Knotwork

A collection of 12 violin duets all based on Welsh traditional music.

Knotwork CD

The tunes include well known song melodies as well as lesser known dance tunes. The original melody is given in full, as well as the duets in clear and easy to read format. 'Knotwork' refers to the style in which these arrangements are written, whereby different lines of melody are twisted and knotted together to produce new and satisfying ensemble pieces designed for sociable playing.

Three of the pieces contain an optional third part, all can, with a little adaption, be played on most melody instruments as well as violins. Performance notes and information about the music and its history is included.

Three of the pieces contain an optional third part, all can, with a little adaption, be played on most melody instruments as well as violins. Performance notes and information about the music and its history is included.

The pieces become a little harder throughout the book, but most would be fine for an intermediate violinist or fiddler.The pieces were written as a celebration of Welsh music by Helen, who has made Wales her adopted country and is researching and performing its music every day.

This book is published by Cambria press and can be bought for £8.50 (+postage and packing) below.

An e-book version is also available from Cambria books website here.

About the Album

Helen has recorded all the tunes with brilliant young violinist Abigail Hammett, who is studying violin at the Royal Northern College of Music. We recorded in Narberth with George Whitfield as sound engineer and mixer. Mastering and CD production has been done by Tony Bonner. Artwork by David Thorpe.

Warm thanks to all four of these very clever people.

This music is the sound of the wind on your face on a wild Welsh hillside, with the welcoming lights of a nearby farm in the valley....listen and enjoy...

Buy a copy for £5 (+postage and packing) below.