Written on the hurdy-gurdy, this tune began life as a self-invented left-hand fingering exercise. In the style of a French schottische, it is named after the Chester Arms pub, where Oxford’s monthly French/Breton music session began. I like to play it with Nathaniel Gow’s Fairy Dance.
Hear it here: The Chester Schottische/The Fairy Dance
X: 1 T: Chester Schottische C: Ed Pritchard L: 1/8 M: 4/4 Q: 145 K: G
DE |: GDEG B2 DE | GD B2 G2 DF | ADFA c2 c2 | BA G2 G2 DE | GDEG B2 DE | GD B2 G2 DF | ADFA c2 c2 | [1 BA G2 G2 DE :|[2 BA G2 GABc |: d3 c BA G2 | GABc A2 DF | ADFA c2 c2 | BA G2 G2 B2 | d3 c BA G2 | GABc A2 DF | ADFA c2 c2 | [1 BA G2 GABc :|[2 BA G2 G2 ||