February 18th. We played some tunes before lunch then had a workshop led by Michael Jary after lunch.
March 18th. Looking at more of John's tunes from the list.
May 20th. Swaledale Squeeze. Tutors so far: Michael Jary - English, Iris Bishop - Duet, and John Spiers, Anglo. Should be good!
June 17th. This week in Band we did the round, 'Abbe Stadler' by Beethoven, followed by The Great Escape, Steve's tune, Skiba Geo, Lilli Marleen, and we finished off with Harry Bloodgood's Famous Jig. Very challenging! I think we need to do them again!!!
After lunch we continued to work through John's tunes and had a look at Mist on the Mekong, Demerara Dance, Bernie The Ragtime Ferret, A Nice Day and The YCC Rag, which finishes the overview of the list of John's tunes which he suggested for the CD. Steve generously agreed to have a look at some of these tunes to see if he could tweak the accompaniment, especially Bernie!
Now we need to work out which of these tunes we want to concentrate on for the CD. Does anyone have any favourites, or should we do a poll? Would it be possible to make a definitive list by the AGM in October?
The day ended with Russ bringing two tunes, Tom Anderson's 'Jacqueline's Waltz' and and a version of the Northumbrian Pipers' tune, 'Rothbury Hills' which sounded good as a set. We all had a thoroughly challenging afternoon, thanks to all concerned, Helen.
July 15th. August - no meeting.
2019 Although still a long time away, we are pleased to announce that Dave Ball will be leading a workshop on Sunday 17th February 2019.