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Sleeve Notes for Straight from the Fingers by The Bursledon Village Band

Straight from the FingersMost of the tunes are English but there are a few from further afield, all played in the bands distinctive Southern English style, slightly slower than bands from the North of England and with more emphasis on the rhythmic nature of the tunes.
The Band was formed in early 1977.  In 1979 it  won an award from B.B.C. Radio Solent as the most popular Barn Dance Band and received similar awards in 1980 and 1982.


The musicians are:
Dave Ingledew on Melodeon,
Joyce Ingledew on Fiddle,
Mathew Parker  on Keyboards,
Paul Johnson on Drums,
Graham Pretty on Anglo Concertina and
Simon Harmer on Tuba and Tenor Horn.

Description


A great selection of dance tunes from The Bursledon Village Band.  Most of the tunes are English but there are a few from further afield, all played in the bands distinctive Southern English style, slightly slower than bands from the North of England and with more emphasis on the rhythmic nature of the tunes.. Most of the tunes are 32 bars long but there are also a couple of 48 bar tunes, one a polka and the other a reel, which should be useful to callers looking for something other than straight 32 bar tunes.


The Band was formed in early 1977.  In 1979 it  won an award from B.B.C. Radio Solent as the most popular Barn Dance Band and received similar awards in 1980 and 1982.  At that time half of the band lived in Bursledon, a village on the bank of the River Hamble, a few miles to the East of  Southampton.  In recent years, the band has also done a great many Folk Festival performances, including Sidmouth, Chippenham, Whitby, Bognor Easter Festival, Gosport, Isle-of-Wight, Winchester, Wimborne and Towersey festivals, as well as smaller local festivals.

Track Notes


1 Petes Peerie Boat/The Pipers Poodle




2 Walter Bulwers No. 3/Freds Pigeon




3 The Millennium Waltz/The Comet Waltz




4 Some Say the Devils Dead/Hunting the Hare




5 Galopede/Little Polly/Grandfathers




6 Webbs Wonders Polka




7 Sharon Eubank




8 Walter Bulwers No. 1/The Blue Eyed Stranger




9 The BVB March/The Rochdale Coconut Dance




10 The Kerry Polka




11 Jig by Greenland/Muckin o Georgies Byre




12 The Rose Waltz




13 Reel des Accordionistes