Transcribed from a session tape. Anyone have a name for it?
Haven’t heard this one in 20 years. It’s "The Beech Tree", composed by Neil Sharpley, who compiled the 4 tune books with Dave Bulmer in the 70s/80s. He’s a banjo player. The Leeds band "Iona" recorded it.
Scottish group, Iona, from the 70s plays The Beech Tree
In the interests of accuracy, only 1 member of "Iona" was Scottish - George Ormiston, now a very respected flute maker. "Iona" were musically an Irish band, comprising three Englishmen and one Scot. They were based in Leeds and the band arose from the Irish session scene there.
The link to details of the band is incorrect, going to a different band altogether.
Re: The Beech Tree
The A part of this tune confuses me beyond belief. :’)
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