Liskeard Fair /Fer Lyskerys


A tune from Cornwall. This is one of the older known Cornish tunes, and was collected by Baring-Gould from the playing of Nichol May in 1981. It can be used as a dance tune, for a quadrille type dance, in which case use the shorter 16 bar version ( up to the first time bar). The original transcribed tune is longer, at 18 bars, so I have made this into a second time bar as it essentially contains an extra 'coda' type phrase. Liskeard had 3 fairs a year, St Matthew's Feast, St Marys, and Ascension Day.

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