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  • The New Inn

    3rd Thursday in each month, from 8pm. Informal session, mainly tunes. more…

  • The Hill Inn

    1st Thursday of each month, from 8pm. Informal session, manly tunes. more…

  • The Golden Lion

    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Tune swap from about 7:30pm, session proper from about 8pm. Very popular session which can get busy so best arrive early if you want a seat. Tunes and songs and a spoon is passed around so that everyone gets a chance to... more…

  • Welcome!

    The long-running weekly session formerly at the Pineberry, Queensbury, has now re-located to the New Inn, Denholme. Singalong session - all welcome - kicking off around 9:15pm every Tuesday evening. more…

  • The term "rick" is or was used pretty much throughout the whole of Britain, though "stack" is more common nowadays. Typically a "rick" was a regularly shaped pile of hand-gathered bunches ("bundles") of cut straw, hay, reeds or whatever. Hence a hay-rick ... more…

  • The Irish March, from the same period, is of course on here already: more…

  • The Scot’s March

    I've been persuaded that I ought to complete the "set" of the melodic marches from the 17th century, so here is the last, and probably oldest, of them - The Scot's March. (There is a fourth - The English March - but at risk of offending bodhran players, i... more…

  • Sir Thomas Fairfax’s March

    Following my last post, I thought I'd better redress the balance :-) more…

  • Whoops!

    .. I never was any good at Englisg at school :-) more…

  • Prince Rupert’s March

    This tune is popular in sessions in the re-enactment scene, but it makes a good dance session tune as well. There is a version of it in Playford (in D minor) which also contains the original dance instructions. more…