What makes a trad tune a "New England" tune?
I’m curious. I think of New England as the region in the United States consisting of Rhode Island, Massachusets, Vermont, etc. So I would have thought that this term is defined by tunes that were created in these regions, perhaps during colonial times when the British created these tunes after coming to the US. But it seems like some "New England" tunes came back to the UK, and became popular there as well, based on some comments on tunes here about English groups playing them.