Wheatley Processional

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WHEATLEY PROCESSIONAL. English, Morris Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Collected from the village of Wheatley, Oxfordshire, in England's Cotswolds. This is the one dance from the Wheatley tradition that is commonly performed by modern morris teams, and consists of single-stepping in the first part with capers in the second, performed with handkerchiefs.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; p. 307. Mallinson (Mally’s Cotswold Morris Book vol. 2), 1988; No. 15, p. 9. Sharp (Morris Dance Tunes, Set 6), 1924; No. 13.

Recorded sources: Topic TSCD458, John Kirkpatrick - “Plain Capers” (1976/1992).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played on concertina on youtube [1][2]
Hear/see Lester Bailey's melodeon version on youtube.com [3]




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