MaryM’s eight comments

  • Playing for Irish Set Dancers

    Workshop led by Catherine Mowat & Pete Kiddle. £10 per person (school age half price) Tunes available beforehand. Musicians can play for Irish Set Dancers from 2.00 - 5.00. Booking and details from Mary Marker 01626 854141 more…

  • Re: Song words and tunes as a help to learners

    I liked the tune "Where is the Cat? as the words ‘where is the cat that got the cream’ helped me get the rhythm of slides when I first played for Irish Set dancing.. more…

  • Re: English tunes for morris dancing

    A wonderful source of tunes including Roxburgh Castle is on the Nottingham Folk Music Database www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef//music/tunes/index.htm more…

  • Re: difference between STm and ITM

    As a English / American / Scottishdancer / caller / recent Irish Set Dancer I find Irish tunes are more down on the ground (heel sounds with bounce) while Scottish tunes for dancing aim to get the dancer off the floor to set or travel. more…

  • Ballyvourney Jig Set by Abbey Ceili Band

    I have been trying to find the tunes for the Ballyvourney Jig Set as played by the Abbey Ceili Band. So far I have:- Denis Murphy’s Side, The Brosna Slide (The Lonesome Road to Dingle), An Choisir (The Toormore). more…

  • Thanks for the tune - it sounds right. I have just got to learn to play it! Our local Caledonian Society use it for the dances ‘Christmas at the Heath’ and ‘Cobblestones’ so I wanted to be able to play it for them. more…

  • Re: Playing for Dancing

    Willand is near Cullumpton, just off the M5, Junction 28 more…

  • Playing for Dancing

    There is a Dance Music Workshop on Saturday 21st June 10.00 - 16.00 at Willand Village Hall, near Cullumpton, Devon. It will be run by “The Grumbling Old Men” - Alan Corkett, Dave Brown and Dave Pattenden. All abilities and instruments welcome. more…