STUFF TO BUY

Here's a chance to buy some of our CD's or Books and keep us in beer! Also at the bottom of the page there are some audio and video clips, so you can hear us before you book the band, duo or buy the CD. Happy shopping / listening!

COMPACT DISCS

Pick Up Your Wounded

Pick Up Your Wounded CD cover

"Pick Up Your Wounded" is our first recording; a collection of Barn Dance / Ceilidh tunes which were primarily recorded to let people hear what we sounded like before booking us. However, we've also sold them to folks who just enjoy listening to the band. Good for jiggin' round the house or varnishing the cat to. Those with good eyesight may notice that this is our old line up, but the sound and "feel" of our music remains the same. Unfortunately, the cassette is now unavailable but......

Stop Press Yes we've reached the 21st century so you can now get this recording on a new fangled CD.

n.b. Unfortunately the wax cylinders and 78's are now out of stock. You can't get the bees you know!

This CD is hugely underpriced at:

£8.00 + £2.00 p&p.

For international postage costs please email me

Track List

1. Oyster Girl/Hexham Races 2. My Love's She's But A Lassie Yet/Marmaduke Polka 3. Captain Pugwash/The Old Rigadoo 4. Dingle's Regatta/When There Isn't A Girl About 5. Hamburger Polka/Bottom Of The Punchbowl 6. The Curly Headed Ploughboy/Marie's Wedding/Seneka Square Dance 7. Tripping Up Stairs/The Dancing Dustman 8. Waiting For The Wagon/Dennington Bell 9. Dashing White Sergeant/Scotland The Brave 10. Smash The Windows/Rogue's March


Cheer Up A Bit Longer

Cheer Up A Bit Longer CD cover

"Cheer Up A Bit Longer": Maggie Moore and Stan Bloor This our latest and first duo CD. We really love the industrial songs of the Northwest of England, as well as having a passion for Music Hall songs. We've included some of each on this CD, as well as songs that started their life as 19th century Lancashire poems to which we've set our own tunes. We hope this gives you a good flavour of what we do.

This CD is subject to a BOGO offer (Buy One, Get One) at the embarassingly low price of :

£10.00 + £2.00 p&p.

For international postage costs please email me

Track List

1. Cheer Up A Bit Longer (Laycock, Tune: Moore & Bloor) 2. It's A Great Big Shame (Bateman & Le Brun) 3. Did Your First Wife Ever Do That (Castling) 4. The Bury New Loom (Trad) 5. Marble Arch To Leicester Square (Knight & Lyle) 6. Grace Darling (McGlennon) 7. Sadler's Balloon (Trad, Tune: John Clare) 8. The Lass Doon On The Quay (Weams) 9. My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage (Bennett) 10. I'll Have A Collier (Trad) 11. The Night I Appeared As Macbeth (Hargreaves) 12. Riding On Top Of The Car (Leigh, Bryan & Von Tilzer) 13. The Weaver's Garland Or The Downfal Of Trade (Trad, Tune: Moore & Bloor) 14. With My Little Wigger Wagger In My Hand (Earle, Carter & Wells) 15. I Live In Trafalgar Square (Murphy) 16. Home And Friends (Swain, Tune: Moore & Bloor)


To read a review of this CD go to http://www.maggieandstan.co.uk.

Short Samples from Cheer Up A Bit Longer

Cheer Up A Bit Longer

I Live In Trafalgar Square


TUNE, SONG AND TUTOR BOOKS

Pluck 'n' Squeeze, Our Tunes and Songs Volume 1

Pluck 'n' Squeeze, Our Tunes and Songs Volume 1

"Pluck 'n' Squeeze, Our Tunes and Songs Volume 1": 23 original tunes and songs on the history of the Lancashire Cotton Industry. Fully notated for the D/G Melodeon and chorded for Guitar and Banjo by Maggie Moore and Stan Bloor.

This book is firstly a collection of the tunes we have written and the nineteenth century Lancashire poems we have set to music, but it also features the same tunes fully notated for the D/G Melodeon with helpful tips and hints for melodeon improvers. These notated tunes are really a follow on to "Maggie's Melodeon" a tutor book for beginners to improvers. Good happy rousing tunes and thoughtful songs. Can come with an optional tutor CD for Melodeon students.

(Note: The optional tutor CD is not suitable for non-melodeon players, those of nervous disposition, or anyone with any residual hearing. Please keep out of reach of children and morris men!)

This book is an ideal present and/or weapon and is available at the popular price of:

Book with the Tutor CD: £13.99 + £3.00 p&p.

Just the Book: £10.99 + £2.00 p&p.

For international postage costs please email me




Maggie's Melodeon Tutor Book

Maggie's Melodeon Tutor Book

"Maggie's Melodeon Tutor Book": The culmination of all Maggie's experience teaching the D/G two row Melodeon. This book is designed for absolute beginners and improvers. It covers everything you need to know from the time you first pick up the instrument until you are confident in playing both treble and bass. By then you will also have a number of traditional tunes that you can start going to sessions with!

The exercises and tunes are all fully notated for both the Treble and Bass of the Melodeon and the chapters are written in plain English, are explicit and easily understood. This book comes complete with a 57 track tutor CD with the exercises and tunes played slowly and to speed.

Please note: We accept no responsibility for any loss of hearing or sanity caused to family members by you learning the Melodeon :-)

Book with the Tutor CD: £13.99 + £3.00 p&p.

For international postage costs please email me


More Maggie's Melodeon Tutor Book

More Maggie's Melodeon Tutor Book

"More Maggie's Melodeon Tutor Book": The second volume of Maggie's Melodeon the highly successful tutor book. This one is aimed at "improvers" and covers such thorny topics as Crossing Rows, Playing in Keys other than D or G, Ornamentation, Emphasis, Lift, Chords, Counter Melodies and Harmonies.

As in the first book the exercises and tunes are all fully notated for both the Treble and Bass of the Melodeon and the chapters are written in plain English, are explicit and easily understood. This book comes complete with a 68 track tutor CD with covering the exercises and with the tunes played slowly and to speed.

Book with the Tutor CD: £15.99 + £3.00 p&p.

For international postage costs please email me

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ORDERING AND PAYMENT METHODS

To order, or if you need further information contact: Stan by e-mail stan.bloor@plucknsqueeze.co.uk.

Payment methods in order of speed are:

Acceptance Mark

Paypal invoice (good, secure and quick for UK orders and probably the only way for international orders). Simply email me at stan.bloor@plucknsqueeze.co.uk, tell me what you want. I'll then send you a PayPal invoice, when I get your payment the items will be posted by return. (For more information on PayPal click on the icon above.)

or

Personal cheque (uk pounds only). Unfortunately, I will have to wait for the cheque to clear before posting the items.

Other methods may be possible but you'll need to email me


Listen to the Band

These tracks are taken from Pick Up Your Wounded and are therefore of our old line up. (See new line up on the home page). The addition of Jill and Jim has really filled out the sound but the overall feel, sound and bounce of the music is very similar.

I've sacrificed a bit of quality for speed on the MP3s as they are only designed to give you an idea of the band. If you have a slow broadband connection (like me, my fault shouldn't live in the country!!!) you may, even now, need to pause the playback until the download gets ahead of itself. If these links take you to a new page or tab, then simply close the tab when you've finished listening and return to the main site.

Pluck 'n' Squeeze playing Waiting for the Wagon and Dennington Bell (MP3 format 940KB).

Guess what tune this is! Again from our Pick Up Your Wounded CD (MP3 format 650KB).

For those of you who haven't got broadband or are using a 14.4k or a 56k modem and can't be bothered spending the rest of your life downloading mp3s, you can listen to this short snippet (20 or so seconds) in appaling quality .WAV format, but it will give you some idea. This file is 230K in size and will take 2-3 minutes to load. So click on the link below and go and make a coffee.

Pluck 'n' Squeeze playing Dennington Bell (WAV Format).

Watch Some Video Clips

Below are some You Tube clips of some performances.

By the way lots of these were kindly done by Bill Johnston and Sheila Darling who site is folkbluesnbeyond. Lots of good stuff here, including other clips of Suffolk events.


The Tradional Music concert in Debenham:
Playing Primrose Polka and then two tunes what we wrote "Kissin' the Shuttle" & "Clog Irons", finishing up singing Rawenstall Annual Fair.

"Henley Folk Night" at Henley Community Centre:
Singing The Hole in the Elephant's Bottom.

"Maypoles to Mistletoe" at Stowmarket Regal Theatre:
Singing the carol Rolling Downwards.