Here are the Northern English Polkas:
And the unexpected Orcadian Rope waltz:
Dashing White Sergeant and the Gallopede – a fun dance and some nice (if a little over played) tunes.
La Russe – goes with the dance called La Russe! The Bluebell Polka was popularised by Jimmy Shand and his Band in 1955 and got to 20 in the charts with it!
Ae Fond Kiss in C major and D major
With Roger Purves.
Waves of Tory– This is a dance that works well with this set
Irish Reels – a bit of work to get those fiddly bits in, but worth it.
Some Bourees in 2/4 and 3/8:
I’ve decided to start including MIDI files – they should just play on whatever browser you use and you can download them and play back at whatever speed you like with freeware of’ve t’internet: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tinyseq/?source=directory
This week we looked at two sets:
Langdans and Jenny Nettles:
Some more Gentle Irish Reels and session standards: The Wind that Shakes the Barley and Maid Behind the Bar:
Mr Lane’s Maggot is a cracking old dance tune. I’ve changed the key to make it friendly for whistles, melodeon and ukulele. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUC4hmCyxZ0 is a link to another Maggot dance from the telly.
Black is the Colour is a favourite folk song of mine and I love this version by the easy club: