Fooch 2 - Favourite Session and Dance Tunes (Volume 2)
Fooch 2 is a further collection of 64 of Neil’s favourite Cornish tunes, following the huge popularity of Fooch volume 1, which he published some years ago. As before, Fooch 2 contains 2 CDs with all the tunes on, played both slowly, for learning, and then up-to-speed as he would normally play them, with all the decorations and improvisations that bring them to life – great for playing along with, getting inspiration from, or just listening.
The book includes an introduction to Cornish music and how this has developed and grown, and in particular describes the emergence of the ‘nos lowen’ style of Cornish social dancing and the music that goes with this. As with Fooch 1, the tunes are grouped into sections on each of the main rhythmic categories, and, new to Fooch 2, each section has introductory notes on the background of that type of tune and the corresponding dances. There are two appendices, one on playing for dancing, and one, also new to Fooch 2, all about traditional music ‘sessions’ – what they are, and some notes on ‘session etiquette’!
You can buy Fooch 2 here:
Fooch 2 at The Cornish Store