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You can find teaching videos of some tunes on our videos page which we intend to add to during 2016 as well as uploading more to our new YouTube Channel.

Tunes and Tunebooks

Tunes on this page use the e-book format, pdf format for which you will need acrobat reader or in abc format.
If you are unfamiliar with abc read this short guide to abc from John Messenger

TUNELIST

STARTER KIT

These tunes were chosen to give a basic but varied starting repertoire for a ceilidh band to start with.

Bwlch Llanberis

pdf midi

Cock of the North

pdf midi

Grand Old Duke of York

pdf midi

Maggie in the Wood

pdf midi

Pop Goes the Weasel

pdf midi

Pwt ar y Bys

pdf midi

Quickstep in the Battle of Prague

pdf midi

Salmon Tails

pdf midi

Seven Stars

pdf midi

Soldiers Joy

pdf midi

Speed the Plough

pdf midi

Boys of Blue Hill

pdf midi

UP YOUR SLEEVE

A few more to try. To hold in reserve or play between sets when the dancers are flagging.

Three Round Three

pdf midi

Y Delyn Newydd

pdf midi

The Blackthorn Stick

pdf midi

The Swallowtail Jig

pdf midi

King of the Pipers

pdf midi

The Snowy Path

pdf midi

The Irish Washerwoman

pdf midi

Ty Coch

pdf midi

DI ENW

Latest tunes used by the roaming band west of Builth Wells who also play many of the tunes listed above.

Ty a Gardd (House and Garden)

link

Sir Roger de Coverley (4 part)
(see John's Tune Book No 1. above p40)
Version here has suggested chords added

pdf

The Queen's Jig
see John's Tune Book No 1. (above p40)

The Sheriff's Ride
(see John's Tune Book No 1. above p34)

The Greencastle Hornpipe

pdf

Dafydd Ifan Tomos

pdf

The Wanhwyl War-cry

pdf

PLAYFORD TUNES

Some tunes to try from the Dancing Master of 1651.
Staff Notation in the one sampler, midi files below

Playford Sampler (pdf)

Mr Beveridge's Maggot (Em)

midi

Mr Beveridge's Maggot (Gm)

midi

Staines Morris

midi

Childgrove (Dm)

midi

Childgrove (Em)

midi

Cuckolds

midi

Hunt the Squirrel

midi

Lord of Caernarfon's Jig

midi

Newcastle

midi

Parsons Farewell

midi

Shrewsbury Lasses

midi

THREE BRETON TUNES

Hanter Dro #1

pdf midi

Hanter Dro #2

pdf midi

Ronde de St. Vincent

pdf midi

VIDEOS

These tunes are all on our video page
which also has the dots.

Wednesday Night

Ap Shenkin

Weavers March

Ffidil Ffadl

Avant Deux de Travers

TUNE BOOKS

John's English Tune Book No.1 by John Messenger

100 cracking tunes from a variety of sources collected by John over the years.

e-book pdf

Another from John Messenger

Not a dud one among them.

pdf

Tunes from the Leominster area compiled by John Messenger

From John's time with Leominster Morris.

pdf

This Folk Powys 2012 tunebook with 16 tunes in it.

pdf

Christmas Carols Nine tunes to dance to.

pdf

WELSH TRADITIONAL TUNES

Welsh Tunebook 01 (9 tunes)- Ap Siencyn , Cawl Cenin , Canu Cwnsela , Marwnad Yr Ehedydd , Suo Gan , Fiddle Faddle , Gower Reel , Mrs Lloyds , Nos Galan Mopsi Don

pdf

Welsh Tunebook 02 (10 more)- Pant Corlan Yr Oen, Pant Corlan, Moriah, Clasemont, Y Coroni, Robin Ddiog, Diferiad, Mynydd Yr Heliwr, Ty Coch, Griffith ap Cynan

pdf