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  • Come to West London Folk workshop

    Laurel Swift founded this in Year 2000, and it goes from strength to strength, regularly playing concerts and ceilidhs as the West London Folk Band.
    It all starts with tunes which she teaches in West London.
    It is held upstairs at West London Trade Union Club
    33-35 High Street, Acton, London, W3 6ND. Parking in nearby streets is fairly simple, lots of buses pass the door and Acton Central Overground station is 5mins walk.
    Monday evening term-times: 7:15pm - 9:15pm.
    Cost: £7.50 per night.
    Who comes? Bedroom musicians, beginner musicians, starting-again musicians, younger musicians, late bloomers, musicians that think they can only read the dots, musicians who worry that they can’t read the dots – you are all welcome.
    Use the Contact Form or email swiftlj (At) gmail.com to find out more (copy this email address and replace the (At) with @ and remove spaces).

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Italian Rant

Italian Rant, a tune from “The English Dancing Master”, published in several editions by John Playford and his successors from 1651 until c1728.

Seanamhac Tube Station

Version played by John Carty and Kevin Burke at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPIKGgeIses


Glamorganshire hornpipe



King Bramble


Coronation Day

Laurel says: ‘The tune is ‘Coronation Day’ and you can hear and buy Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll’s fab version here on their album ‘Beneath The Black Tree’ (track 7!). I particularly like track 10, Flying Fishes.’


Farewell to Whalley Range