If you are in the mood for silver you can choose this side….
But if you’d like a flash of colour choose this side……
(Sterling Silver and Resin)
People have asked me why I choose this particular name for this blog. It is actually the name of a folk tune. You may or may not know that I play the fiddle. I think you would describe my playing as serviceable – I’m no great musician! – but I do enjoy it.
The Moon and Seven Stars is a jig that I learnt from a fabulous fiddle player – Carolyn Francis – when I used to play with the Lakeland Fiddlers (I moved house and play with a different group now). It is a great tune, and I’ve always thought the name was pretty special, so I thought I’d borrow it! It comes from the Winder manuscripts. The Winder family came from Wyresdale, near where I live, and happily they kept manuscripts (from around 1790 to the start of the First World War) of the music they played. Andy Hornby - a much more talented musician than I - has done some research on the Winders if you are interested.
If you are curious how the tune goes, there are quite a few versions on YouTube – here is one on the mandolin….
….and if you can play music, the dots (sheet music) are available on Andy’s website.