Tune of the Day: Albert Farmer's Bonfire
Albert Farmer was a butcher from Lingfield, Surrey. When he returned home from World War I, he found the shop where he worked had been demolished and another built in its place. Largely self-taught, he learned to play the concertina and melodeon, and with a drum set he started a one-man band. As the title of this tune suggests, Farmer’s home town of Lingfield had a bonfire tradition, much in the tradition of neighboring Sussex.
The tune can be played either as a polka or as a hornpipe.