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Title: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Clive Williams on August 01, 2013, 01:43:55 AM
Another return of an old favourite theme this month with many people off at many festivals, here's a theme that most people should be able to have a go at without having to practice too hard! Any tune used for, or connected with, Morris dance (or indeed the related dance traditions found in England); can be authentic to a particular tradition if you like, or simply interpreted as you like to play it and not necessarily for dance - it's down to you!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 01, 2013, 08:21:10 AM
Couple of tunes from Wheatley a lesser known Morris village

Wheatley Processional (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-306-wheatley-processional.html)

Wheatley Trunkles (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-12-wheatley-trunkles-wheatley.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 02, 2013, 12:44:18 PM
Clive, please could we stretch Morris tunes to include Sword tunes ?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 02, 2013, 12:46:05 PM
Clive, please could we stretch Morris tunes to include Sword tunes ?

No stretch there - morris = sword (long & rapper), border, North West, molly, Cotswold, well in the world of Lester anyway  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Clive Williams on August 02, 2013, 12:56:17 PM
Clive, please could we stretch Morris tunes to include Sword tunes ?

No stretch there - morris = sword (long & rapper), border, North West, molly, Cotswold, well in the world of Lester anyway  (:)

Indeed so. Any related dance tradition is fair game. :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: filbertthedilbert on August 02, 2013, 07:35:12 PM
Banbury Bill, probably a bit to quick so shoot me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfDPamJiufI
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on August 02, 2013, 08:24:44 PM
Sweet Jenny Jones & Black Joker, (with a bared knee in the foreground). Just how they came out at the time.

http://youtu.be/NBiAWmq229k

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Spikey on August 03, 2013, 08:29:04 AM
Following on from Lester's lead, this was a dance that I learnt only a few months ago, and really like - we were taught it just as the Wheatley Stick Dance (I'm not sure if there are other Wheatley stick dances ??? - this one used shorter sticks than we normally use).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUI4yaj8-Uo&feature=youtu.be

And Banks of the Dee because it is one of my absolute favourites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ut2gnaAxY&feature=youtu.be

And yes, I did get a Super III in the end from the Music Room  :o - thank you to everyone on Melnet who gave me advice about choosing, it was all really valuable, and thank you to Jon at the Music Room for more advice, and demonstrating its potential to sound wonderful (:)

(The thudding and jingling in the background is the dog playing with his new tennis ball - not some local uncoordinated Morris Dancers!)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Steve Fox on August 03, 2013, 09:05:30 AM
The box sounds lovely, Spikey.  Good choice.  FYI the Wheatley stick dance is called 'Bobbing a Joe'.  Don't Morris tunes have strange titles?! :M
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 03, 2013, 09:07:02 AM
Good playing Spikey!

Oh! forgot this Wheatley Jig - Oh! Dear What Can the Matter Be (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-285-oh-dear-what-can-matter-be.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 03, 2013, 09:09:06 AM
The box sounds lovely, Spikey.  Good choice.  FYI the Wheatley stick dance is called 'Bobbing a Joe'.  Don't Morris tunes have strange titles?! :M

Bobbing a Joe; you kind of think might be a corruption of Bobby and Joan another morris dance tune although a quite different tune.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 03, 2013, 09:11:00 AM
The box sounds lovely, Spikey.  Good choice.  FYI the Wheatley stick dance is called 'Bobbing a Joe'.  Don't Morris tunes have strange titles?! :M

Doubt they'd get away with that one in US of A  ::)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 03, 2013, 09:14:20 AM
Wheatley Stick Dance (I'm not sure if there are other Wheatley stick dances ??? - this one used shorter sticks than we normally use).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUI4yaj8-Uo&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for reminding me of a tune for my Blog  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Alan Morley on August 03, 2013, 10:21:31 AM
Here's something I recorded a couple of weeks ago....Bear Dance and Thème Vannetais - Used by border sides mainly I think..Both have been 'Tune of The Month'.
Traditionalist will hate what I have done with the tunes, but it's possibly the first step in a project I have in mind..

https://soundcloud.com/folkmusicartists/bear-dance-and-th-me-vannetais (https://soundcloud.com/folkmusicartists/bear-dance-and-th-me-vannetais)

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Spikey on August 03, 2013, 08:08:32 PM
Thank you Steve and Lester (:).  I really like that Wheatley Jig too, Lester, but it is one of those exhausting ones to dance where everyone falls around gasping at the end :o.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ash on August 03, 2013, 09:33:33 PM
Lac de St. Croix doesn't really appeal to me (mainly because it seems too difficult), but Morris tunes, that's my thing - I seem to be able to retain them in my memory. Let's be honest, most of them are not too tricky. Doesn't mean my attempts below aren't a bit rough, but it's the kind of thing I like playing...

Valentine, Fieldtown

http://youtu.be/Zmzv3oe0BFY (http://youtu.be/Zmzv3oe0BFY)

Laudanum Bunches, Headington

http://youtu.be/gb_a0KWOs3k (http://youtu.be/gb_a0KWOs3k)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 03, 2013, 09:43:47 PM
Laudanum Bunches, Headington
<morris pedant alert>
Laudnam Bunches
</morris pedant alert>

Nicely played though  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 04, 2013, 07:37:58 AM
A tune used for longsword dances - Old Wife of Coverdale (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-340-old-wife-of-coverdale.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Theo on August 04, 2013, 11:12:51 AM
Let's be honest, most of them are not too tricky.

Superficially anyway,  but there is a lot of rhythmic and melodic subtlety  to be discovered in many of them. 
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ash on August 04, 2013, 02:38:59 PM
Let's be honest, most of them are not too tricky.

Superficially anyway,  but there is a lot of rhythmic and melodic subtlety  to be discovered in many of them.

Oh, don't get me wrong. I think they are brilliant tunes because it's possible to do so much with them in terms of intepretation (if one has the ability). It's just that the basics / framework / simple melody seems to me to be relatively easy to commit to memory and then try and work with. However, I must confess this must be more than a little something to do with spending most weekends of the late 70s and 80s being taken to Morris events and so unwittingly picking stuff up...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:04:26 PM
Ok, here we go - Ascott Under Wychwood first  (a great tradition if danced more like Longborough than Headington!), Mrs. Casey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuextoT4Bkk

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:09:00 PM
Swiftly followed by some great tunes from Longborough - played faster than I would for dancing. The best tradition ever, when done properly, slowly, and vigourously - look up Old Spot on Youtube to see how it should be danced. Too many sides try and make it into Bledington, which is similar, but not the same!

London Pride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYy5a4b6Nk8

Swaggering Boney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia1o61hzfik

Old Trunkles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpwYuwVzJJQ


Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:10:03 PM
One of my favourite morris tunes of all time,

Longborough Princess Royal jig - in Em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JsIaAAwtG4
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:10:52 PM
William and Nancy from Bledington. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnipTwDbBJ8

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:11:28 PM
Dearest Dickie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glh6Fl6mp30
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:12:26 PM
Bampton time:

Banbury Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8AZEpJ1TU0

The Rose Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd7nxc_kwX4
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:13:08 PM
Lollipop Man from Oddington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9UffVEY8Ao
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:17:24 PM
Now some Longsword dance tunes:

Fisher Laddie and the Oyster Girl from Escrick - just south of York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjBZsmCLqPc


T'owd Wife of Coverdill from Ampleforth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmszlQW6hf8


Old Mother Hi Ti from Sleights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwidsInyeqM

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 05:17:57 PM
On the Anglo,

Go and Enlist for a Sailor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMEbXRO79Ho
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Spikey on August 05, 2013, 06:45:40 PM
These are great, Pikey - thanks for posting - they are a great learning aid for an aspiring Morris musician (:)
(Although see post in Teaching and Learning about how you are doing some of it!)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 05, 2013, 07:42:49 PM
Brough of this parish on melodeon, me joining in a bit later on English concertina. It was a practice night so it was the full tune with slows, not the best recording quality I'm afraid.  :|bl

Dearest Dickie (https://soundcloud.com/peterdunk/dearest-dickie).
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: 911377brian on August 05, 2013, 10:05:36 PM
Particularly liked 'Go enlist' Pikey; sounded wonderfully like two instruments playing...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 05, 2013, 10:37:15 PM
Particularly liked 'Go enlist' Pikey; sounded wonderfully like two instruments playing...

Thx Brian. The power of playing in Octaves !
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ellison on August 06, 2013, 07:20:21 PM
Here's a lazy one . . . in my defence I'm having computer problems and recording anything is nigh on impossible.

I recorded these some time ago https://soundcloud.com/#martin-ellison/william-nancy-shooting-bean (https://soundcloud.com/#martin-ellison/william-nancy-shooting-bean).

William & Nancy/Shooting/Bean Setting - I have no idea which tradition they're from and very much suspect that I've mixed traditions, they've just been around in my head for decades.

Played on my trusty Hohner Pokerwork in C/F.

Martin
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 06, 2013, 08:20:32 PM
I have no idea which tradition they're from and very much suspect that I've mixed traditions, they've just been around in my head for decades.

Very nicely played Martin. No doubt Lester will be along to slap my wrist if I get this wrong but William and Nancy is a Bledington tune, the version of Shooting you played is from Adderbury and Bean Setting is from Headington. I don't think it really matters that you mixed traditions up in such an entertaining morris medley.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 06, 2013, 08:32:35 PM
I have no idea which tradition they're from and very much No doubt Lester will be along to slap my wrist if I get this wrong but William and Nancy is a Bledington tune, the version of Shooting you played is from Adderbury and Bean Setting is from Headington.

No slapped wrist for the tradition identifying but of course the Adderbury tune's name is Beaux of London City, not Shooting  >:E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: malcolmbebb on August 06, 2013, 09:10:20 PM
I have no idea which tradition they're from and very much No doubt Lester will be along to slap my wrist if I get this wrong but William and Nancy is a Bledington tune, the version of Shooting you played is from Adderbury and Bean Setting is from Headington.

No slapped wrist for the tradition identifying but of course the Adderbury tune's name is Beaux of London City, not Adderbury  >:E

Nor, indeed, Shooting, strickerly speaking...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 06, 2013, 09:16:38 PM
I did say the tune Shooting was from Adderbury.  8) The naming of these tunes - Beaux of London City (Adderbury) and Beaux of London City (Badby) caused me no end of problems when trying to track down the dots for Adderbury Shooting and Badby Shooting which of course are the dance names not the tunes!

Yer slipping anyway Lester, I deliberately didn't credit Bean Setting to Headington Quarry . . .  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 06, 2013, 09:18:27 PM
Nor, indeed, Shooting, strickerly speaking...

Exactly!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 06, 2013, 09:19:20 PM
I did say the tune Shooting was from Adderbury.  8) The naming of these tunes - Beaux of London City (Adderbury) and Beaux of London City (Badby) caused me no end of problems when trying to track down the dots for Adderbury Shooting and Badby Shooting which of course are the dance names not the tunes!

Yer slipping anyway Lester, I deliberately didn't credit Bean Setting to Headington Quarry . . .  ;D

<Morris Pedant>
The dances are not called Shooting they are called Beaux of London City, they may be know as Shooting but it is a nickname, like Signposts for Shepherds Hey Field Town,
</Morris Pedant>
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 06, 2013, 10:00:53 PM
Bang......
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 06, 2013, 10:59:04 PM
Lester, you really need to visit my local side. Sample gloriously good pub food and the mineral water of your choice whilst lecturing them in the errors of their ways. It's just a guess but I think you may go home a sadder and wiser man.  :M  :|glug
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: forrest on August 07, 2013, 03:44:35 AM
Glad that's sorted out. :Ph My fiddler, Maija, stopped by today for a bit of practice, and we had just recently started to play this set. I thought it might be fun to record, and insert into the ToTM. I'm certain that there is everything wrong with it, but fortunately, the locals are clueless. Here's a rough and
almost-ready version of Princess Royal/Unfortunate Tailor. (http://snd.sc/1cupMEq) I am playing the ADG proto-Corona.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ellisteph on August 07, 2013, 07:35:56 AM
Glad that's sorted out. :Ph My fiddler, Maija, stopped by today for a bit of practice, and we had just recently started to play this set. I thought it might be fun to record, and insert into the ToTM. I'm certain that there is everything wrong with it, but fortunately, the locals are clueless. Here's a rough and
almost-ready version of Princess Royal/Unfortunate Tailor. (http://snd.sc/1cupMEq) I am playing the ADG proto-Corona.

That's a really nice set well played. And it sounds like you were having fun too.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Steve Fox on August 07, 2013, 07:47:33 AM
Here's a rough and almost-ready version of Princess Royal/Unfortunate Tailor. (http://snd.sc/1cupMEq) I am playing the ADG proto-Corona.
Lovely.  I really enjoyed listening to this.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Maki on August 09, 2013, 02:04:50 PM
Banks of the Dee/-The Queen's Delight/Upton-on-Severn Stick Dance/Orange in Bloom
Hohner Pokerwork D/G

I took this video in June. I love to play Morris tunes best!

http://youtu.be/tdrzo0lhoIE
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: forrest on August 09, 2013, 04:29:18 PM
Banks of the Dee/-The Queen's Delight/Upton-on-Severn Stick Dance/Orange in Bloom
Hohner Pokerwork D/G

I took this video in June. I love to play Morris tunes best!

http://youtu.be/tdrzo0lhoIE

Nice set of tunes and lovely playing!  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ellison on August 09, 2013, 06:52:56 PM
Banks of the Dee/-The Queen's Delight/Upton-on-Severn Stick Dance/Orange in Bloom
Hohner Pokerwork D/G

I took this video in June. I love to play Morris tunes best!

http://youtu.be/tdrzo0lhoIE

Very Nice Maki!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 12, 2013, 02:31:03 PM
Longsword/Morris fusion!!  Lass o Dallowgill followed by Bean Setters - same tune , but different!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xbefESOp7w
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 12, 2013, 02:33:04 PM
A few more:

Bampton Highland Mary - in the style for Woodleys men, with a strong emphasis on the start of the bar to match the early hand flick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2vvH1vzDw

Followed by the Buffoon (another Bampton dance)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOiyacfQKPg

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 12, 2013, 02:33:45 PM
Banks of the Dee, Ascott under Wychwood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_bs_XTd9A
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: pikey on August 12, 2013, 02:35:47 PM
Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket - one of the tastier variants of the tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbvCETrgrS8
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music - Moncks March
Post by: pikey on August 12, 2013, 02:37:12 PM
Here's an unusual one - Moncks March from Longborough. It's a heel and toe dance, not often seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8LwEf0pQ_o
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Shakin' All Hohner on August 13, 2013, 11:52:57 AM
The Beginning of the World - used for a stick dance in Ewell - http://youtu.be/CcZb99xluo4







 
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music - Moncks March
Post by: Mystery Jig on August 13, 2013, 01:37:10 PM
Here's an unusual one - Moncks March from Longborough. It's a heel and toe dance, not often seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8LwEf0pQ_o

I like that one a lot!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music - Moncks March
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 13, 2013, 02:50:47 PM
I like that one a lot!

So do I! I've not heard of it before but it's a very old tune. I don't like the chords given here but I'll leave them in as it's possible that my abc software is misinterpreting something.

X:1
T:Sellenger's Round
T:The Beginning of the World
M:6/8
L:1/8
B:The Round Band Book of Playford
B:Playford's Dancing Master, Third Edition 1665
Q:3/8=100
K:G mix
"G"G3 G>AB | "C"c3 c>de | "F"d2c "G"B>AB | "C"c6 | \
"G"G2G G>AB | "C" c3 "Am"c>de | "Dm"d2c "G"B>AB | "C" c3-c2 |: \
d | "Am"e3 e>dc | "Dm"d3 d2d | "G"B>cd d>cB | "D"A3 d2B | \
"C"c>dc "G"B2G | "D7"A>Bc "G"B2G | "C"A2G "D7"^FEF | "G"G3-G2 :|

Edit: Typo
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 13, 2013, 03:14:03 PM
Here it is in two sharps. The chords are behaving now, ABC Explorer gets in a tizzy now and again.

X:1
T:Sellenger's Round
T:The Beginning of the World
B:Playford's Dancing Master, Third Edition 1665
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=100
K:A mix
"A"A3 A>Bc | "D"d3 d>ef | "G"e2d "A"c>Bc | "D"d6 | \
"A"A2A A>Bc | "D" d3 "Bm"d>ef | "Em"e2d "A"c>Bc | "D" d3-d2 |: \
e | "Bm"f3 f>ed | "Em"e3 e2e | "A"c>de e>dc | "E"B3 e2c | \
"D"d>ed "A"c2A | "E7"B>cd "A"c2A | "D"B2A "E7"^GFG | "A"A3-A2 :|

Edit: Typo
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Clive Williams on August 19, 2013, 01:01:53 AM
Here we go, another outing for the Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, this time (unlike Le Lac...) making full use of the customised bass setup.

Saturday Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elj6QEatZ0g

Recorded on Sunday night, but hey. I learned this from the playing of Chris Wood, and this version is mixolydian I believe.

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: forrest on August 20, 2013, 08:41:01 PM
One more go at this theme. I recorded this a couple of years ago, and just decided to re-record it because it's a very cool tune; Skirmish (http://youtu.be/6ovELZlUqdE) by Nick Barber, played on the curvy green bling box.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: jbesser on August 22, 2013, 01:57:57 AM
Shave the Donkey, for the Bampton dance Step and Fetch Her.

https://soundcloud.com/concertinist/shave-the-donkey

I play this for my boys on concertina; as a relatively new melodeonists I've been reluctant to subject them to the vagaries of my playing on box. But one of these days I'll bring it to practice.

Played here on a Dino Baffetti Black Pearl Special D/G
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: filbertthedilbert on August 22, 2013, 09:09:55 PM
Broad Cupid or is it Bored Stupid played on my one row.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6wtl_kT5nA
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: malcolmbebb on August 22, 2013, 09:26:38 PM
Nice to hear. Not a common dance.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: DaveD on August 23, 2013, 08:51:59 AM
Nice to hear. Not a common dance.

Danced by a few sides here in the East midlands. Nice tune though.

Dave
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Lester on August 23, 2013, 08:56:25 AM
Broad Cupid or is it Bored Stupid played on my one row.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6wtl_kT5nA

Tune is called From Night to Morn.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: filbertthedilbert on August 23, 2013, 09:17:40 AM
Nice to hear. Not a common dance.

Danced by a few sides here in the East midlands. Nice tune though.

Dave

I learned it whilst spending a few weeks practising with the Foresters morris in Nottingham.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 31, 2013, 06:59:54 PM
My New Year's 'boxolution' was to attempt Tune of the Month each month this year but I don't have a chance with this month's tune so I am posting here in Theme of The Month instead. The 'rules' allow for two such substitutions during the year  - my boxolution my rules, right?

I've been having far too much fun at festivals to practice  as much as I should this month and I've just realised it is August 31st so I have to post something today so here is my contribution to Theme of the Month -Black Joak/Joke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAeayo900mg&feature=youtu.be) from the playgroup end of melodeon playing.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Pete Dunk on September 01, 2013, 12:22:23 PM
I've been having far too much fun at festivals to practice  as much as I should this month and I've just realised it is August 31st so I have to post something today so here is my contribution to Theme of the Month -Black Joak/Joke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAeayo900mg&feature=youtu.be) from the playgroup end of melodeon playing.

Just to confuse us you decided to record it using a mirror eh?  >:E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ollie on September 01, 2013, 12:40:56 PM
My New Year's 'boxolution' was to attempt Tune of the Month each month this year but I don't have a chance with this month's tune so I am posting here in Theme of The Month instead. The 'rules' allow for two such substitutions during the year  - my boxolution my rules, right?

I've been having far too much fun at festivals to practice  as much as I should this month and I've just realised it is August 31st so I have to post something today so here is my contribution to Theme of the Month -Black Joak/Joke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAeayo900mg&feature=youtu.be) from the playgroup end of melodeon playing.

Great playing, and a perfect dancing speed (IMO).  (:) As you seem to be ok with trying different chords, I'd just make one suggestion to make it even better. In the second bar of the B part, where it goes up to the 'E' (D/G speak), try playing a C bass and chord; at the moment, the E clashes with the D bass and chord that you're playing. It also breaks it up from the G and D chords all the time (apart for your little sequence at the end of each part, which is great).  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Clive Williams on September 01, 2013, 01:58:25 PM
That was a much busier month than I'd been expecting with the festival season in full swing; well done everyone! Time to move onto a new theme now, but as ever, late submissions are welcome - just stick them on the end here.

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Helena Handcart on September 01, 2013, 06:10:18 PM
Great playing, and a perfect dancing speed (IMO).  (:) As you seem to be ok with trying different chords, I'd just make one suggestion to make it even better. In the second bar of the B part, where it goes up to the 'E' (D/G speak), try playing a C bass and chord; at the moment, the E clashes with the D bass and chord that you're playing. It also breaks it up from the G and D chords all the time (apart for your little sequence at the end of each part, which is great).  (:)

Thanks for you kind comments and encouragement Ollie. I've tried changing the basses as you suggest and it definitely sounds better and gives a little variety to the basses.

Just to confuse us you decided to record it using a mirror eh?  >:E

A house point to you for spotting the deliberate mistook  ;). TBH I hadn't even noticed  that :-[ I recorded it in a hurry using my laptop webcam and it looked alright to me (well, it would wouldn't it).
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: StupidFingers on September 23, 2013, 08:14:43 PM
Another late arrival!  When the morris theme appeared, I'd just seen the Devil's Dyke Morris Men dancing to Jenny Lind at the Cambridge Folk Festival, so decided to give it a go.

http://youtu.be/pJasnxCbj_g
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Mcgrooger on October 21, 2013, 05:34:55 PM
After a feeble lack of postings from me for a while here's a late entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzCtkXTYng8
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Ellisteph on October 21, 2013, 07:31:16 PM
After a feeble lack of postings from me for a while here's a late entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzCtkXTYng8
Really nicely done; good to hear from you again - I always enjoy your posts. Thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Mcgrooger on October 23, 2013, 12:29:05 PM
Really nicely done; good to hear from you again - I always enjoy your posts. Thanks.

Thank you, Elisteph - most kind. I'm trying to get a couple of Bob Cann tunes up to speed (literally) for my next post. After that, I'll see if I can slowly catch up with some of the tunes and themes I've missed! :|bl
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: robotmay on December 09, 2013, 04:06:19 PM
Figured this is probably the best thread for this attempt at The Queen's Delight. I made fewer mistakes in the second run through, but the timing is dodgy throughout, so you have been warned :D
This is one of my favourite new tunes I've been trying to learn, and it seemed like the most efficient use of my learning time as the Cardiff Morris side's dance to this goes on for absolutely ages.

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-queens-delight
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: robotmay on December 12, 2013, 04:36:32 PM
And as I managed to record it once-through without any glaring errors, here's a quick rendition of Black Joke: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/black-joke-1
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Jesse Smith on April 27, 2018, 01:50:17 AM
Engaging in some massive thread necromancy to post this here, as I'm fairly pleased with it.

Bonny Green Garters
https://youtu.be/psMPbagNqQA

I learned the Bampton version out of the Mally beginners' book, and then I thought that with May Day approaching it would be fun to learn the Headington parts as well. Funny thing is I find the Headington version to be much the easier of the two!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for August 2013: Morris Music
Post by: Fred on April 27, 2018, 01:44:34 PM
Bah, come on. It's only 4,5 years since the last post on this thread. It hasn't been dead, it was just sleeping for a prolonged period. ;)

Nicely played, very straighforward!

Best wishes,
Fred