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Halsway Schottische


‘Sing for the coming of the longest night’

This beautiful tune, composed by Nigel Eaton in 2011, is so well loved it has its own website – a project to record as many different renderings as possible. Anyone may upload their version; to date, there are 172 recordings on the site.



Nigel Eaton (hurdy-gurdy)

Played here in D – a great key for fiddling Halsway. I play it tuned ADAE and double-stopped, to catch something of the hurdy-gurdy’s drones. (Nigel plays it in G here)


(‘Halsway Schottische (Halsway Carol has words of course)’ YouTube video, 1:39. Posted by Nigel Eaton, 26 Feb 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twX-ctnN8EQ)



Halsway Carol

Nigel Eaton (hurdy-gurdy), with Julie Murphy (vocals) and the SE19

As a midwinter carol (in F), with lyrics by Iain Frisk.




Nigel Eaton: Soundcloud, YouTube, website

Iain Frisk: Soundcloud, website

Julie Murphy: tumblr, bandcamp


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Children Go Where I Send Thee

An old-timey Christmas carol to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and thoroughly dancey New Year!


Stephanie Coleman (fiddle, vocals), Kristin Andreassen (vocals), Chris Eldridge (guitar, vocals)


(‘The Bluegrass Situation // HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN: Kristin Andreassen, Chris Eldridge & Stephanie Coleman’ YouTube video, 4.19. Posted by The Bluegrass Situation, 20 Dec 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7WenZQqtfU)


For more information on gigs, recordings etc by these lovely players/singers see:

Stephanie Coleman: www.audiomydarling.com Facebook Twitter

Kristin Andreassen: kristinandreassen.com Twitter Facebook  Instagram

Chris Eldridge: www.chriseldridge.net Facebook Twitter


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