John Moore

Shropshire Fiddler (b. 1819)


John Moore

Tunes and duets collected by a Shropshire fiddler, ‘Nursery Man and Seeds Man’

Book One

63 tunes and 3 duets (30 pages of music) - spiral bound with clear acetate covers


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John Moore was born at Wellington, Shropshire on 18th August 1819, the son of a brick maker. Three volumes of his manuscripts survive. Two are classic fiddlers’ tune books, while the third, dated 11 April 1839, in which he describes himself as a ‘Nursery Man and Seeds Man’, contains mostly sacred music.

List of Tunes (one or two tunes occur more than once, in different keys and versions)

Affectionate Soldier, The

All Alive and Merry

Astley’s Hornpipe

Astley’s Rise

Bride that was Married last Night, The

Capt. Mackintosh’s Fancy

Chapter of Things

Cheshire Round

Come haste to the Wedding

Congress Waltz

Corporal Casey

Devil’s Dream


Duke of Glocester’s new March

Duke of York’s March

Duke of Yorks Troop

Fair Maid of Wickham

Flower of Edinburgh

Gramachree Molly

Highland Fling, The

How sweet in the Woodlands

How sweet in the Woodlands (1) – G major duet

How sweet in the Woodlands (2) – C major duet

I wou’d but I dare not

I’m in haste

Jem of Aberdeen


Jolly Young Waterman, The

La Belle Catherine

La Malbrouk

Lass of Richmond Hill, The

Lilley, The

Logie of Buchan

Mad Moll

Maid of the Mill, The

Master Tommy’s Married

Merry Docter

Minuet de la Cour

Morning Dance, The

Mrs Casey

neglected Tar, The

New Dancers


Nothing like Grog

Nottingham Races

Nymph, The

O Dear what can the matter be

Old Floors

Paddy Wack


Rakes of Mallow

See the Conquering Hero comes

Shropshire Round


Tho’ Prudence may press me

Three Sheep Skins

Trip to Bengall

Unfortunate Joak

Victoria Waltz

Visit, The

Welcome into Scotland or Twas on the evening on a wintry day

what d’ye call it, The

White Cockade

Why did you promise to Marry me

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