CHRIS PARTINGTON


    *  MY BANDS

    *  BITS & BOBS

    *  BRITISH MUSIC PUBLISHERS

    *  SESSION TUNES

    *  EXTERNAL LINKS

    *  LISTS


MY BANDS 

Bands that I'm in

Click on one of the links


TENTERHOOKS STRING BAND

THE BLACK BOX BAND

OUR NORTHERN BRANCH


BITS & BOBS


Have a look at my BITS & BOBS page, which is a work in progress mainly to do with dusty old dance and music manuscripts, and their transcription into ABC Notation for the computer age. This constitutes the bulk of this website.


BRITISH MUSIC PUBLISHERS & ENGRAVERS


By Frank Kidson, 1900

Although the most famous publisher of British dances and dance music was John Playford and his successors, there were many notable publishers throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. In 1900 Frank Kidson published a directory of all the ones uncovered by him in his research. I have transcribed it into HTML to render it searchable

Part 1, Preface and Introduction
Part 2, London Publishers
Part 3, Provincial, Scottish and Irish Publishers

A PDF copy of the original is available at  The Petrucci Archive


SESSION TUNES


I collected together a list of traditional tunes and put them into ABC file format and into PDF format

EXTERNAL LINKS


to sites about traditional music and dance

The Village Music Project, A large assortment of old English manuscript tune books and antique dance instruction manuals, converted into ABC format, many with explanatory introductions
The Traditional Tune Archive, An internet Wiki database of traditional tunes in ABC, with their sources and histories
Folkopedia, A peer reviewed Wiki resource
The English Folk Dance and Song Society, What it says on the tin
Ryburn3step, Promotes a variety of folk-related activities within the Ryburn Valley district of Calderdale
Astralsound PA Basics Guide, No connection, not even a customer (too far away) but it's an excellent online tutorial.
Veteran Mail Order, online shop for traditional music and song
Topic Records, another

LISTS


Historical Resources and Internet Access

I put together a brief two-page leaflet about tune collections, Folkopedia and the Village Music Project, available as a PDF


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