JOHN HARVEY ENGLISH TUNES SESSION, TUESDAY 6TH. FEBRUARY
The next session at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Lewes BN7 2AN will
be on Tuesday 6th. February from 8.00 pm until closing time. if you would like
to lead one of these sessions, which are always on the first Tuesday evening
of the month, let me know.
TUNES SESSION led by ANDY WARBURTON, LEWES ARMS FOLK CLUB, SATURDAY 10TH.
To celebrate the reprinting of Andy's Lewes Favourites Tune
Book, he leads a tunes session. Bring instruments to join in. Party
pieces and singers are welcome too.
TUNES SESSION led by ROGER DIGBY, LEWES ARMS FOLK CLUB, SATURDAY 31ST.
Roger Digby is an excellent Anglo concertina player. He was part of the
splendid and influential 'Flowers and Frolics' band with Dan Quinn,
and has worked for many years with Bob Davenport. Bring instruments to join
in; again, singers will be welcome too.
Roger would like to introduce four tunes which may not be familiar to
everyone; he's sent mp3 files of him playing all of them and abc
notation for three of them. They are Chelmsford Races, Mrs. O'Dwyer's
Fancy, McCuskers Barndance, and Lucy Farr's Polka No. 1. The abc
notation follows: let me know if you'd like the mp3 files of Roger playing the
tunes let me know.
f2d2|"D"(3ABAF>A f2d>a|"G"g>fe>d "A"c2c>d|"E7"(3efe(3dcB
"D"(3ABAF>A f2d2|"D"(3ABAF>A f2d>a|"G"g>fe>d
a2f2|"D"d>Ad>f a2f>a|"G"g>fe>d "A"c2c>d|"E7"(3efe(3dcB
"D"d>Ad>f a2f2|"D"d>Ad>f a2f>a|"G"g>fe>d
N:You'll notice a similarity with
Hullichan Jig in the B part though it's not quite the same. The tune is in the
Thomas Hardy collection, though seemingly unknown in its native Chelmsford - a
fact I am trying to remedy.
K:G %Transposed from Bb
d2d|"G"B2B G2G|"D"FGA DEF|
"G"G2G GFG|"D"A2A d2d|"C"ced "D"cBA|"G"G2G
d|"G"dcd Bcd|"C"e2e e3|"D"fef def|"G"g2g g3|
gfe|"G"ded "D7"cBA|"G"G2G G2:|
T:Lucy Farr’s Polka No.1 (Probably not even it's unreal name.
Lucy's polkas seem to have no definitive numbering that I can
Bc/B/ AG | EG GA | Bc/B/
AG | Bd ed |
Bc/B/ AG | EG GA | BG/B/
dB | AG G2 :|
gd ed | Bd d2 |
gd ed | Bd A2
gd ed | Bd ed | Bc/B/ AG/A/ | BG G2 :|]
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Arms Folk Club, Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN7
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl,
Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill,
George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed
LEWES ARMS FOLK CLUB
Workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the
club in the evening. Booking forms are available from the club and can be
printed from the website about three months before the event.
- Cockersdale - Vocal harmony (now booking)
10th March - Judy Cook - Ballad
forum (now booking)
17th March - Ed Rennie - English dance music for any
melody instrument (now booking)
24th March - Tom McConville - Fiddle (now
24th March - Aaron Jones - Bouzouki/Guitar (now booking)
March - Claire Mann - Flute & whistle (now booking)
2nd June - Jon
Boden - Vocal harmony
2nd June - John Spiers - Melodeon
9th June - Tommy
Peoples - Fiddle
30th June - Matt Seattle - Arrangement & harmony for
Sun 1st July - Matt Seattle - Bagpipes
21st July - Bonnie
Shaljean - O'Carolan's music for any instrument
10th Nov - Craig Morgan
Robson - Vocal harmony
Sun 11th Nov - Craig Morgan Robson - Ballad
24th Nov - Robert Harbron - English concertina
24th Nov - Emma
Reid - Fiddle