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Sleeve Notes for Mr. Kynaston's Famous Dance Vol 1&2 by Belshazzar's Feast

Mr. Kynaston's Famous Dance Vol 1&2Colourful interpretation of English early eighteenth-century dance tunes from the Kynaston Collection on fiddle, oboe and accordion. Played at dance tempo.

DOUBLE ALBUM re-released from two previous single CDs


This is an album in The Dance Collection distinguished from other tune albums since the music is played at the right tempo for dancing and played the right number of times through to make a sensible dance. Played on fiddle, oboe and accordion. There is a book of the same name containing music and steps by renowned caller Andrew Shaw and available from him. The book has facsimiles of the original music and dance notation, plus transcriptions of the music edited by Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson.
For those unfortunate enough never to have heard Belshazzars Feast, one can only make the general comment that musicianship of this grade is only too rare. The CD regally bounces along for a full hour, and is relaxedly exhilarating throughout. If you play or like listening to dance music, this album is an object lesson. If you like the dancing, you will probably never have heard it played this well.  
Flos Headford  Shreds and Patches  June2000

Vol 1:

The Merry Conclusion: or, Mr. Kynastons Famous Dance
Blenheim House
The Queen Of Hearts
Count Leon
Woud You Have A Young Virgin
Pastons Maggot
Old Simon The King
Neat, Mr. John
Cupid Disarmd
Bonny Grey-Eyd Morn
Woodstock Park

Vol 2:

Softly Good Tummas
The She Favourite
Deil Take the Warr
Vaughans Ramble
Whitsun Holidays
Bickerstaffes Prophesie
Evans Delight
Fops Fancy
Dudmason Hall
The Gay Young Squire
Old Hob
Orange Nan
Well Done Jack

Track Notes

0 See description section of sleeve notes for track list

1 Mr Kynaston's Famous Dance

9 Neat Mr John

21 Softly Good Tummas

214 Well Done Jack