Here is the video and dots for Ladies Pleasure, a tune from the Fieldtown Morris tradition and one that changes meter from 6/8 to 2/4. The ‘2’ over the patterns in bar three (and elsewhere) indicate a duplet, so instead of each main beat dividing into three quavers as it would normally in 6/8, it divides into two quavers.
Here is the video:
Here are the dots – the structure would normally be ABCBCB.
Deborah is a violinist and violist specialising in English folk music. She trained in viola and Baroque viola at Birmingham Conservatoire, before returning to her first love of traditional music, song and dance.
Deborah has developed a passion for playing for dancing since joining her first ceilidh band at age 13. She is a member of Stepling, a band performing English music, step-dance, song and percussion, and also plays with Folk Dance Remixed, a dance company combining traditional dance with hip hop and street dance styles, with whom she has performed as such events as Car Fest, the Southbank's Festival of Love and Glasgow's Commonwealth Games Festival.
Deborah records on a regular basis for a number of people, including The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra, and for Laurel Swift's 'Travelling with Thomas' musical.
She teaches music, song and dance regularly for The English Folk Dance and Song Society, as well as on a freelance basis for various workshop series, festivals and music services. Deborah recently completed The Teaching Musician MA degree course at Trinity Laban, graduating with Distinction.
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2 thoughts on “Ladies Pleasure (Fieldtown)”
I’m a beginner/ intermediate fiddler living in western Canada- Calgary and I found you online and would like to join your learning circle. What’s the easiest way? I’m not very technologically- savvy. I’m a senior man with limited resources but could make a small contribution. Love your tunes. Thanks Allan
Thanks for your message and I’m glad that you’re enjoying the tunes. Apologies for the late response too, we’ve had rehearsals and concerts galore! Re getting involved, we do have a Zoom to classes which will resume on January 9th at 7:30 UK time – if you email me through the website with your email address then I can send you a link if you’d like? Deb