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The Lowland Jig

Blanche of Middlebie

Yesterday I spent the afternoon [some of it] getting to grips with 'Weel Bobit Blanche of Middlebie' The tune comes from Robert Riddell's 1794 Collection [http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/riddell/riddell21.pdf]. The challenge here is chiefly tempo; there are also some unusual passage, which come as a surprise; bar 6 of strain 2, for instance takes a while to accommodate, and the semi-quaver passages in the final strain I have not come across in any other piece; more work in progress - a recording in the next few days hopefully ...

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