Category Archives: Music For Friends

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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Miss Corinne Henman

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

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Last Posting Day

Schottische.  Composed Dec 2014 between writing Christmas Cards which had to be in the post the next morning. Any distraction will do…

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Skinner’s Lane

Jig. For my good friend Felicity. The first half is from Aug 2008, the second from Aug 2014.

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The August Reel

Reel. Written August 2008. No other information…

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Dogwood

Mazurka – probably! I’ve got no idea where this tune came from except that it was composed in August 2008.

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The Fox

Jig. First played in public at “The Fox”, Boar’s Hill, nr Oxford, 6th May 1998.

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Abingdon Bridge

Schottische, written Aug 2014. First played through with Felicity and Corinne on board NB Red Cardinal while moored below Abingdon bridge on the River Thames.

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