Folk Tunes from the Women, is a tune book like no other! This is a bumper book of over 150 contemporary tunes from 100 composers from Britain and Ireland, all from different areas, traditions and backgrounds and has been curated by the Northumbrian piper and fiddle player Kathryn Tickell. There’s a wide selection of Jigs, Hornpipes, Reels, Airs, Marches, Polkas, Waltzes, Mazurkas and a heap of tunes which don’t fall into a natural category.
All tunes are presented as melody lines with chord symbols, making it the most useful book for teachers and players alike.
"Folk Tunes from the Women is a beautiful book. It is important that a collection of tunes like this now exists, in a field that is largely male-dominated...The emotions reflected range from celebration to sorrow, and the melodies go from the more traditionally rooted to the more contemporary. They are helpfully categorized into groups (e.g. jigs, polkas) and are complete with chord symbols, which is fantastic for playing with others. There are illustrations scattered throughout, which along with the vibrant cover artwork are absolutely stunning. Folk Tunes from the Women would be a wonderful purchase for folk enthusiasts of any standard." Beth Penny, Just Flutes