Tune of the Week

A new tune each Wednesday (more or less) chosen arbitrarily by your Webmaster. Most will be traditional tunes but sometimes a new composition will strike his fancy and appear here.  Site visitors are encouraged to nominate tunes for this page via the Suggestion Form.

This week’s tune:

Nelson Mandela’s Welcome To Glasgow. A great six-part march. View the YouTube.  It’s rather wonderful.

Last week’s tune:

Jer the Rigger, a pretty Irish(?) polka.  Jer is pronounced as in Jerry.

Recent Tunes of the Week:

  • Cold Frosty Morning; since it’s starting to get chilly here in Vermont, it’s time to play this old-time favorite.
  • The Hut on Staffin Island, a wonderful hornpipe by Scotland’s Phil Cunningham.
  • Frank’s Reel by John McCusker. Fun to play.
  • Valse efter Manneberg, Östgötavals. Check out the interesting background on this lovely Swedish waltz in the Notes section.
  • Gigue de Salon.  A jaunty Québécois jig by Pascal Gemme.  In English, the title means Living Room Jig.
  • The Two Arthurs.  Tunesmith Peter Clayton of England sent us this charming waltz which he wrote in honor of his and his wife’s fathers, both named Arthur.