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Title: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Clive Williams on November 01, 2014, 12:20:26 AM
Well, here's the thing. Much as I like L'Inconnu, and am happy to record it again (will do!) as the new TOTM champ, I rather like Mrs. Hamilton of Pencaitland too. How can I game the system so I can play that tune too, I ask myself? Well...

This month's theme, not entirely coincidentally, is tunes with a name in the name, any name, any person, all is good. So, let me see, that could cover Sweet Jenny Jones, Delilah (hello Pikey), Mrs Saggs, Annies Song and hundreds/thousands of other tunes including... Mrs. Hamilton of Pencaitland!

Sometimes I'm just shameless.

A nice open theme, with plenty of chance to choose well known or really quite obscure tunes to suit your taste - have a go!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Lester on November 01, 2014, 08:07:43 AM
And of course any number of tunes called Joe Blogg's Number n

Dennis Crowther's No.2 and No.1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-3-dennis-crowthers-no.html)
Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-4-albert-farmers-bonfire-tune.html)
Beatrice Hill's Three Handed Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-1-beatrice-hills-three-handed-reel.html)
Bursledon Village Band's March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-19-bvb-march-collected-from.html)
Mrs Casey - Kirtlington     (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-29-mrs-casey-kirtlington-morris.html)
Old Joe Clark (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-210-old-joe-clark.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 01, 2014, 11:10:59 AM
Georgy Girl

http://youtu.be/1y9Zof5D7bg (http://www.wuerziworld.de/Smilies/musik/mus24.gif)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 01, 2014, 12:49:11 PM
Georgy Girl

http://youtu.be/1y9Zof5D7bg (http://www.wuerziworld.de/Smilies/musik/mus24.gif)
Ha! That really made me smile - well done!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Bob Ellis on November 01, 2014, 12:53:01 PM
Nice one, Sebastian, well played...and I like your emoticon.  8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Tamba on November 01, 2014, 02:54:04 PM
Miss Lindsay Barker... an old recording on a box I no longer possess. I'll try and submit a more up to date version of this.... Mungu akipenda!
http://youtu.be/Xl7A3pf4lzw (http://youtu.be/Xl7A3pf4lzw)

 :||: Tim
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 01, 2014, 03:53:17 PM
I like your emoticon.  8)
Originally, I did search for a "slow down" emoticon, but had no luck.  :-X
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 01, 2014, 05:39:22 PM
Georgy Girl

Excellent! Great fun and a nice arrangement, the Weltmeister is in good voice too, well played!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 01, 2014, 07:57:17 PM
Osbornes Mistake, named after George Osborne.

http://youtu.be/z6KMxLIpfsI

And, you asked for it....... Delilah !!

http://youtu.be/NI1UHnw5XN0

And Mrs Casey

http://youtu.be/nuextoT4Bkk

Lily of Laguna

http://youtu.be/eX0oEed9K_0

Dolly Gray

http://youtu.be/c0EMU3uPo50

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 01, 2014, 08:04:53 PM
Guide me o thou great Jehovah  ;)

http://youtu.be/iKcju7Zp6qE

And for Smiley: Skippy (the bush kangaroo...)

http://youtu.be/jkQjELvObPU

Followed by Dr Finlay's casebook

http://youtu.be/bzODPjJKgcw

And Robin Hood  (:)

http://youtu.be/dxYumtQ5lmY
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: george garside on November 01, 2014, 08:20:59 PM
margarets waltz,
elsies waltz
the marquis of Lorne
peacocks march
jenny bell
jimmy allen
noble squire dacre
sir john fenwick's flower amang them all
proudlocks hornpipe
Bill Charltons Fancy
elsie marley
 
 that's just from 20 pages  out of 50 inthe northumbrian pipers tune book and there are 3 more books to go at

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 01, 2014, 08:31:46 PM
Lester, how do you get the YouTube link to be a name instead of hieroglyphics ?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 01, 2014, 09:09:23 PM
Lester, how do you get the YouTube link to be a name instead of hieroglyphics ?
You can click on "Quote" in Lester's posting to see how he did it.

Code: [Select]
[url=http://bla.bla.bla]Name of the tune[/url]
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Lester on November 01, 2014, 09:10:27 PM
margarets waltz,
elsies waltz
the marquis of Lorne
peacocks march
jenny bell
jimmy allen
noble squire dacre
sir john fenwick's flower amang them all
proudlocks hornpipe
Bill Charltons Fancy
elsie marley
 
 that's just from 20 pages  out of 50 inthe northumbrian pipers tune book and there are 3 more books to go at

george

All you need to do now, George, is to record one or two  >:E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 01, 2014, 10:01:45 PM
Lester, how do you get the YouTube link to be a name instead of hieroglyphics ?

Instead of just pasting the link into the post window type the name of the tune, select by clicking and dragging across the name, then hit the insert link button and paste the URL into the text box then hit OK. That will make the text into a hot link. Simples!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pierre-Emmanuel on November 01, 2014, 11:56:19 PM
La valse d'Émilie Benoit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCXKBP3REv0&feature=youtu.be)

Émilie Benoit's waltz, a great French-Canadian song.

Here's the ABC:

X:48
T:La valse d'Émilie Benoît
C:trad.
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Cmaj
f ed|:"C"c3 A GE|G3E Gc|"F"A3F Ac|
"C"G3B cd|"Am"e2g2ge|"Em"g3e dc|"G"d2dc de|
d3f ed|"C"c3 A GE|G3E Gc|"F"A3F Ac|
"C"G3B cd|"Am"e2g2ge|"F"f2"C"e2"G"d2|"C"c6|c3g c'd'|
e'2e'd' c'b|"G"d'4b2|"F"c'3c' ba|"C"g3g gb|"Am"c'3g eg|
"F"a3g fe|"G"e2 dc de|d3f ed|"C"c3 A GE|G3E Gc|"F"A3F Ac|
"C"G3A cd|"Am"e2g2ge|"F"f2"C"e2"G"d2|"C"c6|c3f ed:|       

Here is my favourite version of the song (the melody is played on a fiddle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXcxKX4BvsA     
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: smiley on November 02, 2014, 01:50:12 AM
Michelle (https://soundcloud.com/dogbox/michelle) 


PS: I really liked Sebastian's rendition of Georgy Girl, and of course Pikey's marsupial offering  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: AirTime on November 02, 2014, 04:32:34 AM
Quote
Miss Lindsay Barker... an old recording on a box I no longer possess.

I've always liked this rendition. I'll have to give it a shot on my Lilly.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: TomBom on November 02, 2014, 10:59:13 AM
La valse d'Émilie Benoit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCXKBP3REv0&feature=youtu.be)
Émilie Benoit's waltz, a great French-Canadian song. 
I like your playing very much. Very steady and good tempo!
What a beautiful waltz. Thanks for the ABC, I will learn it.

Thomas
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 02, 2014, 11:29:39 AM
OK, OK so Lester beat me to it... 'tis only to be expected really  (:)

Here's my attempt at Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VhL3Esau-w&feature=youtu.be)

For added bonus points this tune is both topical and local(ish) to me.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Bob Ellis on November 02, 2014, 12:57:55 PM
Bravo, Helena. Your playing has improved so much: a confident performance with a good steady tempo and a nicely expressed interpretation.  8)

Sorry if the above reads like a school report. Old habits die hard...  :|bl
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 02, 2014, 01:38:57 PM
Sorry if the above reads like a school report. Old habits die hard...[/color]  :|bl

On the contrary Bob, it's great to get positive and constructive feedback on my playing, thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: TomBom on November 02, 2014, 02:15:16 PM
Here is my favourite version of the song (the melody is played on a fiddle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXcxKX4BvsA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXcxKX4BvsA)     
Actually I like your version much more.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on November 02, 2014, 02:59:44 PM
Just add my bit -
Georgy Girl - brill!
....and Pikey, I'm reliving some childhood memories with Skippy and particularly like Robin Hood!
( WWI songs are even before *my* childhood  ;D )
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: ocajun on November 02, 2014, 03:05:53 PM
Madeleine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDIN6jcDKtg)

Raw footage from new laptop's webcam and mic.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: butimba on November 02, 2014, 03:29:26 PM
OK, OK so Lester beat me to it... 'tis only to be expected really  (:)

Here's my attempt at Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VhL3Esau-w&feature=youtu.be)

For added bonus points this tune is both topical and local(ish) to me.

You've got a lovely lightness in the right hand, and a really steady tempo. (I recognise the influence of Ed Rennie in the twiddly bit  (:))
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 02, 2014, 03:59:52 PM
Émilie Benoit's waltz, a great French-Canadian song.

Here's the ABC:

Here it is in G instead of C

X:1
T:La Valse d'Émilie Benoît
C:trad.
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
c BA|:"G"G3 E DB,|D3B, DG|"C"E3C EG|
"G"D3F GA|"Em"B2d2dB|"Bm"d3B AG|"D"A2AG AB|
A3c BA|"G"G3 E DB,|D3B, DG|"C"E3C EG|
"G"D3F GA|"Em"B2d2dB|"C"c2"G"B2"D"A2|"G"G6|G3d ga|
b2ba gf|"D"a4f2|"C"g3g fe|"G"d3d df|"Em"g3d Bd|
"C"e3d cB|"D"B2 AG AB|A3c BA|"G"G3 E DB,|D3B, DG|"C"E3C EG|
"G"D3E GA|"Em"B2d2dB|"C"c2"G"B2"D"A2|"G"G6|G3c BA:|

Edited to add that I too enjoyed your playing of the tune more than the violin version, well played!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pierre-Emmanuel on November 02, 2014, 05:24:23 PM
Actually I like your version much more.
Edited to add that I too enjoyed your playing of the tune more than the violin version, well played!

Thanks for all the nice and encouraging comments!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 02, 2014, 07:56:23 PM
Sorry if the above reads like a school report. Old habits die hard...[/color]  :|bl

On the contrary Bob, it's great to get positive and constructive feedback on my playing, thanks.

See, told you so  ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: ocajun on November 02, 2014, 08:34:16 PM
Macpherson's Rant (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKYwimzp2LA)

Never tried this on the box. Usually sing it while thrashing a cittern.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 02, 2014, 08:48:26 PM
Moncks March, named after General Monck.

http://youtu.be/k8LwEf0pQ_o
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: george garside on November 02, 2014, 08:54:36 PM
Lovatt Scouts, Lord Lovats lament, John McDonalds March,  Memories of Wiilie Snaith

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 02, 2014, 09:22:54 PM
Moncks March, named after General Monck.

http://youtu.be/k8LwEf0pQ_o
Luvely. :||: ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 02, 2014, 11:39:59 PM
named after General Monck.

I love the old spelling. I'm truly unsure of historical accuracy, I suppose it all came from the melting pot of late Anglo-Saxon language throughout medieval history into modern times that leaves us with this lame duck language, crippled by Latin grammar with lots of little side galleries to explore, each one wackier than the last. It's a barmy language and yet it's the one that is adopted throughout the world. Good innit?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 02, 2014, 11:47:06 PM
You've got a lovely lightness in the right hand, and a really steady tempo.

Thank you  (:)

I recognise the influence of Ed Rennie in the twiddly bit  (:)

Rumbled. Yep, that's who I learnt it from  :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ollie on November 03, 2014, 12:12:07 AM
named after General Monck.

I love the old spelling. I'm truly unsure of historical accuracy, I suppose it all came from the melting pot of late Anglo-Saxon language throughout medieval history into modern times that leaves us with this lame duck language, crippled by Latin grammar with lots of little side galleries to explore, each one wackier than the last. It's a barmy language and yet it's the one that is adopted throughout the world. Good innit?

I know his great (not sure how many greats) grandson - thoroughly nice chap, and a folkie!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: CherzeduKbec on November 03, 2014, 12:14:49 AM
Émilie Benoit's waltz, a great French-Canadian song.   

Excellente interprétation de cette très jolie valse.
Beautiful waltz, very well played.

Serge
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 03, 2014, 07:06:44 AM
You've got a lovely lightness in the right hand, and a really steady tempo.

Thank you  (:)

I recognise the influence of Ed Rennie in the twiddly bit  (:)

Rumbled. Yep, that's who I learnt it from  :||:

Now learn the proper version !  ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 03, 2014, 08:03:31 PM
Well now my thumb hurts from playing this far too much over the weekend, but I've finally figured out Charlie's March (or Bonnie Prince Charlie's March, I think) from the Knock John CD by Andy Cutting & Chris Wood. It's not quite where I want it yet, but I figured I should upload the best recording I've managed before I go injuring myself playing it for another few hours each day :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c6G6E6IlMM

It's such a fun tune to play! Definitely one of my favourites I've learnt.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: butimba on November 03, 2014, 09:46:58 PM
I recognise the influence of Ed Rennie in the twiddly bit  (:)

Rumbled. Yep, that's who I learnt it from  :||:

I was at Wantage as well, which is how I recognised it!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Clive Williams on November 04, 2014, 12:39:33 AM
As promised/threatened, here's a version of Mrs Hamilton Of Pencaitland, as played/suggested by David. Great, great tune, and I think there's a bit more detail for me to pick up than I've got so far in this version. Here we go, on the preciosa in Bb/Eb again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmgT6xYAjI

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 04, 2014, 10:07:38 AM
A tune that meets the theme and just happens to be appropriate for bonfire night as well (an English celebration of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, involving bonfires, fireworks etc on Nov 5th).

Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune, which seems to be perfect for a one row.
http://youtu.be/f_JMyPq1aDw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: TomBom on November 04, 2014, 11:49:57 AM
As promised/threatened, here's a version of Mrs Hamilton Of Pencaitland, as played/suggested by David. Great, great tune, and I think there's a bit more detail for me to pick up than I've got so far in this version. Here we go, on the preciosa in Bb/Eb again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmgT6xYAjI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmgT6xYAjI)
Wow, that sounds almost like an organ. Nice chordal work.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: arty on November 04, 2014, 12:14:10 PM
As promised/threatened, here's a version of Mrs Hamilton Of Pencaitland, as played/suggested by David. Great, great tune, and I think there's a bit more detail for me to pick up than I've got so far in this version. Here we go, on the preciosa in Bb/Eb again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmgT6xYAjI

Cheers,

Clive

That's really nice Clive! I do love this tune and it is so nice to play something slow, with so much feeling. In many ways, harder to do than bashing out a tune as fast as one can, don't you think?

I like this played on a lower pitched instrument like your Preciosa. I recorded my version on both a D/G and a pre Pokerwork C/F and I much prefer the C/F version.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 04, 2014, 12:23:18 PM
A tune that meets the theme and just happens to be appropriate for bonfire night as well (an English celebration of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, involving bonfires, fireworks etc on Nov 5th).

Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune, which seems to be perfect for a one row.
http://youtu.be/f_JMyPq1aDw
I like this (also the little Kuckucksuhr). But I wonder if I'd like it even more if not all the stops on the right-hand side would be set on.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 04, 2014, 01:16:13 PM
Actually the cuckoo clock is not so little....it's just far away... It's a genuine Schwarzwald clock, very old, rebuilt by my father.
I ought to give the tune another go with fewer stops. Also the box could do with a tune up. :)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 04, 2014, 02:46:21 PM
(Speaking about clocks, is that a long case clock behind you?)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 04, 2014, 03:54:19 PM
(Sorry..off topic here..) yes, a Grandfather, built in Blyth by J Herron.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Hirst on November 04, 2014, 04:04:20 PM
A tune that meets the theme and just happens to be appropriate for bonfire night as well (an English celebration of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, involving bonfires, fireworks etc on Nov 5th).

Albert Farmer's Bonfire Tune, which seems to be perfect for a one row.
http://youtu.be/f_JMyPq1aDw

with ref to youtube description:

Quote
Originally recorded by The Bismarcks.

The Bonfire Tune played by Albert Farmer was recorded by Ken Stubbs in Lingfield, Surrey, 1964; and subsequently released on the 1974 Topic records vinyl collection Boscastle Breakdown (Topic 12T240).

P.S.

Great playing. Keep all the stops up - for me you could add another four.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 04, 2014, 05:00:37 PM
Hi Mike,

Thanks. The detail I gave was straight from Nick Barber's tune book (i have no idea if it is correct, though I assumed it was). I will correct the YouTube detail and see if I can't get hold of one of these recordings.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 04, 2014, 08:12:45 PM
When you do, you will notice how the Bismarks played around with the tune quite a lot.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 05, 2014, 07:37:20 AM
I hadn't heard it at all before I played it, so it's how I got it to work (for me) off the page.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:38:22 PM
A double act, George Green and Harry Cox.

http://youtu.be/hyG7WZ2LH2A
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:43:28 PM
Dearest Dickie

http://youtu.be/Glh6Fl6mp30
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:45:21 PM
Angelique. Dominique!!!   (Thanks Lester )

http://youtu.be/j5YB9YCAfT4

Who remembers the singing nun ??  ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:47:16 PM
Napoleon !

http://youtu.be/QcvqJ5aLrLg

An unusual waltz tune collected from the East Riding of Yorkshire entitled Napoleon Crossing the Alps

Followed by Swaggering Boney, from Longborough in the Cotswolds

http://youtu.be/ia1o61hzfik
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:50:23 PM
Banbury Bill

http://youtu.be/N8AZEpJ1TU0

And Popeye the sailor man  ;)

http://youtu.be/a3CddCrzWWY
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Lester on November 05, 2014, 07:51:42 PM
Angelique

http://youtu.be/j5YB9YCAfT4

Who remembers the singing nun ??  ;)
Angelique

http://youtu.be/j5YB9YCAfT4

Who remembers the singing nun ??  ;)

Me, and was it not called Dominique

Domi-nique -nique -nique s'en allait tout simplement,
Routier, pauvre et chantant.
En tous chemins, en tous lieux,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:52:09 PM
Last for now Steptoe (and son) .  Harold !!!!!!!!!!   ;)

http://youtu.be/-HcTEdEgy9o
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 05, 2014, 07:53:47 PM
Angelique

http://youtu.be/j5YB9YCAfT4

Who remembers the singing nun ??  ;)
Angelique

http://youtu.be/j5YB9YCAfT4

Who remembers the singing nun ??  ;)

Me, and was it not called Dominique

Domi-nique -nique -nique s'en allait tout simplement,
Routier, pauvre et chantant.
En tous chemins, en tous lieux,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu.


C'est vrai, cher  Lester . Aves vous un des bicyclettes de Belsize ?  ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: forrest on November 05, 2014, 08:48:15 PM
I will be away a good part of this month, so I am posting a previously recorded tune. It is a 17th century Irish tune composed by  harper Thomas Connellan, called Molly St. George (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/molly-st-george). I have followed the style of contemporary fiddler Randall Bays for this one, which varies a bit from the version collected by Bunting.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 05, 2014, 09:20:06 PM
As promised/threatened, here's a version of Mrs Hamilton Of Pencaitland, as played/suggested by David. Great, great tune, and I think there's a bit more detail for me to pick up than I've got so far in this version. Here we go, on the preciosa in Bb/Eb again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmgT6xYAjI
Cheers,
Clive
You've done it again, Clive. Pure magic and so inspiring.
Mike  :D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on November 05, 2014, 09:49:26 PM
I've only just caught up with recent posts.....
I agree with Mike - Clive, your little Preciosa sounds amazing, and very well played. Thank you for that, most enjoyable.
Q.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: TomB on November 05, 2014, 11:35:13 PM
Ha! Well done Clive, I've been looking for the name of that tune for years, no one but me plays it around these parts. Well played.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: boxcall on November 06, 2014, 09:57:10 PM
Tonra's jig
I just started learning this one and the others in the set that Brendan Tonra wrote. RIP
great set for learning the low notes. hope I'm not to far off.
http://youtu.be/r2iNBvZRSfU
or quick one time on the baldoni
http://youtu.be/_BrGfldGp3A
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 06, 2014, 11:46:57 PM
I will be away a good part of this month, so I am posting a previously recorded tune. It is a 17th century Irish tune composed by  harper Thomas Connellan, called Molly St. George (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/molly-st-george). I have followed the style of contemporary fiddler Randall Bays for this one, which varies a bit from the version collected by Bunting.

Hey Forrest, that is really beautiful. Great playing. Thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: butimba on November 07, 2014, 09:14:08 AM
Well now my thumb hurts from playing this far too much over the weekend, but I've finally figured out Charlie's March (or Bonnie Prince Charlie's March, I think) from the Knock John CD by Andy Cutting & Chris Wood. It's not quite where I want it yet, but I figured I should upload the best recording I've managed before I go injuring myself playing it for another few hours each day :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c6G6E6IlMM

It's such a fun tune to play! Definitely one of my favourites I've learnt.

This is a great rendition, really nice and bouncy. You've pulled off a really tricky tune, particularly because the rhythm of it is a bit all over the place! For someone who's only because playing about a year I am dead impressed.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 07, 2014, 10:26:44 AM
Thanks! I've managed a slightly better recording for SoundCloud since, but I'll keep working on it anyway as it's really fun to belt out ;D
I should probably figure out some other tunes to do for this month, though I also need to learn the tunes for Melodeons @ Witney at some point ::)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 07, 2014, 08:40:28 PM
Here's a couple of sets of tunes for this theme. Firstly, learnt in that most traditional of ways from a Waterson Carthy CD, George Tills:

http://youtu.be/PdvwLgiM7jQ

And learnt in the same manner from Brass Monkey, Billy Harrison's Father's Polka and Bill Driver's Quickstep. Though on the same CD, Brass Monkey don't play these two together but I think it works well:

 http://youtu.be/Nbn2WyB5Qlo
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 07, 2014, 09:27:31 PM
Thank you, lovey. I knew Billy Harrison, he is now grinning  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 08, 2014, 09:59:27 AM
Thank you, lovey. I knew Billy Harrison, he is now grinning  (:)
Thanks Pikey. Credit should also be given to Jim Eldon, who recorded Billy before he died.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 08, 2014, 11:32:07 AM
Here's a couple of sets of tunes for this theme. Firstly, learnt in that most traditional of ways from a Waterson Carthy CD, George Tills:

http://youtu.be/PdvwLgiM7jQ

And learnt in the same manner from Brass Monkey, Billy Harrison's Father's Polka and Bill Driver's Quickstep. Though on the same CD, Brass Monkey don't play these two together but I think it works well:

 http://youtu.be/Nbn2WyB5Qlo

Particularly like the George Tills tunes. I think I might have a go at learning em. Thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 08, 2014, 01:23:08 PM
I will be away a good part of this month, so I am posting a previously recorded tune. It is a 17th century Irish tune composed by  harper Thomas Connellan, called Molly St. George (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/molly-st-george). I have followed the style of contemporary fiddler Randall Bays for this one, which varies a bit from the version collected by Bunting.
Lovely tune, sensitively played. Thanks!
Mike
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on November 08, 2014, 02:12:37 PM
http://youtu.be/WZlNydLIHIE

Sheenagh's Air, (Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham). Pulled from the 'to do' folder for the purpose.

Best wishes to all

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: boxcall on November 08, 2014, 07:00:04 PM
Jenny Lind
all in D
http://youtu.be/7DkVml7C5QY
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 08, 2014, 10:30:15 PM
Here's a couple of sets of tunes for this theme. Firstly, learnt in that most traditional of ways from a Waterson Carthy CD, George Tills:

http://youtu.be/PdvwLgiM7jQ

And learnt in the same manner from Brass Monkey, Billy Harrison's Father's Polka and Bill Driver's Quickstep. Though on the same CD, Brass Monkey don't play these two together but I think it works well:

 http://youtu.be/Nbn2WyB5Qlo

Particularly like the George Tills tunes. I think I might have a go at learning em. Thanks.
Please do. I hope you enjoy playing them as much as I do; and I'd be interested in hearing another interpretation if you feel like posting them.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 09, 2014, 12:14:59 PM
Jenny Lind
all in D
http://youtu.be/7DkVml7C5QY
Great steady sound. Interesting to hear the key change on a one-row too.You have inspired me to cadge a go on a one-row, if I can manage it, at M@W. Won't be buying one though, as still not parted with the dosh for the GCacc which is being prepared... and my other half can definitely count.
M
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: hickory-wind on November 09, 2014, 02:02:09 PM
Amy's Waltz, extracted from a Sharon Shannon medley called "the burst mattress".

Played in C on a GC Cortina.

http://youtu.be/Ov0rP4Kf_m8 (http://youtu.be/Ov0rP4Kf_m8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: boxcall on November 09, 2014, 03:42:26 PM
Jenny Lind
all in D
http://youtu.be/7DkVml7C5QY
Great steady sound. Interesting to hear the key change on a one-row too.You have inspired me to cadge a go on a one-row, if I can manage it, at M@W. Won't be buying one though, as still not parted with the dosh for the GCacc which is being prepared... and my other half can definitely count.
M

Thanks OB,
I'm glad you like the steadiness, something I've been trying to improve upon.
that and bass side work, which is still rubbish.
There was no key change, I think? suppose to be 2parts in D
well when you get chance, get a one row they are a lot fun
Michael
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: arty on November 09, 2014, 06:14:33 PM
Amy's Waltz, extracted from a Sharon Shannon medley called "the burst mattress".

Played in C on a GC Cortina.

http://youtu.be/Ov0rP4Kf_m8 (http://youtu.be/Ov0rP4Kf_m8)

That's beautiful ! And your box has a lovely sound....loved it, thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 09, 2014, 09:12:39 PM
Clive's version of Mrs Hamilton is only half the tune.  This is the whole thing (from a later source, but there is hardly any difference between this and Nathaniel Gow's original):

Code: [Select]
X:13
T:Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithland
S:Cameron's Violin Music
B:NLS Glen.63
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/8=90 "Slow"
K:C
(GF)|E3`F`G2G2|A2`````c2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   D6                  \
(GF)|E3`F`G2G2|A2`````c2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   C4-              C2:|
 f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c6                 (de)| f2`a2   g2e2 |   d6                  \
 f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c2`````e2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   C4-              C2:|
(GF)|E2C2`C2C2|E2`````C2       AG``FE | FE`FG   AGFE |{E}D4-              D2\
(GF)|E2C2`G2E2|c2`````G2       e2``c2 |(fe`dc) (BAGF)|   E2````C2`````````C2:|
 f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c(d/e/ f/g/a/b/ c'2)e2 | f2`a2   g2e2 |   d(e/f/ g/a/b/c'/ d'2)\
`f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c2`````e2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   C4-              C2:|

I first learned that way from the Edinburgh moothie player Iain Grant, who did it a bit slower than Clive.  That rocketing-up-to-high-C bit in the fourth part is what really makes it for me.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 09, 2014, 09:30:58 PM
BTW there is another (rather naff) tune for the same lady:

Code: [Select]
X:2
T:Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland
S:William Shepherd: A Collection of Strathspey Reels &c
B:NLS Glen.345(1)
N:copy inscribed to his brother the Rev John Shepherd, 13 June 1793
M:2/4
L:1/16
K:D
.F2.F2`.G2````.G2| efge     (dc).B.A|.F2.F2`.G2````.G2| ef/g/  ec Td4:|
Tfe`fg (fg/)a/ fd|(ef/g/) ec dA``FD |Tfe`fg (fg/a/) fd|(ef/g/) ec Td4:|

There is also a strathspey of the same period (Nathaniel Gow again, I think) for her husband.  Apparently they spent most of their marriage living in opposite wings of the house and never speaking to each other.  The bagpipe historian Pete Stewart lives in one of the outbuildings of the house, it hasn't changed much since Mrs Hamilton's time.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Clive Williams on November 10, 2014, 12:29:46 AM
Clive's version of Mrs Hamilton is only half the tune.  This is the whole thing (from a later source, but there is hardly any difference between this and Nathaniel Gow's original):

Code: [Select]
X:13
T:Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithland
S:Cameron's Violin Music
B:NLS Glen.63
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/8=90 "Slow"
K:C
(GF)|E3`F`G2G2|A2`````c2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   D6                  \
(GF)|E3`F`G2G2|A2`````c2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   C4-              C2:|
 f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c6                 (de)| f2`a2   g2e2 |   d6                  \
 f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c2`````e2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   C4-              C2:|
(GF)|E2C2`C2C2|E2`````C2       AG``FE | FE`FG   AGFE |{E}D4-              D2\
(GF)|E2C2`G2E2|c2`````G2       e2``c2 |(fe`dc) (BAGF)|   E2````C2`````````C2:|
 f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c(d/e/ f/g/a/b/ c'2)e2 | f2`a2   g2e2 |   d(e/f/ g/a/b/c'/ d'2)\
`f2 |e2g2`f2d2|c2`````e2       G2``E2 | F2(GA)  G2E2 |   C4-              C2:|

I first learned that way from the Edinburgh moothie player Iain Grant, who did it a bit slower than Clive.  That rocketing-up-to-high-C bit in the fourth part is what really makes it for me.

Thanks Jack - interesting; never heard the 4 part version before!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Malcolm Clapp on November 10, 2014, 06:10:34 AM
Unfortunately, Soundcloud will not allow me to add more tunes, or even to access my account. So here's a nice 3 part Australian waltz tune I posted to Soundcloud earlier....

Jack's Waltz, collected from Sally Sloane, a source of many great tunes and songs.

https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz (https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz)

One of my favorites, and fun to play....

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Sebastian on November 10, 2014, 08:22:22 AM
Michelle (https://soundcloud.com/dogbox/michelle)
This is a really nice recording. It makes the CF box sound intimate and warm, something I never achieve.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 10, 2014, 09:03:50 AM
Unfortunately, Soundcloud will not allow me to add more tunes, or even to access my account. So here's a nice 3 part Australian waltz tune I posted to Soundcloud earlier....

Jack's Waltz, collected from Sally Sloane, a source of many great tunes and songs.
https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz (https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz)
One of my favorites, and fun to play....
Enjoy!
Lovely. Definitely now on my list to learn.
Mike
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: CherzeduKbec on November 11, 2014, 02:23:53 AM
I would like to participate in TOTM for the first time. Here's a quebecois tune performed on my one row D melodeon.

Le reel de Gaspé (Gaspe Reel)
http://youtu.be/c_3_YeG9eL4 (http://youtu.be/c_3_YeG9eL4)
Gaspé is the name of a town located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula (Gaspésie) east of Quebec.

Check here for the score http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg (http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg)
Sorry, no ABC.

Serge
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: syale on November 11, 2014, 03:53:56 AM
Check here for the score http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg (http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg)
Sorry, no ABC.

Serge

My first ABC from sheet music (hope it worked OK)!

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Le reel de Gaspé (Gaspe Reel)
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:105
K:D
|:fe/f/ ed|/F/A/F/A/ BA|gf/g/ fe|/B/A/B/c/ BA|
|fe/f/ ed|/F/A/F/A/ BA|gf/g/ fe|Bc d2:|
|:ef g3/e/|fg a2|ef ge|/B/A/B/c/ BA|
|ef g3/e/|fg a2|ef /g/f/e|B^c d2:|
|ec/A/ ec/A/|/B/c/d/f/ ec/A/|ec/A/|/B/A/^G/B/|
|Ac/d/ ec/A/|ec/A/ /B/c/d/f/|ec/A/ e /c/A/| /B/A/ /^G/B/ A2:|

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: syale on November 11, 2014, 04:03:09 AM
Check here for the score http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg (http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg)
Sorry, no ABC.

Serge

Transposed to C and attached shows buttons for HA-114C (3rd button start)

Code: [Select]
X:2
T:Le reel de Gaspé (Gaspe Reel)
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:105
K:C
|:ed/e/ dc|/E/G/E/G/ AG|fe/f/ ed|/A/G/A/B/ AG|
|ed/e/ dc|/E/G/E/G/ AG|fe/f/ ed|AB c2:|
|:de f3/d/|ef g2|de fd|/A/G/A/B/ AG|
|de f3/d/|ef g2|de /f/e/d|AB c2:|
|dB/G/ dB/G/|/A/B/c/e/ dB/G/|dB/G/|/A/G/^F/A/|
|GB/c/ dB/G/|dB/G/ /A/B/c/e/|dB/G/ d /B/G/| /A/G/ /^F/A/ G2:|
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: A.J. Walker on November 11, 2014, 04:05:44 AM
The score is actually in 2/4 time. The 3/4 must be a misprint.............
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: syale on November 11, 2014, 04:16:22 AM
The score is actually in 2/4 time. The 3/4 must be a misprint.............

Changed ABC to 2/4

Stephen
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: CherzeduKbec on November 11, 2014, 04:32:05 AM
The score is actually in 2/4 time. The 3/4 must be a misprint.............
Hi!
The 3/4 is not a misprint. The third part of this tune is played like that. This is a typical rythm of quebecois music that you can find in many tunes. La grande gigue simple (Red River Jig) here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8oqSgV1yc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8oqSgV1yc) is a good example of playing in 3/4.

Regards
Serge
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: A.J. Walker on November 11, 2014, 05:38:54 AM
Hi Serge,
The score IS in 2/4, and most of what you play IS in 2/4. Yes, in your playing there is perhaps a section of some other time signature, I couldn't quite decipher without spending more time with it, perhaps your 3/4. In writing  a music score though, such a time signature change should be indicated in the score if it's writtem for others to use, and not left to tradition to interpret.

Anyway, I had been admiring you playing on YouTube, especially your one-row mastery!

Thanks
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on November 11, 2014, 07:35:16 AM
The score is actually in 2/4 time. The 3/4 must be a misprint.............
Hi!
The 3/4 is not a misprint. The third part of this tune is played like that. This is a typical rythm of quebecois music that you can find in many tunes. La grande gigue simple (Red River Jig) here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8oqSgV1yc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8oqSgV1yc) is a good example of playing in 3/4.

Regards
Serge

Serge. Regardless of the tempo that is fantastic playing. I never knew that you could get such a huge sound out of something so small.  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: CherzeduKbec on November 11, 2014, 08:11:10 AM
Hi Serge,
The score IS in 2/4, and most of what you play IS in 2/4. Yes, in your playing there is perhaps a section of some other time signature, I couldn't quite decipher without spending more time with it, perhaps your 3/4. In writing  a music score though, such a time signature change should be indicated in the score if it's writtem for others to use, and not left to tradition to interpret.

Anyway, I had been admiring you playing on YouTube, especially your one-row mastery!

Thanks

Hi

I'm sorry for this misunderstanding. I did not write this sheet music. It comes from a well-known traditional Quebecois music website. I did not notice the error. Indeed, there should be two different time signatures.
If you still want to decipher the tune, this midi file http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/midis/TQ018.mid (http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/midis/TQ018.mid) should be useful.

Thank you for your comment about my music on YouTube. I really appreciate.

Serge
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 11, 2014, 10:06:15 AM
I would like to participate in TOTM for the first time. Here's a quebecois tune performed on my one row D melodeon.

Le reel de Gaspé (Gaspe Reel)
http://youtu.be/c_3_YeG9eL4 (http://youtu.be/c_3_YeG9eL4)
Gaspé is the name of a town located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula (Gaspésie) east of Quebec.

Check here for the score http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg (http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/partitions/TQ018.jpg)
Sorry, no ABC.

Serge
Great playing, which does justice to a great tune.
Mike  :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 11, 2014, 07:13:28 PM
Hi Serge, that's a jolly tune for your debut TOTM, made my week that has, keep 'em coming!  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Harmonicatunes on November 12, 2014, 01:40:45 AM
A big welcome to Serge from Quebec. I have watched your videos many times. Please send us some more.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 13, 2014, 12:58:20 PM

Jack's Waltz, collected from Sally Sloane, a source of many great tunes and songs.
https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz (https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz)
One of my favorites, and fun to play....
Enjoy!

A favour (I hope!) in return, on the Australian theme...

http://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/sally-sloanes-varsoviana/s-9T3QO

Mike

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 13, 2014, 10:48:56 PM
Mrs. Grace Bowie

http://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/mrs-grace-bowie-jig

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 13, 2014, 10:51:31 PM
My favourite schottische , for Smiths a gallant fireman

http://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/for-smiths-a-gallant-fireman
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 13, 2014, 10:52:51 PM
Jack Robinson

http://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/a-tune
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 13, 2014, 10:53:55 PM
Danny Boy

http://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/danny-boy
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: smiley on November 14, 2014, 11:34:49 PM

Jack's Waltz, collected from Sally Sloane, a source of many great tunes and songs.
https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz (https://soundcloud.com/klappo/jacks-waltz)
One of my favorites, and fun to play....
Enjoy!

A favour (I hope!) in return, on the Australian theme...

http://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/sally-sloanes-varsoviana/s-9T3QO

Mike

Nice versions of some Sally Sloane tunes from both Mike & Malcolm. You could dance a varso to Mike's playing, no worries :)

Is it about time for Australian tunes to be the theme of the month?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: howard mitchell on November 15, 2014, 08:13:34 PM
Here's Quigley's Reel.  I've had this for a long time, originally from the The Ralph Page Book of Contras in the late 60s/early 70s.
I believe Ralph collected it from Al Quigley.

http://youtu.be/dJ-aoxOA9Hk (http://youtu.be/dJ-aoxOA9Hk)

Mitch

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: arty on November 16, 2014, 07:28:19 PM
I'm a bit embarrassed to post this, as it is full of mistakes and fluffs but I was determined to try this lovely Strathspey. At the limit of my experience, I found it really quite tricky to play - Oh! and please excuse the cry of relief for having reached the end!!!  :|bl Hahaha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDz1qMbwaeo&list=UUgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: TomBom on November 17, 2014, 01:04:43 PM
I'm a bit embarrassed to post this, as it is full of mistakes and fluffs but I was determined to try this lovely Strathspey. At the limit of my experience, I found it really quite tricky to play - Oh! and please excuse the cry of relief for having reached the end!!!  :|bl Hahaha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDz1qMbwaeo&list=UUgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDz1qMbwaeo&list=UUgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg)
What a joy to listen to. I like your rhythm - and your cry at the end!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 20, 2014, 06:21:41 PM
Finally got a fair recording of Sylvia's Serenade today, albeit a few fluffs in the B section (not especially nice fingering on a 2-row). Bit fast too but at least it's mostly consistently fast ;D

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/sylvias-serenade
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 20, 2014, 07:47:32 PM
Finally got a fair recording of Sylvia's Serenade today, albeit a few fluffs in the B section (not especially nice fingering on a 2-row). Bit fast too but at least it's mostly consistently fast ;D

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/sylvias-serenade
Very nice - I like that. Well played too (what fluffs? Enhancements!) Where is it from?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 20, 2014, 08:37:31 PM
Thanks! It's a Playford tune. I actually learnt it from the Leveret recording of it before learning it was a Playford tune (and that it originally had an extra bar, which I'm now playing)!

Here's the ABC I wrote out for it:

Quote
X:118
T:Sylvia's Serenade
M:3/2
Q:1/2=100
K:Dmaj
E2 BA G2 B2 G2 E2|B2 ed c2 f2 ^d2 B2|g4 f4 e4|f2 ag fg fe ^d2 B2|
E2 BA G2 B2 G2 E2|B2 ed c2 f2 ^d2 B2|g4 f4 e4|f2 ag fg fe e4:|
K:Gmaj
|:B2 dc B2 d2 B2 G2|Bd gd Bd gd {B}cG|A2 cB A2 c2 A2 F2|FA cA FA cA FD|
G2 BA G2 B2 G2 F2|g2 fg ag fe ^d2 B2|b3 a g2 f2 .e4|cB AG FG FE E4:|

I play the A part on the D row and the B part on the G row, if that helps anyone who decides to learn it (:)
It's also much easier if you have a half row, that D#/Eb is a bit of a pain; I have quite large hands and it's still a bit of a stretch.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: arty on November 20, 2014, 09:15:27 PM
Having just listened to your recording of Sylvia's Serenade, my first thought is 'what a gorgeous tune'. But you make it sound so aggressive, like a storm has just broken. If I were to learn this and I may, because it is so nice, I would want to make it flow and dance like a butterfly. It's a serenade, so surely it should be calm and romantic. Imagine you're standing beneath your lover's window playing this beautiful tune to try and win her love.

 I hope you don't mind robotmay, I'm trying to be constructive.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 20, 2014, 09:29:25 PM
Having just listened to your recording of Sylvia's Serenade, my first thought is 'what a gorgeous tune'. But you make it sound so aggressive, like a storm has just broken. If I were to learn this and I may, because it is so nice, I would want to make it flow and dance like a butterfly. It's a serenade, so surely it should be calm and romantic. Imagine you're standing beneath your lover's window playing this beautiful tune to try and win her love.

 I hope you don't mind robotmay, I'm trying to be constructive.

Hehe, thanks for the feedback arty! The Leveret recording is much more like you describe. Unfortunately I was getting rather aggressive the more times I failed to record it properly; in the end I did what I often do, which is play it faster and harder so that I've got less time to cock it up in! >:E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: arty on November 20, 2014, 10:06:58 PM

Hehe, thanks for the feedback arty! The Leveret recording is much more like you describe. Unfortunately I was getting rather aggressive the more times I failed to record it properly; in the end I did what I often do, which is play it faster and harder so that I've got less time to cock it up in! >:E

Phew!! Thanks for taking my comment as I meant it to be. I have a habit of saying what I think and wishing I had kept my mouth shut after!

I have just found the recording you talk about, (I think), on You Tube. Is this it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoF1UJniIrc
It is delicate and free. Quite lovely I think.

Sometimes we are all guilty, I know I am, of trying to 'get another tune under our belt', when really we need to give the tune a lot more time to mature and develop. You have all the notes down now and you certainly have the skills, what you need to do now, is learn the tune so well that you don't have to think about the playing of it and just 'feel it'. It seems to me to be that kind of tune and worth spending the time with. It's gorgeous. I would be trying it without any heavy basses too, to see if I could make it interesting in another way.
Is that Andy Cutting popping his head in to the left side of the video?
Cheers robotmay - keep going!

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 20, 2014, 10:20:20 PM
Aye that is indeed Andy Cutting on the left. I'll be going to see Leveret in a couple of weeks, which should be a good gig!
I find it much easier to play tunes more relaxedly when I'm playing them with other people, as then you don't worry so much about getting everything perfect and instead just enjoy the process. Also I believe Leveret are playing in a different key (the minor keys of C/F I think), which gives it a slightly more melancholy tone than the D/G box. But aye I do need to play it more relaxedly in future. However I'll need to get more people to learn this tune first! >:E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 21, 2014, 12:58:37 AM
BTW "The Sweetness of Mary" isn't Scottish, it's Canadian.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: arty on November 21, 2014, 07:34:00 AM
BTW "The Sweetness of Mary" isn't Scottish, it's Canadian.

Well there you go....I have learnt something! Thank you Jack.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: penn on November 21, 2014, 08:24:55 AM
.....Sweetness of Mary....
The Session says it's composed by Joan Macdonald Boes from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
http://thesession.org/tunes/802 (http://thesession.org/tunes/802)
A favourite of mine from watching the marvellous Martin Ellison version which I've watched so many times I've worn the pixels out . Arty, yours has a different B music to Martin's I think?
Steve
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Anahata on November 21, 2014, 09:05:28 AM
While we're on the subject, here's one I did earlier... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgY7x75hRic

I should do a proper new one for this month though.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 21, 2014, 06:20:23 PM
With only a few days of the month left perhaps someone might like to tackle a tune I transcribed earlier this week from a book printed 274 years ago. Here it is in the original A minor and the D/G friendly key of B minor but the accidentals might be a bit of a pig. You may be the first person to play this in public for over two hundred years so give it a whirl!

X:150
T:Sally's Fancy. Walsh 4 Volume 2.150
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2014
B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740
Q:3/8=105
K:Am
cBA ceB|cBA ^GBE|ABc B2A|B2^GE3|edc def|
edc BdG|cde dcB|c2c c3::GFE CGC|GFE CGC|
ABc B2A|B2^G E3|cec BdB|cec BdB|ceA ^GEG|A2A A3:|
W:
W:Each Strain Twice. (repeats added to notation accordingly)

X:151
T:Sally's Fancy. Walsh 4 Volume 2.150
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2014
B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740
Q:3/8=105
K:Bm
dcB dfc|dcB ^AcF|Bcd c2B|c2^AF3|fed efg|
fed ceA|def edc|d2d d3::AGF DAD|AGF DAD|
Bcd c2B|c2^A F3|dfd cec|dfd cec|dfB ^AFA|B2B B3:|
W:
W:Each Strain Twice. (repeats added to notation accordingly)

Edited to correct errors noted by Jack Campin, to whom many thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 21, 2014, 11:20:45 PM
Something missing there.  You've got some bars of 3/8, and if you erase a barline to fix it you end up with a 7-bar second part.

I'd guess it went something like this, interpolating a third bar into the second part:

Code: [Select]
X:150
T:Sally's Fancy. Walsh 4 Volume 2.150
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2014
B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740
Q:3/8=105
K:Am
cBA ceB|cBA ^GBE|ABc   B2A|B2^G E3 |
edc def|edc  BdG|cde   dcB|c2c  c3:|
GFE CGC|GFE  CGC|DE^F ^G2A|B2^G E3 |
cec BdB|cec  BdB|ceA  ^GEG|A2A  A3:|
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 22, 2014, 12:25:32 AM
Hi Jack,

Thanks for pointing out my obvious errors in adding a bar line half way through a 6/8 bar making two 3/8 bars and then missing out a whole 6/8 bar - doh!

Could I ask you to please PM me if you want to point out errors in my transcriptions in future (such messages will be gratefully received believe me!!), or if you prefer to rewrite the abc errors you find with your own assumed corrections and formatting then you should please rewrite the header removing all references to the vmp and myself as transcriber.

This is only fair Jack, the moment you alter anything it is no longer my transcription and the vmp are certainly not involved.

Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 22, 2014, 12:54:17 AM
I didn't spot that you were the transcriber - thought you were quoting something out of the VMP archives from way back.  Anyway, you still need to be credited, however I've munged it.  You did most of the work.

Was the dropped bar Playford's fault?  If not, how good was my guess?

Here's another one from this thread that had some mistakes (again, I can't guess who made them).  The original has some wrong note lengths, and where I have a fermata at the end (usual for a minuet in this style), the version quoted here had a staccato mark.  Maybe somebody misread a squiggle.  I've also changed the key signatures to something a bit more plausible and changed the last note of bar 13 from an F to an E.

Code: [Select]
X:118
T:Sylvia's Serenade
Z:dunno, munged by JC
M:3/2
Q:1/2=100
K:EMin
E2BA G2B2 G2E2|B2ed ^c2f2   ^d2B2|g4   f4    e4  |f2ag fgfe ^d2B2|
E2BA G2B2 G2E2|B2ed ^c2f2   ^d2B2|g4   f4    e4  |f2ag fgfe  e4 :|
%
B2dc B2d2 B2G2|Bdgd  Bdgd {B}c2G2|A2cB A2c2  A2F2|FAcA FAcA  F2D2|
G2BA G2B2 G2E2|g2fg  agfe   ^d2B2|b3 a g2f2 He4  |cBAG FGFE  E4 :|

I am not convinced that the solitary gracenote is what it purports to be.  Another bit of notational Chinese whispers?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: robotmay on November 22, 2014, 08:50:20 AM
Here's another one from this thread that had some mistakes (again, I can't guess who made them).  The original has some wrong note lengths, and where I have a fermata at the end (usual for a minuet in this style), the version quoted here had a staccato mark.  Maybe somebody misread a squiggle.  I've also changed the key signatures to something a bit more plausible and changed the last note of bar 13 from an F to an E.

Code: [Select]
X:118
T:Sylvia's Serenade
Z:dunno, munged by JC
M:3/2
Q:1/2=100
K:EMin
E2BA G2B2 G2E2|B2ed ^c2f2   ^d2B2|g4   f4    e4  |f2ag fgfe ^d2B2|
E2BA G2B2 G2E2|B2ed ^c2f2   ^d2B2|g4   f4    e4  |f2ag fgfe  e4 :|
%
B2dc B2d2 B2G2|Bdgd  Bdgd {B}c2G2|A2cB A2c2  A2F2|FAcA FAcA  F2D2|
G2BA G2B2 G2E2|g2fg  agfe   ^d2B2|b3 a g2f2 He4  |cBAG FGFE  E4 :|

I am not convinced that the solitary gracenote is what it purports to be.  Another bit of notational Chinese whispers?

That was my transcription of what Leveret were playing, which I then added the missing bar to (think it was a recent loss, I found a Playford one which has it). Thanks for sorting out the key signature and the pacing. The gracenote is there because it was being consistently played in their recording, but yeah I don't think it would have been in the original!

Here's a scan of an original I've managed to find (in F) with some Googling:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZojYJZ9.gif)

Even though that supports the change of that F# to E, I'm not going to change how I play it to that, as it doesn't sound as good (it lacks some suspense and the nice transition into the high G)! :D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Bob Michel on November 22, 2014, 11:21:22 AM
I've just signed on to the forum after a nice long lurk. I was thinking of any number of Irish tunes that fit the criterion (those being my daily fare), but then this tune from Québec occurred to me. On any given day it might be my favorite waltz. I love to play it on concertina; here's my first attempt on melodeon.

http://youtu.be/gjqQ5I5Ot9E

Bob Michel
Near Philly
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: jackson10 on November 22, 2014, 11:44:58 AM
I've just signed on to the forum after a nice long lurk. I was thinking of any number of Irish tunes that fit the criterion (those being my daily fare), but then this tune from Québec occurred to me. On any given day it might be my favorite waltz. I love to play it on concertina; here's my first attempt on melodeon.

http://youtu.be/gjqQ5I5Ot9E

Bob Michel
Near Philly

Great stuff there!  And your other videos too!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 22, 2014, 01:51:05 PM
I didn't spot that you were the transcriber - thought you were quoting something out of the VMP archives from way back.  Anyway, you still need to be credited, however I've munged it.  You did most of the work.

Was the dropped bar Playford's fault?  If not, how good was my guess?

The error was entirely mine Jack, it was the last tune I did in a long session and my concentration was obviously flagging! It was a Walsh book I was working from btw, not Playford - B:Walsh, The Compleat Country Dancing Master Fourth Edition. 1740. I think your guess was pretty good, you can check it against my corrected post.

Pete.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 22, 2014, 02:00:47 PM
On any given day it might be my favorite waltz. I love to play it on concertina; here's my first attempt on melodeon.

Bob Michel
Near Philly

Excellent stuff Bob, welcome to the forum and I look forward to trawling through your videos.  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: syale on November 22, 2014, 03:14:51 PM
I've just signed on to the forum after a nice long lurk. I was thinking of any number of Irish tunes that fit the criterion (those being my daily fare), but then this tune from Québec occurred to me. On any given day it might be my favorite waltz. I love to play it on concertina; here's my first attempt on melodeon.

Absolutely wonderful, I take it you are virtually playing your own accompaniment?

Tidal Wave are in my top 10 favourite list  (:)

Stephen
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: CherzeduKbec on November 22, 2014, 04:20:52 PM
I've just signed on to the forum after a nice long lurk. I was thinking of any number of Irish tunes that fit the criterion (those being my daily fare), but then this tune from Québec occurred to me. On any given day it might be my favorite waltz. I love to play it on concertina; here's my first attempt on melodeon.

http://youtu.be/gjqQ5I5Ot9E

Bob Michel
Near Philly

Nice rendition of this beautiful waltz. One of my favorite to play on 1row D melodeon.

Serge
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 22, 2014, 04:47:42 PM
Big Humphrey by Derek Pearce.

http://youtu.be/hzLjNPSRUaA

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 22, 2014, 04:49:58 PM
Jenny Lind, the Swedish nightingale

http://youtu.be/d2VEODB6Z3c
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 22, 2014, 04:51:35 PM
Beatrice Hills 4 hand reel, played on a Hohner Morino Club

http://youtu.be/7xCGHcA1cok
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 22, 2014, 04:55:03 PM
Stretching it slightly, but here is Captain Pugwash



http://youtu.be/Xnq1AwnfV6o
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Bob Michel on November 22, 2014, 05:45:59 PM
Thanks for the kind comments on my attempt at "Valse Bernadette." I actually have a bunch of recordings of the tune, but it's probably true that I was mainly hearing Sabin Jacques and Raz de Marée in my head when I recorded it yesterday.

Yes, that's me in the background as well. Concertina and guitar are old, familiar territory compared to this melodeon business!

Bob Michel
Near Philly
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 22, 2014, 06:15:01 PM
Beatrice Hills 4 hand reel, played on a Hohner Morino Club

http://youtu.be/7xCGHcA1cok
Fascinating instrument - very nice sound! BTW did you mean 3 handed rather than 4..?
M
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 22, 2014, 07:19:12 PM
BTW did you mean 3 handed rather than 4..?

I've almost always seen it as Three Handed Reel and that's the name used in Hardcore English, but there is an ABC file on the Session website that calls it Four Hand Reel which is pretty confusing!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 22, 2014, 10:00:33 PM
I've always known it as 4 !
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 22, 2014, 10:35:26 PM
I've always known it as 4 !

That's the problem with picking things up at sessions, probably someone mixing the name up with the Dorset Four Hand Reel, fortunately Beatrice Hill's Three Handed Reel is so well documented that it should be easy to say one way or the other.

Hang on though, the abcnotation.org website has a transcription of Beatrice Hill's Four Hand Reel by Bryan Creer, a musician I know well and one who's tune knowledge I have the greatest respect for. This is definitely the same tune so I'll make enquiries and be back!!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 23, 2014, 12:30:35 AM
I've always known it as 4 !

That's the problem with picking things up at sessions, probably someone mixing the name up with the Dorset Four Hand Reel, fortunately Beatrice Hill's Three Handed Reel is so well documented that it should be easy to say one way or the other.

Hang on though, the abcnotation.org website has a transcription of Beatrice Hill's Four Hand Reel by Bryan Creer, a musician I know well and one who's tune knowledge I have the greatest respect for. This is definitely the same tune so I'll make enquiries and be back!!

The tune book 'Hardcore English' (EFDSS, 2007) researched and compiled by the late, highly respected Barry Callaghan gives this tune as Beatrice Hill's Three-handed Reel recorded by Russell Wortley in 1954 from the eponymous melodeon player in the Forest of Dean.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Lester on November 23, 2014, 04:14:14 AM
Some more info here (http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,8214.0.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 23, 2014, 05:55:18 PM
The dance instructions for Sylvia's Serenade (in the facsimile Pete uploaded) are something else.  The music is minuet-like but the dance certainly isn't.  I can't find a video of any group doing it, has it been done at all in the last 250 years?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Pete Dunk on November 23, 2014, 06:48:17 PM
The dance instructions for Sylvia's Serenade (in the facsimile Pete uploaded) are something else.

Not me Jack, robotmay posted his own abc transcription of the tune taken directly from a recording by Leveret and then later uploaded a scan of a Playford facsimile. If you re-read the thread carefully all will become clear!

Pete.  8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Selam on November 24, 2014, 08:04:29 AM
The dance instructions for Sylvia's Serenade (in the facsimile Pete uploaded) are something else.  The music is minuet-like but the dance certainly isn't.  I can't find a video of any group doing it, has it been done at all in the last 250 years?

I think it's actually a three-two hornpipe - it probably has been danced by one of the Playford or historic dance societies. If not, they really should! A lovely tune, especially with the 'missing' bar that disappeared some time before Dave Townsend's notation.  (:)

 :|||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Jack Campin on November 24, 2014, 11:02:53 AM
The dance instructions are just as far removed from a hornpipe as they are from a minuet.  The tune has none of the syncopations you get in a 3/2 hornpipe.

I think it's a one-off - something like the much later "waltz country dance" that used a waltz tune for a set dance, only this is using a minuet for a longways dance with wacky actions.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Bob Michel on November 24, 2014, 07:10:40 PM
One additional offering in the Name-Name category, before the American Thanksgiving holiday roars in and devours the rest of November.

I've been learning lots of tunes from Québec over the past year or so, and I wanted to give the one-row an outing. So here is an attempt at Lorenzo Picard's tribute to Philippe Bruneau, the "Reel du père Bruneau." I've decided to omit my early efforts in the field of podorhythmie, which are not a thing of beauty.

http://youtu.be/QbOkPNf_wMA

Bob Michel
Near Philly
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Selam on November 25, 2014, 09:13:07 AM
The dance instructions are just as far removed from a hornpipe as they are from a minuet.  The tune has none of the syncopations you get in a 3/2 hornpipe.

I think it's a one-off - something like the much later "waltz country dance" that used a waltz tune for a set dance, only this is using a minuet for a longways dance with wacky actions.

As far as I'm aware, instructions for 3/2 hornpipes are generally quite vague. I think they might have assumed that everyone already knew the bit that made them hornpipes (i.e. the stepping).

I disagree about 3/2 hornpipes all being syncopated. Clark's Hornpipe and If You Do Not Love Me both have a strong three in a bar feel.

It would certainly be interesting to see it danced.  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 25, 2014, 12:19:26 PM
As far as I'm aware, instructions for 3/2 hornpipes are generally quite vague. I think they might have assumed that everyone already knew the bit that made them hornpipes (i.e. the stepping).

I disagree about 3/2 hornpipes all being syncopated. Clark's Hornpipe and If You Do Not Love Me both have a strong three in a bar feel.

It would certainly be interesting to see it danced.  (:)
I think you are referring to If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me Go - the 3/2 hornpipe we did at Witney?

The 1995 film of Pride and Prejudice has the Netherfield Ball scene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agn9zkpt6Lo) with a set of dance movements to Mr Beveridge's Maggot (another fine tune!). As far as I'm aware, this is close in structure to that given in Playford. Whether it is a menuet or a 3/2 hornpipe is up for debate. At times, I don't think there was a lot to distinguish one from the other except that 3/2 hornpipes tended to be a bit faster in tempo.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Selam on November 25, 2014, 12:42:07 PM
I think you are referring to If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me Go - the 3/2 hornpipe we did at Witney?

Indeed I am! I have heard it called both though! Thanks for the further info on the dance! (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: GBbox on November 25, 2014, 12:55:30 PM
Hi, everybody!

I am a newcomer. I've been playing melodeons for more than 20 years, and for half of them I've been teaching too. Then I decided to take a rest... and the rest lasted for more than ten.

Three years ago, I've blown the dust off my instruments. I'm slow, but I feel I'm recovering!

I saw a mention of Margaret's Waltz, so I tried to re-learn it in a week after (at least) 15 years. It's my fisrt YouTube video ever!

http://youtu.be/XqmQ6jXxbKY

Regards

Gianni
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: RogerT on November 25, 2014, 03:43:54 PM
Dennis Crowther's No. 3 played on my Pariselle DG box, with LM reeds, and with fetching red buttons to match the bellows.
http://youtu.be/_uPym4_LNyw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 26, 2014, 08:16:30 PM
I don't think I'm going to have time to learn and record tune of the month this time around so here's a posting for the theme of the month.  Possibly slightly tenous (as the name really means 'Farewell the the Shore') and still a bit wobbly in places this is a tune I first learn for Steve Dumpleton's 'Passion & Darkness' workshop at Witney.  At the time I thought it was a gorgeous tune but I was struggling with a damaged finger and Witney information overload.

I looked at this tune again on Saturday evening and was instantly smitten and just had to have a go at learning it.  I'm clearly pushing the boundaries of my capability (again) with this one, so posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Anahata on November 26, 2014, 08:24:46 PM
posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)

That's lovely, especially as it's not a particularly easy tune to play.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: nigelr on November 26, 2014, 08:30:26 PM
I'm clearly pushing the boundaries of my capability (again) with this one, so posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)
Well done, that was terrific.  N
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pete /acorn on November 26, 2014, 08:46:35 PM
Well done that was fab. Really struggled with these tunes but really enjoyed the workshop.  Jill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Bob Michel on November 26, 2014, 08:48:04 PM
I don't think I'm going to have time to learn and record tune of the month this time around so here's a posting for the theme of the month.  Possibly slightly tenous (as the name really means 'Farewell the the Shore') and still a bit wobbly in places this is a tune I first learn for Steve Dumpleton's 'Passion & Darkness' workshop at Witney.  At the time I thought it was a gorgeous tune but I was struggling with a damaged finger and Witney information overload.

I looked at this tune again on Saturday evening and was instantly smitten and just had to have a go at learning it.  I'm clearly pushing the boundaries of my capability (again) with this one, so posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)

Thanks; what a gorgeous tune--and quite well played. It's now on my to-learn list.

Bob Michel
near Philly
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: pikey on November 26, 2014, 09:39:30 PM
Wow, I could never learn that one !

Here's Dearest Dickie instead

http://youtu.be/Glh6Fl6mp30
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 26, 2014, 11:48:06 PM
I don't think I'm going to have time to learn and record tune of the month this time around so here's a posting for the theme of the month.  Possibly slightly tenous (as the name really means 'Farewell the the Shore') and still a bit wobbly in places this is a tune I first learn for Steve Dumpleton's 'Passion & Darkness' workshop at Witney.  At the time I thought it was a gorgeous tune but I was struggling with a damaged finger and Witney information overload.

I looked at this tune again on Saturday evening and was instantly smitten and just had to have a go at learning it.  I'm clearly pushing the boundaries of my capability (again) with this one, so posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)
Well done Helena, that's really coming on nicely. (:)
If you want a tune to put with it, try Merch Megan (unit B3, still available on the M@W web site). Play Merch Megan first (perhaps 2 or 3 times) followed by Ffarwel i'r Marian similarly and finishing with Merch Megan again just once through.

Glad to see the bandage has now come off, though your poor finger still looks a bit red and sore.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Clive Williams on November 27, 2014, 12:10:38 AM
Wasn't planning on doing another recording this month, but this is my favourite tune at the moment, and well, it's got a name in it!

Here is Rose Howard, composed by Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron as part of Sam's 'Made in the Great War' project; if you haven't seen Sam's show and you get the chance (it's at Celtic Connections next year), I thoroughly recommend it - it's an amazing piece of theatre and storytelling woven around the story of Sam's violin, and the fate of its maker, Richard Howard, who perished in World War I. Rose Howard was Richard's daughter, and this piece is named after her.

There is a faster part of the tune with Sam/Rob blend into their (sublime) version; I've skipped that off this one, because frankly, I wasn't doing it justice.

Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt4BCMgbFXw

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on November 28, 2014, 11:03:15 PM
Cheeky moment - Steve, any chance of the dots or preferably abc for the 'Merch Megan' tune?
Having learnt a tune named after one daughter, am on the hunt for a tune named after my other one!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 29, 2014, 10:26:00 AM
I don't think I'm going to have time to learn and record tune of the month this time around so here's a posting for the theme of the month.  Possibly slightly tenous (as the name really means 'Farewell the the Shore') and still a bit wobbly in places this is a tune I first learn for Steve Dumpleton's 'Passion & Darkness' workshop at Witney.  At the time I thought it was a gorgeous tune but I was struggling with a damaged finger and Witney information overload.

I looked at this tune again on Saturday evening and was instantly smitten and just had to have a go at learning it.  I'm clearly pushing the boundaries of my capability (again) with this one, so posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)
Well done Helena - pushing the boundaries is the way to go. A really nice tune too - can anyone - perhaps Steve - recommend a book which includes this & similar tunes?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Mike Carney on November 29, 2014, 11:01:26 AM
I don't think I'm going to have time to learn and record tune of the month this time around so here's a posting for the theme of the month.  Possibly slightly tenous (as the name really means 'Farewell the the Shore') and still a bit wobbly in places this is a tune I first learn for Steve Dumpleton's 'Passion & Darkness' workshop at Witney.  At the time I thought it was a gorgeous tune but I was struggling with a damaged finger and Witney information overload.

I looked at this tune again on Saturday evening and was instantly smitten and just had to have a go at learning it.  I'm clearly pushing the boundaries of my capability (again) with this one, so posted with a little trepidation here is Ffarwel i'r Marian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMsFeIlfuI)
Nice work, Helena! And you settled more into it by the second time through.  I've been practising it but don't feel up to attempting a recording yet!
Mike  :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: welsh on November 29, 2014, 12:59:22 PM
Cheeky moment - Steve, any chance of the dots or preferably abc for the 'Merch Megan' tune?
Having learnt a tune named after one daughter, am on the hunt for a tune named after my other one!
Q

https://thesession.org/tunes/6395

Trevor
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on November 29, 2014, 05:08:58 PM
Thank you kindly Trevor, great little tune!
Will put it one the 'to learn' list.
many thanks
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 30, 2014, 06:48:04 AM
Cheeky moment - Steve, any chance of the dots or preferably abc for the 'Merch Megan' tune?
Having learnt a tune named after one daughter, am on the hunt for a tune named after my other one!
Q
No problem sir! Here you go...

I'm always a bit wary of anything on the Session website. Sometimes the transcriptions are OK, but quite often there are a lot of errors and misconceptions. The version of Merch Megan which Trevor has linked to looks pretty much OK, although there are a few differences here and there. Here's the 'authentic' version on which I base my playing and my workshop material.  ;)


X:1
T:Merch Megan
T:Megan's Daughter
C:Welsh traditional
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:d>c | "G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 | "Am"c2 B2 A>G | "D"F2 D2 d>c |
"G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 |"D"c2 B2 A2 | "G"G4 :|
d2 | "G"g2 ga ga | "D"f2 fg fg | "A"e2 ef ge | "D"f2 d2 d2 |
"G"g2 ga bg | "D"f2 fg af | "Em"eb ag "A"fe | "D"d4 d>c |
"G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 | "Am"c2 B2 A>G | "D"F2 D2 d>c |
"G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 | "D"c2 B2 A2 | "G"G4 |]
W:
W:Sources:
W:Learned from the playing of the band 'Ali Grogan' and
W:musicians from 'Dawnswyr Talog' (both Carmarthen ca. 1984)
W:
W:Also from "Blodau'r Grug - 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"
W:Published by the Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1992.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on November 30, 2014, 08:42:16 AM
Ok Steve, I'll use your version. Many thanks.
Luckily enough i have a tune named after each daughter and both are waltzes!
Hopefully they'll fit together nicely.
Cheers
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Ellisteph on November 30, 2014, 09:46:41 AM
Cheeky moment - Steve, any chance of the dots or preferably abc for the 'Merch Megan' tune?
Having learnt a tune named after one daughter, am on the hunt for a tune named after my other one!
Q
No problem sir! Here you go...

I'm always a bit wary of anything on the Session website. Sometimes the transcriptions are OK, but quite often there are a lot of errors and misconceptions. The version of Merch Megan which Trevor has linked to looks pretty much OK, although there are a few differences here and there. Here's the 'authentic' version on which I base my playing and my workshop material.  ;)


X:1
T:Merch Megan
T:Megan's Daughter
C:Welsh traditional
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:d>c | "G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 | "Am"c2 B2 A>G | "D"F2 D2 d>c |
"G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 |"D"c2 B2 A2 | "G"G4 :|
d2 | "G"g2 ga ga | "D"f2 fg fg | "A"e2 ef ge | "D"f2 d2 d2 |
"G"g2 ga bg | "D"f2 fg af | "Em"eb ag "A"fe | "D"d4 d>c |
"G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 | "Am"c2 B2 A>G | "D"F2 D2 d>c |
"G"B2 G2 G2 | "C"e4 d2 | "D"c2 B2 A2 | "G"G4 |]
W:
W:Sources:
W:Learned from the playing of the band 'Ali Grogan' and
W:musicians from 'Dawnswyr Talog' (both Carmarthen ca. 1984)
W:
W:Also from "Blodau'r Grug - 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"
W:Published by the Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1992.
Thanks from me too, Steve; Blodau'r Grug now on my Christmas list.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: hickory-wind on November 30, 2014, 10:32:43 PM
Before November is gone...

Horse Keane's Hornpipe on GC Castagnari Cortina
http://youtu.be/J0pTFiqXASs (http://youtu.be/J0pTFiqXASs)

Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady on early F/Bb Hohner
http://youtu.be/717uJ7NHjE0 (http://youtu.be/717uJ7NHjE0)

Maguire & Patterson on Cortina
http://youtu.be/ilAjIIndYQY (http://youtu.be/ilAjIIndYQY)

I still need a lot of improvement-especially smoother bellows work and consistent speed but I'm having fun.

Scott
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: Clive Williams on December 01, 2014, 12:00:39 AM
Well done - all; great response this month! On to the next theme; late responses as ever are very welcome here - just stick them on the end of this thread.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: matt vrs on December 01, 2014, 08:57:34 PM
I'm having fun.

Scott

I enjoyed them, I had that problem with the landlady once as well.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: matt vrs on December 01, 2014, 09:02:42 PM
This is something very simple that I recorded yesterday but then the batteries went flat.

http://youtu.be/CgHqGCNgQgk

Bianca in Osdorp, on a borrowed Hohner Club 2, clack clack, with a few notes borrowed from Mats Eden.  I don't suppose that he or the eponymous Mrs Chinescu Palmer will find out.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: boxcall on December 03, 2014, 07:12:05 PM
late entry just messing with my Papa's old hohner 1040 in C
Kerry polka  I need to work on the ending ;)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LTo-VNoKViA
 edited to add I took a video of my teacher at a local session playing O'Neills set ... Shandon bells and joy of my life ( Donnybrook fair) on his walters. I wanted to post but still need permission.
if I get it I'll post.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: boxcall on December 04, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
One more time - this time I'll call it Peg Ryan's polka  AKA- Kerry or as Lester called it in his tune of the day Egan's polka.
 http://youtu.be/NehGPh9Q0dM
 some tunes have way to many names!
On that note, I'm learning the -red haired boy or little beggerman , jolly beggerman ,gilderoy and now being renamed by some to danny pearl's favorite. I think the thought is nice, but do we really need more names?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for November 2014: Tunes with Names in the Name
Post by: boxcall on December 09, 2014, 05:01:57 PM
Danny pearl's favorite   heheheheee
or whatever.
This is a great tune!  I can see why so many traditions use it.
It would make a good tune of the month!
played first on Beltuna then the baldoni, I seem to be messing up in the same spot.
http://youtu.be/48VEeqM0Vs0
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