Epping Forest

This is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of folk (and historical) tunes named after places, played in those places. I've chosen to start with the most local tune to me, Epping Forest, which appears in Playford's Dancing-Master from the 4th edition of 1670.

I decided to play it at the old Victorian bandstand on Wanstead Flats, now no more than a ring of birch trees, for the musical connection. It's also only ten minutes' walk from my house, which is an important consideration in these times of minimal use of public transport.

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