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  The Fairy Dance

In 1809 Nathaniel Gow printed a four-page foolscap sheet called Largo's Fairy Dance, a suite of two tunes: The Fairies Advancing - a slow march - and The Fairy Dance, composed for the Fife Hunt Ball of 1802. The former tune is forgotten now, but the latter has become a standard tune in Scotland, as well as in Ireland, Canada and the United States as well. The Fairy Dance has been found under many names, including Rustic Dance (US), La Ronde des Vieux (Canada), Rinnce Na Sideoga (Eire), Daunse ny Farishyn (Isle of Man) and many others guises.

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Set:   Duncan Davidson/The Fairy Dance.

The Fairy Dance
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