The Garden of Daisies (DOWNLOAD)
This recording has been created to supplement my teaching of the Old Style Repertoire; for the enjoyment of dancers and teachers alike.
I have brought it to the fore now as many of the students from my solo dance classes have asked for recordings and sheet music of this dance specific repertoire.
I believe my arrangements to be a product of my love of the piano, my experience as a dancer and my understanding of the dance specific repertoire. They have received great reviews from other teachers of Old Style dance, see below.
Summary - you will receive an mp3 file of The Garden of Daisies set dance, twice through the tune, with a short intro. A download for your use only - Copyright © Annette Collins 2021
For those of you who are interested in learning this Old Style repertoire, come and join me in dance. Drop me a line to voice your interest and I will add you to my distribution list for further information, beginners welcome.
I am currently working towards a CD of dance tunes, as a sneak preview, I decided to make an initial three pieces/recordings available for download/purchase: The King of the Fairies, Jockey to the Fair, The Garden of Daisies.
You can find a trailer advertising my first three set dance arrangements on the Piano page of this website.
"Annette's arrangements are a welcome addition to anyone who enjoys traditional sets. Learners will benefit from her sensitive approach and light touch, making these recordings a pleasure to dance to, while those teaching will appreciate the tempos and thoughtful arrangements with correct lengths for the old-style sets. Annette has brought her expertise as a dancer to this collection of set dance pieces, making them a delight for listeners and movers alike."
- Jackie O'Riley, Boston
"Listening to this majestic piano music has brought back fond memories of my ‘festival’ dancing days and has inspired me to re-unite with a few guys who also danced at the ‘festivals’. We all recall the dance music from Patricia Mulholland (violin) and Margot Brown (piano). Annette has managed to achieve a perfect execution of these wonderful Set Dance pieces; you really want to take to the floor and dance along to this melodic sound!"
- Mary Fox, N Ireland
The piano arrangement is also available in the "Sheet Music" tab of the shop.