Annotation:Westmoreland Waltz

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WESTMORELAND WALTZ. AKA - "Westmoreland." English, Country Dance or Waltz (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was picked up by the Boat Band from a 6/8 time dance tune in London publisher John Walsh’s Compleat Dancing Master (1718), where it appears as "Westmoreland." Walsh's publication predates the introduction of the waltz to England by many decades, and it was originally a country dance.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 87.

Recorded sources: EFDSSCD13, The Boat Band - “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). Harbourtown HAR CD047, The Boat Band – “Trip to the Lakes.”

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