The Instrumentalist

October 26 - 27
Playford English Country Dance Tunes Workshop

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming a "Playford English Country Dance Tunes Workshop” for folks who play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, soprano recorder, and alto recorder. The workshops will be on Tuesday, October 26, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT) and Wednesday, October 27, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT).

During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the Greenblatt & Seay publication, “Playford English Country Dance Tunes for Two” . This curated collection contains 37 tunes from John Playford's “The English Dancing Master”, which was published in 1651. Different tunes will be played at each session.

"As is typical of Deborah Greenblatt’s work, the arrangements of pleasing tunes are well done and accessible to a diverse audience of recorder players. ...Victor Eijkhout American Recorder, Fall 2020
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