Isle of Wight Tune Book
aim is to continue the Village Band Tradition of having an Isle of Wight
manuscript of tunes and
available for dances, weddings, parties and other gatherings. No old IOW
as yet been found. We have gathered together some of the IOW and related tunes
of sources. This is a living document with new material being added all the
are looking for new tunes without copyright to include in the manuscript.
Please send the music
score or an mp3 with a clear tune from which we can write out the music. More
about this in "New songs and tune ideas" below. Use our email to send tunes.
hope you enjoy playing the music. Thanks to all those so far that have freely
provided tunes, given
time to checking them out and those that have given us so much encouragement.
are some of the tunes so far.
of Wight Carole Dance Music 6 (Long Term Project)
just been playing through the Isle of Wight tunes and they are great. I
particularly like Sailor's
and the Isle of Wight Hornpipe. Both very jaunty. The British Man-of-War tunes
are nice, as is
on the Isle of Wight which has a lovely melancholic simplicity to it. The
Clowns Courtship and
Ware are both cute and Golden Gorse is a lovely reflective song. It reminds me
a bit of
and Allen (way back in the day). Lumps of Pudding is sweet and I also like
Roger and Dolly
by the Parson of Chale, the latter of which is quite quirky and really appeals
to me! The song
Sixpence is quite mediaeval sounding I thought. I tried it whilst playing a
low drone on the G and it