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SCAN TESTER’S NO. 2. English, Polka (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). From the playing of Scan Tester [1] (1887-1972), a concertina player from Horstead Keynes, Ashdown Forest, Sussex. Tester also occasionally played the fiddle.

Scan Tester


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 47.

Recorded sources: - EFDSSCD13, Dan Quinn & Will Duke – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). HEBE Music HEBECD03, Dan Quinn & Will Duke – “Scanned.” Topic Records 12T455/6, Scan Tester – “I Never Played to Many Posh Dances” (appears as untitled polka).

See also listing at
Hear/see the tune played on melodeon by Lester Bailey [2]



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