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(Due to technical problems, this blog only contains material up to April 2011. Tunes from later months will be restored in due course).
I'm writing this as a regular at the monthly Walthamstow Folk Club Traditional Tunes Session details of which are here. We start with a 'slow and steady' session, and get a bit more adventurous later.
We concentrate on the English folk repertoire, interpreted broadly. Many of us play by ear, and we encourage this. However, we know some people like to see the 'dots'. Our online tunebook currently includes Winster Gallop, Salmon Tails, Rakes of Mallow, Uncle Bernard's, Rattling Bog, Jamie Allen, The Princess Royal, Jenny Lind, Brighton Camp, The Swiss Boy, The Curly Headed Ploughboy, Donkey Riding, Bobby Shaftoe, Bear Dance, I'll Go And Enlist, and Michael Turner's Waltz.
This blog will pick up on some tunes we've played that aren't in our tunebook and will use FolkTuneFinder's tools to display them. I try to list the tunes in the order they were played, and I hope to give a feel for the sort of things we play in the slow bit and the faster bit. I mostly don't annotate recently composed tunes, for reasons explained here.
To see notes for tunes played in a particular month you can select from the menu at the top or the sidebar. There is also a combined list of tunes here. I'm also using the new 'Group Tune list' facility for a Walthamstow Tune list
If you spot a mistake or would like to suggest a better (easier?) version, please feel free to leave a comment on one of my session related entries on the Walthamstow blog. Please note that some of the midi files attached to the tunes play much faster than we do on Tuesday nights.
I'm writing this mostly for people who are already coming to the monthly session. But even if you don't - feel welcome to use these tunes - they belong to everybody! Please do feel very welcome to come and play with us on the second Tuesday of the month, or indeed, come to the very wonderful Walthamstow Folk Club on Sunday night.