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Tuesday 9.30am Class 
Tuesday 7pm Irish Class

Wednesday Beginners basics and technique 5.30pm - 6.30pm Class

Wednesday Improvers 6.30pm - 7.30pm Class
Thursday 9.30am Slow and Steady Class
Thursday 11am Irish Class
Wednesday 7pm Class Nov 2020- Dec 2021 
Thursday Evening Beginners Nov 2020- Dec 2021 Class
  Sessions Dates Times and Tune Lists 
Calendar Dates for Morning Assembly Session  Tues and Thurs 9.00am -9.30am  
 Tunes For Morning Assembly Session Tues and Thurs 9.00am -9.30am 
 Tunes For Tuesday Morning Session 10.45am- 11.45am
  Tunes For Slow and Steady Session Wednesday 8.00pm 
Tunes For  Irish Session Tuesday 8.00pm
A-Z  Tunes  Substantial Resource of Recordings and Visual Aids
Complete Beginners
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What to expect in the beginners group
Beginners first tunes
Exercises for 5.30 Wednesday class
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Dance Classes 

Folk Feet Tuesday
Thursday Morning Dance Class

Monday evening Irish Set Dance classes and dances

Contents in this section are pre zoom  November 2020
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Contents in this section are pre zoom  November 2020
Contents in this section are pre zoom  November 2020

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Monday Morning Group  

Monday Evening Falfield  Archive

Tuesday  Irish Group archive

Wednesday Evening Groups Archive

  Monday Evening Star Inn Archive

Tuesday Morning Zoom and In Person Class from 9.30am and Session from 10.45am

Zoom Link Below (you will be able to join 10 minutes before the class starts)


Passcode: 545084

Contact Jill Elliot jillyelliot@gmail.com 07515 904 707
To access the A-Z Tunes Resource with all links to recordings and music, click here, then enter your password and username 


Summer Term 2022 - Tuesday 9.30am - May - August



Tuesday 3rd May Sweet Jenny Jones Line 3 (a harmony part with pizz and arco for fiddles)  Revision: Sumer is icumen in.  New Rigged Ship, Full Rigged Ship, Spootiskerry.  Leaving Lismore. Wakefield Hunt.  
Tuesday 10th May Tunes as above - either via zoom or in person. 
Tuesday 17th May No Class or session
Tuesday 24th May Continue with practice of tunes from 3rd May via zoom or in person
Tuesday 31st May Continue with practice for Clapton concert via zoom or in person
Tuesday 7th June No zoom this morning - practice at the church - open 9am start at 9.30 or as soon as you can make it
Tuesday 14h June No Class or session
Tuesday 21st June No Class or session
Tuesday 28th June  Rose in the Heather, White Cockade, Gloucestershire Hornpipe, Dorsetshire Hornpipe
Tuesday 5th July Athole Highlanders, Auntie Mary's, Cotillion des Dames, Danse de Chez Nous, Drops of Brandy
Tuesday 12th July Ballydesmonds, Sbrando set, Michael Turners, Galopede set, Glos hornpipe set, Dashing White Sergeant set
Resumes on Tuesday 6th September


Spring Term 2022 - Tuesday 9.30am - January - April



Tuesday 4th January Some say the Devil's Dead, Road to the Isles, Green Grow the Rushes
Tuesday 11th January Revise Some say the Devil's dead set of tunes. New Tune: Varsovianna
Tuesday 18th January New Tune (The) Quaker.  Revise Some say Devil's dead set.  
Tuesday 25th January New Tunes: Three Around Three,  Man in the Moon.  Revise all tunes from beginning of term
Tuesday 1st February New Tunes: A Hundred Pipers, Cock of the North
Tuesday 8th February New Tunes:  The Butterfly, Buttered Peas Too
Tuesday 15th February Revision: Levi Jackson's Rag
Tuesday 22nd February New Tunes: Rusty Gulley, Old Lancashire Hornpipe
Tuesday 1st March  New Tune: Presbyterian Hornpipe
Tuesday 8th March New Tune: Lads and Lasses 
Tuesday 15th March New/Revision: Tarantella, Liberty Bodice
Tuesday 22nd March New: Full Rigged Ship (slow Shetland tune)
Tuesday 29th March New: New Rigged Ship (Shetland tune)
Tuesday 5th April New: Sleep Sound in the Morning - Revision: Spootiskerry - Play the set of tunes
Tuesday 12th April Sumer is a comin in, Kesh, Keel Row
Tuesday 19th April Louisberg Square, Gloucestershire Hornpipe, Dorsetshire Hornpipe
Tuesday 26th April New Rigged Ship, Full Rigged Ship, Spootiskerry.  Sumer is icumen in


Autumn Term 2021 - Tuesday 9.30am - September-December



Tuesday 7th September New Tune: Bonfire Tune, revise House in the Glen
Tuesday 14th September New Tune: Little Drop of Coffee, revise Legacy
Tuesday 21st September Mason's Apron
Tuesday 28th September Fairy Dance, Miss McLeod (Scottish)
Tuesday 5th October Soldier's Joy, Kate Dalrymple
Tuesday 12th October Devil Among the Tailors
Tuesday 19th October East Neuk of Fife
Tuesday 26th October Staten Island
Tuesday 2nd November Revision session 
Tuesday 9th November Another revision session 
Tuesday 16th November Gloucestershire Hornpipe, Dorsetshire Hornpipe
Tuesday 23rd November Astley's Ride set
Tuesday 30th November Auntie Mary's Canadian Barn Dance set
Tuesday 7th December Sbrando, Captain White's 
Tuesday 14th December Bedbreaker, revise Sbrando and Captain White's
Spring Term commences Tuesday 4th January 2022


Summer Term 2021 - Tuesday 9.30am - May - August



Sunday 2nd May Highly Strung Start the Summer Party 2pm-4pm via zoom from Yew Tree Cottage.  
Tuesday 4th May Far From Home, Minstrel's Fancy - understanding the rhythm and lift for this type of tune  
Tuesday 11th May Drops of Brandy - slip jig
Tuesday 18th May Foxhunters - slip jig
Tuesday 25th May Flat Water Fran - we will learn it first in the key G.  Once you know the tune should be easy to play in A.  It will be played at the morning assembly on Thursday 3rd June.  There is a recording is on the A-Z Tunes - play twice in G and once in A.
Tuesday 1st June A Fig for a Kiss - slip jig - play the set of tunes and make sure we know Flat Water Fran in G and A
Tuesday 8th June New Tunes Calliope House,  Blackthorn Stick - revise slip jig set and Flatwater Fran in G and A
Tuesday 15th June Revise Blackthorn Stick and Calliope House.  New tune Major Mackie's Jig and make a start on Ripple on the Teign 
Tuesday 22nd June Revise Major Mackie and Ripple on the Teign.  New Tune Leaving Lismore Harmony Part 1
Tuesday 29th June  Harmony Part 1 Leaving Lismore
Dual Zoom/Room Class and Session until further notice.  Please use "What'sApp Tuesday Morning" for booking a place in the room. 
Tuesday 6th July Revision session - max 6 if indoors 
Tuesday 13th July New Tunes - Railway, Louisburg Square
Tuesday 20th July New Tune - King of the Fairies.  Revise tunes learned on 13th July and 22nd June
Tuesday 27th July New Tune - Wakefield Hunt, played King of the Fairies, Louisburg Square, The Railway
Tuesday 3rd August Revision session - Green Castle, Cotillion des Dames, Three Sea Captains
Tuesday 10th August Revision session - Pearl Wedding, Louisburg Square, Blackthorn Stick
Tuesday 17th August Bear Dance harmonies.  Revise Galop Hey, Redowa Polka
Tuesday 24th August Sweet Jenny Jones  Revise House in the Glen, The Legacy
Tuesday 31st August Sweet Jenny Jones with Harmonies 


Spring Term 2021 - Tuesday 9.30am - January - April



Tuesday 5th January Crown Point Cottage 
Tuesday 12th January Revised Irish Jigs Set - Mc Hugh's, House in the Glen, (The) Legacy 
Tuesday 19th January Learned Petronella.  Revised Kelso Accordion and Fiddle, Auld Brig O'Kelso, Crown Point Cottage 
Tuesday 26th January Hogmanay Jig (it was Burns night yesterday!)
Tuesday 2nd February Tich's Reel
Tuesday 9th February Lady Mary Douglas,Three Sea Captains
Tuesday 16th February Redowa Polka
Tuesday 23rd February Learn/Revise one or two of the following tunes:  Old Morpeth Rant, Morpeth Rant, Hesleyside Reel - please let me know your choices
Tuesday 2nd March  Jig of Slurs and/or Athole Highlanders if we have time (in the session we will play Sweet Jenny Jones as it was St. David's Day yesterday)

10.45 session warm up tunes

Pride of Petravore, Far From Home, Minstrel's Fancy
Tuesday 9th March Learn/Revise one or two of the following tunes: Aunty Mary's Canadian Barndance, Cotillion Des Dames, Danse de Chez Nous - please let me know your choices
Tuesday 16th March Learn Woodland Flowers

10.45 session warm up tunes

Ned O'Connor set (St. Patrick's Day tomorrow)
Tuesday 23rd March Learn Uncle's Jig to go with Woodland Flowers
Tuesday 30th March Out on the Ocean
Tuesday 6th April new tune - Plane Tree, revise Danse de Chez Nous
Tuesday 13th April Rose in the Heather and revise Out on the Ocean and Plane Tree, concentrating on getting the jig rhythm.
Tuesday 20th April McHugh's set - working on increasing your speed so please make sure you know the tunes well !  We started at 80 bpm and finished at 108bpm
Tuesday 27th April Tich's Reel, Pride of Petravore set - playing more fluently


Autumn Term 2020 - Tuesday 9.30am - September - December



Tuesday 8th September All in a Garden Green and Harmony
Tuesday 15th September Learn at home this week's warm up tune Harvest Home.  In the class we learned Gentle Maiden  and the harmony 
Tuesday 22nd September New tune we will learn by ear High Reel - Irish reel - 
Tuesday 29th September New tune - Alisdair J Sim - (Willie Taylor)
Tuesday 6th October New Tune - this time from Somerset - Henry Cave's Hornpipe as passed on by John Dipper summer 2006 - for traditional English music search for Chris Wood, Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron.
Tuesday 13th October Julia Delaney - Irish Reel 
Tuesday 20th October 2nd half Julia Delaney.  New tune to learn by ear at the group Old Joe's Jig - Irish Jig
Tuesday 27th October Pride of Petravore (Eileen Og), An Comhra Don - two of the tunes to be played at the virtual ceili on Saturday 
Saturday 31st October  Join Maggie Daniel and the Perfect Cure Ceili Band for our Halloween Ceili - Click here for dances to be called with instructions and a list of tunes for musicians to join in too.
Tuesday 3rd November Ned O'Connor, Prowling Fox (Irish Polkas)
Tuesday 10th November New Tune Mc Hugh's (Irish Jig), House in the Glen (Irish Jig)
Tuesday 17th November Captain Bing (polka), Green Castle (hornpipe)
Tuesday 24th November Legacy (Irish jig)
Tuesday 1st December A new tune to follow Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club - the Auld Brig O'Kelso which was introduced via video link by Bob Liddle who wrote these tunes.   Ding Dong Bell
Tuesday 8th December Joe Banes Schottische, Revise Green Castle, Play Ding Dong Bell
Tuesday 15th December Far From Home, play through tunes for Christmas Party
Tuesday 22nd December Minstrel's Fancy
Wednesday 23rd December Highly Strung and Folk Feet Christmas Party 1.45pm - dancing and playing starts at 2pm - 3pm chatting to finish around 3.15pm - email Jill jillyelliot@gmail.com for the programme