Copshawholm Fair

DESCRIPTION: In April people come from mountain and glen to Copshawholm Fair. There are pedlars, jugglers, and exotic foods. Hiring negotiations are described. When hiring is over there's fiddling and dancing, drinking and fighting.
AUTHOR: David Anderson
EARLIEST DATE: 1868 (Yates, Musical Traditions site _Voice of the People suite_ "Notes - Volume 5" - 25.8.02)
KEYWORDS: fight work dancing drink food music nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 97-99, "Coupshawholme Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
McMorland-Scott, pp. 34-36, 149, "Copshawholm Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #9139
RECORDINGS:
Bob Forrester, "Copshawholm Fair" (on Voice05)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Hiring Fairs of Ulster" (subject)
cf. "The Feeing Time (I)" (subject) and references there
cf. "The Wild Hills o' Wannie" (tune, according to Yates, Musical Traditions site _Voice of the People suite_ "Notes - Volume 5" - 25.8.02)
NOTES: Hall, notes to Voice05: "'Copshawholm Fair' ... was last held in 1912." - BS
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