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The Ranchers - Rags to Rituals
By 1977, The Ranchers Big Band was in existence, giving about four Concerts a year all round England. The five-piece Folk Dance Band was expanded, by means of close folk ’friends’, to an eleven piece Band that gave an opportunity to perform their ‘indulgences’ in front of an audience who had come to listen rather than dance!
By Clicking the in front of each track, you will hear a small sample of that track
A medley of American tunes
Fire on the Mountain, The Maiden’s Prayer, Arkansas Traveller, Chicken Reel.
Christmas Day in the Morning
An air from the Shetland Islands, Christmas Day in the Morning.
Jig, Strathspey and Reel
Rock and Wee Pickle Tow, Lochnager, Fiddler play the Light, Gipsy’s Hornpipe.
The Manx Suite
An unusual selection from the Isle of Man
Return the Blow, Hunting the Wren, Peter O’Tavy.
A Horn Dance, a Rain Dance and “Tis a Gift to be Simple” with some relations!
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Abram Circle Dance, Simple Gifts,. The Alley-Alley-O, The Glise de Sherbrooke, The Lord of the Dance.
Shaw to Shaw
Tunes composed by Pat Shuldham-Shaw
Albert Memorial Square, Prince Consort’s Rant, For Sam, The ‘Jim’ Morris On, Salop Galop, Levi Jackson Rag.
When We Were Very Young
Nursery Rhyme tunes for the children
The Grand Old Duke of York, Three Blind Mice, Oranges and Lemons, Humpty Dumpty,
Hush a Bye Baby, Old King Cole.
Tongue in cheek version of the well known tune
Overture to H.M.S. Pinafore
A glance towards the light classical
18th Century Hop
A cameo of Bath at the time of Beau Nash
Theme from the Harmonious Blacksmith, Minuet in G from the ‘Anna Magdalena Notebook’,Parson’s Farewell, Mr Cosgill’s Delight, Up Tails All.
Will set your feet a-tapping
Beaumont Rag, Peacock Rag
Rags to Rituals
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