Hardcore English: 50 Tunes From Manuscript, Recorded And Aural Sources

By Various Artists

  1. Beatrice Hill’s 3-Hand
  2. The Honeymoon
    Oldham Rant
  3. Duke Of Cornwall’s
  4. The Triumph
  5. A New Way Of Making Bairns
    Sir Philip McHugh
    Long Room Of Scarborough
  6. The Silverton
  7. La Conservatoire
    Ramah Droog
    Speed The Plough
  8. Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune
    Foul Weather Call
  9. East Boldon
    Ann Frazer MacKenzie
  10. Tom Tolley’s
  11. The Weymouth Quickstep
  12. Happy Hours
  13. The Tin Gee Gee
    Walter Bulwer’s No 1
  14. Trip To Highgate
    Elsie Marley
  15. London
    Stoney Steps
  16. Fourpence Halfpenny Farthing
    The Flight
  17. Sweeps
    Redesdale
  18. Sportsman’s
  19. Old Lancaster
  20. Nickely Hood
    The Cream Pot
  21. Trip To Brighton
  22. Mountain Belle
  23. The Sloe
    Seamo’s
    Lichfield Tattoo
  24. Queen Of The May
    Watson’s
  25. Westmoreland
  26. Go To Berwick Johnny
    Our Cat Has Kitted
    If You Will Not Have Me You May Let Me Go
  27. Enrico
  28. Church St.
    St. Mary’s
  29. Scan Tester’s No 1
    Scan Tester’s No 2
  30. Miss Baker’s
    Miss Menager’s
  31. Morpeth Rant
  32. Waiting For The Wagon
    Dennington Bell

Five comments

Book & 2 CDs - “Hardcore English:

(BK) A Collection of 300 Tunes from English Manuscript, Recorded and Aural Sources"
Compiled & Edited by Barry Callaghan
Tunes Set by Pete Stewart

(2 CDs) accompanying 2-CD set containing 32 of the tunes from the book"

http://folkshop.efdss.org/

The ‘set’ for £20.00
http://folkshop.efdss.org/Combined+Sets/Hardcore+English+Set.html

The Book alone for £15
http://folkshop.efdss.org/Books+and+Publications/Hardcore+English+Book.html

“Hardcore English” - the 2 CDs - the tracks & the musicians

CD #1

1.) Old Swan Band – Beatrice Hill’s 3-Hand Reel
2.) Nick and Mary Barber – The Honeymoon / Oldham Rant
3.) Katie’s Quartet – Duke of Cornwall’s Reel
4.) The Mellstock Band – The Triumph
5.) Our Northern Branch – A New Way of Making Bairns / Sir Philip McHugh / Long Room of Scarborough
6.) Flowers and Frolics – The Silverton Polka
7.) Parry’s Barrel Organ – La Conservatoire / Ramah Droog / Speed The Plough
8.) The Bismarcks – Albert Farmer’s Bonfire Tune / Foul Weather Call
9.) Pete Coe – East Boldon Jig / Ann Frazer MacKenzie
10.) Magnetic North – Tom Tolley’s Hornpipe
11.) The Posh Band – The Weymouth Quickstep
12.) Old Hat Concert Party – Happy Hours
13.) Mark Bazeley and Jason Rice – The Tin Gee Gee / Walter Bulwer’s No.1
14.) Florida – Trip to Highgate / Elsie Marley
15.) Anahata – London Hornpipe / Stoney Steps
16.) The Committee Band – Fourpence Halfpenny Farthing / The Flight

CD #2

1.) Bursledon Village Band – Sweeps / Redesdale Hornpipes
2.) Rod Stradling – Sportsman’s Hornpipe
3.) Crookfinger Jack – Old Lancaster
4.) Geckoes – Nickely Hood / The Cream Pot
5.) Dearman, Gammon & Harrison – Trip to Brighton
6.) New Victory Band – Mountain Belle
7.) Katie Howson and Jennie Harris – The Sloe / Seaman’s Polka / Lichfield Tattoo
8.) Grand Union – Queen of the May / Watson’s Hornpipe
9.) The Boat Band – Westmoreland Waltz
10.) Rising Sun Band – Go To Berwick, Johnny / Our Cat Has Kitted / If You Will Not Have Me You May Let Me Go
11.) Julian Goodacre – Enrico
12.) All Blacked Up – Church St. / St. Mary’s
13.) Dan Quinn and Will Duke – Scan Tester’s Polkas 1 & 2
14.) Phoenix – Miss Baker’s / Miss Menager’s Hornpipes
15.) Our Northern Branch – New & Old Morpeth Rants
16.) Old Hat Concert Party – Waiting for the Wagon / Dennington Bell

Discussion: Hardcore English Tunebook

# Posted on May 27th 2010 by Mix O’Lydian
https://thesession.org/discussions/24703

& further comment on ~ http://forum.melodeon.net/
Hardcore English
December 10, 2007, 11:09:49 AM by Guy Wyatt
http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=159.0

"I today received my copy of this wonderful book and CD. Compiled by Barry Callaghan, a superb melodeon player and all around good egg, now sadly deceased, having died very shortly before the release of the book.
As it says on the cover, 300 cracking tunes from manuscript, recorded and aural sources. - - -

Undoubtedly the oddest thing on the CD is a short snippet from a barrel organ. This is the same organ and playing the same rolls of music as was taken to sea by Admiral Parry the arctic explorer in the 1820s for the entertainment of his sailors. - - -

The aim of the book is to focus on native English repertoire of traditional dance music. The book is pleasingly presented. The notation is clear and crisp. Easy to read. The tunes are arranged in what to me is a logical way. Amongst other resources in the book are an extensive list of weblinks which will keep me busy for a while.

Damn fine book and CD. - - -" - Guy Wyatt

“Hardcore English: 300 cracking tunes from manuscript, recorded and aural sources” +

CONTENTS ~
6 - Acknowledgements
7 - 11 - Introduction
11 - Barry Callghan - An Appreciation
12 - 100 - Tunes
101 - 105 - The Manuscripts
106 - 108 - Republished Manuscripts
109 - Distribution Map of Principal Sources of Tunes
110 - 114 - Published Collections
115 - 116 - Some Studies of Traditional Musicians
117 - Recordings
118 - 121 - Weblinks

Page 119: The Session
https://thesession.org

"Mostly focused on Irish music, but has much of interest to English musicians; loads of tunes, given in abc and in ‘sheet music’, with an often interesting comments page."

122 - 126 - Index of Tunes

12 - 100 - Tunes ~ with notes!!!

The book is A4, horizontal or ‘landscape’ rather than ‘portrait’. The notation, dots, are two thirds of the page, and consequently smaller than many collections, but quite clear and readable, the other third, on the left-hand side, are the notes for each tune.

Fourteen 3/2 tunes and one 6/4 are also included, pages 75 - 79