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Bal Folk

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Bal Folk was created from a selection tunes published as Massif Central Volumes 1 and 2. It has been completely revised and errors found in the original have been corrected. Copyright tunes had to be removed but a number of original compositions by Trevor Upham and Chris Shaw have been added. Trevor and Chris live in England but write tunes in the central French style. Trevor lived for many years in France and was very involved with the folk dance scene there, he writes some superb tunes which deserve to be better known.

This book will be of interest to anyone who enjoys playing French music, or playing for French dancing. The tunes are suitable for melodeon, fiddle and accordion and many will fit within the range of bagpipes and hurdy gurdy. It contains the usual mix of mazurkas, valses, scottisches, two and three time bourrees, and polkas that are encountered at a ‰Û÷Bal Folk‰۪ in France. The majority of the tunes in this book come from the centre of France, the Berry, Bourbonnais and Auvergne regions, where there is a strong tradition of hurdy gurdy and bagpipe music.

In addition, there are a few examples of tunes for other dances that one can occasionally encounter, for example the five time waltz from Alsace. It should not be seen as an academic work, but a useful source of good tunes. Also included are a number of tunes written in the French style by Trevor Upham and Chris Shaw, two musicians playing French music in England. In France the usual tuning used for a two row melodeon is C/G, whilst in England we prefer D/G. The melodeon in C/G tuning fits very well with the ‰Û÷Auvergne‰۪ tuned hurdy gurdy and bagpipes in C, when playing in C and G major. This is an instrument combinationoften used in France. It is for this reason that a number of tunes are written in C, however they can easily be transposed to G to fit on a D/GåÊmelodeon.

Scottish
  • Aigo de Rotzo, L‰۪
  • Chez la M̬re Antoine
  • Clementine
  • D‰۪oÌ_ Viens-tu P‰۪tit Bonhomme?
  • Off the Hook
  • Pied dans l‰۪Eau, Un
  • Plante un Chou
  • Scottish
  • Scottish
  • Scottish
  • Scottish
  • Scottish
  • Scottish
  • Scottish (Auvergne)
  • Scottish (Landes)
  • Scottish ÌÊ Cadet
  • Scottish ÌÊ Catinaux
  • Scottish ÌÊ Plumet
  • Scottish de la R̩publique
  • Scottish de L̩a
  • Scottish de L̩a
  • Scottish de Pierrefitte
  • Scottish des Oiselets
  • Scottish du Crassier
  • Scottish N̩rondaise
  • Tienne de la Barret
  • Toi et Moi
Bourr̩es ÌÊ Trois Temps
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Dechaux
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Huit, La
  • Bourr̩e Crois̩e du Morvan
  • Bourr̩e d‰۪Aumont
  • Bourr̩e de la Chapelotte
  • Bourr̩e de Saint Cl̩ment
  • Bourr̩e de Saint Pierre
  • Bourr̩e de Vargh̩as
  • Bourr̩e Droite
  • Bourr̩e Droite du Pays Fort, La
  • Bourr̩e du P̬re Deret
  • Bourr̩e Muss̩e
  • Bourr̩e Sancerroise
  • Bourr̩e Tournante, La
  • Bourr̩e Vals̩e d‰۪Issoudun, La
  • Branle ÌÊ Six de la Ch̢tre
  • Derri̬re Chez Nous
  • Ìätoile, L‰۪
  • Gar̤ons de la Montagne
  • J‰۪avais une Bonne Amie
  • Milk Shake
Bourr̩es d‰۪Auvergne
  • AÌø Vist Lou Loup
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Bouscatel
  • Bourr̩e de Maurienges, La
  • Cinq Noisettes, Les
  • Crousado, La
  • Dins la Notta
  • Enfants d‰۪un Pauvre Homme, Les
  • Ent ‰۪Anara Garda
  • Gar̤ons de la Montagne, Les
  • Lo Codretto
  • Lou Diziou Be Pierrou
  • Louise, La
  • Marianno, La
  • Montagnarde, La
  • Mourolliado, La
  • Paro Lou Loup Petiote
  • Pica - Sicta, La
  • Portez une Bouteille
  • Prends Garde au Loup
  • Sur Los Can d‰۪en Douno
  • Tente Redde
  • Tricotada, La
Valses
  • Aure Fran̤oise
  • Aurilla̤oise, L‰۪
  • Belle Berg̬re
  • Bouffe Doigts
  • Brezon Valse
  • Buisson Fleuri
  • De DelaÌø Lou Ribotel
  • Fran̤ounette, La
  • J‰۪ai un Petit Voyage ÌÊ Faire
  • Lo Rossinhol
  • Marianne, La
  • Parsou
  • Rosalie de Bon Matin
  • Soir, Un
  • Sur les Bords de la Rivi̬re
  • Toits de Paris, Les
  • Urosa Jardini̬ra, L‰۪
  • Valse
  • Valse
  • Valse
  • Valse
  • Valse
  • Valse
  • Valse ÌÊ Barpoin
  • Valse ÌÊ Bouscatel
  • Valse ÌÊ Fleuret
  • Valse ÌÊ Guilleman
  • Valse de Montlṳon
  • Valse de Vertoujit
  • Villapour̤on
Mazurkas
  • Bouquet de ma Mie, Le
  • Juliette
  • Ma Faisiere Louforet
  • Mazurka
  • Mazurka
  • Mazurka
  • Mazurka
  • Mazurka
  • Mazurka Auvergne
  • Mazurka Auvergne
  • Mazurka de Lapleau
  • Mazurka de Pierrefitte
  • Mazurka de Sainte Colombe
  • Mazurka de Samatan
  • Mazurka de Servant
  • Mazurka des R̻ves
  • Mazurka Limousin
  • Portesham Sunrise
  • Tiro l‰۪Auto
  • West End Mazurka
Bourr̩es ÌÊ Deux Temps
  • Au Bout de ma Rue
  • Berg̬re de Couvandon, La
  • Boulevard Garibaldi
  • Bourr̩e
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Berot
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Gaston Pommier
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Malochet
  • Bourr̩e ÌÊ Six de Briantes, La
  • Bourr̩e Carr̩e de Saint Chartier
  • Bourr̩e d‰۪Aurore Sand
  • Bourr̩e de Chamberat
  • Bourr̩e de Cusset
  • Bourr̩e de la Brande d‰۪Ardentes
  • Bourr̩e de Neris
  • Bourr̩e de Temps
  • Bourr̩e D̩rob̩e
  • Bourr̩e des Dindes, La
  • Bourr̩e Parisienne
  • Branle Carr̩e
  • Derri̬re Chez Nous
  • En Passant la Rivi̬re
  • Filles de Saint Nicolas, Les
  • J‰۪m‰۪en Vas Chantant Riant
  • Moutons, Les
  • Ruban Bleu, Le
  • Youp‰۪ Nanette
  • Youp‰۪ Nanette
Polkas
  • Arquenni̬re, L‰۪
  • Berquilloise, La
  • Dans le Vent
  • Houblonni̬re, L‰۪
  • Pied Leger
  • Polka
  • Polka
  • Polka
  • Polka
  • Polka - Batafr̩ - Poitou
  • Polka de Baugy
  • Polka de Ch̢teau Chervix
  • Polka de l‰۪Aveyron
  • Polka de Madrangeas, La
  • Polka du Diable
  • Polka du P̬re Plumet
  • Polka Parisienne
  • Polka Piqu̩e
  • Polka Piqu̩e
  • Polka Piqu̩e
  • Polka Piqu̩e
  • Polka Piqu̩e
  • Polka Piqu̩e (TaÌøtou)
  • Polka Saint Michel
  • Rigadon Bressan
  • Polka P̻le-M̻le
Divers
  • Belle Jardini̬re, La
  • Branle du Rat
  • Cochonchine
  • Filles de Mon Pays, Les
  • Gigue, La
  • Marche Nuptiale (Berry)
  • Pas d‰۪Ìät̩
  • Polka du ‰Û÷Tsa‰۪
  • Porcher, Le
  • Rondeau de Landes
  • Rondeau de Luglon
  • Salmigondo
  • Sans Nom (Morvan)
  • Scottish - Valse
  • Scottish - Valse
  • Scottish - Valse
  • Scottish - Valse
  • Sept Sauts, Les
  • Sous les Platanes
  • Vrie, La

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