The Road to Poynton

The-Road-to-Poynton

Here’s a tune I made up years ago, when I was working with clog dance group 6 Foot 3.  I was trying to write a tune in which the A and B parts work on top of each other, which they do!  The chords are open to variation, of course, but I really like it if it stays hanging at the end of each part and doesn’t resolve to the D chord until the start of the next part.  By G/A I mean a g chord over an A root, but any sort of open, ambiguous, unresolved chord it fine!  I sometimes use a G instead of the B minors, or an E minor instead of the G, and so on.

Here I am playing it with Leveret (the tune before it is Glory of the Sun, from Playford, if you go back to the start of the video):

Tim van Eyken and I recorded it on our album One Sunday Afternoon way back in 2001, link to follow.  It was also recorded by Meridian, who wrote a cool tune called The Road to Paignton to follow it, and also by Bjönsdotter • Reid.  Happy playing…

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