February 2019 – ‘Valentine’

Valentine – certainly a Cotswold morris tune but not as is often believed from Fieldtown (Leafield). The tune was actually collected from nearby Ascott-Under-Wychwood. The Ascott-Under-Wychwood morris tradition did not survive the First World War and today the tune is almost universally used for the Fieldtown dance although other variants exist.

Here’s an example – White Rose Morris dance The Valentine.

And and extra bonus – the tune turned into a song from the wonderful Jim Moray’s ‘Low Culture’ album.

Happy playing folks.

Valentine pdf

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