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Title: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Clive Williams on June 01, 2011, 01:28:04 AM
A slightly different challenge this month; let's try doing duets/whatevers playing with other people, or indeed with ourselves if you've got a recording setup capable of doing multitracking!

This could go in *so* many interesting directions...

Cheers,

Clive

PS: One request though - can people clearly state the names of tunes and what box they are playing; this helps Lester catalog the 'All the performances' pages more easily.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Lester on June 02, 2011, 06:48:20 AM
Her is one TSMB and I made earlier

Albert's Last Dance an early Andy Cutting tune (http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=32866)

Played on my Saltarelle l'Elfique and Alison's Dove Silke Hammer Dulcimer
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Anahata on June 02, 2011, 08:56:53 AM
Well, in a similar "one I prepared earlier" category, I can offer:
Instrumentals with Mary Humphreys on English Concertina:
The Valiant and The Allexander (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMIvKferH0)
Crue D'Amour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ljckZ8fQM) a French Waltz by Philippe Prieur
Meillionen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNAKaJBfhr0) - a Welsh set dance tune
Two Welsh Minuets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxsA2kF0j4Q)
Pool Quadrill + Recruiting Officer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrrNp8aFgDA)
Harliquin Air + Tom Fowler's Hornpipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOJuAkQNfM)

Songs with Mary singing:
If I was a Blackbird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBxa4_qBgWE) - 1 row in C
The Cusckoo and the Nightingale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c27pOIbxYZE) - Saltarelle
Green Grows the Laurel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_XVgolJg8I) - 1 row in C

For fun this month though, I might multitrack myself on several melodeons...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Fidjit on June 02, 2011, 09:34:01 AM
Well here's a quintet for you

http://www.youtube.com/user/skapabruno#p/a/u/1/-DhsmlVmcBo

And yes there were some dancers there too.

 :|glug

And yes that's me on the left.

 :|glug  :|glug
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Sandy on June 02, 2011, 10:22:30 AM
Hope DTN doesn't mind. (think he's having a 'Random' moment somewhere.)
Derek rather cleverly overdubbed on a tune I'd written a couple of years ago. So here's one Derek prepared earlier.

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)

p.s. It has a strange threeA oneB start as sometimes there is a poem to be read over the start that fits better like that.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on June 02, 2011, 02:50:21 PM
Her is one TSMB and I made earlier

Albert's Last Dance and early Andy Cutting tune (http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=32866)

Played on my Saltarelle l'Elfique and Alison's Dove Silke Hammer Dulcimer

Nice one, Lester - btw, it says on onmvoice that you're playing a Hohner pressed wood melodeon.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on June 02, 2011, 02:55:03 PM
Hope DTN doesn't mind. (think he's having a 'Random' moment somewhere.)
Derek rather cleverly overdubbed on a tune I'd written a couple of years ago. So here's one Derek prepared earlier.

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)

p.s. It has a strange threeA oneB start as sometimes there is a poem to be read over the start that fits better like that.
Wowzer! Superb tune, playing, sound and pictures.  All in all a lovely video. 8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Anahata on June 02, 2011, 07:32:14 PM
This is a bit off topic because I'm not playing melodeon on it (Anglo concertina instead), but I'm all excited because I've just discovered the video is on YouTube now. It is without doubt and by a long way the strangest musical collaboration I've ever been involved with, though I gather this kind of thing happens all the time.

Neela Thamara Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNEkIcAiE_Y&NR=1) - trailer for a Tamil film, with "Celtic-style" backing including fidldle, concertina and whistle
How it all happened (http://blog.chinmaya-dunster.com/2009/06/fusion-celtic-and-malayam-song/) from the musical director's point of view.

I first appear about 53 seconds in and from time to time thereafter. Also the bit in 6/8 time at 2:52 features the fiddle most prominently, but it's my tune! 

I should point out, in case it isn't obvious, that I've never met any of the other participants in this recording. It was put together in India (Goa, I believe). Chinmaya emailed me a chord chart and an MP3 of a guide mix with synthesiser chords, light percussion and a scratch vocal, and instructions to play all the way though, so he could cut and edit the mix. I wrote out the music, practised and tried out a few things, loaded it on to a Yamaha 8 track HD recorder, put on some headphones and recorded a few takes until I was happy with it, and emailed back a very large .WAV file. It was all done in the space of a week.

Sorry, no melodeons.  :|bl
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: brianread on June 02, 2011, 08:03:53 PM
Hope DTN doesn't mind. (think he's having a 'Random' moment somewhere.)
Derek rather cleverly overdubbed on a tune I'd written a couple of years ago. So here's one Derek prepared earlier.

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)

p.s. It has a strange threeA oneB start as sometimes there is a poem to be read over the start that fits better like that.

This is scaringly beautiful!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 03, 2011, 03:24:09 PM
I didn't want to post a link to something I'd done earlier - so I wrote a tune this morning, recorded it and did a video over about four hours (I must get out more....)

So here it is on YouTube - "What's The Rush"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYA9fqc43I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYA9fqc43I)

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Anahata on June 03, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
I didn't want to post a link to something I'd done earlier - so I wrote a tune this morning, recorded it and did a video over about four hours (I must get out more....)

So here it is on YouTube - "What's The Rush"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYA9fqc43I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYA9fqc43I)

Alan

Bleedin' wonderful! Nice tune, great video as usual.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 03, 2011, 05:19:04 PM
I didn't want to post a link to something I'd done earlier - so I wrote a tune this morning, recorded it and did a video over about four hours (I must get out more....)

So here it is on YouTube - "What's The Rush"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYA9fqc43I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYA9fqc43I)

Alan

Bleedin' wonderful! Nice tune, great video as usual.

High praise indeed coming from you Anahata, thanks so much.

I might be playing 'swing melodeon'....I'm certain it's not a polka... ;)

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Anahata on June 03, 2011, 05:31:04 PM
I might be playing 'swing melodeon'....I'm certain it's not a polka... ;)

You could step - hop to it like a hornpipe, or possibly dance a Schottische.
I could nick it for a molly tune too. Yes, it does swing and it's not a polka.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 03, 2011, 05:33:19 PM
I might be playing 'swing melodeon'....I'm certain it's not a polka... ;)

You could step - hop to it like a hornpipe, or possibly dance a Schottische.
I could nick it for a molly tune too. Yes, it does swing and it's not a polka.

I can see the hornpipe connection..but let's not discuss hornpipes.... ::)

If you nick it - be sure to mention my name..
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Gary Chapin on June 03, 2011, 06:20:35 PM
My Dad and I don't get to play together that often, so it was especially nice to be able to record this waltz with him. It's "La Marianne," which I know Mel.Net has had more than it's fair share of.  Still, love the tune, and it was a good time.  I remember me and Dad played it together for the first time a few years ago at a cousin's wedding, but this sort of thing really isn't his cuppa -- he's more of a singer/songwriter guy.

http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2011/06/la-marianne-with-my-dad.html

EDIT:  I'm playing a Castagnari Nik, G/C.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: zana on June 03, 2011, 06:36:33 PM
That's just lovely all around, Gary, and very touching.  It is a gift to be able to play music with the people we love. I am hoping to make a recording with my daughter for this month's theme. Thank you for posting that sweet waltz. Suzanne
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: forrest on June 04, 2011, 02:06:01 AM

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)


Sandy, I think you have composed a timeless classic. Thanks for re-posting it. I like your solo version as well....jwf
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 04, 2011, 09:35:08 AM
Hope DTN doesn't mind. (think he's having a 'Random' moment somewhere.)
Derek rather cleverly overdubbed on a tune I'd written a couple of years ago. So here's one Derek prepared earlier.

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)

I have sent you a PM Sandy....  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: ladydetemps on June 04, 2011, 05:31:33 PM
SO first off this is me duetting with myself.
Melodeon, melodeon, fiddle

Soildiers Joy
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=55511
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 05, 2011, 02:58:35 PM
Hope DTN doesn't mind. (think he's having a 'Random' moment somewhere.)
Derek rather cleverly overdubbed on a tune I'd written a couple of years ago. So here's one Derek prepared earlier.

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)


Collaboration

With the kind permission of Sandy, I have added some guitar to the beautiful haunting tune which she wrote.
I daren't touch the excellent melodeon playing on there from Sandy and Derek....

Thanks so much Sandy

http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/fighting-temeraire-by-sandy (http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/fighting-temeraire-by-sandy)

Alan

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: ladydetemps on June 05, 2011, 05:52:02 PM
A Duet Fiddle & melodeon (Lyn & Me) Lyns on fiddle, I'm playing melodeon.
Speed the plough
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=55637
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on June 05, 2011, 08:54:25 PM
Here's a song what I once wrote and on which I collaborated with myself playing a couple of guitar tracks, singing, playing melodeon and a bit of percussion. I recorded it a couple of years ago on a Boss multitrack digital recorder. The melodeon's my Saltarelle Pastourelle III and the guitar is a K.Yairi which is currently undergoing some cosmetic work following a foolish incident involving me and a pickguard I didn't like the look of! Thought I'd put this link up so I've got something at least on ThOTM. I'm also hoping to persuade Hughie Taylor of this parish to record a duet with me of some toons some time soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NbF-ihhF-4
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 05, 2011, 09:29:04 PM
Here's a song what I once wrote and on which I collaborated with myself playing a couple of guitar tracks, singing, playing melodeon and a bit of percussion. I recorded it a couple of years ago on a Boss multitrack digital recorder. The melodeon's my Saltarelle Pastourelle III and the guitar is a K.Yairi which is currently undergoing some cosmetic work following a foolish incident involving me and a pickguard I didn't like the look of! Thought I'd put this link up so I've got something at least on ThOTM. I'm also hoping to persuade Hughie Taylor of this parish to record a duet with me of some toons some time soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NbF-ihhF-4

Nice one Steve, good song great singing voice too - great stuff

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 05, 2011, 09:46:05 PM
Hope DTN doesn't mind. (think he's having a 'Random' moment somewhere.)
Derek rather cleverly overdubbed on a tune I'd written a couple of years ago. So here's one Derek prepared earlier.

'The Fighting Temeraire'  ( I played on Saltarelle Nuage dg.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekTheNutter#p/u/17/OYf7fUGf6og

cheers
Sandy
 (:)


Collaboration

With the kind permission of Sandy, I have added some guitar to the beautiful haunting tune which she wrote.
I daren't touch the excellent melodeon playing on there from Sandy and Derek....

Thanks so much Sandy

http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/fighting-temeraire-by-sandy (http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/fighting-temeraire-by-sandy)

Alan

Thanks for DTN too for allowing me to mess with the tune - cheers Derek

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on June 06, 2011, 08:13:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPIQhRawgo

I think the ytbe blurb almost amounts to an essay unintended. Nuff said.

If you get bored make a cup of tea (or switch off), it may have benefited from further pruning.

Dated 3rd June 2011

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 06, 2011, 08:26:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPIQhRawgo

I think the ytbe blurb almost amounts to an essay unintended. Nuff said.

If you get bored make a cup of tea (or switch off), it may have benefited from further pruning.

Dated 3rd June 2011

Bill
Good posting Bill - there's is a lot of pure fun and enjoyment of the tunes in there - great lively, sociable stuff - well done.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Just4Fun on June 06, 2011, 05:24:15 PM
Any mistakes are blamed on the fact we were trying not to laugh.......
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=55753
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on June 08, 2011, 09:56:09 AM
Here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG-PUhwFzhQ) Hugh Taylor and me playing together for this month's theme. At least some of the variations and harmonies are deliberate! We've been trying to get these two tunes down for a while now - I find the Red Lion particularly tricky, as might be obvious. I think it's Saul Rose who plays his versioin of the Rowling Hornpipe on Waterson Carthy's 'Broken Ground' which is more or less the version of the Oldham Rowling which we're playing here. Hugh's the one looking cool and I'm the fidget britches! Hugh's playing his Castignari Tommy and I'm on my Saltarelle L'Elfique. I've got my bass reed sounding in the RH and Hugh's got his stopped out.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Anahata on June 08, 2011, 10:30:41 AM
I find the Red Lion particularly tricky
You're not the only one!

Looking forward to hearing this (I can't now as I'm at work...)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on June 08, 2011, 11:08:23 AM

Nice one Steve, good song great singing voice too - great stuff

Alan

Thank you Alan - you're very kind.  :|bl
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 08, 2011, 07:17:57 PM
The Last Voyage of The Barque Endeavour

Another tune fell out of my fingertips today, posted on SoundCloud atm - video will follow on YouTube soon.

http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/last-voyage-of-the-barque (http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/last-voyage-of-the-barque)

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: jack on June 09, 2011, 03:50:49 PM
Me and Alison Frosdick recorded at Sharps back in April.

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=56144

We've got a 30 minute spot at The Milkmaid in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow night, but then we're at a bit of a loose end.. anybody know of any sessions or singarounds in the Stowmarket area on Saturday night?

Lester it's a Black Pearl II (Arr!) and the song's called Rolling In The Dew.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: mrdibbs on June 09, 2011, 04:43:33 PM
Here's my first contribution for this month: it´s the Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen played in D. I pulled this song from the Scottish theme a little while back, and since I´m heading to Glasgow in about three months, it just seemed fitting...

http://soundcloud.com/mrdibbs/northern-lights-of-old

It is played on the Piano Accordion (tell me if that is no good here!!) as I´m not yet comfortable enough on the box to be playing with anyone else, and the Spanish guitar with a friend we can call Moix, who is still learning the beauty of what an accordion / melodoen is...

I thought it was an interesting combo and I think that his take on the music was pretty cool. Enjoy!! (or not!!)

mrdibbs
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Chris Brimley on June 09, 2011, 04:52:35 PM
Quote
We've got a 30 minute spot at The Milkmaid in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow night, but then we're at a bit of a loose end.. anybody know of any sessions or singarounds in the Stowmarket area on Saturday night?

Well, well, see you there then Jack! (I'm with the Sheri Kershaw Band, doing a 20 min spot.)  I don't know the Bury st Eds area very well, but if you're on you way back to London via Dunmow on the Sunday, by all means drop in at the Chequers PH Free Music Session (8-11).  You will be very welcome, and I would love to hear some more like that recording, it was lovely.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Anahata on June 09, 2011, 06:06:57 PM
We've got a 30 minute spot at The Milkmaid in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow night, but then we're at a bit of a loose end.. anybody know of any sessions or singarounds in the Stowmarket area on Saturday night?

There's a folk weekend going on at the Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich, 40 minutes down the A14 from Bury.
Not much else in the way of sessions, according to the Mardles listings.

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Noodle on June 09, 2011, 07:06:19 PM
It has to be said that I'm enjoying these contributions far more than I expected. Some fantastic tunes and fantastic playing.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: jack on June 10, 2011, 12:39:13 PM
Thanks Chris, see you later!

..and thanks Anahata, we'll check that out.

Jack
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Sandy Flett on June 10, 2011, 10:30:45 PM
My first YouTube video and first post to ThOTM.

My friend Nick on fiddle and myself on Castagnari Tommy (original reeds, dry tuning), playing Princess Royal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-QhrULCJig

Sorry you can only see the bass end of the melodeon, but it was quite cramped in the pub and this was the only angle my wife could sensibly video us from.

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Neil_M on June 11, 2011, 10:30:11 AM
The Last Voyage of The Barque Endeavour

Another tune fell out of my fingertips today, posted on SoundCloud atm - video will follow on YouTube soon.

http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/last-voyage-of-the-barque (http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/last-voyage-of-the-barque)

Alan

Excellent tune Alan, really enjoyed it  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 11, 2011, 10:32:39 AM
The Last Voyage of The Barque Endeavour

Another tune fell out of my fingertips today, posted on SoundCloud atm - video will follow on YouTube soon.

http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/last-voyage-of-the-barque (http://soundcloud.com/almo-3/last-voyage-of-the-barque)

Alan

Excellent tune Alan, really enjoyed it  (:)

Cheers Neil - The video is on You Tube now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX5D2Pplor0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX5D2Pplor0)

The video was done with Windows Movie Maker - I don't use it much but the pictures of Whitby were handled well by WMM.

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Chris Ryall on June 11, 2011, 10:53:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-QhrULCJig  Sorry you can only see the bass end of the melodeon, but it was quite cramped in the pub and this was the only angle my wife could sensibly video us from.

Lovely fiddle and a crisp left end on melodeon.  Not to detract from your playing of the tune in any way but this is one of the best examples I've come across of just how directional the sound coming out of a melodeon is!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Sandy Flett on June 11, 2011, 11:52:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-QhrULCJig  Sorry you can only see the bass end of the melodeon, but it was quite cramped in the pub and this was the only angle my wife could sensibly video us from.

Lovely fiddle and a crisp left end on melodeon.  Not to detract from your playing of the tune in any way but this is one of the best examples I've come across of just how directional the sound coming out of a melodeon is!
Thanks, Chris. Yes, the shielded Tommy treble with its dry MM tuning is a bit lost, but at least third time through the LMM is a bit more "in there". Still, it was a purely opportunist recording, and at least now I know how to get videos onto YouTube, and lesson learned (for all) about directionality.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on June 11, 2011, 12:35:40 PM
My first YouTube video and first post to ThOTM.

My friend Nick on fiddle and myself on Castagnari Tommy (original reeds, dry tuning), playing Princess Royal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-QhrULCJig

Sorry you can only see the bass end of the melodeon, but it was quite cramped in the pub and this was the only angle my wife could sensibly video us from.



Very nice - now you've got YouTube sussed, we can look forward to hearing and seeing a lot more of your playing.  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Bob Ellis on June 12, 2011, 02:20:21 PM
Alan: I loved your playing of The Last Voyage of the Barque Endeavour - very ethereal and poignant - and the photographs at Whitby suited the tune perfectly. However, had you (or anyone else) noticed the similarity to the tune/song Benjamin Bowmaneer?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Alan Morley on June 12, 2011, 04:02:53 PM
Alan: I loved your playing of The Last Voyage of the Barque Endeavour - very ethereal and poignant - and the photographs at Whitby suited the tune perfectly. However, had you (or anyone else) noticed the similarity to the tune/song Benjamin Bowmaneer?

Hi Bob,
I just replied to this on another post...it does sound a little similar in places - I hadn't heard Benjamin Bowmaneer for ages and then it was sung faster and with gusto in accapella style.

Thanks for the nice comments.

Alan
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Clive Williams on June 14, 2011, 01:07:01 AM
Here's a recording taken from a concert Mark Prescott and I (as Vivant) did at our local parish church a week or two back; 2 schottisches:

Derriere Les Carreaux and Knife Edge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5_-ZfY38gs

Derriere Les Carreaux was written by Frederic Paris; The Knife Edge is, if I remember correctly, a reworking of the Knife Edge Polka, which I thought was derived from the Bourree a Malochet, but a few quick youtube searches soon put an end to that theory.

Mark is a rather splendid fiddle player, and plays, well fiddle. What type/maker, I've really no idea - all violins look the same to me!  >:E I'm playing the Hohner Club in C/F, and these tunes come out in D minor.

Recorded live, no reverb or post processing - the church *is* the reverb. I've also stuck this up as a 'teaser' track for the upcoming Vivant difficult second CD on our Bandcamp site - we were considering using these tunes, but frankly, they're too quick and upbeat to fit in with the rest of the stuff we have planned for the CD, so here you go - grab the free download from here in mp3/ogg/whatever, from the wonderful Bandcamp service:

http://vivant-uk.bandcamp.com/track/free-track-derriere-les-carreaux-knife-edge

You have to give an email address for Bandcamp downloads I'm afraid, but that means I can send you an email every time we release a CD. So that'll be about one email per 10 years then.

Enjoy,

Clive



Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Gary Chapin on June 14, 2011, 05:47:55 PM
That's amazing, Clive.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Kautilya on June 17, 2011, 02:08:55 AM
Here's a recording taken from a concert Mark Prescott and I (as Vivant) did at our local parish church a week or two back; 2 schottisches:

Derriere Les Carreaux and Knife Edge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5_-ZfY38gs

Derriere Les Carreaux was written by Frederic Paris; The Knife Edge is, if I remember correctly, a reworking of the Knife Edge Polka, which I thought was derived from the Bourree a Malochet, but a few quick youtube searches soon put an end to that theory.

Mark is a rather splendid fiddle player, and plays, well fiddle. What type/maker, I've really no idea - all violins look the same to me!  >:E I'm playing the Hohner Club in C/F, and these tunes come out in D minor.

Recorded live, no reverb or post processing - the church *is* the reverb. I've also stuck this up as a 'teaser' track for the upcoming Vivant difficult second CD on our Bandcamp site - we were considering using these tunes, but frankly, they're too quick and upbeat to fit in with the rest of the stuff we have planned for the CD, so here you go - grab the free download from here in mp3/ogg/whatever, from the wonderful Bandcamp service:

http://vivant-uk.bandcamp.com/track/free-track-derriere-les-carreaux-knife-edge

You have to give an email address for Bandcamp downloads I'm afraid, but that means I can send you an email every time we release a CD. So that'll be about one email per 10 years then.

Enjoy,

Clive

Enjoyed! So glad u put this up. Wanted to be in the pews but in end could not face mobike journey up & back.
For next year if it's on again in April you might consider linking up with violins for peace across the water. you would be a big hit and you would more than likely get fed and wined not just watered...... 31 venues including churches and basilicas some with great acoustics.

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/Locales/Montreuil/actualite/Secteur_Montreuil/2010/04/12/article_violons-de-la-paix-une-avalanche-de-co.shtml

http://www.violonsdelapaix.fr/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/programmeviolonsdelapaix2010.pdf

Similarly this summer should see concerts in lots of little village churches in the evenings as part of the ancient  midsummer nights/ dreams -- playing singing and dancing and  in the Sept Vallees -- down the Boulogne coast to the river Canche.
Have to find details...

tks again. (:)
 Google translate can handle some of the French webstuff for any one who wants the nitty gritty.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: forrest on June 26, 2011, 11:43:14 PM
Having no spare time for new recordings at the moment, I am posting an old recording that I made after obtaining my Boss Micro BR digital recorder a couple of years ago. Please note that I had intended to have a melodeon track, but my Hohner was slightly flat at the time, so the project proceeded with mandolin, cittern, guitar and Anglo concertina. The tune is 'Bundle & Go', learned from a Sharon Shannon album years back. It was a milestone for me personally because I was in awe of the tune, Sharon's fluidity and prowess on the box, and the background strings played by Donal Lunny. So being a part time string player, I had to learn the whole kaboodle. Here's the result:

                                   http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=47919
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Clive Williams on July 01, 2011, 12:21:53 AM
Time to move on to a new theme folks; late entries as always are welcome - just keep them posting them here!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: ladydetemps on July 08, 2011, 09:35:14 PM
A late entry...hope it counts as a duet
Brandon Waltz
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=59709
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 11, 2011, 10:18:35 PM
A covert recording that was passed to me several weeks ago. Morris rehearsal last winter when I was just learning some of the tunes, the concertina bites in nicely when I am playing a bit I know! I think we've played this out once this season so I've forgotten it of course.  ::)

Dearest Dickie (http://soundcloud.com/peterdunk/dearest-dickie)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Bryn Pinzgauer on August 14, 2011, 12:22:28 PM
Very late one from me. Starry Night in Shetland played on a Pokerwork D/G with friend on fiddle: http://flic.kr/p/7VhgQe

I'd been playing for about six months when was recorded.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Ollie on August 14, 2011, 05:28:45 PM
A covert recording that was passed to me several weeks ago. Morris rehearsal last winter when I was just learning some of the tunes, the concertina bites in nicely when I am playing a bit I know! I think we've played this out once this season so I've forgotten it of course.  ::)

Dearest Dickie (http://soundcloud.com/peterdunk/dearest-dickie)

Great playing, but you guys seriously dance it at that speed?!  :o Quite impressive, I have to say.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 14, 2011, 07:35:41 PM
Great playing, but you guys seriously dance it at that speed?!  :o Quite impressive, I have to say.

Yes, that's the normal dancing speed for Woodchurch. When I first started with them I tried to follow the playing using the usual sources for morris music but in the end had to create a unique tune book as there are so many differences in what we play and dance. We even have the slows in the Valentine in a different place to everyone else apart from Hartley morris with whom we are closely associated. I'll see if I can find a sound file for that and send you a link.

Many of the Woodchurch dances are much faster than I generally see on youtube etc, the Upton Stick Dance is just manic although I'm told Hartley do it faster still! They do a stick dance which they call 'Old Twanger' to the tune of Curly Headed Ploughboy that I struggle to keep up with in the B part, and the ending of Jockey to the Fair is just ridiculously fast.

The foreman of Woodchurch is very aware (via youtube) of a couple of talented young men in the Cambridge area who would always be made most welcome should they find themselves in the area.  ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Pete Dunk on August 14, 2011, 08:15:05 PM
I'd been playing for about six months when was recorded.

That's a creditable performance then Bryn, far better than I was at six months - you're using both hands for a start!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Bryn Pinzgauer on August 15, 2011, 01:29:12 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Theo on August 16, 2011, 05:54:52 PM
Here is a band recorded at Folkworks Summer School,  There are 8 of us in all,  don't have all the names to hand, but the box players are myself and a certain Mr Cutting.

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/swimming-song (http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/swimming-song)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Sandy on August 25, 2011, 08:36:51 AM
A recording from an acoustic gig last weekend. (also posted on Mrs Saggs discussion)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9IaOSW0g4I

(Saltarelle Nuage DG, thirds out and set to single reed./ Fiddle / Nylon strung guitar)

cheers
Sandy
 (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on August 25, 2011, 02:16:53 PM
A recording from an acoustic gig last weekend. (also posted on Mrs Saggs discussion)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9IaOSW0g4I

(Saltarelle Nuage DG, thirds out and set to single reed./ Fiddle / Nylon strung guitar)

cheers
Sandy
 (:)

Quality playing as always and an excellent collaboration. Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Earbrass on September 02, 2011, 11:33:47 AM
Quality playing as always and an excellent collaboration. Thank you for posting.

+1
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Kautilya on September 10, 2011, 11:11:16 PM
Quality playing as always and an excellent collaboration. Thank you for posting.

+1
Catching up on June in September.....- collaborations (moved over from Mcgrooger's "Come on Melnetters")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spUeZGnXW8k
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Theo on September 25, 2011, 04:21:34 PM
Here is part of my contribution to "The Song Thief" which played last week at the People's Theatre in Newcastle.  The singer rightly takes the foreground in this piece, my brief was to create a dreamy mood.  Initially it was to be a drone all through, but as that included an E only available on draw on my box I had to be a bit creative.

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song (http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song/s-j5rgS)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Lester on September 25, 2011, 06:04:11 PM
Here is part of my contribution to "The Song Thief" which played last week at the People's Theatre in Newcastle.  The singer rightly takes the foreground in this piece, my brief was to create a dreamy mood.  Initially it was to be a drone all through, but as that included an E only available on draw on my box I had to be a bit creative.

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song (http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song)

I get an "Oops, looks like we can't find that page!" from your link??
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Steve_freereeder on September 25, 2011, 06:05:20 PM

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song (http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song)
Theo - this appears to be set to 'private' or at least needing a Soundcloud account to access it. Are you able to tweak the permissions plese?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Pete Dunk on September 25, 2011, 06:33:00 PM
I logged into my Soundcloud account but still can't get to the file so the privacy setting need to be changed.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Theo on September 25, 2011, 06:39:44 PM
Trey this:

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song/s-j5rgS (http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song/s-j5rgS)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Pete Dunk on September 25, 2011, 07:05:09 PM
Very nice indeed. Alistair writes some cracking tunes!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Rees on September 25, 2011, 10:09:25 PM
Here's one from Sidmouth a couple of years ago. Jamming on the Hobgoblin stall with Edwin Beasant  on bodhran and Tim Phillips (violin maker) on guitar.

Beltuna one-row, four stop melodeon and the tune is the Zydeco Breakdown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIvUdUq7krg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIvUdUq7krg)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Mcgrooger on September 26, 2011, 12:47:59 PM
Here is part of my contribution to "The Song Thief" which played last week at the People's Theatre in Newcastle.  The singer rightly takes the foreground in this piece, my brief was to create a dreamy mood.  Initially it was to be a drone all through, but as that included an E only available on draw on my box I had to be a bit creative.

http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song (http://soundcloud.com/theboxplace/the-curlew-sings-its-song/s-j5rgS)

Really nice, Theo - thank you for posting.  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2011 - Duets and Collaborations
Post by: Theo on September 26, 2011, 02:12:21 PM
Thank you.  It is a bit different from what you expect melodeons to be doing!
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