Daily Archives: January 17, 2010

Ninety Three Not Out (Will Atkinson)

I discovered this wonderful morris tune in the Concertina World Music Supplement 435. This supplement is almost entirely dedicated to the music of William Atkinson, born at Crookham, Northumberland in 1908. He died in 2003, after spending great many years in the company of Alistair Anderson.
One of the most known compositions of Mr. Atkinson is the Glen Aln Hornpipe. Ninety Three Not Out is a morris tune, so a lot slower than a jig. As a beginner on the English concertina, I quickly found out that the notes come out incredibly naturally. In fact, it’s very hard to stop playing it once you’ve started. The chords on this sheet come from the accordeon player of the Belgian folk trio (fiddle, accordeon, bass) I play double bass in.

Download the .pdf file of the tune.

Happy playing.

UK annual events

Witney Supersqueeze

Organizer: Dave Townsend

P.O. BOX 1162, East Oxford D.O., OX4 4WS
Tel.: 01865 714778
Fax: 01865 749428
info@handsonmusic.org.uk
Witney Supersqueeze

Swaledale Squeeze

Organizer: Jane Edwards

wrenbeck@googlemail.com
Jane Edwards, “Turning Tide”, 1 Coast, Achnasheen, Ross-shire, IV22 2LR Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 1445-781225

Annual Swaledale Squeeze at Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel, Grinton, Swaledale, N. Yorks. Partners welcome.

Concertina Band Weekend

Organizer: Jenny Cox

http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/bandstand@coxboxes.co.uk

Concertina Band at Hawkwood. For experienced players. Musical Director Steve Ellis.

Arran Concertina Event

Organizer: Samantha Boorer

samantha@boorertranslations.com

Isle of Arran, N. Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. Informal get-together with ad hoc organized workshops.