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Regular meetups for practise and performances galore!
Here's our tunes for the Milnrow Set. Sorry, I couldn't get chords for one of them but I'm sure we can figure that out :)
Ceilidh Tunes and set list attached! :)
Steve has kindly provided the dots and lyrics to this wonderful song. Thanks Steve!
Thanks to Mark the Mandolin, here are the dots for the Irish Washerwoman, which is to accompany our new dance, The Bill Gibbons Social Dance.
This is a tune I'd like to try for our new hornpipe (I know the tune is a jig but it's a complex hornpipe so it works). It's the one we're current
Here are the lyrics to Raise Your Banner High... :)
Time for a very brief update with key information:
This is the song introduced by Tom, which he tells us is a setting by Peter Bellamy of a poem by Rudyard Kipling.
A rough (don't listen too hard!) practice audio for Michael Turner's for the Alex Woodcocks's clog dance.
Steve kindly came and recorded his song "Ellen Road" about the threat to the truly impresive mill engine in Milnrow, the last of its kind.
I'm loving playing this very Scottish heather mountain-soaked tune from accordian genius Phil Cunningham - what a tune, thanks for introducing it t
A list of all our dances, tunes and songs to keep organised and know what to learn. Anything missing, please let me know. Ta, Geoff
Looks like we are using Soldier's Joy for a clog dance, a traditional UK tune which is a standard in American Bluegrass - they seem to play it fast
Rising stars Emily, Georgia and Paul, all around 12 or 13 years young did a fantastic job of the very scary task of recording their own voices for
Inspired by a great impromptu musical huddle between Tom, myself, Steve and Karl last night when we got this song going (while Tom should have been
This one is for performance/sessions and at one point Helen and Robin were doing a storming clog dance to it as I recall?
Here is an audio rough of the Kesh set of jigs for you to practice to, with dots below.
Here is some audio to practice these great tunes to. It's a slow version (180bpm 2/4) with me on fiddle, mandolin and whistle but no percussion.
A song about a traaaaaain! for Chloe's event at Heaton Park Tramway on 26th April :
I went late one nightThe moon and stars were shining brightStorm come up and the trees come down