COPSHAWHOLM FAIR. English, Waltz and Air. A song composed by David Anderson first printed in 1868 (but thought to have been written much earlier) about an early 19th century hiring fair that survived until 1912. Copshawholme is the English spelling of the Scottish Borders village of Coupshawhome or Copshaw Holm, now known as Newcastleton. The song is set to the Northumbrian pipe-tune "The Wild Hills o' Wannie".
Recorded source: Topic 12TS283, Ned Pearson. Topic TSCD 669, Bob Forrester & Alf Adamson's Border Square Dance Band (et al) - "Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England" (1998. Harmonica player Forrester was from Carlisle, Cumberland).
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