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Astley's Ride and Rochdale Coconut Dance

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Download sheet music as pdf file

Download slow version of tune Astley's Ride

Download slow version of tune Rochdale Coconut Dance

More free sheet music and mp3s from each of Pete's books in the shop.


The first tune celebrates Philip Astley, a famous horseman who opened the first circus, in London, in the 1770s.The second tune is played for dancers in Rochdale who, at Easter, peform their traditonal dance in the streets wearing "nuts" (wooden discs) on their hands, knees and belt. These are struck in time to the music.

To obtain the free sheet music, and versions of these tunes as mp3 files, from English Fiddle Tunes use the buttons on the left, (The quality of printing and recording has been greatly reduced to create faster download speeds.)

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