Saltash


Saltash
 

This is a Cornish dance tune. (Saltash is a flourishing modern town with historic roots stretching back to the 12th century. Situated on the west bank of the river Tamar, Saltash acts as a gateway between Cornwall and Devon)
 
It has been used as a hymn tune
 
 
 
Style: Methodist
Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Plymouth Collection (USA 1855)
arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

Acrobat (The)

Acrobat chords

 
There’s some discussion about it on The Session https://thesession.org/tunes/3459
 
Anyone know who wrote this? 
 
Its a stage hornpipe written for theatrical performance in vaudeville/music hall. These have a distinctive feel regardless of whether they were written in Dublin, London, Newcastle or America. They are generally crowd pleasers cos that’s what they were mean to be and they are sometimes quite difficult as they were to be played by virtuosi.   Noel
Other people suggest James Scott Skinner…. and the discussion goes on

Playing for time

Playing For Time

Road to Boston

Road to Boston chords

 

Gill and Graham’s Saltdean Adventure

Saltdean Adventure

Saltdean suite TTB_0001

Saltdean suite TTB_0002

Trip to London

Trip to London

 

Northern Jig

Northern Jig

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