Tassie Tattie Howkers
Possums on the Roof
CD Price $15 CSC106 cd
A River of WhiskyTunes and dances popular in Northern Tasmania
This book contains all the tunes played on the CD Possums on the Roof
plus a further 51 tunes written by Angus Cameron. Angus and Betty
Cameron moved from Scotland to Tasmania over 50 years ago. They brought with
them a rich tradition of Scottish dance and music which they adapted for the
Northern Tasmanian Bush Dances with Betty calling and Angus playing the
fiddle and piano accordion. Angus remembered many tunes played by his family
in his native Ayreshire.
Angus regularly composed tunes. Many of these were lost as he doesn't read
music. As locals started playing his tunes they gradually began to be
His tunes are now being played by the Tassie Tattie Howkers and a CD is
available. This book also contains instruction for the 10 dances taken from
Book size A4, contains over 200 tunes, chords and history.
Book Price $15 CSC107 bk
Super Special Book and CD $20 (River of Whisky
and Possums on the Roof)
Begged Borrowed and Stolen
For years Begged Borrowed and Stolen has been the most commonly used music book
in Australia for session tunes. This book is recommended as the starting
point for musicians new to Celtic music.
now available on 3 CDs to assist with the learning of tunes. Each
tune in the Book is played twice at about three quarter
pace. Ear players will benefit from the clarity of the recording in picking out
the tunes while those able to read music will be able to play along with the
musicians to assist with rhythm and timing.The recordings come in a
sleeve that can be fixed to the inside of the book. Included is a list of chord
and melody variations.
This fourth CD has been added to
the very popular series by requests as players have been wanting to hear the
tunes played at dance speed. Ian McLeod, Leueen Morgan and Mike Watts have
been joined by Luke Plumb of Shooglenifty, Tim Gleeson, Music Under the
Mountains tutors Patrick Lyons, Nicola Fortune, Tasmanian fiddler Angus Cameron
and a number of happy talented students from the School.
The Sets can be used for dances and a list of suitable dances has been provided
for each track.
You may purchase the CD separately or with the kits above. It is designed to go
into the spare CD holder with the other three CDs originally recorded.
We are now offering all 4 CDs for the price of three.
We also have been offered an
alphabetical index of the tunes and their page numbers, plus a
set of cues to be able to start
the tune easily in a session etc. Thanks to Summer School whistle student
Frank Basten for putting both these items together and offering them as a
gift to readers of BB&S
Begged Borrowed and Stolen Prices
Produced by the Bush Music Club in Sydney, this is a collection of traditional tunes arranged in sets for Bush Bands. There is a extensive listing of background notes on the tunes.
This double CD sold separately contains 39 dance sets from the music contained
in the Bush Dance book. Can be a great learning tool to bring your playing up
Book size - A4, contains 100 pages and includes music, chords and background notes.
Book Price - $30 SBC01 bk
CD Price - $25 BMC012 2cd
Ten Years Down the Track
A selection of Australian bush dances composed and arranged by Mike Waters and produced by the Bush Music Club in Sydney.
Book size - A4, contains 20 dances, 63 tunes with music and chords.
Book Price $26 SBC02 bk
Collected Tunes from Joe Yates
compiled by Mike Martin
Joe Yates tunes have been collected by a number of researchers including Mike Martin. Mike has transcribed many of his tunes in this A5 booket. All tunes listed are played by Mike's band Jindi on the accompanying CD. Both book and CD are well produced with a highlight being Mike Martin's sketches. This is an excellent kit for those wishing to learn some early Australian tunes.
Book Size A5, contains tunes, history and CD.
Book/CD Price $25 MM01 bk/cd
Australian Traditional Dance Tunes
Compiled by Dave De Santi with assistance from Jane Brownlee and Alan
Musgrove.This comprehensive book was produced by the Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club.
The book contains over 200 tunes collected from early players. The tunes are
arranged in sets suitable for the suggested dances. The aim of this
collection is to add to the existing traditional musician's repertoire and to
ensure that these unique tunes are are given the opportunity to be played and
enjoyed.Book size A5, contains over 200 tunes, chords and history. The accompanying
double Cd contains over 85 tunes arranged in 23 sets for bush dances, is
performed by Wongawilli.
Book Price $40 W304 bk
Book sold out but CD still available
double CD Price $40 SR34 2cd
The Tunes of Bert Jamieson
The Tunes of Arthur Bowley
A Queensland Selection
- Vol. 1
Traditional Couples Dances and Tunes of the South-East of Queensland
Compiled by Maria Zann and collected by Mark Schuster
Features Dances and the tunes of the Waltz, Mazurka, Polka,
Schottische groups and 20th century sequence dances
Size A4, 40 pages
Book Price $10 PP06 bk
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