This is one of our favourite tunes from Morris. I don’t know much about it’s origin, but played as a reel it goes down well with audiences.
Albert Farmer’s Bonfire
Bismarcks play it as a hornpipe on Upstream
It’s not a Morris tune. It is a tune that was used for the Bonfire Celebrations in Lingfield Surrey.
“Albert Farmer’s Bonfire”
Lester Bailey’s ‘tune-a-day’, recorded in his shed and played on one of his various melodeons, a one row, 4 stop Hohner in D.
Lester’s English Tune Selection #4: Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune
"Albert Farmer was a butcher from Lingfield, Surrey played the concertina and melodeon. As the title of this tune suggests, Farmer’s home town of Lingfield had a bonfire tradition, much in the tradition of neighboring Sussex."
Lester Bailey’s website and services ~
Others give it a squeeze ~
“Albert Farmer’s Schottische” ~ taking it that way… 8-)
With > …
“Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune” - The Bismarks
http://thesession.org/recordings/3494 ~ track 4, the first tune of two
Anyone willing to transcribe The Bismarcks’ take on this as a hornpipe, assuming it’s swung? I would if I had the recording, alas no…