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New Country Dances from Maine 1795
This is a collection made by Joseph Merrill of Topsham, Maine around 1795. He copied from a small booklet filled with country dances that had been published two years earlier by the Thompson publishing house in London and added six more of his favorites. The authors, Kate Van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg, have reconstructed each dance with its original tune. Historical notes and information about authentic performance style as well as tips for adapting the dances for modern dancers are included.