Woodland Flowers (1)
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WOODLAND FLOWERS . AKA and see “Mrs. Kenny's Barn Dance,” “Shit Cart Polka.” Scottish, English, Irish; Schottische, Hornpipe or Barn Dance. England, East Anglia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The tune is almost universally known amongst older traditional fiddle and squeezebox players in England and was in the repertoire of such musicians as melodeon player Bob Cann (Dartmor, Devon) and hammered dulcimer player Billy Bennington (Norfolk, who called it “Prickly Pear”).  (1864-1920). Burns was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1864. A musical prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, his first musical instruments were tin whistle and mouth organ, “graduating” to piano, organ and various brass instruments. His composing career started at an early age and he went on to become one of the most popular composers of his time, although for an unknown reason he often credited his compositions to various pen names such as Leona Lacoste, Alfred Rosslyn, Claud Roslind, and Leon Fabrini. He settled in Carlisle, and died 1920, although not before siring thirteen children and composing 120 pieces, of which "Woodland Flowers" is said to have been his personal favorite. Burns’ work was much recorded in the early decades of the 20th century by such musicians as Scotland’s Wyper Brothers. Later, Scottish band leader Jimmy Shand recorded “Woodland Flowers.”
In Ireland, a version of "Woodland Flowers" is played as a barn dance under the title “Mrs. Kenny's Barn Dance.” Paul de Grae finds a version as an untitled barndance (although, oddly, noted in 6/8 time) in Feldman & O’Doherty’s The Northern Fiddler (1976, p. 110), collected from Donegal fiddler Simon Doherty.