Tune of the Day: The Blossom and the Rain
Today we're happy to post a lovely tune by English folk musician Brian Peters.
I suppose this is the one tune of mine that has made the most impression on people. I've heard it played on the harp, fiddle, Northumbrian pipes and concert grand piano, and every version has brought out something different. I tend to treat it as an air rather than a waltz, playing it once as a single-note melody before bringing in gentle chords without the basses. Written in 1992 in a pub in Coleford, a small and slightly eerie town in the Forest of Dean, where I'd arrived too early for the folk club.
A performance of the piece by Brian Peters himself can be found here.
Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!