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English Tune Manuscripts in ABC

Chris Partington 17 Apr 13 - 12:37 PM
treewind 17 Apr 13 - 04:01 PM
Chris Partington 18 Apr 13 - 09:35 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 18 Apr 13 - 11:01 AM
Wolfhound person 18 Apr 13 - 11:04 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 18 Apr 13 - 12:47 PM
Chris Partington 18 Apr 13 - 06:26 PM
Chris Partington 18 Apr 13 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 19 Apr 13 - 07:01 AM
Chris Partington 19 Apr 13 - 02:20 PM
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Subject: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Chris Partington
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 12:37 PM

Instrumentalists out there who are not aware of this already may like to know where they can find ABC files of old (mostly)English dance musician's tunebooks. I have collated information on all the MSS I could find and made this list on Folkopedia:-

http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/List_of_historical_tunebooks,_some_of_which_are_available_on_the_internet

The following abstract from that are the ones that have been ABC'd and that can be accessed from the above page:-

ANON MS(Staffs), 1820, UK Staffordshire
Henry Atkinson's MS, Northumberland, England, ca1694
BENNET,Thomas MS, 1718, UK
BETHAM,Matthew MS, 1838, UK Cumbria Newby Head
BIGGINS,James MS, 1779, UK W.Yorks. Leeds
BLACKSHAW,James MS, 1837, UK Shropshire
BROWNE Family MSS (4), various dates, UK Troutbeck Cumbria
BURNETT,Joshua MS, early 19thC, UK Worsborough,S.Yorks
CALVERT,William MS, 1812, UK N.Yorks. Leyburn
CARLISLE MS, 1810, UK Carlisle,Cumbria
CLARE,John MS, c1820, UK Helpstone Northants
CLARKE,Wm(of Feltwell,Norfolk) MS, 1858, UK Norfolk Feltwel
William CLARK Ms Lincolnshire,1770
CLEWS,John MS, 1832, UK Shropshire,Stoke on Tern
COOKE,Benjamin MS, c1770, UK Leeds,W.Yorks
DIXON,Thomas John MSS, 1798 & 1811 Holton-le-Moor, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
FOX,Charles James MS, 1830, UK Beverley East Yorks
GILES,William Henry MS, 1830, UK Glos Bampton
Joshua Harrison and David Wall,(Ashover MS) Derbyshire
HARRISON,Rev. Robt. MSTemple Sowerby
HUGHES,AlbertJ MS, early 19thC, UK Shropshire Whitchurch
HUGHES,Richard MS, 1823, UK Shropshire Whitchurch
IRWIN,Willam MS, 1838, UK Cumbria Langdale
JACKSON,HSJ.MS, 1823, UK Lancashire Wyresdale
JONES,John MS, 1801, UK Shropshire Whitchurch
MILLER,John MS, 1799, UK Scotland Perth
John Moore of Tyneside Ms c1840
MS ANON (VWMLa), Late 18thC, UK Yorkshire
NUTTALL,James MS, 1830, UK E.Lancs Rossendale
SPENCER,George MS, 1831, UK Leeds
STABLES,Henry MS, 1881, UK Cumbria Walthwaite
TENNYSON,Eliza MS, 1822, UK Lincolnshire
TYLDESLEY,William MS, c1860, UK Lancs. Swinton
WATSON,George Henry MS, 1850-80, UK Norfolk Swanton Abbott
WINDER,James MS(not Edward), 1835, UK Lancs, Wyresdale
WINDER,John MS, 1789, UK Lancs, Wyresdale
YOUNG,David MS, 1734 or 1740?, UK Scotland Perthshire Creiff

If you know of any others please let me know, and PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: treewind
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 04:01 PM

William Clarke of Feltwell is in the above list, but not on the linked page.
I only checked because I have a personal interest :-)

William Clarke


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Chris Partington
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 09:35 AM

I just checked and it's there alright. Try again?


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 11:01 AM

Chris - I've just looked at the link page and there's no reference to Clarke, Feltwell, 1858 or Norfolk on the page. Are we looking at different pages?


Mick


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 11:04 AM

As you have Crawhall (1877) in there, here are 3 additions:

William, Percival & John Dixon of Ingoe near Stamfordham, dated 1733/8, orig. in Perth Libray, pub. Matt Seattle 1995 as The Master Piper. Jury is out over whether the Dixons were themselves musicians, but Percival was time-served scrivener. Research ongoing and active.

John Smith of Cresswell, Northumberland fl 1840s. Indexed only: orig in possession of NPS. Smith was a stonemason by day and probably a fiddler. He lived on the Cresswell estate, landlords Cresswell-Baker, although himself born in N. Tyne valley

John Straffen MS, 1848, Angerton Northumberland. Another fiddle MS from a family of estate gardeners. Abc in progress: orig in possession of NPS, arrived with the Forster Charlton collection of archives, no history of where its been for 150 years.

Straffen MS has one tune whose only other occurreence is in a Dorset collection (thanks to contact with Tim Laycock for that!)

Last two available to inspect on request: some scans also on file.

Hope this helps

Paws


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 12:47 PM

Chris - did you mean to direct us to the VMP site?

Here's the page there with the link for the Clarke Ms abc file: Village Music Project - Letter C Files

Mick


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Chris Partington
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 06:26 PM

Ah.
B****x.
Wrong link.
Silly me.
Try this:-

http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/Tune_Manuscripts_List

Still, I hope you found that first link entertaining in its own right?


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Chris Partington
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 06:50 PM

Thanks for the extra information Wolfhound, I've incorporated it.


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 07:01 AM

Your first link leaves out my ABCs of Aird's collections and the second link doesn't point to any version of them.


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Subject: RE: English Tune Manuscripts in ABC
From: Chris Partington
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for pointing to that ommission Jack. I've now added your ABCs to the first list. It isn't on the second list of course, as it isn't a manuscript.


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