Folk Songs of England - CB&SB

Type of post: Main Band news item
Posted By: Gunilla Vriesendorp
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021
After successfully performing an Irish Suite in concert the Flute players of the Two Rivers Concert have followed this up with a Suite of English Folk Tunes.
There are Solos and Duets highlighting some of the most famous, and less well known, folk tunes from this country. Some have been taken from the John Playford collection, most notably Portsmouth which was a huge hit for Mike Oldfield in the 70s. 
Greensleeves, The Rose of Allendale, The Bear Dance, Here’s Over the hills, Newcastle, The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, A Roving, Lincolnshire Poacher, Wilson’s Wilde, Hunt the Squirrel, Blow Away the Morning Dew, Portsmouth
Some may argue the odd one is not English but we have given them honorary status for this suite.
Members of the Flute section are Alison, Angela, David, Gunilla, Jane, Janice, Lynette and Toni.