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Title: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Clive Williams on February 28, 2017, 09:38:53 PM
We've done these before a few years back, but it's due a re-run! And it is March, so this month, the theme is Marches. (Groan). What's a march? Something you could imagine marching to, basically. Could be in 2/4, could be in 6/8, could be in a few different time signatures. It's a bit of a loose definition!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Jackdaw on March 02, 2017, 02:16:13 AM
Two regimental Quick Marches..     - The girl I left behind me  - and - The British Grenadiers -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x4l246AH4g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZt6kEXMKfM

Cheers Jack 🕊
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Tufty on March 02, 2017, 12:37:00 PM
Two quite different types of march!
https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/argentat-marchesmp3
https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/teddybears-picnic-nellie-the-1

When I play the second set out in public there is always at least one three year old marching around to it.
The first set is still work in progress, I am going back to Correze in July and hope to have them polished by then.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Lester on March 02, 2017, 12:40:30 PM
Sir Sidney Smith's March (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2XfXA1bzM8) played on a Castagnari Mignon
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on March 02, 2017, 04:20:08 PM
https://youtu.be/XgKgiQVZDtk

Unst Bridal March.

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: george garside on March 02, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
there is an interesting youtube   of the march the 79ths farewell to Gibralter played on a  hohner club by by 'reelsonwheels'

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: boxcall on March 02, 2017, 09:38:15 PM
Nice tune!
I think I know it from melodeon greats album by peter wiper which  he calls the 79ths highlanders & champion marches. Same tune ?

Looks like it would sit well on a one row in D with no G# to deal with, I might have to try learning it, as I have always like it .
I even tried looking it up but could not find it under the title I knew.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Huw Adamson on March 02, 2017, 10:40:51 PM
A quickly botched 'Men of Harlech', I didn't realise before today what a fun tune it is.
https://youtu.be/zjJteky0u2g
I will forever think of it as the 'woad' song.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: george garside on March 02, 2017, 11:25:09 PM
Nice tune!
I think I know it from melodeon greats album by peter wiper which  he calls the 79ths highlanders & champion marches. Same tune ?

Looks like it would sit well on a one row in D with no G# to deal with, I might have to try learning it, as I have always like it .
I even tried looking it up but could not find it under the title I knew.

Jimmy Shand recorded it on a hohner Erica 2 row in the 1970's accompanied by Jimmy jnr on piano. it is  currently available on the cd  MMCD0103 Sir Jimmy Shand plays old time classics.

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: TomB on March 03, 2017, 10:23:43 PM

I was going to post Sir Sidney Smith's March but all the world and his/her cat seem to play it (just listened to a lovely version from Sandy Shallis ) must get some more recording done on my BC.
Here's on from a while ago (also one of my favs.)

https://soundcloud.com/cysgod/breton-wedding-march (https://soundcloud.com/cysgod/breton-wedding-march)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: smiley on March 05, 2017, 07:54:11 AM
You won't have heard this one before. It materialised years ago when my kids were having a birthday party in the backyard and I played melodeon for a game of musical chairs. Now I play the march for my little baby grandsons and enjoy watching them moving around to the rhythm.

https://soundcloud.com/dogbox/my-kids-march (https://soundcloud.com/dogbox/my-kids-march)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Mike Carney on March 05, 2017, 01:48:05 PM
A Swedish march, slightly out of season...!

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/midwintermarch-midvintermarschen

Dots available on request.
M
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: playandteach on March 05, 2017, 05:00:55 PM
A new March - just the dots for now - I'll record it in the next week or so.
Mothers' Day March - haven't decided on best tempo yet - probably 140 bpm
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: playandteach on March 10, 2017, 08:44:23 AM
And here's a play through of it on the G/C Serafini.
Mother's Day March (https://youtu.be/uu-Qa5zl0WU)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Pete Dunk on March 10, 2017, 08:43:12 PM
Dots available on request.

Yes please! should I PM my email address?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Pete Dunk on March 10, 2017, 08:45:45 PM
And here's a play through of it on the G/C Serafini.
Mother's Day March (https://youtu.be/uu-Qa5zl0WU)

That's a lovely tune!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Mike Carney on March 10, 2017, 09:57:04 PM
Dots available on request.

Yes please! should I PM my email address?
No, I realized that I could just post the link....!

http://www.stefanlinden.se/L/ganglat%20Midvintermarschen%20av%20Torbjorn%20Henriks%20Jarfalla%20Up%202st.pdf
Glad you liked it.
M
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: playandteach on March 10, 2017, 11:01:07 PM
And here's a play through of it on the G/C Serafini.
Mother's Day March (https://youtu.be/uu-Qa5zl0WU)

That's a lovely tune!
Thanks, Pete. The odd comment makes a big difference.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Clive Williams on March 12, 2017, 11:22:40 AM
Here's a couple of fairly well known (by me anyway!) french marches, popularised by Chris Wood/Andy Cutting at the height of their powers. Florinda and Organdi,

https://youtu.be/cNcmEOy2rMc

These are both written by Gilles Chabenat, french hurdy gurdy ace, and on his Bleu Nuit album. Sedate marches that just keep going. Lovely.

Played on the Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: boxcall on March 13, 2017, 03:40:33 PM
Here's mine  https://soundcloud.com/boxcall/minstrel-boywav
I play it in D , it's mostly played in G .

March on!!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 13, 2017, 04:10:41 PM
The Minstrel Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vyy5f7Tp0M


Sir John (Not me playing BTW)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Mike Carney on March 13, 2017, 06:34:31 PM
Here's mine  https://soundcloud.com/boxcall/minstrel-boywav
I play it in D , it's mostly played in G .

March on!!
Cool playing.
M
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: boxcall on March 13, 2017, 07:15:53 PM
Thanks Mike
I learned this from listening to Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien, my take being simplified.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Ceilidhchris on March 14, 2017, 04:10:01 PM
I'm not sure if this is Irish or Scottish - but it's a good tune - and it's a march!

https://youtu.be/q5txpWDwDfg


Chris
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Jackdaw on March 17, 2017, 02:12:10 AM
Hi Chris,,
well played indeed.It's a Scottish march called  -The Rocks of Brae- it always reminds me of the king of the fairies speeded up

Cheers Jack  🕊
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Mcgrooger on March 22, 2017, 08:49:40 PM
I couldn't think what to play for this month's theme and then it came to me - The Weaver's March and The Quaker. I think this is the first tune 'set' I ever learnt. I learnt the tunes by listening to Tony Hall's brilliant Fieldvole Music record when I got my first pokerwork all those years ago.  Played (as is the original, I think) on a CF box.  I didn't have one of those back then so it must have taken me ages to 'get' the tunes from listening to the LP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pLIRi7Y1us

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for March 2017: Marches
Post by: Clive Williams on April 01, 2017, 10:41:21 PM
End of the month everyone, so onto a new theme! Stick late entries on the end here as ever.
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