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TEN YEARS ON

Please help to support Halsway Manor by visiting the Manor and/or taking part in one of the many weekends and mid-week courses and holidays.

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The CD was an eclectic collection of music and songs played by the Millennium Players and recorded live at Halsway Manor in April 2010. This CD is the second CD for the Orchestra as they recorded their first live CD on St. George's Day 2000. Halsway Manor is a national centre for Traditional Music in the United Kingdom and hosts many events and courses during the year. Halsway is a beautiful Elizabethan Manor House located on the Southern slopes of the Quantock hills in West Somerset.Picture of Halsway Manor

Track List

  • The Spirit of the Dance and Paddy Clancy's Jig (4 x 32 bars)
  • My Lady Winwood's Maggot (3 x 32 Bars)
  • Zephyrs and Flora (7 x 32 bars)
  • To Those I Love (6 x 32 bar Waltz)
  • International Sequence
  • Scottish Sequence
  • Song: The Mill sung by Anthea Deane
  • Jigs by William Winter (6 x 32 bars)
  • Mrs. Hamilton of Pencaitland - Sequence
  • Welsh Sequence
  • Top and Bottom (7 x 40 bars)
  • Song: Thousands or More sung by Barefoot
  • Madeliene's Wals (Waltz by Dutch composer Wim Posen) (2 x 64)
  • Taxing Time (8 x 16 bars)
  • Pokey's Reel and Smudge the Dog (9 x 32 bars)

Many of the musicians in the Halsway Manor Millennium Players lead their own bands or play in one of the many Folk Dance Bands which  perform regularly in the United Kingdom. Please support their music by clicking here for SKYLARK: here for MOMENTUM: and here for STRADIVARIOUS.
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CONNECTIONS:

A new CD by Dave Brown. Click here to read the sleeve notes.

Following the success of Gingerbread and Moonshine and Outside of the Square, Dave has again responded to requests to produce more material for the local dance club to enjoy at their Saturday Night Dances. This CD is useful for callers and clubs alike. This CD is a great accompaniment to Dave's recent Books Shades of Brown and Memories in Waltz time which are on sale on the web page.

Each piece is played by Dave using a selection of instruments including - Keyboard, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Recorder, Mandolin and of course VIOLIN! This means that even though there is one musician, there is a FULL BAND SOUND.
Looking for dance tracks? Checkout CALLER'S CHOICE. A list of Dave's recordings by style and bar structure.

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  • Miss Rosie Bird + The Arborist: Reels 9 x 32 bars
  • Meg O'Lymm Jig 8 x 32 bars
  • Katharine the Great + The White Horse Waltz: Waltz 6 x 32 bars
  • Rumble in the Jungle + Let it all Hang out! Jigs 9 x 32 bars
  • Felicity: Waltz 4 x 32 bars
  • Jig in a Box + Dandelion Whine: Jigs 9 x 32 Bars
  • Mark in Thyme + Miss Kirsty Rose: Reels 8 x 32 Bars
  • Home Again + Fiddler's Fancy: Reels 9 x 32 bars
  • Pip Squeak + Rachael's March: Marches 8 x 48 bars
  • Tom Tiddler Jig 7 x 32 bars
  • David's Dilemma + Leaping Lewis: Reels 8 x 64 bars
  • Home on the Hill + Patience Waltzes 5 x 32 bars
  • Swakopmund Lass + Do you wanna Dance with me?: Reels 9 x 32 bars
  • Turtle Bay: Waltz 7 x 32 bars
  • G and C: Reels 9 x 32 bars

REFLECTIONS: English and American Country Dance Music recorded at dancing length for use in Dance Clubs and by callers who use recorded music - All instruments are played by DAVE BROWN.

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Looking for more dance tracks? Checkout CALLER'S CHOICE. A list of Dave's recordings by style and bar structure.

  • Congress Reel And Hobart's Transformation REELS 9 x 32 bars
  • Tom Tiddler Jig - JIG 7 x 32 bars
  • Felicity - Swing Waltz 8 x 32 bars
  • Night Of Fun + Rocky Road To Dublin - TRIPLE (9/8) JIGS 6 x 32 bars
  • Joyeux Quebec + Fiddler's Reel - REELS 7 x 32 bars
  • Elegance (English Style)
  • Blarney Pilgrim + Willy Walsh's - Jigs 6 x 48 bars
  • Laura's Swing + Jig For Catherine - JIGS 7 x 32 bars
  • Humours Of Ballyloughlin - JIGS 4 x 64 bars
  • Swallow Tail Jig + Protherough's Jig - JIGS 9 x 32 bars
  • Cooley's Reel + Le Diable Vert - REELS 7 x 32 bars
  • Ashton Hill + Wickham Jambouree Marches 7 x 32 bars
  • Redtail Rag + Church Flowers - RAGGY HORNPIPES 5 x 32 bars
  • Over The Waterfall and Rock The Cradle Joe - REELS 7 x 32 bars
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OUTSIDE of the SQUARE: A new CD by Dave Brown. Click here to read a review.

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Following the success of Gingerbread and Moonshine, Dave has responded to the many requests to produce more material for the local dance club to enjoy at their Saturday Night Dances. This CD is useful for callers and clubs alike.

Each piece is played by Dave using a selection of instruments including - Keyboard, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Recorder, Mandolin and of course VIOLIN! This means that even though there is one musician, there is a FULL BAND SOUND. Orders are accepted over the INTERNET, so please click below!
Looking for dance tracks? Checkout CALLER'S CHOICE. A list of Dave's recordings by style and bar structure.

OUTSIDE of the SQUARE PLAYLIST

  • Congress Reel + Hobart’s Transformation (arr. DB) Reels 9 x 32 bars
  • Tom Tiddler (© Dave Brown) Jig 7 x 32 bars
  • Felicity (© Dave Brown) Swing Waltz 8 x 32 bars
  • The Sailor’s Wife + Morrison’s Jig (arr. DB) + Coffee (© Gary Haggerty). Jigs 11 x 32 bars
  • Joyeux Quebec + Fiddler’s Reel (arr. DB) Reels 7 x 32 bars
  • Elegance (© Dave Brown) Playford Style 6 x 32 Bars
  • Blarney Pilgrim + Willy Walsh’s Jig (arr. DB) Jigs 6 x 48 bars
  • Celtic Rose + Fields of Corn (© Dave Brown) Waltz 7 x 32 bars
  • Humours of Bally Loughlin (arr. DB): Jigs 4 x 64 bars
  • Cooley’s Reel + Le Diable Vert (arr. DB) Reels 9 x 32 bars
  • Tribute to Al White (arr. DB) Reels 9 x 32 bars
  • Heatherington’s Hornpipe + Blue Days (© Dave Brown) Hornpipes 7 x 32 bars
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GINGERBREAD and MOONSHINE: English and American Country Dance Music - All instruments are played by DAVE BROWN.Click on track title to download track for FREE

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The tunes recorded on this CD are an example of the sort of music being played for English and American country dances at this end of the 20th cent. Some are traditional, meaning that no-one really knows who wrote them, and, because they are popular, they are played by many musicians. Some are new and reflect the fact that the country dance tradition is alive and creative on both sides of the Atlantic. Looking for dance tracks? Checkout CALLER'S CHOICE. A list of Dave's recordings by style and bar structure.

Gingerbread and Moonshine Playlist

  • FROSTY - Cold & Frosty Morning / Grumbling Old Man and Growling Old Woman / June Apple. 9 x 32 Bar Reels.
  • NIGHT - Night of Fun / Rocky Road to Dublin 6 x 32 9/8 jigs.
  • LUCY - Lucy Farr’s Jig / Indian Point (Rick Mohr USA) / Connaughtman’s Rambles 4 32 bars + 4 x 32 bars Jigs
  • ASHTON - Ashton Hill (DB) / Wickham Jambouree (DB) 7 x 32 bar Reels.
  • HOME - Home on the Hill (DB) / Patience (DB) 5 x 32 bar Waltzes.
  • LAURA - Laura’s Swing (DB) / Jig for Catherine (DB)/ Jig for Bob (DB) 7 x 32 bar Jigs.
  • ROMANCE - Solo Piano Piece by Dave Brown
  • BLUESY - It’s a Bluesy Waltz (Jonathan Jensen) / 5 x 32 bar waltz.
  • SWALLOW - Swallow Tail Jig / Protherourgh’s Jig (DB) 9 x 32 bar Jigs.
  • FUN DAY - Bay of Fundy / The Old Grey Cat / Saut de Lapin 8 x 32 bar reels.
  • REDTAIL - Redtail Rag (DB) / Church Flowers (DB) 5 x 32 bar Hornpipes (Ragtime time style)
  • WATERFALL – Over the Waterfall / Rock the Cradle Joe / Liza 7 x 32 bar reels.

All tunes Traditional unless indicated otherwise: DB = © Dave Brown © (p) Dave Brown 1997


HALSWAY MILLENNIUM PLAYERS:

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 Click here to read a review. Dave Brown organised this CD with many English dance musicians to celebtreate the Millennium and promote Halsway Manor. Loads of tracks and some are for callers and dance clubs to dance to. Jigs and Reels, waltzes and hornpipes. Click on the "Add to basket button" to buy this product.
Price £10.00. (all preceeds to Halsway Manor).

A group of musicians, including Thomas Bending, Aidan Broadbridge, Dave Brown, Alan Corkett, Jon Corkett, Kevin Downham, Maggie Fletcher, Lesley Gerbrandy, Estelle Jackson, Maggie Kaye, Howard Mitchell, Geoffrey Moss, Hazel Ridd, Rod Stradling, Gordon Taylor, Meg Winters, Recorded a wonderful CD of traditional music on St. George’s Day 2000, to celebrate the Millennium and Halsway Manor.

Halsway Millennium Play list

  • The Burghees Hole
  • Air, Strathspey, Reel.
  • Newcastle.
  • English Sword Dance Tunes. (Medley)
  • The Old Mill
  • Welsh Waltzes
  • An evening at the Bar
  • Easter Thursday
  • Sir Confused of Halsway
  • A Selection of Morris Dance Tunes.
  • Parson’s Farewell
  • A selection of Processional Tunes.
  • Si Bheag, Si Mhor
  • Never Love Goddesses
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BOOKS


CONTRA STYLE:

Dave Brown's book of contra style tunes and melodies for other social dance events.
This is Dave's latest collection of tunes. Many are straightforward, but many are challenging. Look out for Reels, Jigs and Waltzes.

Price: £3.00

THE STAFFORD DIAMOND CELEBRATION DANCE BOOK:

Silver, Ruby, Gold – and now Diamond. Stafford Folk Dance Club has once again celebrated a significant anniversary of the club’s formation with a “Write a Dance” competition. The dances are reproduced here as a testament to the club's years of activity and dedication to quality dance.

Price: £2.50

PLAY FOR THE DANCE:

24 arrangements of traditional and modern English Style Folk Dance melodies. Each piece is arranged in 3 parts which makes the material useful for bands wanting instant arrangements. The book also provides workshop leaders with tunes to explore with in their workshops and small or large ensembles to enjoy playing whether in private or public. Dave has also written a short biographical note about the origin, or reason for each tune.

This collection includes new tunes from Dave Brown, Jonathan Jensen, Colin Hume, George Middleton and Terry Willetts, as well as a large number of traditional melodies from the 17th and 18th century dance repertoires.
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Download a PDF version of this book suitable for a personal computer, or laptop, or for an E-Book reader such as a Kindle.
Price: £2.00

Titles arranged in this book:
Older Tunes
  • Barbarini's Tambourine
  • Bloomsbury Market
  • Chelsea Reach
  • De'il Tak the Warr
  • Goddesses
  • Greenwich Park
  • Jenny Pluck Pears
  • Key to the Cellar
  • Lord How's Jig
  • Maid's Morris
  • Minuet
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
  • Speed the Plough
Newer Tunes
  • Duplicity (DB)
  • Elegance (DB)
  • Frances Ann's Delight (GM)
  • Felicity (DB)
  • Helena (CH)
  • Lotus Blossom (DB)
  • The Mary Rose (DB)
  • Mignonette (TW)
  • Rachael's March (DB)
  • The Old Mill (BJ)
  • Whiskey Before Dinner (JJ)
DB=Dave Brown: CH=Colin Hume: TW=Terry Willetts: JJ=Jonathan Jensen: GM=George Middleton
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SHADES OF BROWN:

This is Dave Brown's Premier Collection of original tunes. The collection includes Jigs, Reels Hornpipes and Marches. All of which have been tried and tested at various dances and ceilidhs. Why not give your band an original sound with these new tunes. Dave has also written a short biographical note about the origin, or reason for each tune.
ISMN M 9002117-1-2
Price: £6.00
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PLAYFORD STYLE:

Dave created this set of arrangements in 1988. It has proved a popular selling book and many bands use this material as their standard set of Playford/English Arrangements.
ISBN 1 870635 04 3
Price £2.00
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  • A Trip to Paris
  • Chestnut
  • Childgrove
  • Dargason
  • Gathering Peascods
  • Goddesses
  • Hunsdon House
  • Indian Queen
  • Step Stately
  • Jack's Maggot
  • Jamaica
  • Lilli Bulero
  • Mr. Isaac's Maggot
  • Mr. Beveridges Maggot
  • Never Love Thee More
  • Newcastle
  • Orleans Baffled
  • Parson's Farewell
  • Picking Up Sticks
  • Portsmouth
  • Rufty Tufty
  • Sellinger's Round
  • St. Martin's
  • Phoenix
  • The Queen's Jig
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MEMORIES IN WALTZ TIME

A great selection of Waltzes composed by Dave for an ever widening series of events and occasions. The waltz styles vary from simple waltzes to those which can be played with complex swing rhythms.
ISMN M 9002117-0-5
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MUSIC FOR 2:

This is a new book of Dave Brown's melodies arranged for Solo instrument and Piano. The book comes with an accompanying CD where each piece can be accompanied in 1 of 2 different ways. 1. A slow learning trackand 2. A faster performance track. The collection includes Jigs, Reels Hornpipes and Marches. All of which have been tried and tested at various dances, ceilidhs and music workshops. If you are learning to play an instrument then this would be a great way to learn to play. The backing tracks simply make you move along with the music and help you to create a real performance feeling.
ISMN M 9002117-2-9 and ISBN 978 0-9558348-1-3
Price: £2.00 (including backing tracks and data CD.)

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Tooth Fairy and the Shepherd Boy Book Cover

The Tooth Fairy
and the Shepherd Boy

A musical for 8-11 year olds by Dave Brown and Patience Scott-Brown (copyright dlbmusic Jan 2008) and published in March 2008. (ISBN 0-9558348-0-6)

Synopsis:

This is a simple and light-hearted story set in a rural and timeless place. The story is of a young shepherd boy who, after a terrific storm, wakes up to discover a girl sleeping under a nearby tree. She is a Tooth Fairy who does not initially reveal her true identity, but does reveal that she has lost her bag. The Tooth Fairy and the Shepherd Boy travel together and get to know each other while looking after the flock of sheep. They are “stalked” by three Wolves who are on the look-out for a tasty meal. They are ineffectual as Wolves and never actually catch any sheep. However, they get to sing a great song – “Rock around the Flock” – and have many interactions with the audience.

Meanwhile, in the village, Mr & Mrs. Shoemaker and their children, Sergeant Smith and The Old Lady find a colourful bag and set about trying to discover who might own such an interesting item. They hatch a plot to stake out a tree in the village and eventually meet up with the Tooth Fairy and The Shepherd Boy. Click here to listen to the famous "Looth Tooth Song".

In the final scenes many secrets are revealed and the Wolves come to an unexpected end after they are caught during the final song.

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