Adapted from John Playford's The Dancing Master, 1651
By Shirl Jae Atwell
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Adapted from a dance tune of the 1600s, this is a lively tune and very dance-like. The melody is light-hearted and carefree. As with any dance music, maintaining the rhythmic vigor is crucial. Gaiety and a sense of fun is the very nature of this piece, so have fun!