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JOHN SPIERS - Jiggery Pokerwork  The John Spiers Tune Book

JOHN SPIERS - Jiggery Pokerwork The John Spiers Tune Book
Boars Hill Music ISBN: 9781788085489

John Spiers, better known in folk circles as 'Squeezy' has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. Well known for his long standing partnership with musician extraordinaire, Jon Boden, as well as being a key member of Bellowhead, the most successful folk band in recent history.

This collection of 59 new tunes reflects his wonderful feel for the English traditional repertoire and includes a range of dance tunes, incredibly sensitive slow airs, hornpipes, polkas, jigs, reels and schottiches. Most of the tunes are written in the southern English style but include influences from other countries.

In order to allow for the limited keys available to the most common D/G box, the majority of tunes are written in the keys of D, G and E minor. Where tunes are in other keys, John has included an alternative transposition and suggested chords.

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Pete Cunningham


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This album was reviewed in Issue 119 of The Living Tradition magazine.