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Title: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Clive Williams on February 01, 2018, 12:49:00 PM
The people have spoken!

Last month's runner up again, was Ed Rennie's playing this jolly little hornpipe for us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Obnox0pug

In fact, haven't seen this before, but here's Mel playing it much more slowly for learning, and with much clearer sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLuK3sj1lUc

Thanks Mel!

Cheers, Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Lester on February 01, 2018, 01:03:20 PM
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Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on February 01, 2018, 01:20:47 PM
https://youtu.be/bQdtQ8cC-S4

4stop G and DG Pokerwork

All the best from Suffolk

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Mcgrooger on February 01, 2018, 07:09:15 PM
The title's shown as Portobellow (wiv a woubleyou) in the Village Music Project from the playing of William Irwin the (English) Lakeland fiddler.  I recorded it for the ThOTM 'Hornpipes' in March 2013 along with another couple of Wm Irwin tunes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp4DseT372Y
 
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Clive Williams on February 11, 2018, 03:39:43 PM
It's a rainy sunday afternoon, so I recorded this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTyWC6sYs1c

Pretty much a straight down the line take on the tune; no frills. Played on a Hohner Lucia in D/G, where you'll notice I'm using a remarkably low percentage of the buttons available to me :-)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on February 13, 2018, 04:27:02 PM
It's a showery cold Tuesday afternoon (!) so here's my take
https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/Portobello

We got to know the Cock and Bull band through festivals and locally organised ceilidhs. This tune was a favourite of theirs, and then ours, it's often heard in our local sessions.
cheers
Q
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Mike Carney on February 13, 2018, 06:33:32 PM
It's a showery cold Tuesday afternoon (!) so here's my take
https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/Portobello

We got to know the Cock and Bull band through festivals and locally organised ceilidhs. This tune was a favourite of theirs, and then ours, it's often heard in our local sessions.
cheers
Q
Nice to hear your playing. I decided to learn this when I heard it at the start of January ( I think), when everyone voted for the Weavers’ March. I thought this was a much more interesting tune with depth and character, so have learnt it instead. Now feel inspired to have a go at recording! We will see!
M
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Clive Williams on February 28, 2018, 10:31:11 PM
End of a quiet month; onto the next one - stick late contribs on the end here of course.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on March 02, 2018, 12:10:02 PM
Late entry dutifully entered  (:)

This wasn't supposed to be a recording for public consumption. I had loads of ideas for basses and variations....but life's too short so here's the vanilla version.

https://soundcloud.com/greg-bradfield-smith/portobello-2-3

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Mike Carney on March 02, 2018, 12:36:42 PM
Here t'is. recorded in my kitchen on a still snowy day.

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/portobello-hornpipe

Mike
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Mike Carney on March 02, 2018, 12:41:54 PM
Late entry dutifully entered  (:)

This wasn't supposed to be a recording for public consumption. I had loads of ideas for basses and variations....but life's too short so here's the vanilla version.

https://soundcloud.com/greg-bradfield-smith/portobello-2-3
Great minds think alike - recording on the same day...! Love the rich harmony feel you create in this, brought out by the tremolo on the instrument.
Mike
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on March 02, 2018, 01:06:43 PM
Thanks Mike. I love the bounce you got into your recording. Maybe we're too fussy.
My basses are the responsibility of Microbot who tuned them for me a few months ago. I do like what he's done with them.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for February 2018: Portobello
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on March 03, 2018, 11:53:06 AM
Thanks Mike and Greg, enjoyed both your versions.
I think the tune is one of those that is just so enjoyable to play, and it comes out in your playing.
cheers
Q