Phoenix Folk Playalong Series

The Phoenix Folk Playalong Series is a collection of session tune videos which you can use to play session tunes with us from home. Each video features around 45 minutes of tunes played on fiddle and guitar by Marina Dodgson and Maurice Condie. Sheet music and chords appears on the screen while we are playing, and there are close ups to assist those who prefer to play by ear.

Each download includes access to a private page on this website where you can view the video, which is hosted on a hidden YouTube link. You can use You Tube settings to adjust the video speed, giving you the option to learn the tunes at a slower speed (or to play them faster!). You can also download a copy of the video to keep, as well as audio recordings of all tunes in the collection, and a pdf containing the sheet music.

These videos complement our live online sessions, where we are playing many of the same tunes. Harmony parts for some of these tunes are also available in our Harmony and Duets Collection.

The first two videos are now available: Northumbrian Collection 1, Session Tunes 1.

More collections will be released during June and July 2021, including collections of English, Irish and Scottish tunes. These videos will eventually replace our Virtual Session video series, which we recorded under lockdown conditions in 2020.

You can listen to short extracts from the video below (the tunes are Rothbury Hills and Morpeth Rant)

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