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    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
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    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.
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Saltash


Saltash TTB
 

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)
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2 Responses

  1. What a great tune. Would this be classed as a reel? Wonderful blog.

    • Hi Craig, thanks for getting in touch! I learnt it from Liam Robinson & Steve Hunt (and then had to remind myself of it via my Grandma’s Methodist Hymn Book!). Whether or not is a reel probably depends how you play it – it’s probably more like a polka when I play it!

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