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This book contains a selection of music from the repertoire of a popular folk band. There are 72 pages of songs and dance tunes, all of which are suitable for fiddle, flute, tin whistle, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. The tunes are arranged in performance sets and many are printed complete with harmony lines and counter melodies. All have suggested harmonies indicated by chord symbols. The vocal music ranges from ancient ballads to industrial protest songs. The instrumental music includes jigs, reels, set dances, hornpipes, mazurkas, slides, polkas, airs and listening tunes, both traditional and newly composed. Recordings: some of the music has been recorded on The Reynardine CD.
Price: € 18.00
English Folk Guitar, Songs and Instrumentals - Book 2
Titles include Annan Water, Nancy Spain, The Shearing’s Not for You, The Drover’s Song and Polly Gale’s Tarantella, with pieces representing the styles of Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones and John Dowland, amongst others All the songs have melody lines, full texts and chord symbols. The guitar parts are in both staff notation and tablature. 80 pages, 9 inches x 12 inches, sewn in sections with a laminated cover.
Price: € 20.50
English country DanceTunes - Volume 2
This is a collection of 413 MORE commonly used English traditional dance tunes, for all instruments. Many recent reconstructions and compositions are present in this totally new edition, making a good set with Volume One above. Chords are included for piano or guitar accompaniment, and there is an extensive indices and cross-references in the back of the book. Metal spiral binding to lie flat for easy sight-reading.
Price: € 26.00
Memories in Waltz time
A great selection of Waltzes composed by Dave for an ever widening series of events and occasions.
CD - € 18.00
Price: € 9.00
This inspired collection of 300 tunes gives an overview of our current understanding of English traditional dance music. This book includes booklists of re-published musicians manuscripts, important compilations of English traditional music. Fascinating studies of English traditional musicians, how folk music varies regionally and an up-to-date guide to the enormous resources, including thousands of tunes no available on the internet.
The double CD
with the same title, also compiled by Barry Callaghan, contains thirty-two tracks of tunes played by many of the leading ceilidh bands, including The Old Swan Band, The Bismarcks, Geckoes, Florida and Pete Coe.
2 CD - € 29.00
Price: € 19.50
A Miscellany Of GuitarMusic
A new 80-page, A4 paperback with laminated cover. All the music is in staff notation and tablature. Contents include Recuerdos de la Alhambra, the famous tremolo study played by all the top concert guitarists, Taranatos, a show-stopping flamenco solo, Concert Suites in E and D, a transcription of Maria Eleanor by Los Tabajaros (No.1 a few years ago), Warrior’s Welcome Home, Comical Fellow, Bushes and Briars, The Two Butchers (Greek), Leonore (French), Aymara Indian Dance, McKinnon’s Lament and Jig, New Mown Hay, Bouree, Rough Music, Hope Forlorn, Merthyr Tydfil, Kinlet Hall, Lakes of Pontchartrain, Jonathan Wild’s Jig, Black Joke/To the Weavers, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Gavotte (Bach), Serenade, and Sauteuse.
Price: € 21.50
William Winter's Quantocks Tune Book (+ CD)
This new tune book contains 376 tunes selected from the manuscript of WILLIAM WINTER.
William was a fiddle player who lived from 1774 to 1861 in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. He played in a church band and for country dances and worked as a shoemaker in the villages of Lydeard St Lawrence and West Bagborough. The introduction to the book describes Winter’s life and his music as well as life in Somerset in the early 19th century.
You will find here many unfamiliar tunes as well as new versions of familiar ones; jigs, waltzes, polkas, hornpipes and marches.
The accompanying CD contains a selection 32 tunes, from over 300 tunes in the book, played by Rob Harbron (concertina), Miranda Rutter and Nancy Kerr (fiddles), with Tim van Eyken (melodeon)
This book will appeal to dance and other musicians and anyone interested in the musical history of the West Country.
Book + CD - € 27.50
1. The Romp / Careless Sally (Rants 2.55)
2. The Skeming Jockey / Country Bumpkin / You May if you Please (Jigs 4.41)
3. Mother Goose / Trip to the Woodlands /No Song No Supper (Jigs 3.02)
4. The Ton / The Lady's Bright Not/ Jordan's Retreat (Polkas 3.46)
5. Valse (2.59)
6. King George the Third Delight /Prince of Wales Night Cap (Polkas 2.38)
7. A Favourite Duet (by Mr Holmes) / The New German Span/Bristol (Reels 5.44)
8. Petticoate Loose / The Speaking Figure (Jigs 3.03)
9. Chester Castle Hornpipe /Swansea Hornpipe (3.23)
10. Jamie's Return /Nancy's Fancy / The Tide Coming In (Polkas 4.04)
11 The Cachoucha (Waltz 2.18)
12. Le Cadeau / The Shapron /Merry Andrew (Hornpipes 4.10)
13. The Pleasures of Salisbury / Old Englan for Ever / The Tartan Plaiddie / The Recruiting Officer (Jigs 4.35).
Price: € 27.50
Great Northern Tunebook -- William Vickers’ Collection of Dance Tunes AD 1770
William Vickers’ tune book is one of the largest and most interesting English fiddle
manuscripts. Compiled in 1770, probably in Newcastle upon Tyne, it contains
a surprising variety of tunes and gives us an intriguing window on an individual
Under the compiler's simple heading 'Country Dances' are:
Jigs, Reels, Rants, common-time and triple-time Hornpipes
local fiddle and pipe tunes
tunes from other parts of England, Scotland, and even France
obscure but high quality tunes along with old favourites
the earliest appearances of some traditional classics
Vickers' collection served as a source for the Northumbrian Minstrelsy in the 19th Century, and also played a part in the renaissance of traditional music on Tyneside in the 20th Century in the hands of The High Level Ranters, The Cut & Dry Band and Alistair Anderson.
Edited by Matt Seattle and appearing as The Great Northern Tune Book under his Dragonfly Music imprint in 1986-7, Vickers' was the first fiddler's manuscript to be published in its entirety. This long awaited new edition, completely re-edited and in one volume, is an essential resource for every player and student of traditional music, whether serious or in Vickers' words, "half-witted, merry and mad".
The new edition of The Great Northern Tune Book, the William Vickers manuscript of 1770.
222 pages - A4 Portrait - Sewn & Drawn - Card Cover
Price: € 29.00
R.Vaughan Williams and A.L. Lloyd
Classic English Folk Songs
Selected and Edited by:
R.Vaughan Williams and A.L. Lloyd
First published in 1959 as The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, this ground-breaking collection reclaimed traditional song from the school and the recital room, and from the 'evening dress' into which it had so often been put during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on material collected mainly in the early years of that century and originally published in the Journal of The Folk Song Society and its successor the Journal of The English Folk Dance & Song Society, the editors compiled a selection that revealed the vitality and beauty of English folk song in its natural form.
Published by The English Folk Dance & Song Society in association with The South Riding Folk Network
First published 2003. Reprinted 2005, 2009.
Price: € 19.50
Airs for Pairs
This book contains twenty-one of the most popular traditional melodies, both dance tunes and song airs, from around Britain and Ireland. Each tune is arranged with a harmony part for a second melody instrument as well as an optional chord accompaniment for guitar, piano etc.. In all cases but one (College Hornpipe) the harmony does not descend below middle C, so that the arrangements can be played by almost all melody instruments including recorders. The tunes are a part of a body of popular music which has survived to the present day alongside many other types of music. Generally called Folk or (preferably) Traditional music, it forms a tradition distinct from that of Art or Classical music, though it is no less artful in its own way and on its own scale. So, although musicians with a classical training are welcome to play and enjoy these arrangements, it should be borne in mind that there are many ways of interpreting the written notes: ornamentation which is not written down in frequently used to embellish the music and in the case of the dance tunes a robust approach to rhythm is called for (for fiddlers, digging in with the bow on the main beats). For those who need extra guidance there are now many excellent tutors available for most instruments and styles.
Price: € 11.50
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