Picture of assorted folk instruments

May 2020

The Tune Of The Month is Nantwich Fair, which goes well with Moon and Seven Stars. I heard it recently when I happened on a session at The Fleece at Bretforton – which has to be the best pub in the land (but don’t tell anyone else!)


Dots:

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


We won’t be able to play together in May so please make-up your own playlist, but include the new tune and set, plus a quick reprise of April’s TOTMs.


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: 37
T:Nantwich Fair
% Nottingham Music Database
S:Trad, arr Phil Rowe
M:6/8
K:D
|:d|"D"d2A A2d|"A"e2A A2e|"D"fgf efd|"A"e3 -e2A|
"G"B2B BAG|"D"A2A AGF|"G"GAG "D"FED|"A"E3 -E2::
A|"A"A2E EFG|"D"F2D D2d|"D7"d2A AB=c|"G"B3 -B2f|
"Em"g2f efd|"A"cde "D"A2A|"G"Bcd "A"ecA|"D"d3 -d2:|

X:80
T:Set 15: Nantwich Fair - Seven Stars
T:Nantwich Fair
M:6/8
K:D
|:d|"D"d2A A2d|"A"e2A A2e|"D"fgf efd|"A"e3 -e2A|
"G"B2B BAG|"D"A2A AGF|"G"GAG "D"FED|"A"E3 -E2::
A|"A"A2E EFG|"D"F2D D2d|"D7"d2A AB=c|"G"B3 -B2f|
"Em"g2f efd|"A"cde "D"A2A|"G"Bcd "A"ecA|"D"d3 -d2:|
%
T:Moon and Seven Stars, The
d|:"D"d2A A2F|"G"GAB "D"A3 |"G"Bcd "A"efg|"D"fed "A"cBA|
"D"d2A A2F|"G"GAB "D"A3 |"G"Bcd "Em"efg|"A"Adc "D"d3:|
|:"A"e2A A2f|"A"efg "D"f3 |"A"efg "Bm"fed|"Em"cdB "A"A2A |
"G"BGB "D"AFA|"G"BGB "D"A2A|"G"Bcd "Em"efg|"A"Adc "D"d3:|