English Song Books

The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners Book

Dave Mallinson

Melodeon techniques for all. Although sub-titled Absolute Beginners this book, by Dave Mallinson, will take students to a very high standard. Beginning at absolute rock-bottom with how to play scales, it quickly moves on to basic fingering techniques. The student then learns how to play the bass in time, with in depth analysis of how the treble and bass interact. Next comes row crossing techniques to smooth the bellows and to create better harmonies, followed by a more tasteful approach to the bass.

AM101

32 pages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 01 0

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The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

Melodeon techniques for all. Although sub-titled Absolute Beginners this book, by Dave Mallinson, will take students to a very high standard. Beginning at absolute rock-bottom with how to play scales, it quickly moves on to basic fingering techniques. The student then learns how to play the bass in time, with in depth analysis of how the treble and bass interact. Next comes row crossing techniques to smooth the bellows and to create better harmonies, followed by a more tasteful approach to the bass.

AM101S

32 pages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 01 0

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The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners CD

Karen Tweed

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners

AM102C

90 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1106

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The English Concertina Absolute Beginners Book

Alex Wade and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the English concertina. Learn 87 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, English concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

AM103

32 pages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 80 5

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The English Concertina Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Alex Wade and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the English concertina. Learn 87 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, English concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

AM103S

32 pages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 80 5

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The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners CD

Chris Sherburn

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners

AM104C

91 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1302

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Instant Melodeon CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

Dave Mallinson never had the luxury of a satisfactory D/G melodeon tuition book. He is completely self taught. Knowledge has been hard won by trial and error, through endless hours of practice, playing innumerable gigs and taking part in countless traditional music sessions. Dave has condensed the tricks, techniques and ideas, slowly amassed throughout five decades of melodeon experience, into this book and CD, ensuring you reach your musical destination in the optimum time.

AM105S

24 pages

£12.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 91 5

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Beginners' Melodeon Tunes and Techniques CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Beginners Melodeon Tunes and Techniques

AM106C

96 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1802

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Instant Tin Whistle Irish Book

Dave Mallinson

One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

AM121

32 pages

£5.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 89 8

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Instant Tin Whistle Irish CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

AM121S

32 pages

£11.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 85 0

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Instant Tin Whistle Scottish CD

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Instant Tin Whistle Scottish. The book can be used on its own. However, to make learning the tin whistle even easier, this recording of all the tunes plus the grace notes has been produced. Each tune s is played slowly twice through and features guitar accompaniment using the chords shown in the book.

AM122C

£7.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD9608

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Instant Tin Whistle Folk Book

Dave Mallinson

Extensive use of illustrations is included in these 4 books in order to make learning less daunting and to focus attention on the information they surround. New information is introduced only slowly so you can concentrate on building repertoire. Soundtrack available.

AM123

32 pages

£5.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 92 8

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Instant Tin Whistle Folk CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

AM123S

32 pages

£11.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 87 4

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Instant Tin Whistle Popular CD

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Instant Tin Whistle Popular. The book can be used on its own. However, to make learning the tin whistle even easier, this recording of all the tunes plus the grace notes has been produced. Each tune s is played slowly twice through and features guitar accompaniment using the chords shown in the book.

AM124C

£7.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD9609

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Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume 1

Dave Mallinson

Edited by Dave Mallinson, this book contains core repertoire of 52 Cotswold morris tunes, with chords, presented in keys favoured by today's players. The complex sequence of parts which contribute to the unique character to Cotswold morris are clearly indicated.

AM201

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 02 7

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Mally's Cotswold Morris Book and CD Volume 1

Dave Mallinson

Edited by Dave Mallinson, this book contains core repertoire of 52 Cotswold morris tunes, with chords, presented in keys favoured by today's players. The complex sequence of parts which contribute to the unique character to Cotswold morris are clearly indicated.

AM201S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 02 7

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Mally's Cotswold Morris CD Volume 2

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Mally's Cotswold Morris Volume 2

AM202C

68 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD8802

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Mally's North West Morris Book

Carolyn Wade

Edited by Carolyn Wade, this book, containing 57 traditional tunes, presents a core repertoire, with chords, for North West morris musicians. It is also particularly suitable for novice musicians and also as a source of easy country dance tunes.

AM203

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 04 1

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Mally's North West Morris Book and CD

Carolyn Wade

Edited by Carolyn Wade, this book, containing 57 traditional tunes, presents a core repertoire, with chords, for North West morris musicians. It is also particularly suitable for novice musicians and also as a source of easy country dance tunes.

AM203S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 04 1

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Easy Peasy Tunes CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Easy Peasy Tunes

AM301C

99 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD0201

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English Country Dance Tunes Book

Dave Mallinson

After selecting all the common tunes that have their own dance, the emphasis was on choosing a varied selection of genres, time signatures and tune lengths required for a good night’s dancing. You’ll find Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh and American tunes; there’s reels, polkas, hornpipes, single jigs, double jigs, slip jigs and waltzes; also 48 bar tunes and Playford dances for good measure.

AM302

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 64 5

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English Country Dance Tunes Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

After selecting all the common tunes that have their own dance, the emphasis was on choosing a varied selection of genres, time signatures and tune lengths required for a good night’s dancing. You’ll find Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh and American tunes; there’s reels, polkas, hornpipes, single jigs, double jigs, slip jigs and waltzes; also 48 bar tunes and Playford dances for good measure.

AM302S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 64 5

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English Pub Session Tunes CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book English Pub Session Tunes

AM303C

99 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD0604

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Popular English Session Tunes Book

Dave Mallinson

Obviously, popular tunes frequently heard in English sessions have been selected for this book. However, there is a slight bias towards the more exotic and slightly more obscure, alongside some of Mally’s personal favourites. Also, you’ll find several extremely challenging airs towards the end.

AM304

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 66 9

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Popular English Session Tunes Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

Obviously, popular tunes frequently heard in English sessions have been selected for this book. However, there is a slight bias towards the more exotic and slightly more obscure, alongside some of Mally’s personal favourites. Also, you’ll find several extremely challenging airs towards the end.

AM304S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 66 9

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The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners

AM101C

66 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD0202

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The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners Book

Karen Tweed and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, piano accordion tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

AM102

32 pages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 79 9

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The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Karen Tweed and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, piano accordion tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

AM102S

32 pages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 79 9

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The English Concertina Absolute Beginners CD

Alex Wade

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The English Concertina Absolute Beginners

AM103C

98 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1301

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The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners Book

Chris Sherburn and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, Anglo concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

AM104

32 ages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 81 2

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The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Chris Sherburn and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, Anglo concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

AM104S

32 ages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 81 2

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Beginners' Melodeon Tunes and Techniques Book

Dave Mallinson

This fine collection of traditional music introduces dance tunes from various regions of Britain, Ireland and North America They are all excellent tunes, well-known and popular, but not over-played, hackneyed or obscure. Most of the tunes can be heard on recordings by notable bands and personalities, they are all currently in use by traditional musicians and are regularly played at concerts, dances and pub sessions. All of the tunes introduce some aspect of melodeon playing.

AM106

48 pages

£11.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 94 2

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Beginners' Melodeon Tunes and Techniques Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

This fine collection of traditional music introduces dance tunes from various regions of Britain, Ireland and North America They are all excellent tunes, well-known and popular, but not over-played, hackneyed or obscure. Most of the tunes can be heard on recordings by notable bands and personalities, they are all currently in use by traditional musicians and are regularly played at concerts, dances and pub sessions. All of the tunes introduce some aspect of melodeon playing.

AM106S

48 pages

£23.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 94 2

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Instant Tin Whistle Irish CD

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Instant Tin Whistle Irish. The book can be used on its own. However, to make learning the tin whistle even easier, this recording of all the tunes plus the grace notes has been produced. Each tune s is played slowly twice through and features guitar accompaniment using the chords shown in the book.

AM121C

£7.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD9607

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Instant Tin Whistle Scottish Book

Dave Mallinson

The lessons in these 4 books are realistically and steadily graded so as not to over-stretch the student. Difficult traditional dances tunes, music particularly suited to the tin whistle, is introduced only on the last few pages to give a taster of things to come.

AM122

32 pages

£5.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 90 4

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Instant Tin Whistle Scottish CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

AM122S

32 pages

£11.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 86 7

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Instant Tin Whistle Folk CD

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Instant Tin Whistle Folk. The book can be used on its own. However, to make learning the tin whistle even easier, this recording of all the tunes plus the grace notes has been produced. Each tune s is played slowly twice through and features guitar accompaniment using the chords shown in the book.

AM123C

£7.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD9610

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Instant Tin Whistle Popular Book

Dave Mallinson

Extensive use of illustrations is included in these 4 books in order to make learning less daunting and to focus attention on the information they surround. New information is introduced only slowly so you can concentrate on building repertoire. Soundtrack available.

AM124

32 pages

£5.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 91 1

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Instant Tin Whistle Popular CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

AM124S

32 pages

£11.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 88 1

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Mally's Cotswold Morris CD Volume 1

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Mally's Cotswold Morris Volume 1

AM201C

52 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD8801

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Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume 2

Dave Mallinson

Edited by Dave Mallinson, this book contains a further 67 tunes, with chords, from the popula Cotswold morris traditions. The complex sequence of parts which contribute to the unique character to Cotswold morris are again clearly indicated.

AM202

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 03 4

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Mally's Cotswold Morris Book and CD Volume 2

Dave Mallinson

Edited by Dave Mallinson, this book contains a further 67 tunes, with chords, from the popula Cotswold morris traditions. The complex sequence of parts which contribute to the unique character to Cotswold morris are again clearly indicated.

AM202S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 03 4

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Mally's North West Morris CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Mally's North West Morris Book

AM203C

57 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD8803

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Easy Peasy Tunes Book

Dave Mallinson

The first dozen or so tunes are great for the out and out absolute beginner. These are followed by tunes you will hear played by pub sessions players, ceilidh bands and morris musicians. Mally has identified the easier traditional tunes.

AM301

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 63 8

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Easy Peasy Tunes Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

The first dozen or so tunes are great for the out and out absolute beginner. These are followed by tunes you will hear played by pub sessions players, ceilidh bands and morris musicians. Mally has identified the easier traditional tunes.

AM301S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 63 8

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English Country Dance Tunes CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book English Country Dance Tunes

AM302C

99 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD0603

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English Pub Session Tunes Book

Dave Mallinson

In this book you’ll find the holy grail of pub session tunes, the very backbone and life blood of the English traditional music scene. You’ll observe that many of the tunes aren’t exactly English but within these pages you’ll find the repertoire that crops time and time again. A sizable proportion of the tunes have been made popular by The Old Swan Band.

AM303

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 65 2

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English Pub Session Tunes Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

In this book you’ll find the holy grail of pub session tunes, the very backbone and life blood of the English traditional music scene. You’ll observe that many of the tunes aren’t exactly English but within these pages you’ll find the repertoire that crops time and time again. A sizable proportion of the tunes have been made popular by The Old Swan Band.

AM303S

32 pages

£20.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 65 2

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Popular English Session Tunes CD

Dave Mallinson

This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Popular English Session Tunes

AM304C

99 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD0605

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101 Easy Irish Session Tunes Book

Dave Mallinson

On taking up a musical instrument, it is only natural for the beginner to want to reap some rewards as quickly as possible. After all, music is for the enjoyment of the player, as well as the listener. Dave Mallinson has compiled this book to give beginners and novices an accessible source of easy Irish tunes, so they can start to join in the ever popular Irish music sessions. These relatively easy, but interesting, tunes will give enormous pleasure to both player and listener. Only 14 notes are required to play all 101 tunes.

AM305

32 pages

£8.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 78 2

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