Edward Huws Jones: The Seafaring Fiddler - Complete Edition

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Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

22 Fiddle tunes from the golden age of sail, featuring dance tunes, shanties (work songs), recreational ‘forebitters’ and composed melodies which give the landlubber’s take on the romance of the sea. Edward Huws Jones explains that “during the heyday of sail, the busiest sea-routes of all were the North Atlantic crossings, especially between Liverpool and the American cotton ports; it was the heady mixture of African-American and Irish music which gave birth to the mid-century flowering of the sea shanty. Meanwhile English-speaking vessels were sailing to the Cape, India, Australia and many other far-flung destinations, carrying a two-way traffic of song and dance.”

The tunes in this collection can all be played as unaccompanied Fiddle tunes, which is how they would have been played in the days of sail. But as in other books in the Fiddler series, the flexible format allows a wide variety of different combinations and ensembles. Suitable for intermediate and elementary standard performers.

ISBN: 9780851629360
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 112
Language: English
Catalogue No: BH12763

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          Cockermouth GB Painter & fiddler
          Another good one in this series of books each concentrating on a different fiddling tradition.
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          Confirmed purchase: 07 December 2015
          Published on: 31 January 2016
          10 out of 10


          Devon GB relearning the violin.
          I have a number of the Edward Huws Jones music books (for the fiddle) and these books have also been recommended by my violin tutor. I think they are first class and easy to read. Having the chords and the 'simple violin' part makes the books usable by fiddler and guitarist alike.
          If I was asked to pick just one book from this excellent series it would have to be the "Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes" as a starter book. (I now have about five of these books.)
          I can't think of anything I don't like about the books.
          Confirmed purchase: 23 November 2015
          Published on: 07 December 2015
          10 out of 10


          The CD with extra accompaniments
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          Confirmed purchase: 24 September 2015
          Published on: 08 October 2015

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