Boldwood play mainly forgotten tunes from 18th century England, painstakingly researched and liberated from lost manuscripts and the extraordinary (to us) phenomenon of dance fans. This 3/2 hornpipe was discovered by Becky Price in an unpublished handwritten manuscript in the British Library.
Becky Price (accordion), Miranda Rutter (fiddle, viola), Matthew Coatsworth (fiddle, viola)
(From Boldwood’s 2012 unreleased second album Mudlarking, available on Soundcloud here.)
The dots for The Miller of Perth are published in The Boldwood Dancing Master, available from the Boldwood website – along with a brilliant new CD – and also on Matthew Coatsworth’s fascinating website ‘English and French Music: an online manuscript’.
For more information and another great Boldwood tune, see Fiddletails post Jackson’s Shaving Brush (June 2015).