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Title: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Clive Williams on January 01, 2015, 01:01:38 AM
Happy new year everyone; this month's narrow winner is Haste to the Wedding! 32 bar jig, well suited to playing on one row.

Here's Lester's demo of this tune - http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-315-haste-to-wedding-headington.html ; direct youtube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUlAn9XkFI and courtesy of Lester again, here's some ABC for it (in G)

Code: [Select]
X:315
T:Haste to the Wedding - Headington
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED D2B|cBc ABc|
DED D2B|AGA BAG|DED G2A|BAG G3:|
Bcd dcB|cde edc|Bcd dcB|cBc ABc|
d3B3|AGA BGE|DED G2A|BGG G3:|

... and here's Serge's rather splendid one row version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-tw8-4F3Qc

We've had lots of votes this month; it would be really nice if we get lots of entries from the voters in particular :-)

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: pikey on January 01, 2015, 11:45:18 AM
Played on the Geipel, superbly revalved and retuned by Theo .

I'm still getting used to the Gleichton !

http://youtu.be/KqPf9Ta7x3w
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on January 02, 2015, 11:09:24 AM
The new one:
http://youtu.be/gOdyzo7vYZM

The old one from 2011:
http://youtu.be/xKM39ZSbgJg

Best wishes for 2015:

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Anahata on January 02, 2015, 05:04:54 PM
Here we go - a version of Haste to the Wedding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahsQe_6cW0

If you had a "now you see it - now you don't" moment with it earlier this afternoon, that's because I accidentally uploaded it to the wrong YouTube channel. You can't move a video from one channel to another; you have to delete and upload again.
Hopefully this one will stay!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: JonathanC on January 02, 2015, 08:02:14 PM
This is my version of Haste to the wedding for Melodeon.net tune of the month Jan 2015. 
There are a couple of duff notes and It seems to differ slightly from everyone else I ever play it with locally but hey hoe!   
The clapping in the background is 'celebrity' mastermind not, sadly, my audience!


http://youtu.be/XPahiZkco_M
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: GPS on January 02, 2015, 08:22:26 PM
This is my version of Haste to the wedding for Melodeon.net tune of the month Jan 2015. 
There are a couple of duff notes and It seems to differ slightly from everyone else I ever play it with locally but hey hoe!   
The clapping in the background is 'celebrity' mastermind not, sadly, my audience!


http://youtu.be/XPahiZkco_M

Nicely done! It's very easy, as I know from personal experience, to let this tune run away with you and finish up as a sprint to the finish, but you kept a really nice steady rhythm without ever losing the intrinsic "bounce" of the melody. Don't worry about the slight personal variations - that's folk music. There's no "correct" version of a tune (as you will see if and when I get round to recording my contribution!!)

Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: JonathanC on January 02, 2015, 08:55:33 PM
Quote

Nicely done! It's very easy, as I know from personal experience, to let this tune run away with you and finish up as a sprint to the finish, but you kept a really nice steady rhythm without ever losing the intrinsic "bounce" of the melody. Don't worry about the slight personal variations - that's folk music. There's no "correct" version of a tune (as you will see if and when I get round to recording my contribution!!)

Cheers
Graham

Thanks Graham,  yes I know what you mean about speeding this one up, i have spent a bit of time practicing this tune with a metronome to try and keep it tidy,  its nice you noticed and think it worked! :-)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Ellison on January 03, 2015, 12:56:52 AM
As usual I'm posting one I recorded earlier.

It's Scan Tester's version (roughly) and perhaps over long as I was recording it for a different purpose to ToTM.

https://soundcloud.com/martin-ellison/haste-to-the-wedding (https://soundcloud.com/martin-ellison/haste-to-the-wedding)

Martin
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: boxcall on January 03, 2015, 04:34:04 PM
Here's a recording played on a Baldoni D/C# then I played it with a Voice over recording with the beltuna one row, so two melodeons.
this is the first time trying this so I'm off time at first, evens out in the end . I think  :-\
there probably a better way to mix two recording?  maybe using earphone would help.
 http://youtu.be/Fwnam7cDW-E
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Bob Michel on January 04, 2015, 01:13:26 PM
Here's a recording played on a Baldoni D/C# then I played it with a Voice over recording with the beltuna one row, so two melodeons.
this is the first time trying this so I'm off time at first, evens out in the end . I think  :-\
there probably a better way to mix two recording?  maybe using earphone would help.
 http://youtu.be/Fwnam7cDW-E

It sounds good to me. Nice box, and nice version.

When I make multitrack recordings for YouTube I start by recording the video of me playing the principal instrument. I then upload this file to a PC and import its soundtrack into Audacity (the free recording program for PCs and Macs). From this point on I just treat it as an ordinary sound recording project, adding tracks, tweaking effects and mixing, until I'm satisfied (or tired). Then I replace the original soundtrack with the new, overdubbed one.

Doing the steps in this order means that I can dispense with headphones in the video clip, and it also helps me keep the melodeon (in this case) up front where it belongs.

Bob Michel
Near Philly
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: boxcall on January 04, 2015, 02:24:29 PM
thanks Bob,
I'll give that a try.
I've used Imovie for recording so far.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: butimba on January 05, 2015, 08:31:10 PM
Here we go - a version of Haste to the Wedding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahsQe_6cW0

If you had a "now you see it - now you don't" moment with it earlier this afternoon, that's because I accidentally uploaded it to the wrong YouTube channel. You can't move a video from one channel to another; you have to delete and upload again.
Hopefully this one will stay!

I still don't like this tune very much, but your recording has made me not like it quite a bit less! (That's my cack-handed attempt at a compliment. It's a great recording.)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Anahata on January 05, 2015, 11:04:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahsQe_6cW0

I still don't like this tune very much, but your recording has made me not like it quite a bit less!

Thank you. I once read in a rather good book, Psychology for Musicians* (mainly about teaching) that if somebody complimented you on how well you played after a performance, you had failed, but if they said how beautiful the music was, that was far better. So I think I can count that as a win, in a double-negative sort of way!

It's not a tune I'd usually go out of my way to play either, but if you're going to play it at all, you have to find something to like about it and then try to sell that for all it's worth.

* I think it's this one (http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Musicians-Percy-C-Buck/dp/0193119145) but it was a long time ago. An entertaning and informative read.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: RogerT on January 06, 2015, 07:37:01 AM
Very interesting point that, Anahata. I kind of think its about how you connect at an emotional level with the listener. Technically a performance might be dodgy but something about it works, which I guess is pretty much what you are saying.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Anahata on January 06, 2015, 09:31:57 AM
Technically a performance might be dodgy but something about it works

That happens a lot in folk music and is part of its appeal for me.

Quote
which I guess is pretty much what you are saying.
I wasn't particularly thinking of the case of a technically flawed performance, but it could be that as well (yes, my video has lots of fluffed notes in it!). The point is that there has to be something else beyond just playing it right, and a favourable comment on the music (vs. your playing) is ironically a greater compliment.

One way of getting the "something else", reworking Percy Buck's quote from the point of view of the player's approach, is mentally to replace "Look at me! Aren't I clever!" with "I want to convince you what a good tune/piece of music this is".
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: syale on January 06, 2015, 03:33:00 PM
FYI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haste_to_the_Wedding_%28jig%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haste_to_the_Wedding_%28jig%29)

Stephen
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: GPS on January 06, 2015, 04:26:24 PM
Wikipedia, so it must be true!  >:E  Then again, it just might be........... ;) :D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Ollie on January 06, 2015, 06:29:35 PM
A odd entry from me this month, in that I'm not playing the tune, and I'm not playing it on a melodeon...

However, this is the tune used for the Adderbury dance Haste to the Wedding, played on my new squeeze (a 1925 64 key Maccann duet concertina). There are a few mistakes here and there, but I hope you'll permit me showing this new toy off a bit!

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/haste-to-the-wedding

I'll hopefully get round to doing a melodeon version of the correct tune before the month is out.

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: butimba on January 06, 2015, 06:45:20 PM
The point is that there has to be something else beyond just playing it right, and a favourable comment on the music (vs. your playing) is ironically a greater compliment.

One way of getting the "something else", reworking Percy Buck's quote from the point of view of the player's approach, is mentally to replace "Look at me! Aren't I clever!" with "I want to convince you what a good tune/piece of music this is".

Sorry if this is thread drift... but I was just reminded of Andy Cutting saying pretty much the same thing in a workshop, that he prefers it when people compliment his music rather than his playing.

I'm not a natural performer and so I've always liked the idea that it's the music that's more important than the player, and I think this approach will help me with performing on the box as well ('I really want to share this tune with everyone' rather than 'I want people to listen to me!')

Sounds like I would find that book an interesting read, will try to hunt it down!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Bob Michel on January 06, 2015, 09:24:40 PM
Here's a rough-and-ready version on one-row, with a couple of other instruments overdubbed just for mischief:

http://youtu.be/FENSMiB5f-c

And a story, which this tune invariably calls to mind:

In my last year of college I had the misfortune to be lodged directly below an obnoxious, swell-headed pre-med of a classmate who owned a sound system that could probably have supplied the needs of Madison Square Garden. That year's hit records, which I heard constantly at derangement-inducing volume, still give me a headache; e.g., I like Bob Dylan well enough, but can't listen to "Blood on the Tracks." And so on.

One cool November night, during a brief pause in the torment from overhead (he was changing the record, no doubt), I fancied I heard the very faint sound of an accordion from far across the lawn outside my open window. I was new to the trad scene--the trad scene itself was just gearing up, for that matter--and I was hungry for music (and desperate to escape the assault from above). So I grabbed a whistle and jogged out into the dark to see where the sound was coming from. Sure enough, an eccentric, wide-eyed, red-bearded fellow, whom I knew very slightly as a budding folkie, was standing perhaps eighty yards from the dormitory, wheezing away on a little twelve-bass antique he'd just picked up at a junk shop. And the tune he was playing was one of the half dozen I knew: "Haste to the Wedding"! Seeing my whistle, he smiled and nodded, and I joined in.

We hadn't played it twice through when my upstairs neighbor came charging across the lawn, loaded for bear. "Do you two MIND?" he raged. "Maybe you humanities types have time to fool around on a weeknight, but serious people have to study! Nobody could think straight with the kind of racket you're making!"

Or something to that effect. I had a little trouble making out his exact words, since even at that distance the air was throbbing from his enormous speakers. I'd like to repeat the absolutely devastating zinger I came back with, but the truth is that the absurdity of the encounter left me speechless. My new friend and I muttered apologies and said goodnight. I don't remember ever playing music with him again.

So this tune is for my indignant neighbor, in gratitude for the important lesson he taught me that night about...well, I don't know; about something, surely. Funny that one even remembers these inconsequential little skirmishes, four decades on! I hope he flunked out of med school, the bastard.

Bob Michel
Near Philly

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: TomBom on January 06, 2015, 11:28:04 PM
Here's a rough-and-ready version on one-row, with a couple of other instruments overdubbed just for mischief:

http://youtu.be/FENSMiB5f-c (http://youtu.be/FENSMiB5f-c)
I did not like Haste to the wedding very much. Now I must admit: what a nice tune! (and nice story, indeed)

Thomas
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: gettabettabox on January 07, 2015, 12:00:15 AM


yes,.... the post of the year! (before someone tells me...i know where i am in the calendar)
i'm going to my next session with a screaming three voice ''loaded for bear''...   normally just squirrel or rabbit.  ::)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Bob Michel on January 07, 2015, 11:53:37 AM


yes,.... the post of the year! (before someone tells me...i know where i am in the calendar)

Oh, dear...I had plans for this morning, but it looks as if I'd better spend a few hours ogling my trophy before it's cruelly snatched away...

Bob Michel
Near Philly
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: RogerT on January 07, 2015, 12:29:06 PM
Technically a performance might be dodgy but something about it works

That happens a lot in folk music and is part of its appeal for me.

Quote
which I guess is pretty much what you are saying.
I wasn't particularly thinking of the case of a technically flawed performance, but it could be that as well (yes, my video has lots of fluffed notes in it!). The point is that there has to be something else beyond just playing it right, and a favourable comment on the music (vs. your playing) is ironically a greater compliment.

One way of getting the "something else", reworking Percy Buck's quote from the point of view of the player's approach, is mentally to replace "Look at me! Aren't I clever!" with "I want to convince you what a good tune/piece of music this is".

Thanks for that. What a useful piece of advice.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: robotmay on January 07, 2015, 02:19:28 PM
A odd entry from me this month, in that I'm not playing the tune, and I'm not playing it on a melodeon...

However, this is the tune used for the Adderbury dance Haste to the Wedding, played on my new squeeze (a 1925 64 key Maccann duet concertina). There are a few mistakes here and there, but I hope you'll permit me showing this new toy off a bit!

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/haste-to-the-wedding

I'll hopefully get round to doing a melodeon version of the correct tune before the month is out.

Doh, beaten to it! I was going to cheat this month and post that one too ;D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: AndyShear on January 07, 2015, 05:58:01 PM
Bit of a wacked run through

http://youtu.be/MGlUuHfQY9s

Andy
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Shakin' All Hohner on January 07, 2015, 06:01:12 PM
Anything to avoid getting down to my tax return ... probably an amalgamation of every version I've ever heard.  http://youtu.be/dAa9Wh9jV5U
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Helena Handcart on January 07, 2015, 07:49:42 PM
Here's mine, learnt entirely for the purposes of this ToTM so uses the ABC provided and played simply.

This also marks the first step in my hasty and rash 'boxolution' to learn a morris tune a week during 2015. One down, fifty-one to go then  :o

Haste to the Wedding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtW6Ejv1Nug&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Anahata on January 07, 2015, 09:46:26 PM
Here's mine, learnt entirely for the purposes of this ToTM so uses the ABC provided and played simply.
Haste to the Wedding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtW6Ejv1Nug&feature=youtu.be)

No "airs and graces" you say under the video, but there's a lovely bouncy rhythm and lots of dance in that - all you need, really!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: johnp_g on January 08, 2015, 10:58:51 AM
Wow! How time flies....

It's been 7 years since my last post here, and in the intervening years I've hardly touched a squeezebox - same old story, too many competing demands, not enough time.

I've converted a small box room into a study, which means I can now get the melodeons out of storage, and ready for action. Looking on the t'internet I found a huge number of new & inspirational videos, many submitted as "Tune of the Month". I've never tried recording myself, let alone play in public, but after a few hours practice (my how the melodeon muscles decay when not used for many years!) I've just about got a rendition of this month's ToTM - I'm not happy with it, but I guess it's a reference point for the way my playing is at "day zero"...

http://youtu.be/c-1zkspTEEU

Cheers,

John
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: forrest on January 08, 2015, 05:32:07 PM
A rather hasty take of Haste to the Wedding (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/haste-to-the-wedding-1) on a clackety pokerwork with a sprinkle of 9 string cittern.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: 911377brian on January 08, 2015, 05:38:40 PM
Sound loud say they can't find the track....
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: forrest on January 08, 2015, 06:15:06 PM
Sound loud say they can't find the track....

My bad...I fixed it  :|bl
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Mike Carney on January 08, 2015, 06:17:38 PM
A rather hasty take of Haste to the Wedding (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/haste-to-the-wedding-1) on a clackety pokerwork with a sprinkle of 9 string cittern.
Nice work! Very gentle. Liked the mix of the two instruments, which gave it a fuller interpretation than I had previously had of this tune. Wasn't a favourite, shall we say.... I will now try it at some point.
Mike
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: 911377brian on January 08, 2015, 07:54:42 PM
Well worth the brief wait Forrest. I liked it very much (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Clive Williams on January 09, 2015, 01:07:47 AM
OK, I've figured out how to connect a Streb to an iPad to drive the software midi synth in there. This opens all manner of possibilities (the electric guitar version rocks somewhat), but here I've gone for the, literally, string quartet sound. The treble's doing the violin section, the chords are the violas, and the bass is, well, the cello/double bass. It's all done in one play, no overdubs/multitracking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1nwayggD4

I'm available for weddings of course, and rather cheaper than that real string quartet that you heard in Covent Garden that you were going to book!  :D

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Peter Savage on January 09, 2015, 06:45:38 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1nwayggD4

That's really nice Clive.  I wish I'd purchased Squeezy's Streb now  :(
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Roger Howard on January 09, 2015, 08:07:24 AM
I'm available for weddings of course, and rather cheaper than that real string quartet that you heard in Covent Garden that you were going to book!  :D

Cheers,

Clive

A new career in the Khardoma Tea Rooms beckons!

Would you be available for a re-make of "The Ladykillers"?  ::)

Roger
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on January 09, 2015, 08:36:46 AM
Anything to avoid getting down to my tax return ... probably an amalgamation of every version I've ever heard.  http://youtu.be/dAa9Wh9jV5U

Nice Pariselle box you've got there Alan, are you sure it shouldn't have had green buttons?
 Lovely playing as usual. (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Helena Handcart on January 09, 2015, 09:07:35 AM
That's really nice Clive.  I wish I'd purchased Squeezy's Streb now  :(

Ooh, so do I....
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: RogerT on January 09, 2015, 09:33:47 AM
Anything to avoid getting down to my tax return ... probably an amalgamation of every version I've ever heard.  http://youtu.be/dAa9Wh9jV5U
This has a great rythmn. Like.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Clive Williams on January 09, 2015, 10:02:05 AM
That's really nice Clive.  I wish I'd purchased Squeezy's Streb now  :(

Ooh, so do I....

Thanks folks - I've said it before, lots, but the Streb is an amazing, amazing piece of kit. I'm still finding new things it can do. This particular ipad/midi trick has *lots* of potential, and it's really odd playing on this string section setting - anything I play automatically arranges itself as a string quartet arrangement! Steve's making Strebs again Pete... go on, you know you want to...
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Chris Ryall on January 09, 2015, 10:53:46 AM
i've just been syndicating this (assume its the one on Clive's FB) down the Rhône valley, where it'll be respected, and adored as Britanique ;D

Clive, I'm on an iPad just now, hence my tpyos ;) Is this an app, or something built in?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Shakin' All Hohner on January 09, 2015, 11:23:36 AM
Really nice clean cooker and worktops. (:)......
:o ... You should have seen it an hour or so earlier when I was gluing my Loffet back together after a pre-Christmas accident in a pub
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Clive Williams on January 09, 2015, 12:00:51 PM
i've just been syndicating this (assume its the one on Clive's FB) down the Rhône valley, where it'll be respected, and adored as Britanique ;D

Clive, I'm on an iPad just now, hence my tpyos ;) Is this an app, or something built in?

It's all done in an app called ThumbJammer which is all I needed with the Streb. Michael Eskin's done similar work getting a FR18 to play Thumbjammer on iPad which is where I nicked the idea from (see FR18 thread), though he's using it to play his own melodeon samples - which he has very generously donated to the ThumbJammer community. Michael has to use one or two other apps to connect up the FR18, but I find the Streb worked pretty much out of the box with ThumbJammer. You also need an iRig Midi interface, which comes in 2 versions depending on which iPad connector you need. Michael's samples are good, and I was originally planning to do something using those, but then I got distracted :-)

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Mcgrooger on January 09, 2015, 02:07:25 PM
Here's my (rather too hasty) Haste.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PngLBjMzH8
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Sandy on January 13, 2015, 10:02:35 PM
Gosh it's been a while. Thought I'd try and find some time to start playing again.

I've been missing melnet so thought it would be a good starting point...(excuse the recording quality)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-yU2EttdWs


Cheers,

Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: gettabettabox on January 14, 2015, 12:41:30 AM
pitched right!
that pressed-wood suits your innate rhythm.

some of 'em don't need no posh boxes...    (:)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 14, 2015, 08:39:21 AM
Gosh it's been a while. Thought I'd try and find some time to start playing again.

I've been missing melnet so thought it would be a good starting point...(excuse the recording quality)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-yU2EttdWs
Welcome back, Sandy - we've missed you!
Lovely playing, as always (:).  Great rhythmic bounce, especially the gap in the fifth bar of the the B-music, which always makes this tune so joyful in my opinion. It fits the eponymous dance so well when played like that too - the dancers are supposed to clap twice in time to the music at that point. 
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: george garside on January 14, 2015, 09:35:19 AM
Welcome back Sandy.  To me your rendition was  a ten out of tenner  as it more than passed  the essential  dance music test of getting my foot tapping spontaneously.  It also demonstrated the oft forgotten merit  of 'keep it simple'

george ;D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: GBbox on January 14, 2015, 10:53:29 PM
A few words about learning tunes you like and tunes you don't. You've made me realize that when I learn a tune I love I tend to learn the melody (well, what I decide should be the melody, anyway), and then I play it over, letting variations come by themselves. That usually happens, but it can take some time! With a tune i'm not found of, I tend to plan some variation from the beginng. That's what I've done in fact with "Haste to the Wdding" (or at least I tried to, having learned it after it was voted tune of the month).

As a non musical reason to learn it, I could add one of its alternative titles. Can you figure yourself announcing: people, I'm going to play you "Mary, Cut Your Toenails You’re Tearing All The Sheets"?  ;)

My contribution here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlj4pHkSoHg
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: hickory-wind on January 15, 2015, 08:07:49 PM
Here is a brief, unpracticed demo of a red Paolo Soprani Pepperpot in D playing TOTM "Haste to the Wedding".

http://youtu.be/HGgp3NMKu7s (http://youtu.be/HGgp3NMKu7s)

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Scott
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Broadland Boy on January 16, 2015, 12:27:35 AM
That's really nice Clive.  I wish I'd purchased Squeezy's Streb now  :(

Ooh, so do I....

Missed this when first posted..

All is not lost Helena, ask your GP for a shot of Strebtomycin them PM Pete when it has taken effect....... ;D

I'll get me coat
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: hustler_asano on January 17, 2015, 05:11:57 AM
I'd known this tune as irish one.
I played it like irish with B/C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuJilEFwElQ
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: simonj on January 28, 2015, 10:33:29 PM
I wasn't going to participate, but I need to get over the nerves whilst playing in front of people (or cameras), so here it is. I learnt this only on Monday so it is quite rough around the edges, but this is the best take out of a bad lot. Apologies for the uniform, and for the faces  :P

Haste to the Wedding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxq_W6rJ7dY&feature=youtu.be)

Also have just noticed how difficult the basses are to hear in the video. They are there, but I do need to learn to use the air button and not lose all sound from my left hand.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Pete Dunk on January 29, 2015, 12:11:40 AM
I'd known this tune as irish one.
I played it like irish with B/C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuJilEFwElQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuJilEFwElQ)

Irish, Scottish, whatever! Well played and welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: tjsmithdog5 on January 30, 2015, 10:00:15 PM
OK:  yah-di-dah, yah-di-dah.... At least it's a lot better than it was at the beginning of the month!!

    http://youtu.be/BBt4b36OvoE
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: AirTime on January 31, 2015, 04:30:14 AM
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It's all done in an app called ThumbJammer which is all I needed with the Streb. Michael Eskin's done similar work getting a FR18 to play Thumbjammer on iPad which is where I nicked the idea from (see FR18 thread), though he's using it to play his own melodeon samples - which he has very generously donated to the ThumbJammer community. Michael has to use one or two other apps to connect up the FR18, but I find the Streb worked pretty much out of the box with ThumbJammer. You also need an iRig Midi interface, which comes in 2 versions depending on which iPad connector you need.

That's really quite remarkable, Clive. The sound doesn't sound "synthesized", but very much like ... well, a string quartet. Can you explain a little more, for the tech-challenged, how this works? Are the sound samples coming from Thumbjammer? How does the Streb play these? Is the bellows pressure able to control the phrasing? Are you playing it through the Streb speakers & then recording that?
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Mike Carney on January 31, 2015, 08:54:52 AM
I wasn't going to participate, but I need to get over the nerves whilst playing in front of people (or cameras), so here it is. I learnt this only on Monday so it is quite rough around the edges, but this is the best take out of a bad lot. Apologies for the uniform, and for the faces  :P

Haste to the Wedding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxq_W6rJ7dY&feature=youtu.be)

Also have just noticed how difficult the basses are to hear in the video. They are there, but I do need to learn to use the air button and not lose all sound from my left hand.
Nice steady playing, sensitive touch! Look forward to hearing more of these. Seen worse face as well!
M
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: simonj on January 31, 2015, 02:05:59 PM
Thanks M  :D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: boxcall on January 31, 2015, 05:45:52 PM
Lilting banshee then haste to the wedding goes good.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Clive Williams on February 01, 2015, 01:26:57 AM
Time to haste onto the next tune (sorry)! Late contributions always welcome; just tack them on the end here!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: Pequod on February 03, 2015, 05:36:19 PM

http://youtu.be/-y_5t_pqlck

Greetings to all,

I am new to the forum, so let me present by saying my name, Tiago, and my origin, Portugal.

As a 2015 resolution, I decided I would upload all the twelve tunes for the twelve months. Since it is the first video that I upload, I had some problems and that is one of the reasons for the late upload.

The other reason was the difficulties I had trying to play this tune straight. It is a bit hard for me to play compound time (6/8), so I had a little help from the metronome, to have an acceptable tempo (hopefully).

I will be very grateful to the people who notice me about the flaws, so I can correct them and improve my playing.

Best regards,
Tiago
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: boxcall on February 03, 2015, 06:30:17 PM
your welcome, It's a set in the Comhaltas Books.
book 1 and the jig after HTTW is  the maid on the green. which I haven't heard much at my session
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for January 2015: Haste to the Wedding
Post by: robotmay on April 28, 2015, 01:51:42 PM
A odd entry from me this month, in that I'm not playing the tune, and I'm not playing it on a melodeon...

However, this is the tune used for the Adderbury dance Haste to the Wedding, played on my new squeeze (a 1925 64 key Maccann duet concertina). There are a few mistakes here and there, but I hope you'll permit me showing this new toy off a bit!

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/haste-to-the-wedding

I'll hopefully get round to doing a melodeon version of the correct tune before the month is out.

Doh, beaten to it! I was going to cheat this month and post that one too ;D

A few months late but there's finally a recording of Cardiff Morris dancing their slightly modified version of Haste to the Wedding to the slightly modified version of the Adderbury HttW tune I brought over with me.

Unfortunately my box isn't exactly a super morris instrument so it's not quite as audible, but it does at least make up for the dainty basses in Alun's Oakwood ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSNiXH5DJzg