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Fortyssimo by The Old Swan Band

Summary

The Old Swan Band celebrate their 40th anniversary with this eclectic selection of tunes. Whether English, Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, Australian, traditional or composed, borrowed and/or adapted, they all end up with that distinctive Old Swan Band ‘stamp’. The musicians who make up this band also play in several other bands (a dozen or so to be imprecise) and tunes leap across the spaces between and re-seed themselves. Notes and names change, tempos and keys vary, but they all end up in the same place – on the dance floor. We hope you’ll enjoy listening to this music but our abiding wish is that you’ll roll back the carpet, get the right shoes on and shake a leg. That’s what legs are for.


WGS407CD
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Track Listing

1 Bonny Breast Knot / Getting Upstairs / Blue Eyed Stranger
2 La Ouellette / Parnell’s March  
3 Leeds Polka / Jenny Bell Polka
4 Gypsy’s Hornpipe/Astley’s Hornpipe/Coleford Jig  
5 Les Trois Puits/ Barbara Allen/The Green Ship  
6 Salford Lasses / Lady Compton’s Whim / Welsh Jigg  
7 Varsoviennes
8 Whistling Rufus / Woodland Revels  
9 The Queer Fella’s Shot-ese/ Hayward’s Schottische  
10 Not For Joe / Seamo’s Polka  
11 The Rose Tree / Bottom of the Punch Bowl  
12 Covent Garden Row / Hunting The Hare / The Hop Jig / Bishop of Chester’s Jig
13 Alexandra Park / President Garfield  
14 Kelso Fiddle & Accordion Club / March of St Timothy  
Fortyssimo album cover
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The Old Swan Band
(Fiddle led dance band)
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