After a quick raffle and topping up on beer we started up with Hanging On The Old Barbed Wire followed by The Wearing Of The Green. We segued into American old time banjo tune Sandy River Belle before moving back into English tunes, or thereabouts with Soldiers Joy, Barren Rocks Of Aden, and Seven Stars. I think Tripping Up The Stairs is Irish. The Hesleyside Reel was followed by one of my favourites - Roxburgh Castle (this tune is used for the Grenoside Sword Dance, and if you get the chance you can hear it particularly well played by Crucible Trio who hail from that neck of the woods).
We headed back into familiar tunes including The Sloe, The Quaker, Uncle's Jig, New Rigged Ship, Off She Goes, Rochdale Coconut Dance Galopede, and a nice and stately Michael Turners Waltz. Then mostly newish tunes including Staten Island, Dutch Skipper, Because He Was A Bonny Lad, Welcome To the Town Again, Lamshaw's Fancy, The Nightingale and Bouffard's Waltz before finishing with the tunebook favourite Jenny Lind.
Tripping Up The Stairs
Welcome To the Town Again