Hardcore English Tunebook
At a recent session, a fellow musician recommended this tunebook to me (there are also passing references to it within various session.org discussions).
Well, I have a cupboard full of tunebooks (Irish, Scottish and English trad) which I have acquired over the years - not to mention my own personal tunebook containing 800+ tunes.
So my initial reaction was to say "thanks for the info, but I really already have enough tunebooks"
But my friend (whom I respect as a musician) persisted, advising me that it contained many good tunes not available elsewhere.
So I thought, well maybe I will buy it. When I got home though, and searched for it on the net I discovered the price: £32-60 (from the EFDSS).
To my mind this price is excessive for a soft-backed publication, especially when its being sold not by a commercial concern, but by a non-profit making organisation that is supposed to be promoting and encouraging traditional English music and dance.
What do you all think?