English Fiddle (eBook + Online Audio)
Every country in Europe seems to have rediscovered its own vital tradition of fiddle music, except England ... But, English fiddle music forms an important, yet neglected, part of the mosaic of Old and New World fiddle styles.

Chris Bartram has played this music for over forty years. He has learned from traditional musicians around his home communities and more widely in other parts of England and in Cornwall. He has studied the majority of the existing field recordings of older generations of playe ...more
Product Number:
98552BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
82
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5686-5
ISBN13:
978-16106-5686-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/11/2011
Every country in Europe seems to have rediscovered its own vital tradition of fiddle music, except England ... But, English fiddle music forms an important, yet neglected, part of the mosaic of Old and New World fiddle styles.

Chris Bartram has played this music for over forty years. He has learned from traditional musicians around his home communities and more widely in other parts of England and in Cornwall. He has studied the majority of the existing field recordings of older generations of players and many of the handwritten manuscripts of nineteenth century fiddlers. 'English Fiddling' contains a wide variety of traditional tunes, an essay about the history of the instrument in England and a number of archive photographs.

'English Fiddling' is intended to be a source for people who can already play the fiddle - or violin - at some level. This is not a book for the complete beginner, although a player who can play simple tunes in the first position and who can read music a little will find it helpful and instructive.

The companion audio contains a selection of tunes played by Chris and some of his friends.

A unique insight into the neglected fiddle music of England.
Nearly one hundred tunes
Historical essay and illustrations
Technique and repertoire
Companion audio
Includes access to online audio.
'Pop Steers' Polka No. 1      
A Soldier's Joy      
Bert's Jig      
Bishop's Jig      
Bobbing Around      
Bonnets So Blue      
Captain Pugwash      
Captain Wyke's Dance      
Cross Hands Polka      
Double Lead Through      
Favourite Quickstep      
Four-Hand Reel No. 1      
Four-Hand Reel No. 2      
Harky's Polka      
Haste to the Wedding      
Hunt the Squirrel      
Hunt the Squirrel (Devon Version)      
Idbury Hill      
Jack's Schottische      
La Garcon Volage      
Laura      
Lived Under the Stairs      
Major Malley's Reel      
Monday Morning      
Navvy on the Line      
Old Adam the Poacher      
Old Meddon of Fawsley      
Old Towler      
Over the Hills to Glory      
Penny on the Water      
Plain Schottische      
Proudlock's Hornpipe      
Rattle the Cash      
Rig-a-jig      
Shave the Donkey      
Sir Roger de Covelly      
Some Says the Devil's Dead      
The Black Joke      
The Blue-Eyed Stranger      
The Breakdown      
The Canadian Hornpipe      
The Cat Caught the Measles      
The Cliff Hornpipe      
The Cokey      
The Cotillion from Bosham      
The Crossed Pipes Dance      
The Dorset Hornpipe      
The Dulverton Schottische      
The Flowers of Edinburgh      
The Forester      
The Girl I Left Behind me      
The Girl With the Blue Dress On      
The Gloster Hornpipe      
The Greenwood Tree      
The Gypsy's Hornpipe      
The Highland Mary      
The King of the Cannibal Islands      
The Ladies Breastknot      
The Lass of Dallowgill      
The Mallard      
The Morning Star      
The News of Victory      
The Ninety Five      
The Norfolk Long Dance      
The Old Man Can't Keep His Wife At Home      
The Old Mole      
The Perfect Cure      
The Persian Dance      
The Pleasures of the Town      
The Princess Royal      
The Rose Tree in Full Bearing      
The Sultan's Polka      
The Sun From the East      
The Twin Sisters      
The Varsoviana      
The Washington Hornpipe      
The Wonder Hornpipe      
There was an Old Woman      
Tink-a-tink      
Tommy Make Room for Your Uncle      
Tommy Roberts'      
Untitled Schottische      
Up the Sides and Down the Middle No. 1      
Wantage Hornpipe      
We Be      
 
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