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Generous Measures Volume 1 by Jeff Sayer

Generous Measures Volume 1 is an A4-size book which contains 33 original tunes by Jeff Sayer arranged in sets for English traditional dancing.

The tunes are in keys suitable for traditional instruments and the accompaniment is shown as guitar chord symbols.

Most of the tunes are jigs, reels and hornpipes but there is also a waltz and a tango.

Publication date:7 July 2010.


Price: 5.50 plus P&P

List of tunes: The American Doodler, Amy and Dan's Wedding Jig, The Blythe Spirit, Captain Pouch, Cherington Mill, The Children In The Wood, The Cottage of Content, Darcey Fulljames, Drayton's Fancy, Feldon Frolics, Fleur de Lys, Flowers Original, Give Us A Twirl, The Grantown Gallop, The Green Silk Gown, Hawkesbury Junction, High Summer, The Jolly Boys of Burnham, The Master At Play, The Master At Work, Mawkins End, The Merrie Lion, Merry George, Midsummer Moonlight, Mr Paget's Dragon, The New Hunstanton Hornpipe, New Red Shoes, The Pride Of The Fair, The Red Robber's Revenge, Roundabouts and Seesaws, Tango Maybe, Ten Penny Cottage, West Looe Jig.

Listen to excerpts from: Feldon FrolicsFleur de Lys

Watch the video: Introducing Generous Measures Volume 1


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Generous Measures Volume 2 by Jeff Sayer

Generous Measures Volume 2 is an A4-size book which contains 32 original tunes by Jeff Sayer arranged in sets for English traditional dancing.

The tunes are in keys suitable for traditional instruments and the accompaniment is shown as guitar chord symbols.

Most of the tunes are jigs and reels but there are also some strathspeys, a waltz and some other tune types.

Dances have been devised to go with some of the tunes. Contact Magnasoft Publications for more details.

Publication date:11 December 2011.


Price: 5.50 plus P&P

List of tunes: A Walk In The Park, Alice's Waltz, Balaclava Bay, Bannerhill, The Blue Pig, Byte Dogs Man, Cosmos, Coventry Blue, Dorback Lodge, Eastgate, The Friday Fiesta, The Friday Street Jig, Gipsy Lane, The Heaving Day Frolic, The Hostage, Kinwarton House, The Kissing Tree, Lacey Green, The Linden Walk, Little Miss, Miss Agatha Rainbow, Miss Winifred Harrod, Old Isaac, The Old Red Horse, On The Nothe, The Riding Of St George, Studley Castle, Sweet Hill, Up The Ladder And Over The Wall, Westgate, Yarningale Ramble (Jig), Yarningale Ramble (Reel).

Listen to excerpts from: Dorback LodgeUp The Ladder And Over The Wall


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Generous Measures Volume 3 by Jeff Sayer

Generous Measures Volume 3 is an A4-size book which contains 35 original tunes by Jeff Sayer arranged in sets for English traditional dancing. Two of the tunes have original dances to go with them. Contact Magnasoft Publications for more details.

The tunes are in keys suitable for traditional instruments and the accompaniment is shown as guitar chord symbols.

Most of the tunes are jigs, reels and hornpipes but there are waltzes, tunes with a cajun flavour and a strathspey.

Publication date:1 December 2013.


Price: 5.50 plus P&P

List of tunes: Ballerina, The Beauty Of Bath, Belle Isle, Black Martin's Jig, Bouncing Betsy, Calico, Charlotte's Birthday, Clattercote, Danzey Green, Featherbed Lane, Friday Mourning, Fun In The Afternoon, Gingham Garters, Grove Park, The Healing Well, The Hobditch, Homage à la Rose, Jacob's Joy, Jester's, The Kindness Of Strangers, Laburnum Grove, The Laughing Lass, Mabel's Tractor, Patchwork, Penelope's Playtime, Pink Green Blues, Poacher's Cottage, The Sadness That Lingers, The Silver Crown, Starfall, Sweet Sue, Teasing Penelope, The Tippling Philosopher, Toujours L'Amour, The Whispering Knights.

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Generous Measures Volume 4 by Margaret Taylor and Jeff Sayer

Generous Measures Volume 4 is an A4-size book and CD which contain 12 new dances by Margaret Taylor written for 12 new tunes by Jeff Sayer, plus 3 extra waltz tunes by Jeff.

Notation is given for all of the tunes, which are suitable for traditional instruments, and the accompaniment is shown as guitar chord symbols.

There are dances for 3, 4 and 5 couple sets, plus circle dances and a longways set dance.

The book comes with a CD which contains each tune played at the right speed and the right number of times to be used for dancing.

Publication date:25 August 2016.


Price - Book and CD: 6.50 plus P&P

List of dances(tunes): Warwick Gates - 3 couples longways (Wigram’s Turn), ‘Adrian’s Wall - 3 couples longways (Tomlow Bridge), Moonlit Mirage - 3 couples longways (The Empty Nest), Right Hand Man - 4 couples longways (The Tight Head Reel), Fine and Dandy - 4 couples longways (The Dandy Lion), Pearl Drop - 4 couples circle (The Pearl Beyond Price), Pleasure Park - 4 couples square (The Piper’s Lass), Queen’s Big Birthday Parade - 5 couples longways (Lady Elizabeth’s), Thistledown - 5 couples (or more) circle (Valentine Released), Ratley Ramble - Sicilian circle (The Ratley Jig), Winderton Walk - Sicilian circle (Winderton), No Holds Bard - Longways (Nadbury Camp), Waltz tunes (Avonside, Till May Be Out, Freckleton Grove).

Listen to excerpts from: The Tight Head Reel for Right Hand ManWigram's Turn for Warwick Gates


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About the authors

Jeff Sayer plays fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar with various groups and is a member of Rufty Tufty, a dance band based in Warwickshire in the English Midlands. Margaret Taylor plays keyboard, accordion and recorder with various groups and is also a member of Rufty Tufty. She is a very experienced dance caller and enjoys devising interesting dances which flow.