Lyons Standard

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Title - Lyons Standard
Contributors - Robbie Murray
Reporters - Peter R. Cooke; Jo Miller

Summary - Some of the tunes used for the dances that used to be popular in Kirkcudbrightshire.

Robbie Murray played 'Lyons Standard' for quadrilles. He whistles a snatch. The last tune for the quadrilles could be anything, but often was 'The Irish Washerwoman'. There was a set of tunes for the lancers too. Quadrilles were still being danced at the time of Second World War. There were popular dances at Carsphairn. They usually started with the Circassian Circle and finished with a waltz or waltz cotillion. The tune for the latter was 'Come owre the Stream, Chairlie'.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:01
Date Recorded - 1985.02.11
Date of Content - 1900 to 1950
Language - Scots
Genre - Music, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 40672
Original Tape ID - SA1985.055
Original Track ID - SA1985.55.B6a
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Kirkcudbrightshire
  Parish - Dalry
  Village - St John's Town of Dalry

Item Location:
  County - Kirkcudbrightshire
  Parish - Carsphairn
  Village - Carsphairn

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