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The Road To Daventry

Another schottisch, another tune from a signalbox…

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The Second Wave & Maudlin Bridge

Here are two slower tunes, of a slightly lugubrious nature, that might do well for step-hop dances.

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The May Jigs – King Alfred’s & Chawton Woods

Here are a couple of jigs that I came up with at the start of May 2021. They were prompted by playing Philippe Plard’s wonderful jig, Zelda, which was tune of the week for the Tunesday Tuesdays group on Facebook.

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The Nut Tree

My first schottiche, my first tune named after a pub and (therefore?) my first real success. It was also one of the first tunes I invented on my Wheatstone Aeola concertina. This tune was named after the place where I … Continue reading

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The Cherry Tree

Here’s another schottische named after a pub. In this case it’s The Cherry Tree in Steventon, Oxon. This was the home of the “mostly English” session, held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 2000 until 2017.

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(Say You Love Me and) Hold Me Close

Here’s a weird little 5-time waltz for Christmas. The beat is 1-2, 1-2-3.

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Schottiche a Vouvant

A simple schottiche composed during a holiday in the Vendee, in the picturesque fortified village of Vouvant. Easter 2018

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The Half Century

An English (or “three-two”) hornpipe written as a birthday present for Dick Wolff, November 2002. Dick chose the title himself.

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Awa’ To Gallowa’

A 3/2 hornpipe written as a leaving present for Nadine and Ian White when they moved from Drayton in Oxfordshire to Whithorn in Galloway.

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Wolvercote

An English or “three-two” hornpipe. I attempted to pass this off at a session as an early 18th century tune, saying I thought it was written “between about 1700 and 1730” but was rumbled immediately.

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