Mark Gilston

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Mage on a Cree


musician/member name: Mark Gilston
Duration: 00:01:29
description:
Mark Gilston plays an English country dance from John Playford's "English Dancing Master" (1651) on mountain dulcimer.
There is quite a bit of speculation on the name of this tune. It has been proposed that it refers to "mag" or a magpie, possibly on a tree.
Another theory holds that it is "Magina cree", a name of Irish origin, where cree refers to the Gaelic chroi (as in mother, mo chroi) meaning 'dear'. Other names include "Madge on a Tree" and "Margery Cree". The Irish origin seems unlikely to me, but the true origin of the name will probably never be known.
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Strumelia
03/14/17 12:08:39AM @strumelia:

Very pretty tune, nicely done Mark.  nod


Jennifer Ranger
03/07/17 12:43:46PM @jennifer-ranger:

I like that!  Very nice!