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Hornby, Sian Phillips and Paul Sherwood
are members of the Thursday
Session at the Gregson in Lancaster. As Rich
Tea, they play
rich blend of tunes from Europe & beyond and are
available for pub and cafe gigs, concerts & private parties etc.
Listen to MP3s of Rich Tea
Alborada de Santa Maria (trad Spanish arr Rich Tea)
An Alborada is a gentle kind of tune from from Northern Spain, traditionally played at dawn to welcome the day
(as if musicians could get up that early!!). This one is from Spanish band Milladoiro.
It was recorded at a concert in Lancaster Priory. Sian is playing the chamber organ. accordion/mandolin /mandolin
Agurra (Reverencia) (Trad Basque arr Rich Tea)
The tune to a balletic Basque dance where a chap dances to impress his lady. accordion/mandolin/mandolin
Simon's Fandango (Trad Basque arr Rich Tea)
The Fandango is a faster dance from the Basque country not unlike the Italian Tarantella. We learned this from
Simon Booth, ace Lancaster melodian player accordion/mandolin/hurdy-gurdy
3 Bourees (France arr Rich Tea)
A set of bourees from France.
Mazurka (Giles Chabenat, France arr Rich Tea)
A nice major/minor French mazurka.
Rich Tea Bourée/ Blue Ribbon (trad France arr Rich Tea)
We didn't know the name of the first one, but it had to be a
biscuit. It's probably from Bourbon!
accordion/Scottish small pipes/ hurdy-gurdy
Rhum et Coco (Trad Guadeloupe arr Rich Tea)
Two Rumbas from the sunny FrenchCaribbean. accordion/mandolin
Dinaresade (trad Syrian arr Rich Tea)
Like most of our instruments, much European traditional
music has its roots in the Arab world. This one from Syria, accordion/oud
The Jocular Constable (©Andy Hornby 2008 arr Rich Tea)
The Laughing Policeman's smarter brother!
You could dance a Schottishe to it. accordion/mandolin
Tam Lin/ Reel Beatrice (Trad Scots/Canada arr Rich Tea)
An interesting & driving Scottish reel (aka The Glasgow Reel)
followed by a fun three part French-Canadian reel
Scotts Gurdy (© Andy Hornby 2008 arr Rich Tea)
Scott was the mastermind behind Lancaster's first hurdy-gurdy
festival We're not sure what sort of tune this is but it has an
Eastern European feel. accordion/mandolin
Gwenda's Welcome (© Andy Hornby 2008 arr Rich Tea)
Written for a well known Lancaster fiddler. accordion/tin whistle