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Carolyn Wade
Mallys North West Morris Book B 254
Mallys North West Morris Book
It is popular and sensible for budding musicians to elect to play for a morris side as soon as they have mastered the basic techniques of a recently acquired instrument. This ensures the encouragement and assistance necessary during the difficult early days and prevents a waning of interest by providing an outlet for their new-found ability.
Here is a collection of tunes, all suitable for North-West morris; they are all currently in use by various sides. Its purpose is to give musicians, new to the genre, a convenient source of material. Tunes for North-West morris differ from their Cotswold counterparts in that one particular tune is not tied to one particular dance, any tune which suits the dance can be selected which is usually a nice simple country dance tune.
Thus this book's contents provide an excellent selection of simple to moderate tunes for the beginner and also for use in a country dance band, as well as the intended application. Together with the soundtrack to bring the dots to life this package is ideal for the inexperienced musician wanting to progress in traditional music.
The tunes are clearly written in large note music in a simple but accurate form. Chord arrangements are shown, all of which are suitable for both melodeon, piano accordion and guitar.

Price: € 11.50

Dave Jones
The Roots Of Welsh Border Morris B 404
The Roots Of Welsh Border Morris
This book tells us more about the roots of Welsh Border Morris of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. You will find information about this tradition, the dances, the dresses, the music and where the dances came from.

1995, 76 pgs.

Price: € 12.05

Dave Mallinson
Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Vol.2 B 248
Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Vol.2
The very few morris tune books that are available can only be found with difficulty; none are suitable for the novice. Mally's Morris Books will go some way to rectifying this situation and, although they are not specifically aimed at beginners, they should be of tremendous use to them.
To convey traditional music exactly by conventional notation can be very difficult. Cotswold morris tunes are no exception, in fact they are probably the most difficult of all to notate because of their many rhythm and tempo changes. A large amount of Cotswold morris tunes contain a section of music played at a tempo and with a rhythm differing notably from the main body of the tune. This section, called "slows" is almost always a corruption of part of the tune played earlier. Sometimes sections are played at a faster or slower tempo. Sometimes a particular section may be played at different speeds in subsequent repetitions. Every effort in these books has been made to indicate these rhythm and tempo variations by using extra terms and signs as well as conventional music notation. When used in conjunction with the soundtrack, musicians who are unfamiliar with the peculiarities of Cotswold morris music should soon be able to grasp what is required.
The tunes are clearly written in large note music in a simple but accurate form; they're also eminently suitable for any melody instrument. Chord arrangements are shown, all of which are suitable for both melodeon and piano accordion.

Price: € 11.50
Mallys Cotswold Morris Book Vol. 1 B 247
Mallys Cotswold Morris Book Vol. 1
The very few morris tune books that are available can only be found with difficulty; none are suitable for the novice. Mally's Morris Books will go some way to rectifying this situation and, although they are not specifically aimed at beginners, they should be of tremendous use to them.
To convey traditional music exactly by conventional notation can be very difficult. Cotswold morris tunes are no exception, in fact they are probably the most difficult of all to notate because of their many rhythm and tempo changes. A large amount of Cotswold morris tunes contain a section of music played at a tempo and with a rhythm differing notably from the main body of the tune. This section, called "slows" is almost always a corruption of part of the tune played earlier. Sometimes sections are played at a faster or slower tempo. Sometimes a particular section may be played at different speeds in subsequent repetitions. Every effort in these books has been made to indicate these rhythm and tempo variations by using extra terms and signs as well as conventional music notation. When used in conjunction with the soundtrack, musicians who are unfamiliar with the peculiarities of Cotswold morris music should soon be able to grasp what is required.
The tunes are clearly written in large note music in a simple but accurate form; they're also eminently suitable for any melody instrument. Chord arrangements are shown, all of which are suitable for both melodeon and piano accordion.

Price: € 11.50

Eddie Cass & Roud Steye
An Introduction To The English Mummers' Play B 536
An Introduction To The English Mummers' Play
The history - Their performance - sources of information - play texts -. ...

2002, 120 pgs

Price: € 16.00

Joan Flett
Traditional Step- Dancing in Lakeland B 83
Traditional Step- Dancing in Lakeland
Contemporary material and 29 different sets of steps. Spiral bound. Material collected by Tom Flett and edited by Joan Flett.

Price: € 16.00

John Forrest
Morris and Matachin B 228
Morris and Matachin
A Study in Comparative Choreography. Centre For English Cultural Tradition and Language, no. 4. University of Sheffield, 1984.
John Forrest: The first version of this work was written before the microcomputer revolution and was an attempt to show how using a paper-and-pencil equivalent of a computer database one could use snippets of information on dances from primary sources to build up a "profile" of the dances for reconstructive or comparative purposes. The immediate point of this exercise was to demonstrate that morris dancing owed its chorographic character to courtly dances such as the matachin and not to some mythic ritual ancestor.

1984, 64 pages.

Price: € 3.50
The History of Morris Dance (1458-1750) B 814
The History of Morris Dance (1458-1750)
Looking at the similarities between English Morris Dance and the European Matachin. By John Forrest

Price: € 8.50

Stephen D. Corrsin
Sword Dancing in Europe - A History B 807m
Sword Dancing in Europe -  A History
Sword dancing, one of the most far-reaching and dramatic styles of folk dance performance throughout Europe, is by no means an ancient, timeless mystery, deriving from the magical rituals of primitive humanity, insusceptible to historical study. It is a relatively modern phenomenon, widely distributed from the mid-fifteenth century on, and popular in different eras in many parts of western, northern, and central Europe and Britain, in cities, towns, and villages.
Sword Dancing in Europe surveys the history of European styles of linked sword dancing, from its recorded beginnings in the late Middle Ages, to the present day, drawing on original sources in over ten different languages.

1997, 290 pgs.

European Linked Sword Dancing: An Overview - The Low Countries, Late Fourteenth to Mid-Eighteenth Century - Central Europe and Scandinavia, Fifteenth to Mid-Eighteen Century - Spain and Portugal, Fifteenth to Mid-Eighteenth Century - Great Britain, Sixteenth to Mid-Eighteenth Century - Belgium and the Netherlands, Mid-Eighteenth to Twentieth Century - Southeastern France and Northwestern Italy, Mid-Eighteenth to Twentieth Century - Spain, Mid-Eighteenth to Twentieth Century - Austria-Hungary and its Successor States, Mid-Eighteenth to Twentieth Century - Germany, Mid-Eighteenth to Twentieth Century - England, Late Eighteenth to Earlier Twentieth Century - The Shetland Islands, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Since The Second World War

Price: € 26.00

Various
8 Morris Dances of England B 799
8 Morris Dances of England
Instructions for simple Morris dances and the Flamborough Sword Dance, with tunes

Price: € 8.50

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