I am very excited to announce the release of my new book. If you would like a copy please visit my shop page.
Finally, an easy and comprehensive reference book of chords for the accordionist!
This indispensable book is an exhaustive source of reference for the accordionist looking to expand the range of chords available to them on their instrument.
For years accordionists have felt constrained by a minimal selection of just four simple chords, making them unable to realise songs fully, instead being forced to simplify the harmony. Here Murray shows us how, by combining chords, it is possible to create a vast array of different chords, increasing immensely the harmonic pallet available.
Organised by key, every chord you could possibly need is here, from the simple to the most complex. With over 500 chords, shown in both tablature and notation, you will at last be able to unlock the full potential of your accordion.
Designed for 120 bass accordions; some chords not suitable for smaller keyboards.
The archive footage in the video was the original inspiration for this tune.
Adam’s Grandpa had two boats, the Whitby Rose and the Stakesby Rose. The boat being built in the film is the Stakesby Rose, but we see Adam’s young and radiant looking mother, a Whitby Rose if ever there was one, launching the boat and so the title became obvious.
The nightingale here stands for all the species losing their habitats.
Thank you to Sam Lee for inspiring the idea for this folk tone poem and music.
The improv folk duo The Ciderhouse Rebellion – master accordionist Murray Grainger and ‘Paganini of the folk world’ fiddle player Adam Summerhayes – join with Adam’s daughter Jessie Summerhayes to form a trio – Words of a Fiddler’s Daughter
As the weather has started to improve, this week we are taking advantage of the sunshine and are heading out into the countryside for some filming.
If everything runs to plan there will be new tracks from both the Ciderhouse Rebellion and Words of a Fiddler’s Daughter filmed in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside! Obviously we will be obeying all relevant social distancing procedures but it will still be great to be making music together.Watch this space to see the videos as soon as they are ready.
We’re pleased to announce our first music of 2021, with the release ‘The Skinny Orphan’, originally commissioned by the winner of a Folk Corona online fundraising auction. This improvisation is based on an ancient Sorbian melody. Hope you enjoy this accompanying animated video… (did you know that Adam is an animator? No? Nor did he, until Murray suggested it).
I am very excited to announce the release of my new book. If you would like a copy please visit my shop page. Finally, an easy and comprehensive reference book of chords for the accordionist! This indispensable book is an exhaustive source of reference for the accordionist looking to expand the range of chords available to them on their instrument....mgrainger.co.uk/2021/05/06/exciting-new-book/... See MoreSee Less
Watch the final episode of Genius Loci, the one where the Derbyshire cows and sheep have just got used to us strolling around the Peak District, randomly stopping to improvise a tune where the 'spirit of place' grabs us. This episode is called 'Rock', a simple title from which sprang a sponaneous piece of music. All six episodes were filmed in the Peak District, combining stunning drone and still-camera footage, with thanks to Jessie Summerhayes and Spike Armstrong, and of course to the sheep and cows... but no thanks to the giant mosquitoes. The music in this series will soon be available on a CD. Watch this space. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks The Folk Forecast for flagging up the final (rather windy) episode in our Genius Loci Series One, filmed in the Peak District. We hope you will join us for a chat on Tuesday 13th July at 9pm while we watch it together, alongside the cows and sheep, here on our FB page or on our YouTube channel here: youtu.be/EjKkoOyOB8I... See MoreSee Less