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English Folk Tunes for Accordion

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English Folk Tunes for Accordion

English Folk Tunes for Accordion

by David Oliver

Book/CD pack. A lively and wide-ranging collection of 88 great tunes from all around England, suitable for playing on piano accordion, melodeon, and other squeezeboxes. Includes reels, jigs, hornpipes, slow airs, polkas, and more, drawn from the 17th century to the present day, old favorites and little known gems. Easy tunes to get you started and technical challenges for the adventurous. With clear guidance on how to play the tunes, background information and historical notes. Text in English, French and German. 80 pp.
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  • Kafoozalum
  • The New Road to Alston
  • Small Coals and Little Money


  • Sir Roger de Coverley
  • Me Laddie Sits Ower Late Up
  • Speed the Plow
  • Napoleon's March
  • Spirit of the Dance
  • Oswestry Wake
  • Morgan Rattler
  • Swarb's Tune ('I-tiddly-i-ti')
  • The English Bonny Kate
  • The Sloe
  • Sweet Hesleyside
  • The Hen's March to the Midden
  • The Princess Royal
  • Because He Was a Bonny Lad
  • Hesleyside Reel


  • Jack's Maggot
  • Newcastle
  • Kemp's Jig
  • Childgrove
  • Portsmouth
  • Mr Isaac's Maggot


  • Constant Billy
  • The Black Joak
  • The Old Kent Cricketer
  • Mrs Casey
  • Bonnets so Blue
  • Shepherd's Hay
  • Chow Bang
  • Shooting Star Polk
  • Bacup Garland Dance Tune No. 3
  • The Rochdale Coconut Dance

HORNPIPES - (a) Dotted Hornpipes:

  • The Navvie on the Line
  • The Steamboat
  • Redesdales Hornpipe
  • Proudlock's Hornpipe
  • Miss Thompson's Favourite
  • The Wonder
  • Harvest Home
  • Trumpet Hornpipe

(b) Straight Hornpipes:

  • Enrico
  • Henry Stables's Grand Hornpipe
  • St George's Polka

(c) 3/2 Hornpipes:

  • Reed House Rant
  • Rusty Gulley
  • Lads of Alnwick
  • Shropshire Rounds
  • The Three-Legged Chestnut


  • The Ploughboy
  • Dorset 4-Hand Reel (1st tune)
  • Dorset 4-Hand Reel (2nd tune)
  • La Russe
  • Davy Nick Nack
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Three Around Three
  • Come Let Us Dance and Sing
  • Galopede
  • Jane's Fancy
  • Roxburgh Castle
  • Whinshields
  • I've Lost My Love, I Care Not
  • Smash the Windows
  • The Oyster Girl
  • The Moon and Seven Stars
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • The Blackberry Quadrille
  • Hot Punch
  • John of Paris
  • Carenta


  • Snowy Monday
  • Yule Sea
  • Margaret's Waltz
  • Sharon Davis, USA
  • Puddleglum's Misery
  • Cocking the Chafer
  • Jump at the Sun
  • Pam and Julia's
  • The New March
  • The History Man
  • To The Edges
  • Flatworld
  • Horizonto
  • The Great North Run
  • The Curlew
  • Calliope House
  • The Road to the North

Additional Information

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Skill level intermediate1