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Title: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Clive Williams on April 01, 2016, 01:07:01 AM
Simple theme folks; polkas. Any type of polka, English, Scottish, Irish, French, whatever - doesn't matter. Simple as that!

Have fun!

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Lester on April 01, 2016, 08:19:38 AM
Bicycle Pump Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fZL-WA1EUY)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 01, 2016, 12:20:23 PM
I love to play polkas! Here are four!  ;D

Dear God, thank you for helping me get and play the melodeon and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Tony's Polka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIeaY5YaTU

In Heaven There is No Beer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6gfK9aaynA

Helena Polka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zp0lS0V0Q

Marmalade Polka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFdh7S-OnvE
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on April 01, 2016, 01:27:38 PM
Return of Spring & Woodland Revels

https://youtu.be/tHoFnc9eAuM

Return of Spring is recently learnt while preparing for a concertina workshop, and then from hearing  'Shipshape' play it. I had long been seeking a suitable partner for Woodland Revels and this was 'it'. Woodland Revels was (very) a steep learning curve in the 1980's, inspired by the playing of Dan Quinn, with a couple of tips from Nigel Chippindale at a workshop at Felixstowe Folk Weekend.

A bit rough and ready and probably a bit speedy but hopefully a bit of seasonal fun. Think Squirrels!

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 01, 2016, 02:04:14 PM
Return of Spring & Woodland Revels

https://youtu.be/tHoFnc9eAuM

Return of Spring is recently learnt while preparing for a concertina workshop, and then from hearing  'Shipshape' play it. I had long been seeking a suitable partner for Woodland Revels and this was 'it'. Woodland Revels was (very) a steep learning curve in the 1980's, inspired by the playing of Dan Quinn, with a couple of tips from Nigel Chippindale at a workshop at Felixstowe Folk Weekend.

A bit rough and ready and probably a bit speedy but hopefully a bit of seasonal fun. Think Squirrels!

All the best

Bill

Wonderful tune!  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Grape Ape on April 01, 2016, 02:37:46 PM
Happy, this is definately the theme for you!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 01, 2016, 05:41:44 PM
Happy, this is definately the theme for you!
  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: baz parkes on April 02, 2016, 10:52:35 AM
Return of Spring

Obscure fact of the day (unless you're Sage Herb... (:))....Pete Coe, Johnny Adams, Chris Coe and A N other had a band called Hooke's Law because their favourite tune at the time was Return of the Spring. As a humble teacher of English, I needed this explaining to me.... :|bl
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: GPS on April 02, 2016, 11:44:32 AM
Return of Spring

Obscure fact of the day (unless you're Sage Herb... (:))....Pete Coe, Johnny Adams, Chris Coe and A N other had a band called Hooke's Law because their favourite tune at the time was Return of the Spring. As a humble teacher of English, I needed this explaining to me.... :|bl

I didn't know that - but I like it! Just the kind of arcane, twisted reasoning that appeals to me!

Graham
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 02, 2016, 04:06:59 PM
Obscure fact of the day (unless you're Sage Herb... (:) )....Pete Coe, Johnny Adams, Chris Coe and A N other had a band called Hooke's Law because their favourite tune at the time was Return of the Spring. As a humble teacher of English, I needed this explaining to me.... :|bl

I thought this might amuse Johnny Adams so I sent him a link and he replied. (Quoted with permission)

Quote from: Johnny Adams
Haha!  The other band member was Mike Hockenhull, husband to Helen Hockenhull of Gracenotes and formerly Helen Watson of Mucck oops... Muckram Wakes. It was he who came up with the name Hooke's Law if I remember rightly. I have the master tapes of a CD we made but never issued - hoping to get it out this year.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: baz parkes on April 03, 2016, 10:56:45 AM
Obscure fact of the day (unless you're Sage Herb... (:) )....Pete Coe, Johnny Adams, Chris Coe and A N other had a band called Hooke's Law because their favourite tune at the time was Return of the Spring. As a humble teacher of English, I needed this explaining to me.... :|bl

I thought this might amuse Johnny Adams so I sent him a link and he replied. (Quoted with permission)

Quote from: Johnny Adams

Go, Johnny, Go.... (:)
Haha!  The other band member was Mike Hockenhull, husband to Helen Hockenhull of Gracenotes and formerly Helen Watson of Mucck oops... Muckram Wakes. It was he who came up with the name Hooke's Law if I remember rightly. I have the master tapes of a CD we made but never issued - hoping to get it out this year.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Anahata on April 03, 2016, 04:01:13 PM
Super opportunity to post this, which I was quite likely to be doing anyway.

https://youtu.be/3bdNfXk6LBw

The Puddleduck Polka by Greg Trice, who I knew in the mid 1970s when he played PA for Chelmsford Morris and as part of the band Lumps of Plum Pudding.
Not all of Greg's tunes are melodeon frieldly, and some are challenging on any instrument, but this one's quite approachable. Many of them (including this one) are in a new book "The Endeavour: Greg Trice Tune Book" available from Hedingham Fair (http://hedinghamfair.co.uk/greg-trice.htm) for £8.50.

There's a CD of Greg's tunes too, which I've mentioned before, available from Sarah Graves' web site (http://sarahgraves.co.uk/the-greg-trice-tune-book-cd)
(ETA- CD also available from the Hedingham Fair link, which I've now updated; thanks to Peter Dunk for finding the right adddress)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 03, 2016, 06:53:32 PM
Many of them (including this one) are in a new book "The Endeavour: Greg Trice Tune Book" available from Hedingham Fair (http://hedinghamfair.co.uk/hedingham_fair_books.htm) for £8.50 though at the time of writing the book isn't on their web site yet.

Hidden away! Book and CD for £15.00 + £3.95 p&p (http://www.hedinghamfair.co.uk/greg-trice.htm)

Excellent tune and playing btw, although I'd hardly describe it as approachable!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Anahata on April 03, 2016, 07:01:48 PM
Ooh, thanks, well spotted!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Etienne on April 04, 2016, 09:09:34 AM
"La vielha" (the old lady, in provençal language)

http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/2015/12/blog-post.html

A traditionnal tune from Provence. I mostly played it on the tin wistle for carnavals in Marseille and Arles, but it's nice on melodeon too (i can't take my box in carnavals because here the tradition is to throw flour, and sometimes eggs, on people...). In Provence, there is a lot of Carnaval songs and tune with "Old lady" in the name because it's the nickname of the winter, and at carnaval we celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: playandteach on April 04, 2016, 10:07:15 AM
Thanks for this, nicely played.
I really should try one to get the push pull thing going, but polkas have always been a tumbleweed moment for me. That was also true, though, of the whole melodeon experience - so maybe I've got an epiphany coming.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 04, 2016, 12:31:43 PM
I like the sound of the Dedenis.  :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 04, 2016, 03:04:35 PM
Y'see Baz, that's the root trouble - teacher of 'English'
If you were  a teacher of *Science* and Physics in particular, then you'd  be quoting Hooke's Law constantly.

QUOTE
" Hooke's law is a principle of physics that states that the force needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance is proportional to that distance. That is: where is a constant factor characteristic of the spring, its stiffness. The law is named after 17th century British physicist Robert Hooke.........."

Apply that to their favourite tune title - Return of the Spring!

The other question is '' which of the aforementioned folkies taught Physics"!!!
Q
lab tech supplying a bunch of Physics teachers!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 04, 2016, 03:14:58 PM
Just catching up:
Anahata, the Puddleduck Polka is superb!
It fits into my idea of a 'bonkers tune' that always appeals to me.........
thanks for that!
cheers
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: baz parkes on April 04, 2016, 03:56:51 PM

" Hooke's law is a principle of physics that states that the force needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance is proportional to that distance. That is: where is a constant factor characteristic of the spring, its stiffness. The law is named after 17th century British physicist Robert Hooke.........."

Apply that to their favourite tune title - Return of the Spring!

The other question is '' which of the aforementioned folkies taught Physics"!!!
Q
lab tech supplying a bunch of Physics teachers!

This I knew...I played in a band with Paul Havell remember who explained it to me at length...as to Physics teacher I'd guess Johnny.... (:)

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: 911377brian on April 04, 2016, 04:04:18 PM
Thanks,thrupenny, saved me the the embarrassment of asking....
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 04, 2016, 05:24:53 PM
Ah yes, Paul links things together yet again.
How on earth do you get onto the subject of Hooke's law in general conversation?...... But with Paul anything was possible  ;)

Well, for an English Teacher, you're not doing bad I 'spose  ;D
Respect is given sir!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Anahata on April 04, 2016, 08:25:26 PM
Just catching up:
Anahata, the Puddleduck Polka is superb!
It fits into my idea of a 'bonkers tune' that always appeals to me.........
thanks for that!

Most welcome. I think you and I must have a similar musical sense of humour, and yes, Greg was a bit bonkers. The book includes a number of tunes in irregular time signatures, one called Russian Roulette in 7/8 time and a key signature of F♯ A♭ E♭ (so not Russian at all, that's the Hungarian minor scale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_minor_scale), a tune all on the black notes (works a treat on the outer rows of an English concertina, he claims), and a tune with a contextually plausible double flat in it. Not included, unfortunately, is a tune he allegedly wrote called Planxty Cecil in the key of... (oh, you'll never guess...) C Sharp.

I have done some of the less outrageous ones on YouTube, and even they aren't plain sailing on a two row.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 04, 2016, 10:40:26 PM
one called Russian Roulette in 7/8 time and a key signature of F♯ A♭ E♭ (so not Russian at all, that's the Hungarian minor scale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_minor_scale), a tune all on the black notes (works a treat on the outer rows of an English concertina, he claims)

The book is on it's way so I'll let you know about playing it on E.C. (hasn't Mary had a go?)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 05, 2016, 09:36:22 AM
Anahata - yes I think we do share a musical sense of humour!
I cannot explain it, but know just listening to that I could almost feel it being absorbed, but if I give it a go it will take me ages to get it going. I'm still wrestling with the Household Brigade, which is another in the 'bonkers' category!
I think for me such tunes are very much back burner stuff but hugely enjoyable and provide a great learning process as they inevitably seem to go into nooks and crannies of the melodeon that I've never been before.

It sounds like Greg was quite a character, and to be able to write such tunes had an amazing gift.
I look forward to listening to Pete's efforts too!
cheers
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: jorden on April 05, 2016, 09:21:37 PM
I don't know many polkas, but the first one I ever learned was this one:
https://soundcloud.com/jschuddeboom/peg-ryans (https://soundcloud.com/jschuddeboom/peg-ryans)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: busbox on April 05, 2016, 10:39:00 PM
Oh Lester!
How I laughed. Is that an original composition of yours?
Cheerio
Tony
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: playandteach on April 05, 2016, 11:51:25 PM
In trying to find something that doesn't seem to exist- a polka where I can't predict the next two bar phrase I got frustrated on youtube and started clicking around.
Michael MacIntyre has a running joke that you can use any word to mean drunk - if you turn a noun into a past participle:
e.g I was completely trollied last night - (try it for yourselves -completely chauffered, completely trousered, completely melodeoned etc)
Well, whatever word I typed into youtube - there was a polka for it (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Italian) - ok so far, then Breakfast, even Plonker Polka. I just couldn't miss.
EDIT - just went back to check 3 random words, and there are Ingrid Polka, Bunny Polka, Bratwurst Polka. And sadly, even a Hitler Polka.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 06, 2016, 11:08:11 AM
I got frustrated on youtube
You may want to try the Küss-mich-Polka (https://youtu.be/SVvoNuJrq8A) (even with melodeon content).
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Mike Carney on April 06, 2016, 03:22:21 PM
Here's my favourite Welsh polka, Ymgyrchdon Y Waunlwyd.

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/ymgyrchdon-y-waunlwyd

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: penn on April 06, 2016, 10:10:24 PM
Percy Brown's Polka from East Anglia

https://youtu.be/lzZx4UX0zso (https://youtu.be/lzZx4UX0zso)

learnt from Steve Dumpleton at Mendlesham last year.

I notice many of the other polkas are at fairly quick pace, but this one is a touch more leisurely and lumpy. It's about as fast as me and that box'll go I'm afraid, but it's only a bit slower than Percy himself.
Steve
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Mike Carney on April 06, 2016, 10:14:23 PM
Percy Brown's Polka from East Anglia

https://youtu.be/lzZx4UX0zso (https://youtu.be/lzZx4UX0zso)

learnt from Steve Dumpleton at Mendlesham last year.

I notice many of the other polkas are at fairly quick pace, but this one is a touch more leisurely and lumpy. It's about as fast as me and that box'll go I'm afraid, but it's only a bit slower than Percy himself.
Steve
Enjoyed it! Felt transported to East Anglia!
Mike
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Theo on April 06, 2016, 10:40:15 PM
In trying to find something that doesn't seem to exist- a polka where I can't predict the next two bar phrase

Try the British American Polka. If you don't find it before your visit tomorrow I'll play you a recording I have.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: baz parkes on April 07, 2016, 10:41:51 AM
In trying to find something that doesn't seem to exist- a polka where I can't predict the next two bar phrase

Try the British American Polka. If you don't find it before your visit tomorrow I'll play you a recording I have.

In case you haven't found it yet...rather a nice version from Quinn the Younger...
https://youtu.be/4B7KIr1buCo?list=PLBpp0h3oUZ34GEJaFsO5NAsWdqyO19NhI
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Winston Smith on April 07, 2016, 11:05:04 AM
After watching that, I don't feel quite so ashamed at not using my basses very much! lol
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: 911377brian on April 07, 2016, 12:42:29 PM
Is "I'll tell me ma when I get home" a polka?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: playandteach on April 07, 2016, 01:51:02 PM
In trying to find something that doesn't seem to exist- a polka where I can't predict the next two bar phrase

Try the British American Polka. If you don't find it before your visit tomorrow I'll play you a recording I have.
There seem to be several out there with different B sections. I'm assuming from at least one of them (which has a hoe down feel to it) that the A section is the British bit, and the B section the American? They all seem beyond my skills as yet.

In case you haven't found it yet...rather a nice version from Quinn the Younger...
https://youtu.be/4B7KIr1buCo?list=PLBpp0h3oUZ34GEJaFsO5NAsWdqyO19NhI
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: 911377brian on April 07, 2016, 03:13:20 PM
Perhaps I'm not calling the tune by the correct name (I'll tell me mam when I get home),maybe it's better known as The Wind.. But is it a polka?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: xgx on April 07, 2016, 04:57:20 PM
https://thesession.org/tunes/2434
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: GPS on April 07, 2016, 06:44:20 PM
Perhaps I'm not calling the tune by the correct name (I'll tell me mam when I get home),maybe it's better known as The Wind.. But is it a polka?

If you choose to play it as a polka, yes; it's (usually notated) in 2/4, so would technically qualify.

Graham
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: 911377brian on April 07, 2016, 07:10:07 PM
Thanks to the two Grahams, felt like a polka to me but heard it described as a reel elsewhere...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 07, 2016, 08:20:40 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get and play the melodeon and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

In today's video I play Oige Ja Vasembra, an Estonian tune.  ;D

Enjoy!  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNZ8Ki8UXNQ
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 08, 2016, 08:27:33 AM
Bummel-Petrus (https://youtu.be/cPxBhtlLXvI)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: playandteach on April 08, 2016, 10:25:20 AM
Thanks for this. Nice tune, nicely played. The left hand reminds me of the laughing policeman. Just can't turn off the image in my mind.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 09, 2016, 12:56:13 PM
A second Berlin Polka: Die Holzauktion (https://youtu.be/cDN3QxGb_10), played on the Weltmeister 86w (two-voiced discant) and for comparison on a Dino Baffetti Art. 84 (three-voiced discant, MML), both in C/F tuning.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: baz parkes on April 09, 2016, 02:57:54 PM
Once the tune of choice for polkaholics everywhere, but seems to have fallen out of favour. For years I thought it was written BY J B Milne, but it was written FOR J B Milne by Angus Fitchett. Played on the 1040 in G with a rare excursion into the grunty end.
J B Milne grew very rich establishing a chain of cinemas in Scotland.  The picture of him at the end of the video lasts rather too long...Moviemaker didn't "set end point"...
https://youtu.be/5pUbejKN3J0
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: george garside on April 09, 2016, 03:14:41 PM
Angus Fitchett not only composed the tune but also devised the dance of the same name which was a reel rather than a polka. There are several youtube vids of it being played as a reel

My favourite rendering of it was by  the late Will Atkinson on a mouthie

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: baz parkes on April 09, 2016, 04:56:49 PM
Angus Fitchett not only composed the tune but also devised the dance of the same name which was a reel rather than a polka. There are several youtube vids of it being played as a reel

My favourite rendering of it was by  the late Will Atkinson on a mouthie

george

George...Did Angus composeBetty Fitchett's Wedding ?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 09, 2016, 05:14:32 PM
Betty Fitchetts wedding ? .... A rare favourite of mine.

Baz - after I'd just started playing my concertina properly, I remember playing with Iron Men at the end of the Port Royal, Sidders. Paul was sat in a deck chair and I launched into this just learnt tune.
Paul chuckled ' hmmm.... he's got all the good ideas...'
Still feel proud of that comment even now!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: george garside on April 09, 2016, 05:24:26 PM
Angus Fitchett not only composed the tune but also devised the dance of the same name which was a reel rather than a polka. There are several youtube vids of it being played as a reel

My favourite rendering of it was by  the late Will Atkinson on a mouthie

george

George...Did Angus composeBetty Fitchett's Wedding ?


No , it was composed by Sir Jimmy Shand.  There is a youtube video of Will Starr's 1955 recording  of it

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 09, 2016, 05:27:45 PM
Well now I know! Thanks George.
Note to self: It's a belting tune, need to play it more!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Lester on April 09, 2016, 05:31:10 PM
Angus Fitchett not only composed the tune but also devised the dance of the same name which was a reel rather than a polka. There are several youtube vids of it being played as a reel

My favourite rendering of it was by  the late Will Atkinson on a mouthie

george

George...Did Angus composeBetty Fitchett's Wedding ?


No , it was composed by Sir Jimmy Shand

george
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You must search out the last occurrence of [ /quote] then hit the return key and type your comment and it will not appear in the previous persons quote space.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: george garside on April 09, 2016, 07:46:29 PM
Ah!
G
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: RogerT on April 10, 2016, 07:48:57 AM
A second Berlin Polka: Die Holzauktion (https://youtu.be/cDN3QxGb_10), played on the Weltmeister 86w (two-voiced discant) and for comparison on a Dino Baffetti Art. 84 (three-voiced discant, MML), both in C/F tuning.
I was briefly transported to a cobbled square in Germany, with oompah band, wurst and other German cliches swirling around. Very nice.  Great comparison too between the two boxes. I'm a sucker for MML boxes. Preferred the Dino with its warmer sound... But then it probably cost three times as much (at least) as the Welty.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 10, 2016, 10:16:48 AM
I'm a sucker for MML boxes. Preferred the Dino with its warmer sound...
Good! :D I myself prefer the sweeter two-voice sound and started to get worried why on earth I bought the Dino. It doesn't help, that the Dino's basses have less strength than the ones in the Weltmeister. >:(

The next Berlin Polka: Pack' die Badehose ein (https://youtu.be/S2fkAELA12w) (Marsch-Polka)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: RogerT on April 10, 2016, 11:22:29 AM
Yes I found the bass on my Dino Carnival somewhat lacking.
And...I can't really tell from the vid, but does the Weltmeister have a gleichton button or is it a standard layout?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 10, 2016, 11:35:12 AM
does the Weltmeister have a gleichton button or is it a standard layout?
Standard.

It's a simple Hohner Goldbrand copy with some improvements in details (adjustable LH-strap, RH buttons don't dissapear in their holes, rounded LH edge, screwed-on thumb-strap instead of riveted, wooden keyboard)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Phil B on April 10, 2016, 01:12:09 PM
Polkas on Wellmeister CF. Sebastian interesting and enjoyable posts, many thanks Phil B
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 11, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
The next Berlin Polka: Pack' die Badehose ein (https://youtu.be/S2fkAELA12w) (Marsch-Polka)
The UK copyright collection society "PRS CS" claimed to possess the copyright to this. I therefore deleted the video.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Anahata on April 11, 2016, 01:33:33 PM
The UK copyright collection society "PRS CS" claimed to possess the copyright to this. I therefore deleted the video.

I've had several videos flagged up for copyright by YouTube's automated system, which also told me I didn't have to do anything. They haven't deleted them; are you sure you really needed to delete yours?

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Lester on April 11, 2016, 01:39:18 PM
The UK copyright collection society "PRS CS" claimed to possess the copyright to this. I therefore deleted the video.

I've had several videos flagged up for copyright by YouTube's automated system, which also told me I didn't have to do anything. They haven't deleted them; are you sure you really needed to delete yours?

I'm in the same place as Anahata, a few of my videos got flagged but nothing happened.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 11, 2016, 01:59:25 PM
are you sure you really needed to delete yours?
Yes.

Google told me that the Performing Right Society will get the revenue from adds they may show with the video. But I have no interest in wasting time and bandwith with adds. And I have even less interest to earn this fraudulent PRS CS even as much as one farthing.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Clive Williams on April 13, 2016, 12:26:40 AM
Here we are - a good excuse to shake these out from my 'almost learned' repertoire, 3 tunes from the inestimable Brian Peters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJM9w8ulQHc

These are:

- The Box in the Attic
- Northern Nanny
- The Low Flier

Brian wrote the 1st and 3rd; the 2nd is traditional. Unusually for me, I do twice through each tune and change (as Brian does, I recall) and the whole set works very nicely like that. It is hard work though, and when I got to the end I was a little surprised to find it only lasted 3 minutes - seemed a lot longer somehow  ;)

Played on a Castagnari Giasco in D/G; the concertina nature of the reeds in this box suiting the tunes nicely.

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: gmatkin on April 14, 2016, 11:11:22 PM
A few of my Youtubes, with a bit of full-tilt, all the bells and whistles playing at the beginning followed by slow instructional stuff for the Horsmonden workshoppers:

The Patacake https://youtu.be/UXueF_A9aLY (https://youtu.be/UXueF_A9aLY)

Jenny Lind https://youtu.be/NAx4DUS3XUI (https://youtu.be/NAx4DUS3XUI)

My version of The Dennington Bell https://youtu.be/gUjdkkEU6XI (https://youtu.be/gUjdkkEU6XI)

As so often, looking back on my instructional vids I realise they're a tad slower than I'd play them for dancing or in a session, but you get the idea...

Gavin
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: gmatkin on April 15, 2016, 07:34:57 AM
Bummel-Petrus (https://youtu.be/cPxBhtlLXvI)

A smashing tune nicely played.

Gavin
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: gmatkin on April 15, 2016, 07:38:24 AM
A second Berlin Polka: Die Holzauktion (https://youtu.be/cDN3QxGb_10), played on the Weltmeister 86w (two-voiced discant) and for comparison on a Dino Baffetti Art. 84 (three-voiced discant, MML), both in C/F tuning.

Oooh - I like that too! Gavin
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 15, 2016, 09:10:22 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get and play the melodeon and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

In today's video, I play the ever so popular polka tune Just Because on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iFloySNqC4
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 15, 2016, 10:41:30 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 16, 2016, 11:52:23 AM
;D

Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: nigelr on April 16, 2016, 12:58:55 PM
LNB Polka (La Roulante), one of my favourite session tunes.  Perhaps a slightly over ambitious key change last time through in an attempt to add some variety (:)

https://youtu.be/tx2eRBagbtg

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on April 16, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
Return of Spring & Woodland Revels

https://youtu.be/tHoFnc9eAuM

Return of Spring is recently learnt while preparing for a concertina workshop, and then from hearing  'Shipshape' play it. I had long been seeking a suitable partner for Woodland Revels and this was 'it'. Woodland Revels was (very) a steep learning curve in the 1980's, inspired by the playing of Dan Quinn, with a couple of tips from Nigel Chippindale at a workshop at Felixstowe Folk Weekend.

A bit rough and ready and probably a bit speedy but hopefully a bit of seasonal fun. Think Squirrels!

All the best

Bill

Lovely tune, Bill. Are there dots available, for the slow eared, by any chance?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 16, 2016, 07:41:23 PM
A second Berlin Polka: Die Holzauktion (https://youtu.be/cDN3QxGb_10), played on the Weltmeister 86w (two-voiced discant) and for comparison on a Dino Baffetti Art. 84 (three-voiced discant, MML), both in C/F tuning.

Oooh - I like that too! Gavin

I agree, the more I hear of Sebastian's playing, the more I like it!

LNB Polka (La Roulante), one of my favourite session tunes.  Perhaps a slightly over ambitious key change last time through in an attempt to add some variety (:)

https://youtu.be/tx2eRBagbtg (https://youtu.be/tx2eRBagbtg)

Well played and thanks for the timely reminder. This was a little beyond me a while ago (had the melody but couldn't add the bass end properly) time to drag it back out!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: nigelr on April 17, 2016, 12:38:17 PM
LNB Polka (La Roulante), one of my favourite session tunes.  Perhaps a slightly over ambitious key change last time through in an attempt to add some variety (:)

https://youtu.be/tx2eRBagbtg (https://youtu.be/tx2eRBagbtg)

Well played and thanks for the timely reminder...
Thank you (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Etienne on April 19, 2016, 04:30:13 PM
Another French Polka, but from Auvergne this time, and with no other name than "Polka". Played on the oldest box i have found, and it's in Bb.

http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/2016/04/polka.html
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Tufty on April 19, 2016, 10:44:16 PM
Polkas from England, Scotland and France. Wherever they come from polkas always seem fun to play!
https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/polka-du-quartierlo-bolontinauxmp3

https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/trip-to-bavaria-adelphi-polkamp3
(Still very much work in progress, I am finding these to be a challenge :Ph!)

https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/primrose-polka



Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 21, 2016, 09:36:48 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get and play the melodeon and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

In today's video I play Husia Siusia (Antek na Harmonii Gra) which is a Polish folk tune. I play the polka on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0mVMXCk0wI
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Matthew B on April 21, 2016, 10:06:55 PM
Husia Siusia (Antek na Harmonii Gra)

Awesome!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 21, 2016, 10:22:09 PM
Husia Siusia (Antek na Harmonii Gra)

Awesome!
Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: xgx on April 21, 2016, 10:32:51 PM
Dear God remind me not to leave the volume on max when listening Happy's tunes  ;D

That was a spirited rendition Happy ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 21, 2016, 10:37:07 PM
Dear God remind me not to leave the volume on max when listening Happy's tunes  ;D

That was a spirited rendition Happy ;)
Thank you!  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Roman Simcik on April 22, 2016, 01:14:07 PM
So this is my first post on Melnet...

... and a newcomer's contribution of a medley of 8 Czech polkas: https://youtu.be/zxhG7E8K4qw

According to Wikipedia, the polka originates from the 19th century Bohemia (now Czech Republic) where it still remains a popular folk music genre. I therefore found this month's theme quite inspiring! (:)

All the pieces from this medley are well-known songs. I play them on an old German melodeon in C/F (a very common tuning in Central Europe).

Roman
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 22, 2016, 02:05:43 PM
So this is my first post on Melnet...

... and a newcomer's contribution of a medley of 8 Czech polkas: https://youtu.be/zxhG7E8K4qw

According to Wikipedia, the polka originates from the 19th century Bohemia (now Czech Republic) where it still remains a popular folk music genre. I therefore found this month's theme quite inspiring! (:)

All the pieces from this medley are well-known songs. I play them on an old German melodeon in C/F (a very common tuning in Central Europe).

Roman

Bravo!  ;D  :||:

Welcome to Melnet! I am sure you will enjoy it here!  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: jorden on April 22, 2016, 03:51:17 PM
 :||: Nice tunes, Roman & well played.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Sebastian on April 22, 2016, 04:21:53 PM
medley of 8 Czech polkas: https://youtu.be/zxhG7E8K4qw
Thank you!  :||: Eight polkas in four and a half minute  :Ph
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: TomBom on April 22, 2016, 05:01:33 PM
Another French Polka, but from Auvergne this time, and with no other name than "Polka". Played on the oldest box i have found, and it's in Bb.

http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/2016/04/polka.html (http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/2016/04/polka.html)
Bravo! It's fun listening to your single row videos. And thanks for the music sheets on your blog.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Roman Simcik on April 22, 2016, 08:06:18 PM
Welcome to Melnet! I am sure you will enjoy it here!  ;D
Thanks! I enjoy it already! 8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Etienne on April 26, 2016, 07:53:17 AM
Another French Polka, but from Auvergne this time, and with no other name than "Polka". Played on the oldest box i have found, and it's in Bb.

http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/2016/04/polka.html (http://pousser-tirer.blogspot.fr/2016/04/polka.html)
Bravo! It's fun listening to your single row videos. And thanks for the music sheets on your blog.

Thanks ! :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: AndyShear on April 26, 2016, 04:21:29 PM
Hello

Here's a couple    Ryan's and Dennis Murphy's

https://youtu.be/SZYbo-WutlM


Andy
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: jorden on April 27, 2016, 07:37:57 PM
 :||:

And another Irish polka, one of the Ballydesmond polkas. Played on an Erica in c#d + a well timed sms-message on my Nokia...

https://soundcloud.com/jschuddeboom/ballydesmond-polka (https://soundcloud.com/jschuddeboom/ballydesmond-polka)

I really like this months theme, made me learn La Roulante.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on April 28, 2016, 08:45:10 PM
Dear God thank you for helping me get and play the melodeon and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

In today's video I play a Czech folk tune called Nechoď Janku Přes Polanku. I play the polka on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgxtHWxZcI
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Ellisteph on April 29, 2016, 03:00:21 PM
Here's 3 Irish polkas I learnt from the Rakes several decades ago. Never fails to get the audience on their feet. Grateful thanks to Reg Hall & co for putting it out there; what a fantastic band they are - 60 years of excellent music.

https://youtu.be/Cm2f3RRqYTo
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: titch22 on April 29, 2016, 04:03:36 PM
Eehh....that had me jigging about the kitchen...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Clive Williams on May 01, 2016, 01:48:49 PM
Thanks chaps - time for the next theme! Late submissions, stick it on the end here!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for April 2016: Polkas
Post by: Roman Simcik on May 08, 2016, 10:24:23 PM
Dear God thank you for helping me get and play the melodeon and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

In today's video I play a Czech folk tune called Nechoď Janku Přes Polanku. I play the polka on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

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

Excellent! :D

Just to add my two cents (or pennies): the Czechs usually repeat the 2nd part of the verse (bars 9 to 16). The only difference is that the first time ends with the fifth and the second time ends with the root.

Cheers,
Roman