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The Queen’s Birthday / New Whitehall / Dick’s Maggot
[trad. arr. Brinsford / Carthy / Evans / Kirkpatrick / Williams]
Brass Monkey played these dances in 2004 on their fifth album, Flame of Fire. John Kirkpatrick commented in the record’s sleeve notes:
John Playford was a music publisher who had the brilliant idea of issuing a book of notations and tunes for Country Dances in 1651—The English Dancing Master. It was the first book in the world to feature printed music, and it was a smash hit, which he and his family kept running for years. From there com Maiden Lane (1651), New Whitehall (1701), Dick’s Maggot (1702), and The Queen’s Birthday (1703).