Category Archives: Music For Friends
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
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.
Here’s a weird little 5-time waltz for Christmas. The beat is 1-2, 1-2-3.
A simple schottiche composed during a holiday in the Vendee, in the picturesque fortified village of Vouvant. Easter 2018
An English (or “three-two”) hornpipe written as a birthday present for Dick Wolff, November 2002. Dick chose the title himself.
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.
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.
Schottische. Composed in Feb 2007 for my friend Corinne to play on her violin. She wanted something that would use the bottom string. The alternative version was produced for her violin teacher, Felicity, to play on her bagpipes, which don’t … Continue reading
Schottische. Composed Dec 2014 between writing Christmas Cards which had to be in the post the next morning. Any distraction will do…
Jig. For my good friend Felicity. The first half is from Aug 2008, the second from Aug 2014.