daveball’s twenty-four comments

  • Lady’s Plaything - C part?

    I've always thought that this tune belonged to a small group of dance tunes with extended B-parts (12 bars long) whose last 4 bars sound like an afterthought. I don't know if that is why you feel that something is missing. This is reflected in the dance... more…

  • The Anvil. Composer: Ronnie Cooper

    Somebody was asking for this one a while back. It's transcribed here from the playing of Trevor Hunter at a workshop in Sheffield in the 1980's. more…

  • Sorry i mistyped: more…

  • If you look in 'Hardcore English' compiled and edited by Barry Callaghan and published 2007 by EFDSS you'll see two near adjacent entries one for Old Lancashire Hornpipe p. 77, and one for Read House Rant p.78. The version given by here is pretty much ex... more…

  • Swedish Masquerade

    We learnt this from a bunch of Danish musicians in the 1980's and they explained that the title of this Danish dance (and tune) refers to the walk section where the dancers are poking fun at Swedish people as they promenade. more…

  • John Spiers and Jon Boden. "Tunes" Fellside FECD192 more…

  • Miller’s Jig

    "A performance by Yorkshire trio MAGNETIC NORTH of dance tunes, songs & airs from the 1798 manuscript of Joshua Jackson, North Yorkshire cornmiller & musician." more…

  • Community fiddle band formed in 2000, consisting of nine fiddlers, and led by the redoubtable Carolyn Francis. They have been reviving material from old Lakeland manuscripts. more…

  • Just back from me hols and tried your key change without transposing the notes. It's a very persuasive theory. Many thanks Dow. I'll mention this to Sandra when I next see her. more…

  • Trip to Harrogate

    First appearance of the Jackson m/s (1798 - Burton Leonard, North Yorkshire). more…