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Title: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Clive Williams on December 01, 2016, 12:12:40 AM
Yes, it's that time of year again - when we do the Christmas thing, and record anything Christmassy, or even slightly, tangentially related to the time of year. The more tenuous the better! I've just about played everything I know over the years, but I'm sure I can dig something new up - let's see if you can all too!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Bavarian Pete on December 01, 2016, 06:26:59 AM
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

https://youtu.be/yjXvDcIUXoE

The origin of the words for this advent hymn are fairly clear; they come from the latin hymn Veni Emmanuel, and were first linked with this tune in the mid 19th century.  The tune however, can be found in a 15th century manuscript of processionals in the French National Library, so dates from at least that time...maybe earlier.  It certainly has a medieval feel to it.


Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: playandteach on December 02, 2016, 10:43:33 AM
In response to theme of the month for December 2016 - a new tune to old words - Hark the Herald, but as a lullaby. I've never really liked the original tune (not saying mine is an improvement) as it seems too dictatorial - you will hark or else!
I've only included a pdf in C as I think transposing it will make it harder to sing. This post is also in my tunes thread. Ideally I'd record it sung with melodeon accompaniment. Not sure if I'll manage that.

EDIT Decided to change the F chord on nations to a C chord - the F voicing works ok on piano, but not so well on melodeon.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: playandteach on December 03, 2016, 07:43:26 PM
Here's a straight to video camera version of the lullaby written to the words of Hark the Herald (https://youtu.be/ogr-_LIl-_U). It needs a singer and better audio, but life gets in the way.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on December 04, 2016, 12:04:53 PM
A couple of tunes

https://youtu.be/WHBzsRX1g48

The first by Mr Kirkpatrick having seen him perform recently and purchased his tunebook, (in full expectation of it sitting unexplored on the shelf).

The second Mr Berlin's obvious choice which I have played on Anglo and realised may be capable of being squeezed upon the  Pokerwork. Imperfect but a new 'try out'.

Happy Christmas

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Clive Williams on December 06, 2016, 01:12:24 AM
Done a couple of recordings for the Christmas theme this year... firstly this crooked tune from West Virginia old time fiddle player French Carpenter's playing - Old Christmas Morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpjuJ6uYVaE [[[ Oops, thanks Roger, link corrected ]]]

If you like it, I'd recommend following the link in the youtube video description to David Bragger's excellent fiddle tutorial videos which I nicked it off. It's an unusual structure of tune - 2 x A; B bridge lasting a few bars, 3 x C music. Bit of a brain-twister! Played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.

... and because when my wife suggested we do a Christmas theme again this year, she almost certainly wasn't expecting me to pull a West Virginia fiddle tune out of the bag, here's what happens when I play Silent Night on the Castagnari Mory in D/G.

https://youtu.be/yRZZYTecnhY

Cheers,

Clive

 
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Roger Howard on December 06, 2016, 09:36:14 AM
I think you may have pasted in the wrong link for Old Christmas Morning - it takes me to Bagpipers. This looks better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpjuJ6uYVaE

Season's Greetings (albeit early)

Roger
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Ceilidhchris on December 09, 2016, 09:53:43 PM
Here is my Christmas offering.

https://youtu.be/XqkvHOJI3-k

Chris J
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Daddy Long Les on December 10, 2016, 09:17:13 PM
In The Bleak Midwinter

https://youtu.be/AUFKsK2zaAQ

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Jackdaw on December 11, 2016, 08:36:14 PM
Merry Christmas everybody..Here is my debut entry for Theme of the Month.

Stop The Cavalry

I uploaded this again because the audio wasn't very good, not that this one is much better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVPT7KldVzo&feature=youtu.be

Cheers Jack
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: george garside on December 11, 2016, 09:08:55 PM
''Welcome Christmas Morning''  written by Sir Jimmy Shand  is a lovelu 3/4 tune well worth having a go at. There aare 3 renditions of it on youtube by melodeonman52 (Ian Cruikshanks),  Daniel McPhee both on 3 row boxes and Yvonnne MacLoed on piano box.

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Grape Ape on December 16, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
Here's one from a couple of years ago recorded on Christmas eve after quite a few nips of Xmas cheer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rhsbmRq33Iw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on December 17, 2016, 04:16:09 PM
Clive: I enjoyed both your tunes, and appreciated seeing and listening to a Van der Aa in action.
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Clive Williams on December 18, 2016, 07:18:43 PM
Clive: I enjoyed both your tunes, and appreciated seeing and listening to a Van der Aa in action.
Q

Glad you liked them - likely to be the last recordings for a while unfortunately - have fallen and broken my shoulder (and foot) so I'm on a several month hiatus now. Irritated to say the least with my stupidity.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on December 18, 2016, 07:34:25 PM
Oh no!
Really sorry to hear you've been in the wars. All I can say is I hope you have a relatively speedy recovery.
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Clive Williams on December 18, 2016, 07:36:08 PM
Thank you  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Guy on December 18, 2016, 09:39:39 PM
Clive, that's terrible news! I'm so sorry-that's my worst nightmare, not being able to play an instrument for a long time. Here's hoping for a quick and complete recovery, and that melodeon playing is regarded as essential physiotherapy for shoulders so you can get back to it soon....

Best wishes,
Guy
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: playandteach on December 19, 2016, 09:39:32 AM
Judging from your videos it looks as if your line of work is also out at the moment - a double blow, enforced time off but not able to indulge in your main hobby.
Time for singing lessons? Good luck with the recovery.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: bellmartin on December 19, 2016, 02:24:40 PM
Here's a straight to video camera version of the lullaby written to the words of Hark the Herald (https://youtu.be/ogr-_LIl-_U). It needs a singer and better audio, but life gets in the way.

Very sweet.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Daddy Long Les on December 19, 2016, 04:49:34 PM
We Three Kings

https://youtu.be/MeInPqcEDkA

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: TomBom on December 21, 2016, 06:52:39 PM
Joy to the world

https://soundcloud.com/bomtom/joy-to-the-world (https://soundcloud.com/bomtom/joy-to-the-world)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: TomBom on December 21, 2016, 07:13:47 PM
We Three Kings

https://youtu.be/MeInPqcEDkA
Les, is this played with your new Lilly?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Daddy Long Les on December 21, 2016, 10:11:45 PM
We Three Kings

https://youtu.be/MeInPqcEDkA
Les, is this played with your new Lilly?

It sure is! I love it!! (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Ricardo Santos Rocha on December 23, 2016, 01:55:57 AM
Here is a Portuguese traditional Christmas song together with some original parts. This one is dedicated to Clive Williams after is unfortunate accident with wishes of a quick recovery!
https://youtu.be/-n_U6P6Imt0 (https://youtu.be/-n_U6P6Imt0)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Pete Dunk on December 23, 2016, 12:34:20 PM
Lovely playing Ricardo!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Daddy Long Les on December 23, 2016, 01:11:06 PM
Here is a Portuguese traditional Christmas song together with some original parts. This one is dedicated to Clive Williams after is unfortunate accident with wishes of a quick recovery!
https://youtu.be/-n_U6P6Imt0 (https://youtu.be/-n_U6P6Imt0)

Yes, Ricardo.  I love this!!  Interesting 5 beats to the bar.  I particularly love the sound of the bass note on that long pull section.

Like Pete said - the playing is superb!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Les
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Clive Williams on December 23, 2016, 02:32:48 PM
Here is a Portuguese traditional Christmas song together with some original parts. This one is dedicated to Clive Williams after is unfortunate accident with wishes of a quick recovery!
https://youtu.be/-n_U6P6Imt0 (https://youtu.be/-n_U6P6Imt0)

That's lovely - it really is! And thank you for the dedication and wishes :-)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on December 23, 2016, 09:07:04 PM
A song by Steve Earle from Copperhead Road taken rather out of genre. I had thought of complicating the arrangement but then ....... some lovely basses do fit but distract from the song.

https://youtu.be/F8NRaZqJ508

Have a great Christmas y'all

BEst wishes

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Lester on December 26, 2016, 12:37:17 PM
O Little Town of Bethlehem (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/tune-466-o-little-town-of-bethlehem.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: forrest on December 27, 2016, 03:03:54 PM
Just learned of your mishap, Clive. Wishing a speedy recovery for you!

  Here's a tune I recorded a couple of years ago....Personent Hodie (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/personant-hodie-2).  Best wishes to all for the upcoming year!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: hickory-wind on December 30, 2016, 08:16:45 PM
Very nice Forrest. Cittern goes well with the box.

Here is my stab at The Winter's End. Learned from Liam O'Flynn CD where he is playing uilleann pipes so this qualifies for both Theme and Tune of the Month!

https://youtu.be/qsniixU0Rxk (https://youtu.be/qsniixU0Rxk)

   Scott

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Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Anahata on December 31, 2016, 03:56:59 PM
I don't go in for Christmas much, but this one had a wintry title:
Willie Taylor's Snowy Monday (https://youtu.be/BcwiSauOKAQ), which I heard Kathryn Tickell play on Radio 3 last night, and then this morning discovered I had a copy of the music at home.

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Clive Williams on December 31, 2016, 08:27:35 PM
Hi everyone; closing this theme a few hours early - hope you don't mind. Please put any more contributions on this thread, late or not, on the end as normal.

... and thank you all for your kind wishes re my accident very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on January 01, 2017, 11:06:48 AM
Morning all, and a time to wish those here a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Must admit to feeling a touch slow this morning, but that Willie Taylor tune from Anahata is just lovely.
A perfect way to start the New Year.
Thank you!
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: syale on January 01, 2017, 04:07:23 PM
I don't go in for Christmas much, but this one had a wintry title:
Willie Taylor's Snowy Monday (https://youtu.be/BcwiSauOKAQ), which I heard Kathryn Tickell play on Radio 3 last night, and then this morning discovered I had a copy of the music at home.

That was wonderful, really liked it!
Stephen
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: robotmay on January 04, 2017, 03:40:50 PM
I don't go in for Christmas much, but this one had a wintry title:
Willie Taylor's Snowy Monday (https://youtu.be/BcwiSauOKAQ), which I heard Kathryn Tickell play on Radio 3 last night, and then this morning discovered I had a copy of the music at home.

Ah I had a bash at this a month or so ago, great tune! It went on my list of tunes-to-arrange-properly-someday, might have to revisit it now ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2016: Christmas, Winter, etc
Post by: robotmay on January 06, 2017, 04:53:38 PM
Here's a rather belated festive tune from me: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/un-flambeau-jeanette-isabella

I tried to find some non-religious wintery tunes and ended up with one of the most overtly christian ones, but eh; Wikipedia says it was probably a dance tune originally, and I'm definitely playing it more like that than a carol ;D

My USB audio interface managed to kill itself, hence why this is a very late addition to this theme. Got myself a new one now though, and I'm getting much better quality audio out of it too.