Walter Bulwer’s Polka (1)

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WALTER BULWER'S POLKA [1]. English, Polka. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The untitled tune was recorded from the playing of fiddler Walter Bulwer (1888-1968, Shipdham, Norfolk) in 1962 by Bill Leader.

Walter Bulwer [1]

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 53. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 11, p. 20.

Recorded sources: EFDSS CD13, Mark Bazeley & Jason Rice – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). Free Reed Records, The Old Swan Band – “No Reels” (1976). Free Reed FRDC31, The Old Swan Band – “Still Swanning.” Topic Records TSCD 607, Walter Bulwer – “English Country Music” (2000. Originally recorded 1962 and appears as untitled polka). Topic TSCD 752, The Old Swan Band – “Stepping Up” (2004. Originally recorded 1976). Veteran VT139CD, Mark Bazeley & Jason Rice – “Moor Music.”

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