ENGLISH TUNES PRACTICE
'The Lewes Favourites'
Sadly, Andy Warburton who started the Lewes Favourites sessions around 1997, died on the 22nd October 2012. He is sorely missed, but his enthusiasm lives on in the two tune books he produced.
If you would like to play English dance music, here is an opportunity to
meet other players to learn and swap tunes regardless of what instrument
you play, to what standard, and whether or not you read music. This will
be a chance to nail down some of those tunes that you recognise when you
hear them but can't quite remember, to put the names to familiar tunes, and
to play them over slowly until you are sure of them. Printed music and computer
software are available for 285 of the Lewes area's favourite tunes.
The tunes were published as two books. Volume 2 (105 tunes) is available for £12, illustrated with dance notations from Sussex manuscripts, anecdotes, photographs of the habitats where they flourish and an index of the combinations in which they are often played. Click here for ordering details. Unfortunately, Volume 1 (180 tunes) is out of print but you can obtain the tunes in various computerised forms. Discreet tape recorders are welcome if you don't read music.
We meet in the upstairs room of The Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. FREE.
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Bryan Creer, Flat 12 Fife Court, 99 The Hydneye, Eastbourne, BN22 9DD
tel. 01323 505372 email: Bryan Creer
Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes
tel. 01273 476757 email: Valmai Goodyear