Woodcroft Lane reel

Woodcroft Lane has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Woodcroft Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E/F/|| G6E2 | A6F2 | G4A2d2| B4e2f2 | g2e2f2d2| e4g2e2 | d2B2A2G2| A4E2F2 |
G4E4| A6F2 | G4A2d2| B4e2f2 | g2e2f2d2| e4g2e2 | d2B2 A3G| G4D2E2 || G2B2A2G2| G4G2B2 | d2g2f2d2| e6f2 | g2e2f2d2| e4d2B2 | c2A2BG3 |E4 D3E |G2B2A2G2| G4G2B2 | d2g2f2d2 e6f2 |g2a2f2g2 |e4d2B2 | A2G2B2A2| G4D2E2|G2B2A2G2| G4G2B2 | d2g2f2d2|e6f2 | g2e2f2d2| e4d2B2 | c2A2BG3 |E4 D3E |G2B2A2G2| G4G2B2 | d2g2f2d2 e6f2 |g2a2f2g2 |e4d2B2 | A2G2B2A2| G6 ||

Three comments

Woodcroft Lane

I composed this one in 2012 and named it for a particular stretch of lane in Weardale, Co.Durham (NE England) that happens to pass a farm called Woodcroft. I spent a lot of weekend and holiday time in the dale when I was a kid in the 1960s, and indeed afterwards. The lane as a whole, AFAIK, doesn’t actually have a proper name. I’ve only ever heard it called "The back road from Frosterley to Stanhope" - which seems a bit cumbrous for a tune title.

The tune itself is a slowish rhythmic air that IMO goes best at or around the tempo of the song Loch Lomond, as the latter is commonly played. I personally like it with the first part played once, the second part twice. These preferences of mine in the preceding two sentences are not, of course, written in stone.

Though I say it myself, this tune can come over very well on the whistle when accompanied by a guitarist or other strings player who has got a good handle on it. 🙂

Re: Woodcroft Lane

The midi playback on this isn’t playing as intended - I’ll have to get back to it. I have a session to go to…

Re: Woodcroft Lane

Midi now sorted.

I like to play this one just a tad faster than the midi.