John Scarber Dobson

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In 1864, John Scarber Dobson prepared a handwritten book of 90 pages of dance music for the fiddle. These images show some sample pages

The Three Loom System

In the 1830s, most handloom weavers worked 2 looms. It is thought that, some time before 1860, they were required to work 3 looms, and this piece of music might have been in protest of this change.
[Composer unknown]

This image [SDB8.JPG] was kindly submitted by Stephen Dobson

Burnley Sett

This is the first of 11 tunes in the Burnley Sett collection [Composer unknown]

This image [SDB9.JPG] was kindly submitted by Stephen Dobson



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