Rod Stradling

Rod Stradling

Music for Folk and
Country Dancing

Stradivarious CDs

Stradivarious CDs The latest Stradivarious social dance CD, This Sceptred Isle, themed after English place names, includes Dunham Oaks, Lass of Richmond Hill, Duke of Kent's Waltz and Dorset Four-Hand Reel plus some dances we are often asked to play, including Happily Emma After (Gary Roodman) and Eightfold Way. More >>


Morris Dances

Morris DancesI have a great love of Morris Dancing and I have found that there is very little available as a teaching resource on the web. So I have recorded a selection of full-length Morris Dance tunes with the music available on iTunes.
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Maypole Dance Music

Maypole DanceOur album of reels, jigs, hornpipes and waltzes, Maypole Dance Music, is available on iTunes. More >>

The extra-long tracks give the dancers plenty of time to complete the dance. A CD is also available.
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St Audries Bay Folk Musicians' Week

St Audries Group 2018I am very sorry to announce that the 2020 St Audries Bay Folk Musicians' Week is cancelled. It would have been a great week. Some of the 2018 group appear in the picture to the left (taken by Pam Courtice). Although we are not meeting this year, we look forward to a wonderful week of music, dance and good company running from 4 September to 11 September 2021 (Saturday late afternoon to the following Saturday breakfast). Poppy Weatherall, Helen Schofield and I will be the leaders for the week. More >>


Accordion MIDI Cable information

It seems to me that accordion MIDI connection cables are not very robust and there seems to be very little information available about them and, in particular, how to repair or replace them.

So, I have decided to provide some information on how my system is wired up. I hope that it helps you keep yours working well. More >>


The Accordion Pages

Chicken accordionist This is an attempt to answer some of the many questions I am asked about how I play the piano accordion. I hope that you find it interesting and I look forward to hearing your comments about my ideas. More >>


Teaching and Workshops

I often provide one-to-one tuition or group music workshops. More >>