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 2016The 2016 St Audries Bay Folk Musicians' Week is over. It was a great week. Some of the 2016 group appear in the picture to the left (taken by Jean Shelley). We look forward to a wonderful week of music, dance and good company running from 2 to 9 September 2017 (Saturday late afternoon to the following Saturday breakfast). Poppy Weatherall, Steve Dyer and I will be the leaders for the week. More >>



Rolryte is a dice replacement App with an associated unique board game in which each of up to 4 players can use their skill and memory to influence their score. By discovering and then remembering the values of 18 locations, players can generate a value for their turn of the game. Under certain circumstances, one of the players can Scramble the box values of another player so that they have to start the discovery process anew. 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 >>


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 >>