Sunday, 1 January 2012

Benjamin's Book now available!

A complete facsimile copy of the book is now available. Benjamin Rose was a farmer, Alehouse keeper and fiddle player in the tiny North dorset hamlet of Belchalwell. In 1820 he wrote out by hand 134 country dance tunes. This facsimile contains the entire book, plus a detailed introduction giving the musical and social context of the book. The book also contains an MP3 Cd of all the tunes, for players who prefer to learn by ear.

The cost is £21.30 including post and packing in the UK, and £25.50 including post and packing world wide. Please contact Colin Thompson on
or write, including a cheque made out to C Thompson, to
Colin Thompson,
42, Harvey's Close,
Maiden Newton,
Dorset DT2 0BN