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The Tyne And Wear Quadrilles part 01

The Tyne And Wear Quadrilles part 01

Composer: Ions, T

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: h.1226.(16.)

Item number: Tract (16.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Music Hall had powerful local and regional elements. Local artists could generate a strong sense of pride or they could use their songs as a way of reinforcing or challenging stereotypes. This sheet music cover has a very intricate design showing different mines and collieries in the area. Newcastle and the surrounding area was the first major industrial region in Britain, it developed before the industrial revolution and then benefited from the improved transport facilities of the 19th Century. Though industrialisation brought prosperity for some, not everyone benefited and for many, life was difficult.

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