|The Great Northern Tune Book|
| Under the compilers simple heading Country Dances are:|
Jigs, Reels, Rants, common-time and triple-time Hornpipes
Local fiddle and pipe tunes
Tunes from other parts of England, Scotland, and even France
Obscure but high quality tunes along with old favourites
The earliest appearances of some traditional classics
Vickers collection served as a source for the Northumbrian Minstrelsy in the 19th Century, and also played a part in the renaissance of traditional music on Tyneside in the 20th Century in the hands of The High Level Ranters, The Cut & Dry Band and Alistair Anderson.
Edited by Matt Seattle and appearing as The Great Northern Tune Book under his Dragonfly Music imprint in 1986-7, Vickers was the first fiddlers manuscript to be published in its entirety. This long awaited new edition, completely re-edited and in one volume, is an essential resource for every player and student of traditional music, whether serious or in Vickers words, half-witted, merry and mad.