Jump to content

Roll Northumbria Roll - The Dreadnoughts (Anglo Concertina)


Recommended Posts

Hey guys,

I'd like to share with you my arrangement of Roll Northumbria Roll by The Dreadnoughts: https://musescore.com/user/37659330/scores/7115064. I'm using Gary Coover's tablature system again (Big shout out to G-Dawg!)

I used this resource to determine the chords (https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the-dreadnoughts/roll-northumbria-chords-3285992), and from that figure out the tune. I had most trouble with the F#s, but I wanted to keep it in the original key. The second-last bar in F# was the hardest, as the melody required a C# and E (pushing), while the chords required F# and A# (pulling). I managed to get some harmony that worked, but it is not the original F# sadly.

Link to the original song:



  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have also transposed the song to Am. Much to my chagrin (because I enjoy playing in the original key where possible) it still sounds fine, and is a little easier to play.


There was still an issue with harmony on the first note of bar 20. Buttons 7 and 1a pushing on the left hand would have been better, but because of uncomfortableness and running out of air (probably due to my cheap concertina), I opted for 1 and 3 pulling instead. Feel free to try 7 and 1a instead.


Hope y'all had a good weekend!


Edited by TehRazorBack
Making bellows direction more obvious
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...