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SINGING for CORNWALL (Songs and Dance Tunes)

 xExtract from the sleeve notes:-

13 more Cornish songs (8 in full vocal harmony) and 6 instrumental adventures based on our superb traditional Cornish dance tunes.

Recorded in my own studio, these arrangements freely acknowledge my admiration for:-

 (1) Anao Atao, a fine Cornish band using both acoustic and electronic resources in their early releases, (2) the Coleman/Davey partnership, the most creative ever to emerge from Cornwall, and (3) the great Mike Oldfield, mix-master to the gods.

Two of my own tunes have snuck in amongst the musical sources for this CD  (see inside for details).  As in my first album, 21 SONGS OF CORNWALL, however, the bulk of the songs and dances are truly traditional, and rich in the flavour of Cornish life.  (IM)

Contents

 

HOME

 

GOLDEN SONGS of DEVON

 

21 SONGS of CORNWALL

 

E-mail ian@floraldance.com.

Telephone 01579 321433

 

The Amazing Story of
THE FLORAL DANCE

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 http://www.floraldance.com

 

CHILDREN`S SONGS

 

SONGS of the GREAT
AMERICAN RAILROADS

 

 

(Click underlined titles for extracts)

LITTLE EYES    LAMORNA    CORNISH JIGS    SALLY BROWN    LOWLANDS

 WASSEL REDRUTH   CORNISH GIRLS   `FLORAL` DANCE?  NINE BRAVE BOYS

 CORNISH POLKAS   JON BUNT   HORNPIPES   LULLABY   SILVER SHOALS 

LOVELY NANCY    WALTZES   I LOVE MY LOVE    TRELAWNY   

(Bonus material !) SILVER SHOALS  (Music only)

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SWITCHED-ON CORNWALL (Electronic arrangements of Dance Tunes)

    This is Cornish music as it  has never been heard before, `switched on` in Ian`s individual & entertaining electronic style. No weird noises - just good tunes!

 A wide-ranging selection of Cornish dance tunes, old favourites bumping elbows with with compositions by Neil & Merv Davey, Kyt Le Nen Davey, Hilary, William & Marion Coleman, Rosie Fierek, Jim Pengelly, Rosie Peel, Jon Mills, Stephen Hall, Mike Smith, and Cornwall`s indefatiguable champion of folk, Chris Ridley.

Ian writes: Electronic music has now been with us for over a hundred years, with serious composers committed to it by the early 50s. It soon made a wider mark in film (eg the proudly credited `electronic tonalities` of Wilcox`s Forbidden Planet of 1956) and TV (eg the famous Dr Who theme). Today`s orchestrations for, say, a Lloyd Webber musical depend on electronic sound. For my part, the `road to Damascus` moment was falling in love with the early synthesiser music of Walter (now Wendy - don`t ask) Carlos, entitled Switched-On Bach.  I was encouraged to find that Cornish musician and scholar Merv Davey was also a Carlos fan.

     

                         


Contents

1.ROCK HARD MINERS    2.DR SYNTAX`S NEW HEAD    3. FEST NOIZE

4. TAMAR TANGOS    5. PASO DOBWALLS    6. BACH GOES TO BODMIN

 7. TAKE FOUR SEASONS  8. STRANGE STRANGER  9. RAMBLING ROSIES

 10.THE SECRET FISHERMAN`S BALL    11.STREAMS & DREAMS

12. BOUNCES WITH DEVILS

 

 

     

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