Whitefriars hornpipe

Whitefriars hornpipe

Merry Blacksmith

Merry blacksmith

Mrs Casey

Tom Moore teaching Laurel Swift’s Mon eve class in West Ealing, London, UK on a Monday in March 2014. It’s a southern English Morris jig.

Mrs Casey chords2

Gravel Walk

Gravel Walk3

Weds 26th March, 2014,folk session, Inn on the Green, Hanwell, 7.30pm

Message from Mary Doody:  Hope you can come and join in with this (mainly instrumental, mainly English folk music session) in the bar of a nice old pub with a nice landlord. (The tune list below is basically the same but has increased slightly month on month and now includes some easy Irish polkas.)

Inn On The Green,13 Lower Boston Road,Hanwell,W7 3TX (easy for Boston Manor tube, Hanwell mainline, all the Uxbridge Rd buses and the E8 or 195 up from Brentford).

Weds March 26th, 2014, 7.30pm.

Food available to buy at the bar.

First hour or so We [Laurel Swift’s Monday folk workshop people] will play our current barn dance set for the first hour to hour and a half (list  and links, opening in new window, below – but note easy Irish polkas). We might play it more than once. Join in with chords, or have a go at the tune, or read the dots – however you like to join in, but be welcome.

Rest of the time Any reasonably familiar easy tunes that anyone knows and thinks others can join in with. Some tips: the idea is to get everyone involved for as much of the time as possible sand give everyone who wants to a chance to start their favourite tunes/sets. It’s not a performance. Choose simple tunes. If you start a tune set try to make sure at least one of the set will be familiar to some/most of the others – play nice and steady so others get a chance to pick it up. Leave gaps between sets to give others a chance to start. Please announce name/s and key/s (if you can). Special tip: if you’re uncertain about starting a set, get someone else to start it with you. Special, special tip: Members of Ealing Folk Club, W7 Edge and Hanwell Ukulele Group especially welcome (note chords and dots on the website, see below, some printed copies of the tunes listed below will be available to share).

The odd song is appreciated.

Pass this around, bring friends, the more the merrier; see you there, hopefully.

Barn dance list – all visible and audible on http://ealingsessions.wordpress.com

48 bar jigs Kempshot Hunt + Maiden Lane Bang Up + Dingle Regatta

Jigs Fourpence Ha’penny Farthing + The Goat On The Green Coleraine Jig + The Fiery Clockface Gunnersbury House + Bundle and go

Polkas Three around three + Old Tom of Oxford Bourrée (La Chavanée) + Childgrove

Hornpipes Serpentiner Ock Confetti Wood’s Hornpipe + Blackberry Blossom

9/8s Andrew Carey + Pride of Newcastle

Schottische Ice House Schottische 2 + Ice House Schottische 1

Reels Trip To Cartmel + Errol on The Green Dashing White Sergeant Seneca Square Dance


Scotland the Brave


La Marianne + Mr Rew’s

Extra easy Irish Polkas (not on this website)

Egan’s polka http://thesession.org/tunes/39 (First setting)

Ryan’s polka  http://thesession.org/tunes/441 (First setting)

Dic y Cymro (Dick the Welshman)

Dic y Cymro

Pwt-ar-y-bys (Buttered peas)



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