 1731 and 1754) as "Highlander's March (4)."

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Printed sources : - Barlow (The Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 288, p. 71. Emmerson (Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String: A History of Scottish Dance Music), 1971; No. 56, p. 147. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 614 (as "Highlander's March").

Recorded sources : - Amon Ra CDSAR 28, The Broadside Band – “John Playford’s Popular Tunes” (recorded 1952-1961). Saydisc CDSDL449, The Broadside Band - "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" (2018).

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