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The Trip to Stowmarket
« on: August 08, 2010, 11:45:48 PM »

Hi,
Steve Freereeder wrote this tune. Where can I find either the ABCs or the music? I tried to search for it, but with no luck.
Thanks,
Paul N.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 11:48:41 PM »

You could try asking me....
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 12:27:20 AM »

Here tiz bor...


X:1
T:The Trip to Stowmarket
T:Polka
C:Steve Dumpleton
S:Composed 1st September 2003.
L:1/8
M:2/4
Q:1/4=108
K:C
z/G/A/B/ |: cCEG | c/B/c/d/ ed/c/ | dfAB | (3A/B/A/G GA/B/ |
cCEG | c/B/c/d/ ed/c/ | dfAB |1 c2 c/G/A/B/ :|2 c2 c ||
c/d/ | egce | df A2 | BdAB | (3A/B/A/G Gc/d/ |
egce | df A2 | Bd GA/B/ |1 c2 c :|2 cc c |]
W:
W:Composed for and dedicated to Katie and John Howson at the
W:East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 12:39:22 AM »

Thanks, Steve, I really appreciate it.
Paul N.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 01:09:24 AM »

Katie tells me that the tune has now become part of the Polkworks repertoire and was performed at Sidmouth.
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Polkaworks are appearing at Towersey, so listen out for it there too!
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 08:46:09 AM »

Never heard it before. A very pretty ditty, and pretty 'B' part too. It nicely avoids the melodeonic thing of a lovely 'A' coupled with a duller 'B' as composer wondered 'what next ..')  So doubly well done, Steve

OK a technical issue (or otherwise). I hadn't expected s a polka. While I don't play a lot of  'Trip to' tunes myself, but all those I'm aware of are in 6/8. Is there any convention about this?  This is pure ignorance on my part - composers may of course name their tune any way they choose  ;)
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 09:26:17 AM »

Terrific! That's going straight into the Ethel's Cats repertoire (I'm trying to keep an East Anglian flavour to our tune sets), and in the original key ;D
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 09:53:52 AM »

Thanks, Anahata and Chris! Glad you like it.  (:) :|bl

OK a technical issue (or otherwise). I hadn't expected a polka. While I don't play a lot of  'Trip to' tunes myself, but all those I'm aware of are in 6/8. Is there any convention about this?  This is pure ignorance on my part - composers may of course name their tune any way they choose  ;)
I have no idea whether this is a convention. If it is, I've never heard of it before.
The tune and title came to me after a lovely weekend at an early EATMT gathering in Haughley and Stowmarket. The tune was one of those which just 'wrote' itself as I was noodling around on my one-row four-stop.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 11:04:30 AM »

Polkaworks played some great gigs at Sidmouth and Dartmoor. They also ran a storming session at Dartmoor yesterday lunchtime - what a band!

I shall be purloining your tune for my new dance band, Windjammer (played in C of course).
I'm running a C session at Stowmarket Traditional Music Day on September 4th so will teach it to all and sundry.

Thanks Steve, great tune.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 12:07:09 PM »

I shall be purloining your tune for my new dance band, Windjammer (played in C of course).
Great  ;D

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I'm running a C session at Stowmarket Traditional Music Day on September 4th so will teach it to all and sundry.
Yes - I think we're running the C session together, so good idea - we can teach it there.  ;)

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Thanks Steve, great tune.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 12:09:48 PM »



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I'm running a C session at Stowmarket Traditional Music Day on September 4th so will teach it to all and sundry.
Yes - I think we're running the C session together, so good idea - we can teach it there.  ;)

maybe I'll bring the one row after all.

I can't believe its only like 4 weeks away?

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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 01:01:10 PM »

OK a technical issue (or otherwise). I hadn't expected s a polka. While I don't play a lot of  'Trip to' tunes myself, but all those I'm aware of are in 6/8. Is there any convention about this? 

I think it's just coincidence that you've found a few tunes with a similar title that happened to be in 6/8 Chris. The attached PDF is for a tune called A Trip To The Bath from the Joshua Jackson manuscript, it's in 2/4.
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 03:49:58 PM »


Yes - I think we're running the C session together, so good idea - we can teach it there.  ;)


Really? .. that's excellent news.
Clipper and Windjammer ahoy - should we dress as pirates?
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2010, 04:01:26 PM »


Yes - I think we're running the C session together, so good idea - we can teach it there.  ;)


Really? .. that's excellent news.
Clipper and Windjammer ahoy - should we dress as pirates?
C would be the pirates key....as they sail on it. ;)
hope you won't make anyone walk the plank if they get the notes wrong.  :o
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 04:32:55 PM »


Yes - I think we're running the C session together, so good idea - we can teach it there.  ;)


Really? .. that's excellent news.
Clipper and Windjammer ahoy - should we dress as pirates?
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2010, 04:53:57 PM »


Yes - I think we're running the C session together, so good idea - we can teach it there.  ;)


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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2010, 05:05:29 PM »

the nautical look is 'in' this season.

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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2010, 05:10:26 PM »

Now I know therr is a debate about how many fingers to use on the bass end but how do you play it with just a hook.   ;D
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2010, 07:08:57 PM »


OK a technical issue (or otherwise). I hadn't expected s a polka. While I don't play a lot of  'Trip to' tunes myself, but all those I'm aware of are in 6/8. Is there any convention about this?  This is pure ignorance on my part - composers may of course name their tune any way they choose  ;)

Trip to Brighton isn't in 6/8. A quick search on Folk Tune Finder suggests it is not alone.

Great tune Steve! I'm afraid I'll have to transpose to D to learn it.  :-[
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Re: The Trip to Stowmarket
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2010, 07:13:45 PM »

Now I know therr is a debate about how many fingers to use on the bass end but how do you play it with just a hook.   ;D

It might not surprise you to learn that I've already tried this.
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