Windermere Regatta

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WINDERMERE REGATTA. English, Reel. England, North-West. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel appears in the 1838 folio of Lake District musician William Irwin (1822-1889). Lake Windermere [1] is the largest natural lake in England and historically formed part of the border between Lancashire and Westmoreland (although today it is in Cumbria). It has been a favorte vacation region, paricularly with the construction of a rail line, finished in 1847.

"Windermere Regatta - the Race on the Third Day for Mt. Aufrere's Cup" published in The Illustrated London News, August 1859.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 59.

Recorded sources:

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