From: Gavin Atkin [gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com]

Sent: 26 March 2012 12:48

Subject: Trad music class at Horsmonden 28th March, 8pm


As we're just coming up to the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out (see the website below for details) this week we'll be practising the tunes we'll be playing for the dances on Saturday night. We'll also try to play as many as we can during the session earlier in the day.


Here's the list of tunes - they can all be found on the classes page of the website: 

  • 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
  • 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


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


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