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7.30 - 9.30 learn a new tune by ear and then play tunes of your choice around the table - music and tab will be available on this website as a reminder - £10 each  

Each week the names of the tunes we covered the previous week will be posted and you can then go to the Tunes A-Z Index to hear an audio recording and print out the written music.  

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Spring Terms January - April

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Summer Terms May - August
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Autumn Terms September - December
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

 

Autumn Term 2017 - September - December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 20th December    
Wednesday 13th December    
Wednesday 6th December    
Wednesday 29th November    
Wednesday 22nd November Old Grey Cat  
Wednesday 15th November Johnny Cope, Staten Island Flowers of Edinburgh
Wednesday 8th November Johnny Cope Staten Island
Friday 3rd November It's Your Ceili
Wednesday 1st November Tythe Pig Tunes for IYC on Friday
Wednesday 25th October Galopede Petronella
Wednesday 20th October Teelin Petronella Teelin Petronella, Tythe Pig
Wednesday 11th October Whitehaven Volunteers Revision of recently learned tunes
Wednesday 4th October Hogmanay Jig set revision and Galopede set revision Whitehaven Volunteers
Wednesday 27th September Hogmanay Jig Gobbie O, Hymns for Harvest Service on Sunday
Wednesday 20th September Petronella 2 Biddy the Bowl Wife
Wednesday 13th September Revise Galopede and Petronella Stool of Repentance
Wednesday 6th September Revise Galopede G, Petronella Hogmanay Jig, The Gobbie O

 

Summer Term 2017 - May - August 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Friday 1st September It's Your Ceili - St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS
Wednesday 30th August Galopede G Twin Sisters G, Eightsome reel set
Wednesday 23rd August Petronella 2 G Petronella 2 G, Idlewild Jig
Wednesday 16th August No Group  
Wednesday 9th August No Group  
Wednesday 2nd August No Group  
Wednesday 26th July No Group  
Wednesday 19th July No Group  
Wednesday 12th July Ballydesmond Polka 3 (no. 2 on dots) Clapton Concert Practise
Friday 7th July

It's Your Ceili - St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS

Wednesday 5th July Buttered Peas Jenny Lind, 3 around 3
Wednesday 28th June Enrico Concert Programme for 14th July
Wednesday 21st June Enrico, Ballydesmond Polka No 2 Buttered Peas Too
Wednesday 14th June Enrico Enrico, Bear Dance, Miss Margaret Hill's
Wednesday 7th June Three Around Three Ballydesmond Polka No. 2
Wednesday 31st May Jack Ryan's Polka  Gullane Polka
Wednesday 24th May Rogues March, Alexandrine March Jack Ryan's Polka
Wednesday 17th May Captain Lanoe's Quick March Jack Ryan's Polka
Wednesday 10th May Alexandrine March Petronella
Friday 5th May

It's Your Ceili - St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS

Wednesday 3rd May Miss Margaret Hill's Waltz Mairi'sWedding, Scotland the Brave, revision of Starry Night

 

Spring Term 2017 January - April

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 26th April Uncle Bernards in D, Mairi's wedding Miss Margaret Hill's Waltz
Wednesday 19th April Miss Margaret Hill's Waltz, A Starry Night for a Ramble
Wednesday 12th April A Starry Night for a Ramble Miss Margaret Hill's Waltz, Goddesses e minor and a minor, 
Wednesday 5th April Alexandrine March A Strarry Night for a Ramble
Wednesday 29th March Alexandrine March Alexandrine March, Susan Cooper, Spootiskerry, Petronella, Buttered Peas Too
Wednesday 22nd March Hot Punch, Fiery Clockface Major Mackie's Jig
Wednesday 15th March Hot Punch Fiery Clockface, Johnny Cope
Wednesday 8th March Fiery Clockface New Rigged Ship
Its Your Ceili 2017 Friday 3rd March, St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS
Wednesday 29th February Petronella Petronella, Green Mountain Petronella
Wednesday 22nd February Buttered Peas Too Lady in the Boat, Susan Cooper, Golden Slippers, Spootiskerry
Wednesday 15th February Yellow Rose, Nelly Bly D Buttered Peas Too, Spootiskerry revise Susan Cooper and Golden Slippers
Wednesday 8th February Nelly Bly D Susan Cooper, Golden Slippers,
Wednesday 1st February Morpeth Rant, Roxburgh Castle in G and A Smugglers Wedding Dance as 48 bar jig, Bedbreaker in A
Wednesday 25th January Morpeth Rant Roxburgh Castle in G and A
Wednesday 18th January Salmon Tails, Kerry Polka, Britches full of Stitches O'Carolan's Concerto, Tarantella Calabria
Wednesday 11th January O'Carolan's Draught O'Carolan's Draught, Flat Water Fran, Old Grey Cat
Wednesday 4th January Si Bheag Si Mhor O'Carolan's Draught

 

Autumn Term 2016 - September - December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 21st December Merrily Kissed the Quaker Bedbreaker in key of A
Wednesday 14th December O'Carolan's Draught O'Carolan's Draught
Wednesday 7th December Eightsome reel set Eightsome reel set
Wednesday 30th November Soldiers Joy, Kate Dalrymple Eightsome reel set
Wednesday 23rd November No Group No Group
Wednesday 16th November Eightsome Reel Set - starts with Miss McLeod Eightsome Reel Set - starts with Miss McLeod
Wednesday 9th November Miss Mc Leod Devil Amongst the Tailors
Friday 4th November It's Your Ceili
Wednesday 2nd November Uncle Bernards, Tip Top Polka Fairy Dance
Wednesday 26th October Miss McLeod, Fairy Dance Miss Mc Leod, Fairy Dance, Soldiers Joy, Masons Apron, Devil Among the Tailors, Kate Dalrymple
Wednesday 19th October Miss McLeod Revision of playlist tunes 
Wednesday 12th October Fairy Dance Miss Mc Leod, Fairy Dance, Soldiers Joy
Wednesday 5th October Uncle Bernards, Tip Top Polka Miss Mc Leod, Fairy Dance
Wednesday 28th September Tip Top Polka Devil Among the Tailors, Soldiers Joy, Kate Dalrymple
Wednesday 21st September Tip Top Polka Miss Mc Leod, Fairy Dance
Wednesday 14th September Uncle Bernard's in D and G Salmon Tails, Kerry Polka
Wednesday 7th September Uncle Bernard's Bedbreaker in A - 1st part only, Smuggler's as 48 bar tune

 

Summer Term 2016 - May - August 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Friday 2nd September It's Your Ceili
Wednesday 31st August Morgan Rattler Paddy Carey's
Wednesday 24th August Morgan Rattler Morgan Rattler
Wednesday 17th August No Group No Group
Wednesday 10th August No Group No Group
Wednesday 3rd August No Group No Group
Wednesday 27th July Highly Strung booking at Thornbury Sailing Club - e mail Jill for details - no groups - come to Tuesday this week - all abilities from 7.30-9.30
Wednesday 20th July Smuggler's Wedding Dance A Fig for a Kiss, Barney Bralligan's
Wednesday 13th July Uncle Bernard's, Tip Top Polka A Fig for a Kiss
Wednesday 6th July Davy, Davy Nick Nack, Gallopede Black Nag, Mazurka Limousin
Wednesday 29th June Sbrando, Captain White's Johnny Cope
Wednesday 22nd June No Groups - come along on Tuesday 21st June to play Highly Strung repertoire  
Wednesday 15th June Gallopede, Enrico Harmony Charles Lynch's Waltz
Wednesday 8th June Rogues March, Captain Lanoes Qucik March Enrico Harmony, Flowers of Edinburgh Set
Wednesday 1st June Enrico Harmony, Revision Revision of tune sets
Wednesday 25th May Enrico Harmony Enrico arrangement 
Wednesday 18th May Enrico Harmony Revision 
Wednesday 11th May Revision Centenary March
Wednesday 4th May Enrico Harmony Enrico Harmony and chords

 

Spring Term 2016 - 1st Jan - 30th April 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 27th April Revision Enrico Harmony
Wednesday 20th April Captain White Old Grey Cat
Wednesday 13th April Captain White Johnnie Cope, Staten Island
Wednesday 6th April Leaving Lismore, Rochdale Coconut Dance Leaving Lismore harmony 1, Rosin the Beau, New Rigged Ship
Wednesday 30th March Leaving Lismore tune Bacca Pipes, Harry Cox's Schottische,  Galopede, Davy Davy Nick Nack,
Wednesday 23rd March La Russe Joe Cooley, Wise Maid
Wednesday 16th March Astley's Ride, Rochdale Coconut Dance Leaving Lismore harmony 1
Wednesday 9th March Bacca Pipes, Harry Cox's Schottische Leaving Lismore harmony 1
Wednesday 2nd March Galopede, Davy Davy Nick Nack, Buttered Peas, Jenny Lind  Major Mackie, Ripple on the Teign, Paddy Carey's, Morgan Rattler
Wednesday 24th February Keel Row, Davy Davy Basquet of Oysters, Sally Sloane, Flatwater Fran
Wednesday 17th February Davy Davy Nick Nack, Galopede Morgan Rattler, Paddy Carey
Wednesday 10th February Davy Davy Nick Nack Three Sea Captains, News of the Victory
Wednesday 3rd February Revision of tunes News of the Victory
Wednesday 27th January Galopede Three Sea Captains
Wednesday 20th January Jenny Lind, Buttered Peas Galopede, Davy Davy Nick Nack
Wednesday 13th January Jenny Lind Blackberry Quadrille, Varsoviana, Black Nag
Wednesday 6th January Buttered Peas Morpeth Rant, Roxburgh Castle in G

 

Autumn Term 2015 - 2nd September - 16th December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Tuesday 22nd December Christmas Party Folk Hall in Portishead 10am - 2.30pm
Wednesday 16th December Sweet Jenny Jones, Irish Washerwoman Roxburgh Castle
Wednesday 9th December Woodland Flowers Roxburgh Castle
Wednesday 2nd December The Sloe, Caddam Wood Dorsetshire Hornpipe, Gloucestershire Hornpipe
Wednesday 25th November Caddam Wood, Sbrando, High Caul Cap, La Russe Dorsetshire Hornpipe, Gloucestershire Hornpipe, Morpeth Rant
Wednesday 18th November Sbrando Dorsetshire Hornpipe
Wednesday 11th November La Russe, Caddam Wood Rig a Jig, Little Burnt Potato
Wednesday 4th November La Russe Sanctum tunes - see playlist  Spillane's Polka
Wednesday 28th October High Caul Cap Revision of tunes for Sanctum - see playlist
Wednesday 21st October Major Mackie Ripple on the Teign, Tom Tully's Hornpipe
Wednesday 14th October Captain White's, Major Mackie Major Mackie, Ripple on the Teign
Wednesday 7th October Sbrando Major Mackie
Wednesday 30th September Sbrando, Captain White Sally Sloane
Wednesday 23rd September Sbrando, Captain White Sally Sloane,
Wednesday 16th September Sbrando, Little Diamond Captain White's
Wednesday 9th September Sbrando Sweet Jenny Jones, Basquet of Oysters, Sally Sloane, 
Thursday 3rd September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Wednesday 2nd September Captain White Ripple on the Teign

 

Summer Term 2015 - May - August 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 26th August Little Diamond Captain White's
Wednesday 19th August Cock of the North  Sbrando
Wednesday 12th August No Group No Group
Thursday 7th August - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 5th August No Group No Group
Wednesday 29th July Sweet Jenny Jones Old Stack of Wheat
Wednesday 22nd July Britches full of stitches, Man in the Moon Wakefield Hunt
Wednesday 15th July All the Way to Galway, Tralee Gaol Old Stack of Wheat (not in A-Z)
Wednesday 8th July Britches Full Stitches, Uncle Bernard's, Blackberry Quadrille Gransveras, Wakefield Hunt
Thursday 2nd July - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 1st July Uncle Bernard's, Blackberry Quadrille Gransveras, Pjoviau Siena, Humours of Glendart
Wednesday 24th June Britches Full of Stitches, Uncle Bernard's Blackberry Quadrille, Gransveras, Pjoviau Siena
Wednesday 17th June No group No Group
Wednesday 10th June Man in the Moon, Blackberry Quadrille Blackberry Quadrille, Banish Misfortune, Humours of Enistymon
Thursday 4th June - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 3rd June Corn Rigs, White Cockade Corn Rigs, Revise Sally Sloane and Basquet of Oysters
Wednesday 27th May White Cockade Humours of Enistymon, Banish Misfortune
Wednesday 20th May Revise Grimstock, Lavena, Kitty Magee White Cockade, Prowling Fox
Wednesday 13th May Grimstock, Lavena, Kitty Magee Tim's Kerry Pony, Out on the Ice
Thursday 7th May - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 6th May Grimstock Lavena, Kitty Magee

 

Spring Term 2015 - 1st Jan - 30th April 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 29th April Grimstock Gobbie O, Stirling Castle
Wednesday 22nd April Cock of the North Stirling Castle, Grimstock
Wednesday 15th April Mairi's Wedding, Rig-a-Jig Rosin the Beau, New Rigged Ship (jig), Gobbie O,
Wednesday 8th April Mairi's Wedding, Rig-a-Jig Rig-a-Jig, Little Burnt Potato
Thursday 2nd April - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 1st April Revision of recently learned tunes Revision of recently learned tunes
Wednesday 25th March Revision of previous 2 weeks tunes Lads of Laois
Wednesday 18th March Scan Tester's No. 1 and No. 2 Scan Tester's No. 1 and No. 2
Wednesday 11th March Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots.. Liberty, Varsoviana
Thursday 5th March - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 4th March Yellow Rose, Redwing Midnight on the Water
Wednesday 25th February Revision of recent tunes/ theory  Yellow Rose of Texas, Percy Brown's Waltz for the Valeta
Wednesday 18th February No Group No Group
Wednesday 11th February Man in the Moon Redwing, Man in the Moon
Thursday 5th February - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 4th February Dan MacDonald's Polka, Green Cottage Wise Maid
Wednesday 28th January Green Cottage Sally Sloane
Wednesday 21st January Bonny Breast Knot (Devon) Rehearsal of tunes for Sat 24th Jan
Wednesday 14th January Revision of tunes for Rotary Club fundraising barn dance on Saturday 24th January
Thursday 8th January - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 7th January Bonny Breast Knot - Devon Bonny Breast Knot - Devon, revise tunes to be played for the barn dances on 23rd and 24th January

 

Autumn Term 2014 - 3rd September - 17th December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 17th December    
Wednesday 10th December Going to the Well for Water Denis Murphy's D, Dan O'Keefe's a, Eileen O'Riordan's a, Weaver's D, Old Favourite G
Thursday 4th December Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 3rd December Going to the Well for Water Weaver's, Old Favourite
Wednesday 26th November Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie Plane Tree, Cleveland Park
Wednesday 19th November Shandon Bells Humours of Bandon
Wednesday 12th November Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie If there weren't any women in the world
Thursday 6th November Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 5th November Humours of Bandon, Jessica's Polka, Finnish Polka Plane Tree
Wednesday 29th October Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie
Wednesday 22nd October Swallow's Tail Jig, Cleveland Park Finnish Polka, Jessica's Polka
Wednesday 15th October Swallow's Tail Jig, Cleveland Park Curly Headed Ploughboy, Dorset Four hand reel
Wednesday 8th October Curly Headed Ploughboy, Dorset Four hand reel Swallow's Tail Jig, Cleveland Park
Thursday 6th October Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Wednesday 1st October Dorset Four hand reel Swalllow's Tail Jig, Curley Headed Ploughboy, Trip to Durrow revision
Wednesday 24th September Stingo, Parson's Farewell Trip to Durrow
Saturday 20th September Marlens Festival Clevedon - Performance 1.00pm - 1.45pm
Wednesday 17th September Basquet of Oysters Marlens tunes (see Highly Strung Playlists - click here)
Wednesday 10th September Marlens tunes (see Highly Strung Playlists - click here) Marlens tunes (see Highly Strung Playlists - click here)
Thursday 4th September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Wednesday 3rd September Rogues' March, Captain Lanoe's Quick March Trip to Durrow

 

Summer Term 2014 - 7th May - 27th August inclusive 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 27th August Basquet of Oysters Basquet of Oysters
Wednesday 20th August Sally Sloane Sally Sloane
Wednesday 13th August No Group No Group
Thursday 7th August - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 6th August Flogging Reel Providence Reel
Wednesday 30th July Providence Reel Providence Reel
Wednesday 23rd July Maids of Ardagh Humours of Bandon
Wednesday 16th July Highly Strung in Concert with Portishead Community Choir - was amazing!!!
Wednesday 9th July Tunes for concert on 16th July Tunes for concert on 16th July
Thursday 3rd July - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 2nd July Tunes for concert on 16th July Tunes for concert on 16th July
Wednesday 25th June Mazurka Limousin Tunes for concert on 16th July
Wednesday 18th June No Group No Group
Wednesday 11th June Bedbreaker Tunes for concert on 16th July
Thursday 5th June - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 4th June Railway, Louisberg Square South Wind, Bedbreaker, Smuggler's wedding dance, Bear Dance an octave higher, Buttered Peas G an octave lower
Wednesday 28th May Railway Louisberg Square
Wednesday 21st May Vine Tree Mazurka Vine Tree, revision of recent tunes
Wednesday 14th May Lark in the Morning Walter Bulwer's No. 1
Wednesday 7th May Philibelula All the Way, Boscastle Breakdown Walter Bulwer's No. 2,  Philibelula All the Way, Boscastle Breakdown

 

Spring Term 2014 - 1st Jan - 30th April 

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Thursday 1st May - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 30th April Monk's March Hogmanay Jig
Wednesday 23rd April Monk's March Smuggler's Wedding Dance harmony and revision of recent tunes
Wednesday 16th April Three Around Three, The Quaker Monks March
Wednesday 9th April Buttered Peas, Jenny Lind Three Around Three, The Quaker
Thursday 3rd April - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 2nd April No Group No Group
Wednesday 26th March Three Around Three Three Around Three
Wednesday 19th March Kerry Polka Matt Hayes no.2, Gneevgullia
Wednesday 12th March Barney Bralligan's Barney Bralligan's, Give us a Drink of Water, Irish Girl
Thursday 6th March - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 5th March Rattling Bog Oswestry Wake, Bedbreaker
Wednesday 26th February Portsmouth, Newcastle, Bedbreaker Jack's Maggot
Wednesday 19th February Rattling Bog, Portsmouth Bedbreaker
Wednesday 12th February Navvy on the Line/Click go the Shears Black Nag
Thursday 6th February - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 5th February Black Nag Parson's Farewell
Wednesday 29th January Revise Foxhunters and Drops of Brandy Click Go the Shears, Navvy on the Line
Wednesday 22nd January Sweets of May, Dingle Regatta Revise Scottish selection of tunes
Wednesday 15th January Salmon Tails, Kerry Polka Revise Foxhunter's Jig
Wednesday 8th January Drops of Brandy Foxhunter's Jig
Thursday 2nd January - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance  - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 1st January No Group No Group

 

Autumn Term 2013 - 1st September - 31st December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 18th December Revision of recent tunes Drops of Brandy
Wednesday 11th December Sleep Sound In the Morning, Geud Man of Ballingigh key of A, Bottom of the Punchbowl Dashing White Sergeant, Flowers of Edinburgh,
Thursday 5th December Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 4th December Sleep Sound In the Morning, Geud Man of Ballingigh A Spootiskerry
Wednesday 27th November High Caul Cap Revision of recent tunes
Wednesday 20th November Bottom of the Punchbowl Spootiskerry, revise Geud Man of Ballingigh, Dashing White Sergeant, Bottom of the Punchbowl
Wednesday 13th November Off She Goes, Dan MacDonald's, Nelly Bly D Geud Man of Ballingigh, Dashing White Sergeant, Bottom of the Punchbowl
Thursday 7th November Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 6th November Revision of recent tunes Revision of recent tunes
Tuesday 5th November Highly Strung at Memory Cafe Portishead 2.30pm
Wednesday 30th October Gathering Peascods, Newcastle Stingo a minor and g minor
Wednesday 23rd October Smuggler's Wedding dance Newcastle, Gathering Peascods, Athole Highlanders
Wednesday 16th October Nelly Bly G upper octave, Bear Dance Mazurkas Blanchard, lLimousin, de Barbery. Smugglers Wedding Dacne
Wednesday 9th October Smugglers wedding dance Jig of Slurs, Scotland the Brave
Thursday 7th June Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  Click here for June dances.
Wednesday 2nd October Dingle Regatta,  Jig of Slurs, 
Wednesday 25th September Sweets of May Gloucestershire Hornpipe, Red Haired Boy
Wednesday 18th September Groups Cancelled
Saturday 14th September Marlens Festival Clevedon - Performance 12noon - 1.00pm
Wednesday 11th September Bear Dance, Buffalo Girls D and G All Marlens tunes for Festival
Thursday 5th September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  Click here for June dances.
Wednesday 4th September Smuggler's Wedding Dance All Marlens tunes for Festival

 

Summer Term 2013 - 1st May - 31st August

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Thursday 5th September - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 4th September Smuggler's Wedding Dance All Marlens Tunes for Festival
Wednesday 28th August Smuggler's Wedding Dance Ballydesmond Polkas 2 and 3 (1 and 2 on dots)
Wednesday 21st August no group no group
Wednesday 14th August Dan MacDonald's/Green Cottage/Maggie in the Woods, Green Grow the Rushes  Smugglers Wedding Dance
Wednesday 7th August Green Cottage Smugglers Wedding Dance
Thursday 1st August - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 31st July Green Grow the Rushes Bear Dance, Apples in Winter
Wednesday 24th July Maggie in the Woods Apples in Winter
Wednesday 17th July Dan MacDonald's Polka Ballydesmond #3
Wednesday 10th July no group no group
Thursday 4th July - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 3rd July Ballydesmond No. 2 (no. 1 on sheet music) Trumpet Hornpipe, Tunes for barn dance
Wednesday 26th June Nelly Bly D, Off She Goes, Mazurka Limousin Trumpet Hornpipe, Nonesuch
Wednesday 19th June Mazurka Limousin/Off She Goes Nonesuch 
Thursday 13th June Nelly Bly D, Off She Goes Nonesuch and tunes for Saturday garden party
Wednesday 12th June group Thurs instead of Wed group Thurs instead of Wed
Thursday 6th June - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 5th June Off She Goes  Revision from a selection of:  Morgan Rattler/Paddy Carey’s,  Officer’s Polka/Kit White’s Square Eight Seven Stars/Month of May, Banish Misfortune D/Blooming Meadow G,  Off she goes/Nipper,  Tarentella / Liberty Bodice, Cuckolds All in a Row,  Tythe Pig, Harper’s Frolics/Bonny Kate  
Wednesday 29th May Seven Stars Month of May
Wednesday 22nd May All in a Garden Green Rocks of Bray
Wednesday 15th May All in a Garden Green  All in a Garden Green, Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club
Wednesday 8th May Tythe Pig/ Mairi's Wedding High Caul Cap, Cuckolds all a row, Gentle Maiden
Thursday 2nd May - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 1st May Keel Row Road to the Isles, all tunes for barn dance this month

 

Spring Term 2013

Wednesday 9th January - Wednesday 1st May 2013

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Thursday 2nd May - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 1st May Keel Row Road to the Isles, all tunes for barn dance this month
Wednesday 24th April Morgan Rattler, Paddy Carey's Cuckolds all in a row
Wednesday 17th April Nelly Bly D Nelly Bly/Buffalo Girls in G and D
Wednesday 10th April Morgan Rattler Paddy Carey's
Thursday 4th April - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 3rd April Hot Punch Barn Dance Tunes for 4th April
Wednesday 27th March Fiery Clockface Hot Punch/Fiery Clockface
Thursday 21st March Waltz (Vine Tree) Waltz (Vine Tree)/Spanish Cloak
Wednesday 20th March - Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill at Nailsea Folk Club - in the church 
Wednesday 13th March Officer's Polka Kit White's Square Eight/Officer's Polka
Thursday 7th March - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Wednesday 6th March Rogue's March/Captain Lanoes Quick March Woodland Flowers and all Barn Dance tunes for March
Wednesday 27th February Woodland Flowers Woodland Flowers/Uncle's Jig
Wednesday 20th February Revise Rogue's March/Captain Lanoes's Quick March Lakes of Sligo, Mealagh Valley Polka No.2 in G 
Wednesday 13th February Rogue's March/Captain Lanoe's Quick March My love is but a lassie (polka), Rogue's March/Captain Lanoe's Quick March
Wednesday 6th February Bacca Pipes, Harry Cox's Schottische, Follow me up to Carlow Tunes for Barn Dance on Thursday 7th - click here
Wednesday 30th January Bacca Pipes, Harry Cox's Schottische, Follow me up to Carlow Oswestry Wake plus revision of last week's tunes
Wednesday 23rd January Groups cancelled due to bad weather
Wednesday 16th January Tythe Pig   Ships Cook Bacca Pipes, Harry Cox's Schottische, Follow me up to Carlow
Wednesday 9th January Tythe Pig Ship's Cook  Tythe Pig

 

Autumn Term 2012

Wednesday 5th September - Wednesday 19th December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 19th December Lots of tunes with Tuesday group!  mulled wine and mince pies!
Wednesday 12th December Victorian evening tunes Victorian evening tunes
Thursday 6th December Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 5th December Victorian evening tunes Victorian evening tunes
Wednesday 28th November Victorian evening tunes Victorian evening tunes
Wednesday 21st November Deck the Halls/Holly and the Ivy/Set of Mazurkas Fairytale of New York
Wednesday 14th November Pentatonic and Blues scales Tunes for Victorian Evening - click here
Wednesday 7th November  No Group No Group
Thursday 1st November Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 31st October    
Wednesday 24th October Mazurka de Blanchard/Mazurka de Barbary Johnny will you marry me/Road to the Isles/Keel Row
Wednesday 17th October Laride Mazurka Blanchard/Mazurka de Barbary
Wednesday 10th October Dan MacDonald's/Going to the Well Humours of Glendart
Thursday 4th October Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 3rd October Humours of Glendart Humours of Glendart
Wednesday 26th September Going to the Well for Water Going to the Well for Water plus session at the Black Horse at 9.30pm
Wednesday 19th September Cuil Aodha/ Brosna Slide Maids of Castlebar/Old Favourite
Wednesday 12th September Cuil Aodha Slide second half of Maids of Castlebar
Thursday 6th September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 5th September Rakes of Mallow first half of Maids of Castlebar/ Cuil Aodha slide/Old Favourtie/Siobhan Hurls/a minor slide

 

Summer Term 2012

Wednesday 2nd May - Wednesday 29th August

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 29th August Blackthorn Stick Blackthorn Stick/Blue Riband
Wednesday 22nd August Astley's Ride/Rakes of Mallow Barney Bralligan's/Swedish Masquerade/Eavesdropper
Wednesday 15th August Eavesdropper Eavesdropper/Swiss Boy/In the Toyshop/Rosin the Beau
Wednesday 8th August No Group No Group
Thursday 2nd August Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 1st August Mairi's Wedding Swedish Masquerade
Wednesday 25th July Eavesdropper first half Eavesdropper - 2nd half/ Out on the Ocean
Wednesday 18th July Tunes for Flower Show and Hospice performances - set list has been sent via e mail Tunes for Flower Show and Hospice performances - set list has been sent via e mail
Wednesday 11th July Ashokan Farewell Revision
Thursday 5th July Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Wednesday 4th July Uncle Bernards/Tip Top Polka Take A Dance
Wednesday 27th June No Group No Group
Wednesday 20th June Puer Mon Cuer arrangement Revision session
Wednesday 13th June Brighton Camp/Sloe French Tune 2/Peur Mon Cuer
Thursday 7th June Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  Click here for June dances.
Wednesday 6th June French Tune 2 French Tune 2 / Peur Mon Cuer
Wednesday 30th May Brighton Camp Brighton Camp/Sloe
Wednesday 23rd May Rosin the Beau Rosin the Beau
Wednesday 16th May Uncle Bernard's/Tip Top Polka New Rigged Ship
Wednesday 9th May Uncle Bernard's/Tip Top Polka/Green Cottage In the Toy Shop/Swiss Boy/Take a Dance
Wednesday 2nd May Tralee Gaol/All the Way to Galway In the Toy Shop

 

Spring Term 2012

Wednesday 4th January - Wednesday 25th April 2012

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 25th April Polka Rhythm Swiss Boy
Wednesday 18th April Harper's Frolics Uncle Bernard's/Tip Top Polka
Wednesday 11th April French Tune/Gentle Maiden Bonny Kate/Tenpenny Bit/Cock of the North
Wednesday 4th April Oh Suzannah/Goodbye Girls Harper's Frolics
Wednesday 28th March Goodbye Girls Rochdale Coconut Dance
Sunday 25th March It's Your Ceilidh 2012 - Elmgrove Centre - 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Wednesday 21st March Tarantella/Liberty Bodice, La Russe/Caddam Wood, Buttered Peas/Jenny Lind Michael Turner's Waltz, French Tune, Leaving Lismore - all IYC tunes
Wednesday 14th March Buttered Peas G/ Jenny Lind Dashing White Sergeant/Liberty Bodice/La Russe/Cadam Wood
Wednesday 7th March Perfect Cure/Jenny Lind Bottom of the Punchbowl - revise Tarantella/Caddam Wood
Wednesday 29th February Buttered Peas G Jenny Lind - revise Buttered Peas and Liberty Bodice
Wednesday 22nd February Off She Goes Road to the Isles/Nipper/Off She Goes
Wednesday 15th February Winster Gallop - concertina group Winster Gallop/Tarantella/Liberty Bodice
Wednesday 8th February Tarantella Tarantella/Liberty Bodice
Wednesday 1st February Nipper Nipper/Off She Goes
Wednesday 25th January High Caul Cap La Russe
Wednesday 18th January Caddam Wood Caddam Wood
Wednesday 11th January All The Way to Galway Rose in the Heather
Wednesday 4th January Concertina Group Silver Spear

 

Autumn Term 2011

Wednesday 7th September - Wednesday 21st December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 21st December Bill O' Sullivan's Polka Butterfly 
Friday 16th December Portishead Victorian Evening
Wednesday 14th December Bill O'Sullivan's Polka Revision Flowers of Edinburgh/French Tune/ Bristol/Dalaigh's Polka /Christmas Songs
Wednesday 7th December Christmas Songs Medley Dalaigh's Polka / Christmas Songs 
Wednesday 30th November Christmas Songs Medley Flowers of Edinburgh/ Christmas Songs Medley
Wednesday 23rd November French Tune/Bristol Christmas Songs Medley/Another Jig Will Do
Sunday 20th November Music for memories, Tithe Barn Nailsea - 2.00p.m. - 4.30pm
Wednesday 16th November French Tune Maids of Ardagh/Sean Ryans/Bill O'Sullivan's - Polkas
Wednesday 9th November Bristol Practice for Music for memories
Wednesday 2nd November Bristol Soldier's Joy
Wednesday 26th October Oswestry Wake/Rambling Pitchfork Another Jig Will Do/ Keel Row
Wednesday 19th October Oswestry Wake Rambling Pitchfork /revise Morrisons/Oswestry Wake
Wednesday 12th October Arran Boat/Mairi's wedding/Dan MacDonald's/Oswestry wake Morrisons/revised Oswestry Wake
Wednesday 5th October Arran Boat/Mairie's Wedding Oswestry Wake part 3 / Green Cottage
Wednesday 28th September Barn Dance Oswestry Wake - parts 1 and 2
Sunday 25th September  Marlens Festival, Salthouse Fields, Clevedon 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Wednesday 21st September Dan Mac Donald's Revise Marlens Tunes
Wednesday 14th September Dan Mac Donald's Revise Marlens Tunes
Wednesday 7th September Leaving Lismore Revise Marlens Tunes

 

Summer Term 2011

Wednesday 4th May - Wednesday 31st August

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 31st August Leaving Lismore - tune Leaving Lismore tune and harmony
Wednesday 24th August   Leaving Lismore harmony part 2/Athole Highlanders revision
Wednesday 17th August   My Love is but a Lassie Yet/Leaving Lismore harmony part 2 (3rd part)
Wednesday 10th August   Leaving Lismore - tune
Wednesday 3rd August South Wind Leaving Lismore 1st Part
Tuesday 26th July Beginners - South Wind Session with Tuesday Group - plus learned French tune
Wednesday 20th July Kerfunken The Kesh/Denis Maurphy's Slide/Stow Quickstep/High Caul Cap
Wednesday 13th July Freres Jaques/South Wind Various tunes revision
Tuesday 5th July Beginners group on Tuesday  Session with Tuesday Group
Wednesday 29th June South Wind  Walls of Liscarrol
Wednesday 22nd June Fanny Power  Chapel Bell
Wednesday 15th June Gentle Maiden and Harmony  Lilting Banshee/Tripping Upstairs/Saddle the Pony
Wednesday 8th June Gentle Maiden Harmony  Lilting Banshee/Tripping Upstairs/Saddle the Pony
Wednesday 1st June Barn Dance Revise Sheehan's
Wednesday 25th May Concert in Portishead - meet at 7.00pm at venue
Wednesday 18th May Barn Dance Mason's Apron/Revise Sheehan's
Wednesday 11th May Dan Mac Donald's Polka Lannigan's Ball/ Revise Sheehans, Ballydesmond No.1,  King of Fairies
Wednesday 4th May Barn Dance Michael Turner's Waltz/ Revise Barn Dance/Revise Ballydesmond Polka no. 1

 

Spring Term 2011

Wednesday 5th January - Wednesday 27th April

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Wednesday 27th April Barn Dance by ear Ballydesmond Polka No 1 (not in Hibernia book)
Wednesday 20th April Ballydesmond Polka No. 3 (no.2 on written music) Ballydesmond Polka No.1/revise Sheehan's/Barn Dance
Wednesday 13th April Ballydesmond Polka No. 3 (no.2 on written "music") Sheehan's Reel
Wednesday 6th April Gentle Maiden King of the Fairies
Wednesday 30th March Arran Boat/Mairie's Wedding King of the Fairies
Wednesday 23rd March It's Your Ceilidh Tunes It's Your Ceilidh Tunes
Wednesday 16th March Oh Suzannah/Goodbye Girls It's Your Ceilidh Tunes
Wednesday 9th March Wild Rover Rakes of Mallow
Wednesday 2nd March No Group No Group
Wednesday 23rd February Davy Davy Nick Nack Galop Hey
Wednesday 16th February Buttered Peas Louisburg Square
Wednesday 9th February Jimmy Allen Railway (The)
Wednesday 2nd February Jimmy Allen Morgan Rattler
Wednesday 26th January Astley's Ride Buttered Peas D revision/Davy Davy Nick Nack revision
Wednesday 19th January Goodbye Girls Stow Quickstep Revision/Perfect Cure
Wednesday 12th January Oh Suzannah/Jimmy Allen revision Oyster Girl
Wednesday 5th January Oh Suzannah Stow Quickstep

 

Autumn Term 2010

Wednesday 1st September - Wednesday 15th December

Date

Tunes 

 

6.30 - 7.30

7.30-9.30

Tuesday 21st December Christmas Party for all groups and pupils
Wednesday 15th December Revision of recent tunes Revision of recent tunes
Wednesday 8th December Astley's Ride Alexander's Hornpipe
Wednesday 1st December Astley's Ride Alexander's Hornpipe
Wednesday 24th November Jimmy Allen Morgan Rattler
Wednesday 17th November Jimmy Allen Davy Davy Nick Nack
Wednesday 10th November Jimmy Allen Buttered Peas in key of D
Wednesday 3rd November Revise Mary's Spinning Wheel/Revise Rakes of Kildare Oh Suzannah/Goodbye Girls
Wednesday 27th October Mary's Spinning Wheel/Revise Rakes of Kildare Month of May
Wednesday 20th October No Group
Wednesday 13th October Rakes of Kildare - 2nd half Revise - Little Diamond/New tune - Dalaigh's Polka
Wednesday 6th October Rakes of Kildare - 1st half Little Diamond
Wednesday 29th September Mairie's Wedding/Britches full of stitches/ Arrane Ny Niee - Manx Lullaby Paddy Carey's
Wednesday 22nd September Britches full of stitches/ Arrane Ny Niee - Manx Lullaby Mary's Spinning Wheel
Tuesday 14th September Revision of Marlens Festival tunes with Tuesday group
Wednesday 8th September Revision of Marlens Festival tunes
Wednesday 1st September Revision of recently learned tunes

 

Summer Term 2010

Wednesday 5th May - Wednesday 25th August

Date

Tunes 

Wednesday 25th August Snowy Path
Wednesday 18th August 6.30 - Britches full of stitches - from 7.30 - Marlens tunes
Wednesday 11th August Green Cottage
Wednesday 4th August High Caul Cap
Wednesday 28th July Tunes for Marlens Festival Clevedon
Wednesday 21st July Mairie's Wedding/Cock of the North/Star of the County Down/Skye Boat Song
Wednesday 14th July Henry's Jig 1st half
Wednesday 7th July Star of the County Down
Wednesday 30th June Rakes of Kildare
Wednesday 23rd June Blackthorn Stick
Wednesday 16th June Caliope House
Wednesday 9th June Denis Murphy's 2nd half and revision of Brosna
Wednesday 2nd June Denis Murphy's 1st half/ Arran Boat 
Wednesday 26th May  Brosna Slide
Wednesday 17th May  No Group
Wednesday 12th May  Gentle Maiden
Wednesday 5th May  South Wind   Seven Stars

 

Spring Term 2010

Wednesday 6th January - Wednesday 28th April

Date

Tunes 

Wednesday 28th April Seven Stars
Wednesday 21st April Morgan Rattler - all
Wednesday 14th April Morgan Rattler 1st part
Wednesday 7th April Paddy Carey's 2nd/3rd parts
Wednesday 31st March Paddy Carey's 1st/2nd parts
Wednesday 24th March Last revision for It's Your Ceilidh
Thursday 18th March  Sets 1, 5, 7 and 9 for It's Your Ceilidh
Wednesday 10th March Scotland the Brave
Wednesday 3rd March Rakes of Mallow
Wednesday 24th February Jimmy Allen
Wednesday 17th February Humours of Glendart - 2nd half
Wednesday 10th February Scotland the Brave
Wednesday 3rd February Humours of Glendart - 1st half
Wednesday 27th January Redowa Polka
Wed 20th January Rakes of Mallow, Jimmy Allen
Wednesday 6th and 13th January cancelled due to icy road conditions

 

Autumn Term 2009 -Wednesday 2nd September - Wednesday 16th December

Date Tunes we learned/played
Wed 2nd December Black Horse Session
Wed 25th November Scotland the Brave
Wed 18th November Keel Row
Wed 11th November  No Group
Wed 4th November Black Horse Session
Wed 28th October The Kesh
Wed 21st October Red Haired Boy/Mairi's Wedding
Wed 14th October Mairi's Wedding/Nelly Bly/Cock of the North/Kerry Polka/Galop Hey
Wed 7th October Black Horse Session
Wed 30th September Cock of the North/Mairi's Wedding/Nelly Bly/Kerry Polka/Galop Hey
Wed 23rd September Mairi's Wedding/Kerry Polka/Astley's Ride/Dawning of the Day/Bring Back the Child
Wed 16th September Britches full of Stitches/Galop Hey/Maggie in the Woods/Kerry Polka
Wed 9th September Kerry Polka/Salmon Tails/Lilting Banshee/Dan MacDonald/Galop Hey
Wed 2nd September Black Horse Session