Traditional English Tune playing????
I come from a completely Irish trad background, but I have recently grown quite fond of listening to good english music. I know almost nothing about it, but from an uneducated ear, I feel that rhythmically, tonally, harmonically and structurally it is very interesting.
I want to learn a bit more about this tradition. Can anyone shed a bit of light on the matter?? Would really like to know if England has equivalent types of tunes to Ireland i.e. reels and jigs. I’ve heard about tunes like rants and various types of hornpipe and a lot of waltzes in England. I’ve also heard about crooked tunes in the English tradition and would like to know in what circumstances these come into play. I’m assuming, like irish music, it is all related to dancing??