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Martin Jonas
Jan-15-2016, 11:49am
This is a Danish folk tune, in an arrangement by Robin Garside:

http://www.robingarside.co.uk/pdf/RumQuad.pdf

I suspect that the Danish name is different, but I don't know it. However, "Rumbling" describes the character of the tune rather well. Also recorded by the Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser.

The quadrille used to be a very popular dance all over Europe and North America in the 18th/19th century, but for some reason appears to have survived as a folk dance mainly in Denmark.

Played as a mandolin quartet (two mandolins, tenor guitar and mandocello).

Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin
Vintage Viaten tenor guitar
Suzuki MC-815 mandocello



Martin