Picture of assorted folk instruments

April 2020

This month there are two new tunes, which I hope will form a good new set. The tunes are: Parson’s Farewell and Jamaica, both from Playford’s Dancing Master.


Dots:

The full PDF score, which includes everything to date: Apr 2020


The playlist for April is here: Apr 2020 Play List.
This lists all the tunes in our repertoire and shows this month’s playing order for each of the two halves of the evening. We’ll play each tune 3 or 4 times and have a short break around 9 PM. After 10PM it’s a regular session, with any tune or song and at any speed.

Please remember to thank our hosts, Jason and Lisa, and to support the bar during the evening.


Recordings. Remember that these recordings may not be in the same key or have exactly the same notes that we’re playing, but they should help give a feel for the tune.There are plenty of apps, software and web tools that will slow-down or transpose tunes if needed.


ABC notation:

X:27
T:Jamaica
C:Trad. Playford 1670
K:G
"G"G2 B2 B2 cd | "C"e2 d2 e4 | "G"d2 B2 B2 AG | "D"A4 "G"G4 😐
"G"g2 g2 "D"f2 ed |"C" e2 e2 "G"d2 B2 |"G" g2 g2 "D" fg a2 |"A" e4 "D"d4 |
"G"g2 g2 "D"f2 ed |"C" e2 e2"G" d2 B2 | "C"cd e2"G"d2 cB |"D" A4 "G" G4 ||

X:40
T:Parson's Farewell
C:Trad. Playford 1650
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Am
"Am"c2 A2 A2 Bc|"G"d2 G2 G3 G|"Am"AB c2 B2 A2|1"Em"G2 E2 E4:|2("Em"E4E2)e2|:
"Am"c4 c2 e2|"Am"c4 c2 e2|"Am"cd e2 cd e2|"G"d2 B2 B4|
"G"Bc d2 Bc d2|"Am"c2 A2 ABcd|"Em"e2 dc BA B2|1"Am"A6 e2:|2 "Am"A8|]  

X:78
T:Set 14: Parson's Farewell to Jamaica
C:Trad. Playford 1650, 1670
T:Parson's farewell
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Am
"Am"c2 A2 A2 Bc|"G"d2 G2 G3 G|"Am"AB c2 B2 A2|1"Em"G2 E2 E4:|2("Em"E4E2)e2|:
"Am"c4 c2 e2|"Am"c4 c2 e2|"Am"cd e2 cd e2|"G"d2 B2 B4|
"G"Bc d2 Bc d2|"Am"c2 A2 ABcd|"Em"e2 dc BA B2|1"Am"A6 e2:|2 "Am"A8|]
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T:Jamaica
K:G
"G"G2 B2 B2 cd | "C"e2 d2 e4 | "G"d2 B2 B2 AG | "D"A4 "G"G4 😐
"G"g2 g2 "D"f2 ed |"C" e2 e2 "G"d2 B2 |"G" g2 g2 "D" fg a2 |"A" e4 "D"d4 |
"G"g2 g2 "D"f2 ed |"C" e2 e2"G" d2 B2 | "C"cd e2"G"d2 cB |"D" A4 "G" G4 ||