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Mally's North West Morris Book and CD - Carolyn Wade

It is popular and sensible for budding musicians to elect to play for a morris side as soon as they have mastered the basic techniques of a recently acquired instrument. This ensures the encouragement and assistance necessary during the difficult early days and prevents a waning of interest by providing an outlet for their new-found ability.
Here is a collection of tunes, all suitable for North-West morris; they are all currently in use by various sides. Its purpose is to give musicians, new to the genre, a convenient source of material. Tunes for North-West morris differ from their Cotswold counterparts in that one particular tune is not tied to one particular dance, any tune which suits the dance can be selected which is usually a nice simple country dance tune.
Thus this book's contents provide an excellent selection of simple to moderate tunes for the beginner and also for use in a country dance band, as well as the intended application. Together with the soundtrack to bring the dots to life this package is ideal for the inexperienced musician wanting to progress in traditional music.
The tunes are clearly written in large note music in a simple but accurate form. Chord arrangements are shown, all of which are suitable for both melodeon, piano accordion and guitar.




Aiken Drum 
Balquhidder Lasses 
Boatman's Dance 
Bobby Shaftoe 
Bonnets o' Blue 
Brighton Camp 
British Grenadiers 
Camptown Races 
Castleton Garland 
Clegg Lane 
Clow Bank 
Cock of the North 
Corn Rigs 
D' Ye Ken John Peel? 
Davy Davy Knick Knack 
Donkey Riding 
Flowers of Edinburgh 
Garry Owen 
Girl with the Blue Dress On

Grandfather's Tune

Happy Farmer 
Huntsmens' Chorus 
Jenny Lind 
John of Paris 
Knick Knack Paddy Whack 
Lass of Richmond Hill 
Moston Rush Cart 
Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre 
My Love, My Love 
Nancy Dawson 
Oh! Susanna 
Oldham Rant 
Oyster Girl 
Prestwich Wakes 
Rakes of Mallow 
Rattle the Cash 
Rattlin' Bog Ribbon Dance 
Robbie Hobkirk's Polka

Rochdale Coconut Dance 
Rose Tree 
Rosin the Beau 
Rush Cart Lads 
Salmon Tails 
Scotland the Brave 
Shepton Hornpipe 
Soldiers' Joy 
Three Sea Captains 
Tight Little Island 
Uncle Bernard's 
Walter Bulwer's Polka 
Wha Saw the Forty Twa? 
Wi' a Hundred Pipers 
William Brown 
Winster Gallop 
Young May Moon

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.

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