Bob Day’s seven comments

  • Re: The Sport Of The Chase

    I understand that Dave Swarbrick learned quite a few tunes from John Doonan, and this one of them. This seven part version appears on his album 'Flute for the Feis', and if memory serves correctly the Fairport version is the same, note for note (I think X... more…

  • Re: Listed as Traditional When There is a Composer

    All tunes had to be composed by someone. Putting aside the endless discussions about copyright, surely the definition of 'traditional' is simply something that is picked up, usually by ear, from other people. A huge proportion of the tunes we play these d... more…

  • Re: The Favourite

    This was the resident band in 'The Favourite' pub in Holloway, North London, in the late sixties/early seventies. The 'Paddy in the Smoke' album was recorded there. more…

  • One More Dance And Then, X:3

    This tune was originally from 'Johnson's 200 Country Dances vol. 8' and was lifted by David Wall and written in 'The Ashover Book' dated 1764. See the Village Music Project for more info. more…

  • Re: Tune title please

    Nelly Bly. I think it's an old music hall song tune. I've heard 'English' musicians play it. more…

  • Re: The Furnace

    now at the Punch Bowl, West Hallam more…

  • Re: Jimmy Allen

    Jimmy Allen appears to me to have been composed by Ian Powrie some time in the late fifties/early sixties under the title of 'Reel of Tullochgorum', and published in a booklet of tunes . The earliest recording, I think, was Dave Swarbrick's 'Rags, Reels a... more…