From: Gavin Atkin [gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com]

Sent: 12 March 2012 20:43

Subject: Gun and Spitroast trad music class 14 March


It seems like a long time since we last met! 


The next Gun & Spitroast traditional music class is this Wednesday - the 14th March.


Once again the real work of the evening will be to talk about and play the tunes we'll be using for the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out dance on the 31st March. 


Here's a list of the tunes and dances we did last time, plus a new one - Percy Brown's Waltz for the Veleta, a great tune that legendary Norfolk melodeonist Percy Brown used for the Veleta dance, and a great favourite in many English tune sessions.


Scotland the Brave ? Gay Gordons

Soldier?s Joy and Little Brown Jug ? Virginia Reel

Hare's Waltz? St Bernard Waltz

Heel and Toe Polka - Polka

Shave the Donkey (OR Percy Brown's Waltz for the Veleta) - Veleta

Albert Farmer?s Bonfire Tune - Palais Glide

Haste to the Wedding ? 6/8 Strip the Willow

The South Wind - Last waltz


Spare dances (in case there's time or call for more):


The Girl I Left Behind Me - Dashing White Sergeant

Off to California Strike the Bell ? Nottingham Swing

Cock of the North ? Cumberland Square Eight

Donkey Riding- Circassian Circle


As usual, we'll play anything new very steadily and slowly, only moving on to the next one when it seems right to do so. We'll also spend some time thinking about how we can tackle the tunes and make them lively, danceable and interesting.


Towards the end of the evening, we may retire to the bar for some rather more informal sessioning or a chat!


We meet at the Gun & Spitroast pub at Horsmonden at 8pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The classes are free and all are welcome. If this email doesn't really apply to you, please don't throw it away - please pass it to someone who might find it useful!


Download pdfs, abcs and access YouTubes of the tunes we're working with at:


Gavin Atkin
Freelance editor and writer specialising in healthcare and boating.
Telephone: (m) 07985 522734, (h) 01622 832871. Email: gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com