Here is the latest list of tunes I have written over the years.   Click on the tune title to see the dots, play a midi of the tune, and view the ABC of each tune by clicking on the adjacent ABC icon.  Click here to see the dots, midis and ABCs of all the tunes.    

 

The abc notation is a system, developed by Chris Walshaw  for notatingmusic in plain text format. There are a number of programmes for editing, displaying and printing music using ABC. See http://abcnotation.com/ for more information and a number of ABC resources including a tune search.

 

I'd be interested to know if you should play any of my tunes at a session or performance, and grateful if you acknowledge my authorship.

 
 
 
 
 
 

- I wrote this after playing Le Canal en Octobre,  a tune title mis-heard and mis-translated in the Cheltenham area for a while as 'The Duck'.

- a tune I originally called by a different name.  When I wanted to change its name, this punning title became the obvious choice.

- written for a fiddle I found in an 'antiques' shop in Alston in Cumbria.

- written in April 1988.

- written after watching pippistrelle bats flying around at dusk

- a tune I wrote for the wedding of two very good friends, Baz and Joy Parkes

- a tune we used for a dance of the same name in Redbornstoke Morris

- a tune I wrote for Nottingham Swing for my new band Bosun Higgs. I named the tune after the excellent pub in Adderbury run by Sandra and Chris Shallis, whose cottage we used for weekend rehearsals

- this was written following a day out on the bikes with the boys

- two slightly different versions of the essentially the same tune, the first is a hornpipe, the second, with some melody changes and played smoother and faster, a reel

- Bunyan's Orchard is in Harlington, Beds where I was living at the time. John Bunyan used to preach from the still-standing Bunyan's Oak in Harlington.

-written at the same time as Deed Polka, named for the the same event.

- a pun on 'Deed Poll' - a significant event in my life at this time

  - a lovely day out with Greg, my son.

- a tune that came to me almost fully formed in a dream

- Fir Tree Place  is in Rodborough, Stroud, where I once stayed for a few days.

- this is meant to be a descriptive title.

- that was how long it took to me write this tune.

- a tune I wrote for my son, Greg.  As a rant tune, I couldn't resist the pun.

- and lovely it was too.

- named after a long-gone pub in Hitchin which used to hold regular music sessions, led by the landlord.

- the result of homework from my then sax tutor to write a tune on the sax

- Keldy Forest is near Pickering in North Yorkshire.

- I wrote this tune when I had a bit of time before going to work....

- the title sums up the feeling of this schottische.

- the first, 32 bar, version of a jig I wrote for Cath Chandler, then the English String Band needed a 48 bar jig, so Rob Neal wrote a new A part, I wrote the C part, and with the original B part, here it is.

- written over a lunch break from work

- this tune was inspired by Alan Rawlinson, who, on hearing that I had moved into a Park Home, jokingly noted that I was now 'Trailer Trash'  -apparently an American term. I decided to go for the more 'polite' Park Home Polka.

- a polka written for my step son.

- a favourite walking area

- one of my favourite parts of England, and one I often go back to.

- a challenge from Tim Normanton to write a tune about a kettle.

- written for my wedding to Jan in the Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham, and played by the first incarnation of the English String Band as Jan walked down the aisle for the ceremony. 

- written in honour of my favourite brewery, Timothy Taylor of Keighly, West Yorkshire

- I've forgotten why I named this tune thus (I think it was something to do with 3 Round 3), but I was very chuffed when Nigel Chippendale liked and played it.

- I originally wrote this as slow tune in C when I was going through a difficult time - hence the title, but, hey, optimism won out and it has turned into this reel in G.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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