Before the Night Was Out Before the Night Was Out
Polkas, hornpipes, jigs, schottisches and waltzes, including comparative versions, transcribed from recordings of more than twenty different melodeon players, fiddlers and dulcimer players
Biographies, photographs and contextual information about the East Anglian musical tradition, plus a comprehensive discography
Fascinating details about the musical, social and geographical journeys these tunes have made through time
Guidance on how to interpret and play this music
For a number of tunes, comparative versions from different players are given, and an example is given below. This tune has become an icon of the East Anglian tradition, and was played by many, many musicians in the area through the twentieth century.