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Req:Tunes frm Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn Ribble Vly

26 Sep 18 - 06:48 PM (#3953046)
Subject: Tune Add: Tunes from Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and
From: GUEST,Gin Crewe

Malkin Morris is based around Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley in Lancashire. We are researching local morris and step dances, and tunes of this area. The search for tunes in particular is proving tricky.

Any advice as to where we might look or suggestions of tunes local to this very specific area would be gratefully received. We have tried EFDSS and the Winder Collection. Any other suggestions?


27 Sep 18 - 01:07 PM (#3953205)
Subject: RE: Tune Add: Tunes fromBurnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and
From: GUEST

Still looking!


27 Sep 18 - 02:45 PM (#3953225)
Subject: RE: Tune Add: Tunes fromBurnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and
From: Dave the Gnome

I saw a Morris side dancing to Ted Edward's "Coalhole Cavalry". Maybe you could adapt "Old Pendle" for dancing?


27 Sep 18 - 04:50 PM (#3953260)
Subject: RE: Tune Add: Tunes fromBurnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and
From: GUEST

Thank you, Dave. Great minds- we already do a step routine to it...any more ideas?


27 Sep 18 - 06:35 PM (#3953277)
Subject: RE: Tune Add: Tunes fromBurnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and
From: FreddyHeadey

Gisburn_Processional ?
https://www.tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Gisburn_Processional

idk, I'm not a musician.

Have you asked Andy Hornby?
enormous links page
http://www.andyhornby.net/links.html
or maybe he'd know some individual tunes?


28 Sep 18 - 08:45 AM (#3953370)
Subject: RE: Req:Tunes frm Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn Ribble Vly
From: Dave the Gnome

Do you already know Colne Royal? I think that would be in the right area and as far as I know Colne Royal Morris no longer exist.


30 Sep 18 - 02:33 AM (#3953735)
Subject: RE: Req:Tunes frm Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn Ribble Vly
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

FSJ 1968 has a whole section on clog dancing from Nelson complete with dance steps photos and I think some tunes. (Yes I do have a copy) You know where I am Ginny.


30 Sep 18 - 02:54 AM (#3953736)
Subject: RE: Req:Tunes frm Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn Ribble Vly
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

Sorry it was 1967 not 68. Sammy Cash and Upton Hobson are names that crop up.
Upton might be related to Billy Hobson (The Painter) he's still knocking around in the Colne pubs.
There is 'The Weavers Jingle' noted plus various written sources to the dance tunes and steps.
There is a nice photo of Henry Whittaker ( of Nelson) dancing. He sang the Weavers Jingle while putting his clogs on.
No doubt you already have the Lancashire Hornpipe.
You could do worse than have a word with Sid C. he's a mine of info.


01 Oct 18 - 09:49 AM (#3953990)
Subject: RE: Req:Tunes frm Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn Ribble Vly
From: leeneia

Ask the old people. Two frequent nodes in the web of culture are the churches and the bars. Start there.

Have a recording device handy in case somebody remembers a tune for you.

Does your public library collect local history? What do they have?


01 Oct 18 - 12:26 PM (#3954031)
Subject: RE: Req:Tunes frm Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn Ribble Vly
From: FreddyHeadey

FSJ? \FMJ?
Folk Music Journal
Published by: English Folk Dance + Song Society
Vol. 1, No. 3 (1967), pp. 158-179 (24 pages)
The Lancashire Clog Dance
Julian Pilling
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4521768?read-now=1&googleloggedin=true&seq=5#metadata_info_tab_contents