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Timetables and Tunes 2023
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Steady Session 8.00pm-9.00pm - tunes played at an accessible speed for beginners and improvers.

Recap on basics 5.30pm-6.30pm - with the beginners class.

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Summer Term 2024 - Wednesday 6.30pm - May-August

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 1st May New tune: Newcastle
Wednesday 8th May Revised Leaving Lismore, Newcastle and Parson's Farewell
Wednesday 15th May Maiden Lane,  Mad Robin, 
Wednesday 22nd May Miss Margaret Hill's Waltz
Wednesday 29th May Revise all tunes for concert on 14th June (click here for list) 
Wednesday 5th June  
Wednesday 12h June  
Wednesday 19th June No Group
Wednesday 26th June No Group
Wednesday 3rd July  
Wednesday 10th July  
Wednesday 17th July  
Wednesday 24th July  
Resumes on Wednesday 4th September

 

Spring Term 2024 - Wednesday 6.30pm - January - April

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 3rd January King of the Fairies
Wednesday 10th January Foula Reel
Wednesday 17th January 6.30-7.30 and 8pm-9pm - practice tunes for the Barn Dance on Saturday 20th
Wednesday 24th January Foula Reel, Oh Suzannah, Golden Slippers
Wednesday 31st January Jim Small's Father's Waltz, Revised Paddy Fahey's (2023)
Wednesday 7th February Michael Turner's Waltz
Wednesday 14th February Revise The Foxhunter (Jig) and Bath Carnival.  Buttered Peas
Wednesday 21st February New tune: Woodland Flowers.  Jenny Lind (skeleton tune)
Wednesday 28th February New Tune:  Uncle's Jig 
Wednesday 6th March Morgan Rattler, Paddy Carey
Wednesday 13th March Parson's Farewell, One More Dance and Then
Wednesday 20th March The Croppies' (Irish polka)
Wednesday 27th March Revise Brighton Camp, The Sloe and One More Dance.  Paddy Fahey's, Croppies' 
Wednesday 3rd April New Tune: Dan Herlihy (Irish polka), Revise Woodland Flowers and Uncle's Jig
Wednesday 10th April Revise Jim Small's Father's Waltz, Revise Michael Turners Waltz
Wednesday 17th April Lavena, Kitty Magee 
Wednesday 24th April Revise Lavena and Kitty Magee.  

 

Autumn Term 2023 - Wednesday 6.30pm - September-December

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 6th September Revise Rakes of Kildare, Kesh, Morrisons
Wednesday 13th September Rig a Jig
Wednesday 20th September Rig a Jig, Little Burnt Potato
Wednesday 27th September Humours of Ennistymon
Wednesday 4th October Revise New Rigged Ship and Steamboat Quickstep from the Drummond Castle set
Wednesday 11th October Revise Banish Misfortune and Humours of Ennistymon
Wednesday 18th October Revision Steamboat Quickstep, New Rigged Ship
Wednesday 25th October No Group
Wednesday 1st November Paddy Fahey's (2023), Kerfunken Jig
Wednesday 8th November Quick revision of Kerfunken and Paddy Fahey's.  New tune - Shores of Lough Gowna
Wednesday 15th November Irish Polka with bowing - Cashman's
Wednesday 22nd Nov Irish Polka with bowing - Lehane's
Wednesday 29th November Foxhunter (The)
Wednesday 6th December Bath Carnival
Wednesday 13th December No Group
Wednesday 20th December No Group
Spring Term 2024 commences Wednesday 3rd January - King of the Fairies.  10th January Foula Reel

 

 

Summer Term 2023 - Wednesday 6.30pm - May-August

Date

Tunes

Plan this term - new tunes New Rigged Ship Jig, Steamboat Quickstep, (Scottish Jigs), Revise Drummond Castle. New Slip Jigs - Drops of Brandy, Foxhunters, Revise A Fig for a Kiss
Wednesday 3rd May Drops of Brandy - revise A Fig for a Kiss - Play Stool of Repentance and Biddy the Bowl Wife.  Revised Drummond Castle
Wednesday 10th May Foxhunters slip jig
Wednesday 17th May No Group
Wednesday 24th May No Group
Wednesday 30th May No Group
Wednesday 7th June Hogmanay Jig
Wednesday 14th June Gobbie O
Wednesday 21st June Steamboat Quickstep 1st half
Wednesday 28th June Steamboat Quickstep 2nd half and revise 1st half - Please also listen to Drummond Castle which we will learn/ revise.
Wednesday 5th July Learn New Rigged Ship, play through the whole set Drummond Castle, New Rigged Ship, Steamboat Quickstep
Wednesday 12th July Revise Rig a Jig, Little Burnt Potato, Idlewild, 
Wednesday 19th July Sbrando, Captain White's, Bedbreaker
Wednesday 26th July Revise Rakes of Kildare, Kesh, Morrisons

 

Spring Term 2023 - Wednesday 6.30pm - January - April

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 11th January Idlewild Jig, Bottom of the Punchbowl 1st half
Wednesday 18th January Bottom of the Punchbowl 2nd half.  Revised Dashing White Sergeant 
Wednesday 25th January White Cockade.  Revise Dashing White Sergeant and Bottom of the Punchbowl
Wednesday 1st February Auntie Mary's, Cotillion des Dames
Wednesday 8th February Danse de Chez Nous - Revise Auntie Mary's and Cotillion des Dames
Wednesday 15th February No Group
Wednesday 22nd February White Cockade.  Revision Danse de Chez Nous.
Wednesday 1st March Revise Cotillion des Dames 
Wednesday 8th March Gloucestershire Hornpipe.  Bowing for Irish Polkas - Captain Bing 2nd half, Prowling Fox 2nd half
Wednesday 15th March Dorsetshire Hornpipe.  
Wednesday 22nd March Revise Gloucestershire Hornpipe - new tune Drummond Castle
Wednesday 29th March Revise Dorset Hornpipe.  Revise Drummond Castle
Wednesday 5th April 30 minutes bowing - Maison de Glace, Green Castle.  New Tune - Stool of Repentance
Wednesday 12th April Revise Stool of Repentance.  New Tune - Biddy the Bowl Wife
Wednesday 19th April Revise Drummond Castle, Stool of Repentance, Biddy the Bowl Wife
Wednesday 26th April New: A Fig for a Kiss, Revise Stool of Repentance, Biddy the Bowl Wife

 

Autumn Term 2022 - Wednesday 6.30pm - September-December

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 7th September The Kesh Jig
Wednesday 14th September Bedbreaker and revision of The Kesh
Wednesday 21st September Idlewild Jig, Green Castle
Wednesday 28th September No class or session
Wednesday 5th October Revision: Idlewild Jig, Green Castle, The Kesh
Wednesday 12th October No class or session
Wednesday 18th October Little Burnt Potato
Wednesday 26th October Rig a Jig
Wednesday 2nd November Rakes of Kildare
Wednesday 9th November Morrison's 
Wednesday 16th November Class and session cancelled
Wednesday 23rd November The Kesh, Rig a Jig, Little Burnt Potato, Idlewild, Rakes of Kildare, 
Wednesday 30th November Morrisons's, Green Castle, Bedbreaker
Wednesday 7th December Monk's March, Centenary March, March of St. Timothy
Resumes Wednesday 11th January 2023

 

Summer Term 2022 - Wednesday 6.30pm - May-August

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 4th May Spootiskerry - whole tune.  Wakefield Hunt.  
Wednesday 11th May New Rigged Ship
Wednesday 18th May No Class or Session
Wednesday 25th May Full Rigged Ship
Wednesday 1st June Wakefield Hunt, New Rigged Ship, Full Rigged Ship, Spootiskerry, Sumer is Icumin in
Wednesday 8th June Practice for concert on 10th June
Wednesday 15th June Foxhunter's Slip Jig
Wednesday 22nd June No Class or Session
Wednesday 29th June Blackthorn Stick, Drops of Brandy, A Fig for a Kiss, Foxhunters slip jig
Wednesday 6th July Calliope House, Bedbreaker Revision of Blackthorn Stick
Wednesday 13th July March of St. Timothy, Danse de Chez Nous,
Resumes on Wednesday 7th September

 

Spring Term 2022 - Wednesday 6.30pm - January - April

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 5th January New Tunes: Navvy on the Line, Click Go the Shears
Wednesday 12th January New Tunes: Keel Row, Some Say the Devil's Dead 
Wednesday 19th January New Tune: Road to the Isles
Wednesday 26th January New Tune:   Banish Misfortune 
Wednesday 2nd February New Tune:   Humours of Ennistymon 
Wednesday 9th February Revision: Humours of Ennistymon
Wednesday 16th February New Tune:  Green Grow the Rushes.  Revision: Humours Ennistymon
Wednesday 23rd February Revision: Banish Misfortune, Humours Ennistymon
Wednesday 2nd March New Tune: Bottom of the Punchbowl and revise Dashing White Sergeant
Wednesday 9th March New tune: White Cockade
Wednesday 16th March Revision: Some Say the Devil's Dead /Road to the Isles if time
Wednesday 23rdMarch Revision: Green Grow the Rushes and play the whole set
Wednesday 30th March Monk's March
Wednesday 6th April Centenary March
Wednesday 13th April March of St. Timothy
Wednesday 20th April Revise Monk's March, Centenary March and March of St. Timothy
Wednesday 27th April Spootiskerry First Half
 
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