Dave_Ball

tunebook 178 tunes.

Ceilidh band musician from the Peak District and Cheshire (UK).

The Date-Tune Project: [Search completed 3 June, 2019!]

I’m looking for tunes with a connection to particular days of a calendar year. For no good reason that I can remember, I started doing this four years ago and have steadily been building up a database of these tunes. I have found over 1,800 tunes but (because many fall on the same day as each other) As of 3 June 2019 this index is now complete with at least one tune for every day of the day.

Our next task is to publish the index - watch this space.

Examples of tunes with a connection to a particular day of the year: 4th of February , St George’s Day , Christmas Day Ida Morning , Queen Victoria’s Jubilee , Napoleon Crossing the Rhine , The Battle of Trafalgar , Nixon’s Farewell , Thatcher’s Downfall , Farewell to Tchernobyl , The Relief of Ladysmith , The 1st Batt. (72nd) Seaforth Highlanders’ Entry into Baghdad, March 1917 , Troy’s Wedding , Alex and Charles’ Wedding Day Waltz , American Rifle Team , 32 Aout!, The 30 Year Jig , The Sloe, Zobrinsky, Off to California, Lunardie’s Flight in the Air Balloon, Transit of Venus, Jiggin’ at the OK Corral …..

See my tune-book here for tunes that I’ve found on The Session website and please suggest others.
Also I don’t know the exact date of many of the tunes written for people’s birthdays, weddings etc - any information on those dates would be really helpful.

Many thanks in advance for all suggestions. I’m still accepting great tunes and tunes by the great folk composers.

Dave Ball