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The York Waits • Cherwell Thy Wyne (CD)

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Cherwell Thy Wyne - CD - The York Waits

The ‘Gresley’ manuscript is a small notebook written by John Baynes belonging to the Gresley of Drakelow family papers and held in the Derbyshire Record Office at Matlock, dated to c. 1500. As far as is known, it is the only extant English dance record of its type. The CD has music for all the dances, as well as tunes from the manuscript that do not have steps, and specially written tunes for dances where no music is given. The York Waits play these on a wide range of instruments including shawms, bagpipes, fiddles, harp, gittern and lute.