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Holmes's Fancy/Stagshaw Bank Fair/Lasses Pass the Brandy

Holmes's Fancy

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This complete set was transcribed from the 1976 album Cut and Dry Dolly, a recording of traditional tunes for the Northumbrian pipes. Holmes's Fancy was first published in Peacock's Collection, published in Newcastle in the early 19th century. I don't know anything about Stagshaw Bank Fair the tune, but the event was a large fair at Hexham during the 19th century. Lasses Pass the Brandy is an old tune with several similar names, and is known in Scottish and Northumberland traditions.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |