Sheet Music: Albert Farmer's Bonfire

TitleAlbert Farmer's Bonfire
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo152 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-03-09
Last updated2012-03-09
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Hornpipes, Polkas, Traditional/Folk


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Friday 9 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Albert Farmer's Bonfire

Traditional English tune

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.