~ a later submission and take on this “Lancers”:
"The Donegal Lancers"
Submitted on August 2nd 2002 by pjmacd.
Perhaps better written as a slide?
The first 4 bars remind me of one, I’ll post the link if I remember what it’s called…
Besides, the enharmonic run; < ~g2g bag | f2a agf | e2g f2e > is common to many European counter danse tunes, but also present in some (pseudo?) tarentellas I think and a song by La Bolduc ..
the f/B g/c chromatic rise is particularly original.
… this unusual chromatic rise is especially ‘meaningful’ when heard from the dance floor… To me it’s like it brings a sense of tension or heightens the suspense in the spacial orientation, coordination and interpersonal areas, so to speak.
Single jigs were a popular choice of tune form for the quadrilles in the 1800s, ‘The Lancers’ being part of that family of dance…