T: Lamshaw's Fancy
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There is 1 recording of this tune.
Lamshaw’s Fancy has been added to 2 tune sets.
Lamshaw's Fancy has been added to 11 tunebooks.
A Northumbrian tune. Various sources suggest that William Lamshaw was a Morpeth innkeeper who also taught the notable Northumbrian piper John Peacock.
Lamshaws Fancy plus Herd on the Hill & Holmes Fancy, played on my English Concertina.
"Old" William Lamshaw has a beefy wikipedia entry. He was born about 1712, married in Morpeth in 1752 and was one of Morpeth Town Waits. From 1775 he was Piper to the Duchess of Northumberland - a post in which he was followed by "young" William Lamshaw, who might or might not have been his son.
Myself on English Concertina and Sam Fleming on Northumbrian Pipes playing Lamshaw’s Fancy, Herd on the Hill & Holmes Fancy.
On the High Level Ranters album, it sounds a bit more like a polka rather than a reel to me.
I’m told that it is meant to be played for rant dancing.