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Traditional English Dance Music

Over many years I have transcribed thousands of tunes, and while the majority are from my native Scotland, a great deal are traditional tunes from all over the world. It irritates me when I hear people being derogatory about English music because I know there is a wealth of wonderful music from England, and anyone who doesn't take the time to investigate it is missing out. For this collection I have delved into my old notebooks where I jotted down thousands of tunes from records and friends, and I also had fun searching for tunes new to me. It is my hope that it inspires others to look at traditional music from England, or at the very least introduce a few good tunes to others.

Nigel Gatherer, Perthshire March 2014

Also available as an eBook (digital download, PDF format).


  • Astley's Ride
  • Banbury Bill
  • Barrington Hornpipe
  • Bellingham Boats
  • Billy Ballantine's Ree
  • Cornish Quickstep
  • Dick's Maggot
  • Dorsetshire Hornpipe
  • Elsie Marley
  • Family Jig
  • Father's Polka
  • Fieldtown Processional
  • Getting Upstairs
  • Handsome Ploughboy, The
  • Herbert Smith's Four-Hand
  • Herd On the Hill
  • Highland Mary
  • Hot Punch
  • Hunsdon House
  • Lemmy Brazil's No.2
  • Monk's March
  • Nonesuch
  • Oyster Girl
  • Peasant's Dance
  • Queen's Jigg
  • Redesdale Hornpipe
  • Rufty Tufty
  • Scan Tester's Country Stepdance
  • Scotch Measure
  • Sheffield Hornpipe
  • Tip-Top Hornpipe
  • Uncle's Jig
  • Up and Away
  • William Irwin's Quickstep
  • Winster Galop
Published: March 2014
Pages: 20
Tunes: 35
Price: £4.00
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