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English Folk Tunes

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88 Traditional Pieces for Accordion

Instrumentation: Accordion

Edition: edition with cd

Series: Schott World Music

Difficulty: easy to intermediate

Series: Music Factory 
80 Pages - Saddle stitching

Publisher: Schott Music

Ref: ED 12884

Availability: Out of stock


A lively and wide-ranging collection of great tunes from all around England, suitable for playing on piano accordion, melodeon and other squeezeboxes! Included are many well-established favourites for dance bands and informal sessions, plus some lesser-known gems and recent compositions. Reels, jigs, hornpipes and slow airs drawn from the 17th Century to the present day, with chord suggestions, background information on the tunes and detailed guidance on how to get the best out of this vibrant music. 


STARTERS: Kafoozalum

The New Road to Alston - Small Coals and Little Money
SOME GREAT OLD TUNES: Sir Roger de Coverley - Me Laddie Sits Ower Late Up - Speed the Plow -Napoleon's March - Spirit of the Dance - Oswestry Wake - Morgan Rattler - Swarb’s Tune ('I-tiddly-i-ti')
The English Bonny Kate
The Sloe
Sweet Hesleyside - The Hen’s March to the Midden - The Princess Royal - Because He Was a Bonny Lad
Hesleyside Reel
PLAYFORD TUNES: Jack's Maggot - Newcastle
Kemp’s Jig - Childgrove
Mr Isaac's Maggot
MORRIS TUNES: Constant Billy - The Black Joak - The Old Kent Cricketer
Mrs Casey
Bonnets so Blue - Shepherd's Hay
Chow Bang - Shooting Star Polka - Bacup Garland Dance Tune No. 3 - The Rochdale Coconut Dance
HORNPIPES: (a) ‘Dotted Hornpipes’: The Navvie on the Line - The Steamboat - Redesdales Hornpipe
Proudlock’s Hornpipe - Miss Thompson's Favourite - The Wonder - Harvest Home - Trumpet Hornpipe
(b) ‘Straight’ Hornpipes: Enrico - Henry Stables’s Grand Hornpipe - St George's Polka - (c) 3/2 Hornpipes: Reed House Rant - Rusty Gulley - Lads of Alnwick - Shropshire Rounds - The Three-Legged Chestnut
MORE TUNES IN SETS: The Ploughboy - Dorset 4-Hand Reel (1st tune) - Dorset 4-Hand Reel (2nd tune) -La Russe - Davy Nick Nack - Soldier's Joy - Three Around Three - Come Let Us Dance and Sing -Galopede
Jane's Fancy - Roxburgh Castle - Whinshields - I've Lost My Love, I Care Not - Smash the Windows - The Oyster Girl - The Moon and Seven Stars
Haste to the Wedding - The Blackberry Quadrille - Hot Punch - John of Paris - Carenta
RECENTLY-COMPOSED TUNES: Snowy Monday - Yule Sea - Margaret's Waltz - Sharon Davis, USA -Puddleglum's Misery - Cocking the Chafer - Jump at the Sun - Pam and Julia's - The New March - The History Man - To The Edges
Horizonto - The Great North Run - The Curlew - Calliope House - The Road to the North