Dave Mallinson has played the D/G melodeon and studied the traditional music of Britain and Ireland for more than five decades and still practises every day.

101 excellent traditional dance tunes  that, over the years, have been popular in the North-West of England. However, The tunes, along with alternative titles, were chosen and the settings were derived mainly from manuscripts to be found on The Village Music Project website, along with numerous traditional music books. All are listed inside. The tunes are relatively easy for the average player, are suitable for every instrument associated with traditional music and fall within the range of the D tin whistle, concert flute and D/G melodeon.

Dave has selected 101 excellent traditional dance tunes that, over the years, have been popular in the North-West of England. However, they are by no means exclusive to this region, most are played in all areas of Britain and Ireland. The tunes, along with alternative titles, were chosen and the settings were derived mainly from manuscripts to be found on The Village Music Project website, along with numerous traditional music books. All are listed inside.

The tunes are relatively easy for the average player, are suitable for every instrument associated with traditional music and fall within the range of the D tin whistle, concert flute and D/G melodeon.

The counties listed below, roughly define the region referred to as North-West in this book.

Cheshire,

Cumbria

Greater Manchester

Lancashire

Merseyside

North Derbyshire

South Yorkshire

West North Yorkshire

West Yorkshire


Contents

Acomb Lodge

Alexander’s Hornpipe

Appleby Fair

Bang Up Hornpipe

Belle Halimande, La

Bishop of Chesters Jig, The

Black Joak, The

Bobbing Joan

Buttered Peas

Buxton Races

Capuchin, The

Carlisle Races

Carlisle Reel, The

Chips and Shavings

Clegg Lane

Come Ashore Jolly Tar, Your Trousers On

Come Let Us Dance and Sing

Cook Hornpipe, The

Cumberland Reel, The

Cumberland Waltz, The

Derby Hunt, The

Devil in Dublin, The

Didsbury Hunt, The

Double the Cape

Down with the French

Dusty Miller, The

Elterwater Hornpipe, The

Elterwater Quickstep, The

Four Seasons, The

French Liberty

Grinder, The

Haul Away the Hauser

Holywell Hornpipe

Iron Legs

Jack Come Kiss Me Now

Jack Latin

Kendal Ghyll

Kendal Hornpipe, The

Keswick Bonny Lasses

Kirkgate Hornpipe, The

Labyrinth, The

Lancaster Hornpipe, The

Leeds Polka, The

Leeds Hornpipe, The

Liverpool Hornpipe, The

Long Room of Scarborough, The

Lord Howe’s Hornpipe

Mad Moll of the Cheshire Hunts

Manchester Hornpipe

Merry Wakefield

Miss Gayton's Hornpipe

Miss Jane Bruce’s Jig

Monymusk

Moon and Seven Stars, The

Morgan Rattler

Morning Fair Hornpipe, The

Moston Rushcart

My Love, My Love

Nancy Dawson

Nantwich Fair

Norwegian Hornpipe, The

Oatelands House

Old Lancashire Hornpipe

Oldham Rant, The

Paddy Carey

Paddy Whack

Portobello Hornpipe, The

Prestwich Wakes

Red Lion Hornpipe

Rochdale Coconut Dance

Royal Burlesque Hornpipe

Rush Cart Lads

Rusty Gulley, The

Saint George’s Day

Salford Lassies

Sheffield Hornpipe, The

Sherwood Forest

Sir John Henderson

Sir Philip McHugh

Sir Roger de Coverley

Sportsman’s Hornpipe

Stables’ Grand Hornpipe

Stowe Hall

Stybarrow Crag Hornpipe

Sylph, The

Tank, The

Tars of the Victory, The

Tight Little Island

Tip Top Polka, The

Trip to Cartmel, A

Trip to Chester, A

Trip to Knaresborough, A

Trip to Matlock, A

Trip to the Lakes, A

Ulverston Volunteers

Westmoreland Waltz, The

White Joak, The

Whitehaven Volunteers

Willie Brewed a Peck o’ Maut

Wind that Shakes the Barley, The

York Hornpipe, The

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101 North-West Dance Tunes

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