… and other tunes from Hamilton’s Tune Book 1844
A course for musicians with Paul Hutchinson.
As a result of exhausting and at times harrowing work, Paul has ploughed through his rare copy of Hamilton’s Tune Book (1844) and unearthed more melodic gems. He is still harvesting tunes from his recently published book Sixty Country Dance Tunes 1786 – 1800 so a crop of those will appear.
Building on the success of the Maniac course in 2019 Paul will focus on arrangements in various ensembles.
Who’s it For?
This course is for players of all instruments and will be aimed at intermediate level and above. You will need to be able to read music.
Paul Hutchinson studied piano and church organ before being persuaded at the age of 17 to take up the accordion and form a ceilidh band. Since then he’s become one of the best-known and in demand players on the folk scene – in the UK and beyond – as one half of duo Belshazzar’s Feast, with trio Hoover the Dog, Pagoda Project (with Karen Wimhurst), and PLF. Paul is a regular tutor and musician at Halsway Manor, and the accordion tutor for EFDSS at Cecil Sharp House.
Paul has recently been intrinsic in the publishing by Faber & Faber of a volume of rare, re-discovered early dance tunes. Check back for more details and ‘how to buy’.