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Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms

Valmai Goodyear 12 Apr 08 - 07:16 AM
Dave Ruch 12 Apr 08 - 03:12 PM
Valmai Goodyear 13 Apr 08 - 12:10 PM
Mr Happy 31 Oct 09 - 04:00 PM
mikesamwild 29 Aug 11 - 10:37 AM
Valmai Goodyear 29 Aug 11 - 01:00 PM
Valmai Goodyear 30 Aug 11 - 03:22 AM
Ann N 30 Aug 11 - 06:23 AM
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Subject: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 07:16 AM

Dear Everyone,

Booking has now opened for Will Duke's third all-day workshop for any instrument on the tunes of Scan Tester. You can also download the form from the Lewes Arms Folk Club website www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org.

Will has recently made a CD including several of the tunes he'll be using today. To order one PM me, or buy it on July 5th.

Tootle pip,

Valmai

Lewes Arms Workshop No 94
THE TUNES OF SCAN TESTER: WORKSHOP with WILL DUKE

Saturday 5th. July 2008
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £25
The Lewes Arms
Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH

All profits after expenses go to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House
        
Scan Tester (1887-1972) was an Anglo concertina player from Sussex with a vast repertoire of social dance & popular tunes. The workshop is aimed at proficient musicians on any instrument, who can learn & play tunes by ear.
        Will Duke will simply play tunes at you & encourage you to join in, playing the same tune half a dozen times. Participants can record tunes on the day on their own equipment. By the end of the day he hopes you will have captured some of these tunes, either in your head and/or on your machine.
        
IN THE EVENING WILL DUKE PERFORMS AT THE LEWES ARMS
(admission £5; advance tickets available from address at end of this form)


Provisional Timetable

10.45   Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included)
11.00   Brief explanation about Scan Tester & his repertoire
11.20        Polkas, schottisches, waltzes, step dances, jigs
12.30         Lunch
13.30        More polkas, schottisches, waltzes, step dances & jigs!
14.30        Linking tunes together
15.00        Tea/coffee break
15.15        Popular song tunes
16.00        Recap & final playthrough of some of the tunes we have worked on
16.45        Finish

N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Maps & accommodation lists will be sent on request.

THE TUNES OF SCAN TESTER: WORKSHOP with WILL DUKE
Saturday 5th. July 2008

BOOKING FORM

All profits after expenses go to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House

I would like to attend the workshop. I enclose a cheque for £25.00 for workshop fees (refreshments not included).

Name:

Address:



Telephone:

E-mail address:

Tick for map:         
Tick for accommodation list:

No. of tickets for evening performance:
(£5 each, include SAE for these)

Please make cheques payable to Lewes Arms Folk Club and send with this booking form to:

Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace,
LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL
Tel. (01273) 476757

Website: Website: www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 03:12 PM

Just read about this on the Musical Traditions website. Do these sessions get recorded for the benefit of those who can't attend? If so, how does one access them?

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 12:10 PM

Dear Dave,

No, alas, because there would be all sorts of copyright problems, but some of the people attending will probably make recordings of some of the tunes played for their personal use as Will has invited them to do that.

I hope that some festivals will get Will to do some similar sessions - you could ask your local one to book him - and there's no doubt that we'll want him to do more workshops for us in future.

Thanks for taking an interest, and hope to see you in Lewes one of these days,

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Mr Happy
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 04:00 PM

I didn't know what 'Scan Tester' was.

Maybe I'm not alone, here's some info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scan_Tester


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: mikesamwild
Date: 29 Aug 11 - 10:37 AM

I enjoyed Will's workshop at Whitby the other day. Does anyone know what keys Scan Tester's Anglos were in. I think Will was using a G/D but said Scan probably has a C/G and played in C as they were more usual and adopted other keys as a result of playing with Peter Kennedy etc on melodeons and fiddles. I didn't get a chance to ask him after the workshop.
If anyone has a contact email for Will please PM me.


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 Aug 11 - 01:00 PM

Hello! Yes, Will is a wonderful player. The metal-ended instrument he plays was Scan's; I think that's a CG. Most of the time Will plays a wooden-ended instrument which I think is GD; he plays a lot in D. (Excuse the ignorance of an English system player.)

Will uses email as little as possible, so the best bet is to catch him at a session, or festival (especially the Lewes Folk Festival , 6-9 October) or
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes.

Topic Records re-issued the double LP of Scan called 'I Never Played To Many Posh Dances' as a double CD [TSCD581D]. Reg Hall's book of the same name about him is out of print but pops up occasionally on Amazon or chez Dave Eyre.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 30 Aug 11 - 03:22 AM

I'll add that the Lewes Arms Folk Club is now the Lewes Saturday Folk Club and meets about a hundred yards away in the Elephant & Castle in a bigger room with much better acoustics and excellent Harveys and Timothy Taylor Landlord.

We continue to meet every Saturday night except for Bonfire, Christmas and New Year if they fall on a Saturday.

Workshops for the rest of 2011:
These last a full Saturday or Sunday & the tutor performs at the Elephant & Castle in the evening. Booking forms can be printed from our website three to four months in advance.

15 Oct TOM & BARBARA BROWN West Country songs
29 Oct JODY KRUSKAL Concertina
3 Dec PAUL & LIZ DAVENPORT Ballads

Workshops for 2012:


3rd. March         Fay Hield         English song
3rd. March         Rob Harbron         English concertina
3rd.. March         Sam Sweeney         English music for fiddle
28th. April         Cloudstreet         Vocal harmony        
26th. May         Jigjaw                 Singing for dancing
30th. June         Anne Nielson & Gordeanna McCulloch         Ballads
14th. July        Brendan Power         Irish music for harmonica
21st. July        The Wilson Family    Mining songs & Graeme Miles songs
15th. Sept        Sarah Morgan & Carolyn Robson                Vocal harmony
16th. Sept        Sarah Morgan & Carolyn Robson                Ballad forum
20th. Oct        Chris Sherburn                Irish music for concertina
20th. Oct        Denny Bartley                Irish song & guitar
17th. Nov        Andy Cutting                Melodeon
24th. Nov        Jez Lowe                Songwriting in the tradition


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Ann N
Date: 30 Aug 11 - 06:23 AM

Like Mike I really enjoyed Will's workshop at Whitby, he gives the tunes such 'lift and life'. Any of his workshops are worth going to just for the pleasure of hearing him play :)


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Aug 11 - 10:19 AM

In this year's Lewes Folk Festival, Will Duke is very involved, playing for three events with the Swan Steppers on Saturday 8/10 and then playing for a concert and leading a sssion with The Twagger Band at the Royal Oak in Lewes on Sunday 9/10

And as Valmai says, you can hear him every Thursday playing and singing at the folk club at the Royal Oak. The evening always starts with an extended tune session and Will always features in that.


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Subject: RE: Scan Tester tunes workshop, Lewes Arms
From: mikesamwild
Date: 05 Sep 11 - 07:02 AM

I just got a good seconfd hand copy of the book on Amazon. Very comprehensive. Also sent for the Cds. So a good trawl. Thanks


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