It’s summer for many taborers, they are lured away from Zoom Taborers sessions, and so from this June 2023 we will take a break from these monthly Zoom sessions and review the situation in the Autumn after a discussion at the AGM.
I want to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to the discussions and the music – a great experience involving wonderfully diverse taborers!
But don’t forget the festival in Grantham in September 2023! A wonderful opportunity to meet other taborers, enjoy music making and have fun !!
A monthly online session for TTS Members to get together, chat and play. Before our Summer 2023 break, the last one was Sunday 14th May, from 4 – 6pm UK time, the typical 2nd Sunday of the month.
Participate in Zoom (YouTube Live Stream may be withdrawn post-pandemic, but did happen in Dec 2022).
The Zoom link is available here, and distributed via the TTS email and group discussion list.
Sunday 14th May Click here for the link
Time 4-6pm (UK time)
Most months we have a theme or a couple of tunes to add to our repertoire.
For May we have:
- British Grenadiers – TT6 p29
- Bower Processional – TT6 p47
- Now Is the Month of Maying – TT2 p8
- Morris Call TT3 p34 USE THE ALTERNATIVE “A” MUSIC (line 4&5 followed by B music in line 2 & 3) play on D pipe
- Morris Call TT3 p34 WHOLE OF THE G MAJ VERSION (lines 1,2 & 3) play on G pipe
For April we have:
For March we have:
1. Cantiga CSM 119 TT1 page 10
2. Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer TT6 page 26 for St David’s Day
3.(reserve) Cockles and Mussels TT6 page 27 for St Patrick’s Day
For February we have:
For January we have:
For December we have:
From Elizabeth Christina –
Chilly chilly Winter play on a G pipe using this D pipe fingering
Hey Ho and a soulin
From Terry Carter’s Taborer’s Treasury Volume 6:
(P=Page: K= Key: S=Starting note)
- Il est ne le divin Enfant P2 K=G maj S=Low D
- Ding Dong Merrily on High P4 K=G maj S=G
- God Rest Ye Merry P5 K=E minor S=E
- Infant Holy P7 K=G maj S=Low D
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel P 10 K=E minor S=E
- Sussex Carol P 13 K G maajor S=High D
- Jingle Bells P8 K G major S=Low D
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas P 17 K= G maj S=Low D
For November we have:
- “Old Tom of Oxford “(BAMPTON JIG ) TT3 page 7 (mp3)
- “Hunting the Squirrel “(HEADINGTON) in key of D MAJOR TT3 page 19 (Not to be confused with “Hunt The Squirrel” Playford TT2 page 16) (mp3)
- “Argeers” (PLAYFORD) TT2 page 13 (mp3)
For Summer we have our Festival tunes plus any emailed on our Google Group.
For May we have TT4 Red House, Ukrainian National Anthem, and TT6 When the Saints.
For April we have TT6 Sumer is Icumen In, British Grenadiers, and Hot Cross Buns.
For March Taborers proposed Carnival and banishing Winter
For February Taborers proposed Taborers Treasury 6:
Gong Xi p 42
Happy New Year Chinese(Clementine) p43
Le Roi d’Yvetot p 24
Lavender’s Blue p 25
For January Taborers proposed Winter and Plough Monday.
Taborer’s Treasury vol 6 – 12 Days of Christmas , Auld Lang Syne, and Noel Nouvelet p. 10
For December Taborers proposed Christmas and Midwinter.
Carols While Shepherds, O Xmas Tree, We Wish You a Merry Xmas.
For November Taborers proposed Morris (Taborer’s Treasury vol 3), including these:
Bledington: Idbury Hill
Bucknell: Saturday Night
Fieldtown: The Rose
Headington: Blue Eyed Stranger
Lichfield: Ring O’Bells
Sherborne: Cuckoo’s Nest, Monks’ March
For October Terry has proposed the following:
English Pavan & Galliard mp3
Branle (Gervaise) mp3
Paso el Agoa mp3
June Featured Tunes – Maritime Music.
Here are some suggested tunes that we can play together.
What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor
We are also working on a project to make our own TikTok response to the famous Wellerman video.
January-April 2021 we selected tunes from The Taborers’ Treasury. These tunebooks have been compiled by Terry Carter. You can purchase the books from Terry in our Book Store
We will also choose a couple of easy ‘Big Dub’ tunes that everyone can join in with.
May Featured Tunes From Taborers Treasury Vol.4 (Potpourri)
April featured tunes From Taborers Treasury Vol.3 (Morris)
The Abnalls (Lichfield) p26
Shepherd’s Hey “Signposts” (Fieldtown) p18
PDF and mp3 files for both of these are on our Morris Repertoire page
March featured tunes From Taborers Treasury Vol.2
February featured tunes: From Taborers Treasury Vol.1