Mudcat Café message #3849734 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124473   Message #3849734
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Cunningham
09-Apr-17 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: British Folk music magazines request
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
Book Review
Jiggery Pokerwork The John Spiers Tune Book
Boars Hill Music
        John Spiers, better known in folk circles as 'Squeezy' has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. Well known for his long standing partnership with musician extraodinaire John Bowden as well as being a key member of 'Bellowhead', the most successful folk band in recent history.
        This collection of 59 new tunes reflect his wonderful feel for the English traditional repertoire and includes a range of dance tunes, incredibly sensitive slow airs, hornpipes, polkas, jigs, reels and schottiches.
        Most of the tunes are written in the southern English style but include influences from other countries.
        In order to allow for the limited keys available to the most common D/G box, the majority of tunes are written in the keys of D, G and E minor. Where tunes are in other keys, John has included an alternative transposition and suggested chords.
Available from P J Music (pjmusic@btinternet.com) at 11.95 + 2.00 P&P
Pete Cunningham