This is a catchy 3/2 I learnt in a session in Durham (UK). I believe it’s found in one of the earlier Northumbrian tune-books but I don’t know if it originated in this part of the world or elsewhere.
Lads And Lasses
Lads and Lasses - Manuscript
Nicholas - FYI
The Henry Atkinson tunebook manuscript contains a tune called "Lads and Lasses", but the latter would appear to be quite a different tune.
Lada And Lasses.
I know there are two tunes of this name - the other’s a 2/4 or a 4/4, I forget which. Kuntz’s "Fiddler’s Companion" has entries for both tunes but only gives the music of the latter. He doesn’t specify the submitted tune as Northumbrian, but the person I learnt it from does. I may be wrong about it being in a Northumbrian MS, though. I don’t think there’s anything about the tune *itself* to locate it closely - 3/2s like this seem to have been played over England generally, with maybe a bias towards the North and especially the North-West.
Lads And Lasses, I meant above….
Not Lada, Trabant or Skoda and lasses…
X: 1 = X: 2
T: Lads and Lasses
B: "Playford’s Dancing Master - Third Volume", John Young, London, 1726, page 78
B: "Northern Frisk: A Treasury of Tunes from North West England", Jamie Knowles, Pat Knowles & Ian McGrady, Dragonfly Music, 1988, #48
B: "English Fiddle Tunes", Pete Cooper, Schott Ed. 12758, 2006, page 43, tune #47