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Mally Productions Bal Folk

Bal Folk
  • £10.95

Bal Folk contains 214 tunes, mostly from Central France and will be of interest to anyone who enjoys playing French music, or playing for French dancing. The tunes are suitable for melodeon, fiddle and accordion, and many will fit within the range of bagpipes and hurdy gurdy.
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Bal Folk was created from a selection tunes published as Massif Central Volumes 1 and 2. It has been completely revised and errors found in the original have been corrected. Copyright tunes had to be removed but a number of original compositions by Trevor Upham and Chris Shaw have been added. Trevor and Chris live in England but write tunes in the central French style. Trevor lived for many years in France and was very involved with the folk dance scene there, he writes some superb tunes which deserve to be better known.

This book will be of interest to anyone who enjoys playing French music, or playing for French dancing. The tunes are suitable for melodeon, fiddle and accordion and many will fit within the range of bagpipes and hurdy gurdy. It contains the usual mix of mazurkas, valses, scottisches, two and three time bourrees, and polkas that are encountered at a ‘Bal Folk’ in France. The majority of the tunes in this book come from the centre of France, the Berry, Bourbonnais and Auvergne regions, where there is a strong tradition of hurdy gurdy and bagpipe music.

In addition, there are a few examples of tunes for other dances that one can occasionally encounter, for example the five time waltz from Alsace. It should not be seen as an academic work, but a useful source of good tunes. Also included are a number of tunes written in the French style by Trevor Upham and Chris Shaw, two musicians playing French music in England. In France the usual tuning used for a two row melodeon is C/G, whilst in England we prefer G/D. The melodeon in C/G tuning fits very well with the ‘Auvergne’ tuned hurdy gurdy and bagpipes in C, when playing in C and G major. This is an instrument combinationoften used in France. It is for this reason that a number of tunes are written in C, however they can easily be transposed to G to fit on a G/D melodeon.

Aigo de Rotzo, L’
Chez la Mère Antoine
D’où Viens-tu P’tit Bonhomme?
Off the Hook
Pied dans l’Eau, Un
Plante un Chou
Scottish (Auvergne)
Scottish (Landes)
Scottish à Cadet
Scottish à Catinaux
Scottish à Plumet
Scottish de la République
Scottish de Léa
Scottish de Léa
Scottish de Pierrefitte
Scottish des Oiselets
Scottish du Crassier
Scottish Nérondaise
Tienne de la Barret
Toi et Moi

Bourrées à Trois Temps

Bourrée à Dechaux
Bourrée à Huit, La
Bourrée Croisée du Morvan
Bourrée d’Aumont
Bourrée de la Chapelotte
Bourrée de Saint Clément
Bourrée de Saint Pierre
Bourrée de Varghéas
Bourrée Droite
Bourrée Droite du Pays Fort, La
Bourrée du Père Deret
Bourrée Mussée
Bourrée Sancerroise
Bourrée Tournante, La
Bourrée Valsée d’Issoudun, La
Branle à Six de la Châtre
Derrière Chez Nous
Étoile, L’
Garçons de la Montagne
J’avais une Bonne Amie
Milk Shake

Bourrées d’Auvergne

Aï Vist Lou Loup
Bourrée à Bouscatel
Bourrée de Maurienges, La
Cinq Noisettes, Les
Crousado, La
Dins la Notta
Enfants d’un Pauvre Homme, Les
Ent ’Anara Garda
Garçons de la Montagne, Les
Lo Codretto
Lou Diziou Be Pierrou
Louise, La
Marianno, La
Montagnarde, La
Mourolliado, La
Paro Lou Loup Petiote
Pica - Sicta, La
Portez une Bouteille
Prends Garde au Loup
Sur Los Can d’en Douno
Tente Redde
Tricotada, La


Aure Françoise
Aurillaçoise, L’
Belle Bergère
Bouffe Doigts
Brezon Valse
Buisson Fleuri
De Delaï Lou Ribotel
Françounette, La
J’ai un Petit Voyage à Faire
Lo Rossinhol
Marianne, La
Rosalie de Bon Matin
Soir, Un
Sur les Bords de la Rivière
Toits de Paris, Les
Urosa Jardinièra, L’
Valse à Barpoin
Valse à Bouscatel
Valse à Fleuret
Valse à Guilleman
Valse de Montluçon
Valse de Vertoujit


Bouquet de ma Mie, Le
Ma Faisiere Louforet
Mazurka Auvergne
Mazurka Auvergne
Mazurka de Lapleau
Mazurka de Pierrefitte
Mazurka de Sainte Colombe
Mazurka de Samatan
Mazurka de Servant
Mazurka des Rêves
Mazurka Limousin
Portesham Sunrise
Tiro l’Auto
West End Mazurka

Bourrées à Deux Temps

Au Bout de ma Rue
Bergère de Couvandon, La
Boulevard Garibaldi
Bourrée à Berot
Bourrée à Gaston Pommier
Bourrée à Malochet
Bourrée à Six de Briantes, La
Bourrée Carrée de Saint Chartier
Bourrée d’Aurore Sand
Bourrée de Chamberat
Bourrée de Cusset
Bourrée de la Brande d’Ardentes
Bourrée de Neris
Bourrée de Temps
Bourrée Dérobée
Bourrée des Dindes, La
Bourrée Parisienne
Branle Carrée
Derrière Chez Nous
En Passant la Rivière
Filles de Saint Nicolas, Les
J’m’en Vas Chantant Riant
Moutons, Les
Ruban Bleu, Le
Youp’ Nanette
Youp’ Nanette


Arquennière, L’
Berquilloise, La
Dans le Vent
Houblonnière, L’
Pied Leger
Polka - Batafré - Poitou
Polka de Baugy
Polka de Château Chervix
Polka de l’Aveyron
Polka de Madrangeas, La
Polka du Diable
Polka du Père Plumet
Polka Parisienne
Polka Piquée
Polka Piquée
Polka Piquée
Polka Piquée
Polka Piquée
Polka Piquée (Taïtou)
Polka Saint Michel
Rigadon Bressan
Polka Pêle-Mêle


Belle Jardinière, La
Branle du Rat
Filles de Mon Pays, Les
Gigue, La
Marche Nuptiale (Berry)
Pas d’Été
Polka du ‘Tsa’
Porcher, Le
Rondeau de Landes
Rondeau de Luglon
Sans Nom (Morvan)
Scottish - Valse
Scottish - Valse
Scottish - Valse
Scottish - Valse
Sept Sauts, Les
Sous les Platanes
Vrie, La

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