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Easy Peasy Tunes

Mallinson, D Easy Peasy Tunes

This book of 101 easy tunes for any melody instrument has been compiled to give beginners and novices an accessible source of easy tunes. These easy but interesting tunes will give enormous pleasure to both player and listener. Only 14 notes are required to play all 101 tunes, which include folk melodies and Irish tunes.

  • £8.95
Band Swing

Mac, P Band Swing

Edited by piano accordion player Pete Mac, Band Swing is an indispensible source book for musicians playing in folk dance bands, who need suitable, playable tunes which work well together.

  • £11.95
Peeping Tom Tunebook

Peeping Tom Peeping Tom Tunebook

63 tunes from Ben Woodward (melodeon) and Ian Wilson (keyboard). Many of the tunes are now filtering through the system and being played in sessions; no wonder, these tunes are solid traditional dance music, they are well constructed and itched to be danced to. Chords are included.

  • £7.95
english country dance tunes

Mallinson, Dave English Country Dance Tunes

101 Tunes : Core repertoire for English pub sessions, coutry dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. Only 14 notes required to play all 101 tunes. With guitar chords.

  • £8.95
popular english session tunes

Mallinson, Dave Popular English Session Tunes

101 Tunes: Core repertoire for English pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe downs. Only 14 notes required to play all 101 tunes. With guitar chords.

  • £8.95
Band Time

Pete Mac Band Time

Band Time is the long awaited sequel to ‘Band Swing’ and is a tune book arranged for folk dance musicians who like playable tunes which work well together. Edited by piano accordion player Pete Mac, this book is an indispensable source for folk dance band

  • £11.95
Folk Songs

Hal Leonard Folk Songs

A mammoth collection featuring 148 of your all-time folk favorites! Includes: Alouette • Camptown Races • Danny Boy • Greensleeves • Guantanamera • Hava Nagila • Home on the Range • The Red River Valley • Shenandoah • Skip to My Lou • This Little Light of Mine • Yankee Doodle • and many more.

  • £9.95
John Kirkpatrick's English Choice

Kirkpatrick, J John Kirkpatrick's English Choice

101 traditional dance tunes that sit happily on the melodeon scale selected by John Kirkpatrick. Suitable for all melody instruments. There are two excellent soundtracks available to complement the book, Orlando's Return and Garick's Delight. They feature John Kirkpatrick playing all the tunes in the book.

  • £12.95
Puddletown Reel, The

Bowles, D Puddletown Reel, The

Thirty six original country dance tunes composed by piano accordion player, David Bowles of Wimborne. All the compositions relate to the county of Dorset; its characters and places, and to the writings of Dorset poet, William Barnes (1800-1886)

  • £6.95
Pauline Cato's Northumbrian Choice

Pauline Cato Pauline Cato's Northumbrian Choice

Here we have 89 tunes, with chords from the Northumbrian tradition presented by Pauline Cato, virtuoso exponent of the Northumbrian small pipes. This collection is an excellent introduction to anyone interested in this type of music and can be seen as a survival guide to Northumbrian sessions.Recordings of all the tunes are available on 2 C.D' s ' Minstrel's Fancy' and ' Bonny at Morn'.

  • £10.95
Northumbrian Minstrelsy

Bruce & Stokoe Northumbrian Minstrelsy

This book, edited by J. Collingwood Bruce and John Stokoe, is a collection of ballads, melodies and small-pipe tunes of Northumbria. It was first published by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1882. There are lots of notes to the songs and tunes.

  • £15.95
Old and the New, The

Dunn, R Old and the New, The

A fascinating book of traditional and original dances and dance tunes, with chords, by fiddle and mandolin player Robin Dunn. Robin brings together a selection of his own compositions along with traditional favorites. A couple of fabulous tunes composed by Willie Taylor, The Pearl Wedding and Nancy Taylor's Reel, are here as well. They are extremely widely played and are unavailable elsewhere. Also included are Robin's notes on the influences and inspirations behind the music.

  • £6.95
1000 English Country Dance Tunes

Raven, M 1000 English Country Dance Tunes

1000 plus from the 13th to the 20th century. Morris, ceremonial and sword dances, jigs, reels, waltzes, cotillons, polkas, scottisches, marches quadrilles, branles, old English hornpipes, square dances, long dances, mazurkas and galliards not to mention laments, listening music and exotic novelty dances.

  • £26.95
Barn Dance Book, The

Reay, J Barn Dance Book, The

Sixty five country dances with arrangements for junior and adult bands, by John Reay. A very useful book for both callers and musicians especially those new to country dancing. A feature of this book is that each tune has a separate part written for B flat instruments.

  • £14.95
Willow Tree, The

Rippon, H Willow Tree, The

Hugh Rippon, caller and composer of country dances, has collaborated with Dave Mallinson to create a dual purpose book of dances and tunes. The 26 dances are fully explained by Hugh and can be used straight from the page. Mally has selected a wide range of 52 tunes, with chords, from Britain, Ireland and America that fit the dances and make a versatile and intriguing repertoire.

  • £6.95
North West Morris

Mallinson, D North West Morris

Edited by Carolyn Wade, this book, containing 57 traditional tunes, presents a core repertoire, with chords, for North West morris musicians. It is also particularly suitable for novice musicians and also as a source of easy country dance tunes. Soundtrack available.

  • £8.95
Cotswold Morris 1

Mallinson, D Cotswold Morris 1

This collection of morris music, although far from comprehensive, contains most of the dance tunes currently in vogue in what might be called the popular Cotswold traditions. All of the tunes can be found elsewhere, but unlike previous publications, they are all presented in keys which most of today's morris musicians are most likely to favour.

  • £8.95
Cotswold Morris 2

Mallinson, D Cotswold Morris 2

Edited by Dave Mallinson, this book contains a further 67 tunes, with chords, from the popula Cotswold morris traditions. The complex sequence of parts which contribute to the unique character to Cotswold morris are again clearly indicated. Soundtrack available.

  • £8.95
English Dance Music

Townsend, D English Dance Music

This book contains 130 traditional English dance tunes. They are part of the common repertoire of musicians playing English music for barn dances, ceilidhs and country dances. The versions given are intended to represent the form in which the tunes are commonly played, based on the experience of the author, Dave Townsend, at dances festivals and pub sessions in many areas.

  • £10.95
Evolving Tradition

Various Evolving Tradition

Music and song from the increasing number of young people getting involved in folk music today. These are youngsters are playing and singing to an extremely high standard. People such as Kate Rusby, Michael McGoldrick, Eliza Carthy and Tim van Eyken are included. The book includes biographies, contacts, discographies and photographs.

  • £7.99
fiddlers tunebook

Kennedy, P The Fiddlers Tune-Book

Yet another 200 tunes, with chords from Peter Kennedy. How does he do it? This time the theme is the much neglected triple-time jig and waltz rhythms, once widely used for all kinds of traditional dancingin Britain and Ireland. The book contains 90 slip jigs and 110 waltzes.

  • £10.95
nick barbers english selection

Nick Barber Nick Barber's English Selection

Nick Barber has been part of traditional English music sessions for many years. This, his second book contains 95 of his favourite tunes, accurately transcribed, referring to original sources wherever possible. Also included is information about each tune

  • £11.95

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