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by Merlon.
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50627

Actually its Newbury II

Battle of Newbury October 27th 1644. From Mercurius Aulicus 200 arms gathered up, with great store of good pillage, Trained band Buffe ((for many of these were Londoners)
by Merlon.
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax - Self assessment on line - anyone for a group hug?
Replies: 53
Views: 8679

There is no strike on 31st January it was called off a couple of weeks ago. Payments in advance are not required if:- if your tax bill for the previous year was less than £500 or more than 80% of you income for the previous year was paid by deduction at souce, eg under PAYE. if the bill is predomina...
by Merlon.
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3631

If you look on Amazon and search on bawdy ballards or bawdy songs some CDs show which maybe of interest.
What instruments would you be expecting them to be played on? I would have thought tabor and penny whistle woud be the most the soldiers would have carried among the rest of their kit
by Merlon.
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3631

I listed one CD above. There are only about a dozen tunes at the time, all the songs were sung accordingly. Each ballard usually has an entry " To be sung to the tune of *****" You seem to have a bit of a simplistic view of the politics of the time. Psalms are not the sole perogative of th...
by Merlon.
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3631

Loads of Broadsheet ballards were published through the mid seventeenth century. If you have access to Early English books online (will need an Athens logon or similar) http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home Otherwise http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/ballad_project/index.asp http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/bal...
by Merlon.
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3631

What type of C17th music are you after?
Formal, Chamber, Church or Pastoral
If its Pastoral, can I suggest
POPULAR TUNES in 17th Century England - The Broadside Band
English Ayres and Duets - The Camerata of London
Bawdy Ballads , Traditonal Tavern & Theatre Songs - National Music

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