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Title: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Clive Williams on April 01, 2012, 10:34:19 AM
Here we go folks, by the thinnest of margins, this month's winner is Planxty Irwin, which I think is a Carolan piece, isn't it? Perhaps some kind soul will provide some ABC in a minute?

Happy playing!

Clive
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Clive Williams on April 01, 2012, 10:40:18 AM
And here's Martin Ellison's rather lovely version of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSQQHM9vw3E

Top playing as usual Martin; let's see lots more versions everyone!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on April 01, 2012, 12:57:25 PM
Short and simple, straight to tape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFBonPee4Tc

All the best from Suffolk

Bill
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Lester on April 01, 2012, 01:19:29 PM
Sorry for the late delivery but I am sat in Regents Park in the sun with TSMB


X:1
T:Planxty Irwin
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
d2|g4f2|e2 f2g2|d4c2|B2 A2G2|c4A2|B2 c2d2|F4G2|A4d2|
g4f2|e2 f2g2|d4c2|B2 A2G2|c4A2|B2 c2d2|G4F2|G4:|
d2|g4g2|g2 f2g2|a2 b2a2|a2f2d2|b4b2|a2 b2g2|f2 g2e2|d2 e2f2|
g4f2|e2 f2g2|d4c2|B2 A2G2|c4A2|B2 c2d2|G4F2|G4:|

Hope that works as I am posting from my iPhone
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Gromit on April 01, 2012, 06:02:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGxfJ0TXUck
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: howard mitchell on April 01, 2012, 06:44:47 PM
My contribution for this month,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp5QvrNqzyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp5QvrNqzyo)

Howard
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Ash on April 01, 2012, 07:58:52 PM
My contribution for this month,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp5QvrNqzyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp5QvrNqzyo)

Howard

Planxty Irwin is a tune I really don't get on with, because I've never heard a version I liked (in most sessions, it just becomes a dirge). However, Howard's changed all that. Thank you. Lovely rendition and a great sounding box - what is it? (Apologies if that's been asked before).
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: howard mitchell on April 01, 2012, 08:05:47 PM
Thanks.  The box is a Bertrand Gaillard in C/G.

Howard
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: howard mitchell on April 01, 2012, 09:47:30 PM
Just for fun, here's the same tune with some different chords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2YB0vtOOVU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2YB0vtOOVU)
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: RogerT on April 03, 2012, 05:38:39 PM
There you go, after the umpteenth take. It's in D with the thirds stop out.
http://youtu.be/HYqbePzIvHM
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: penn on April 03, 2012, 06:54:57 PM
Thanks.  The box is a Bertrand Gaillard in C/G.

Howard
I love the sound of the Gaillard. Excuse my ignorance but is a C/G different to a G/C ?
Thanks
Steve
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Frank Lee on April 04, 2012, 01:03:02 AM
Here's my attempt at Planxty Irwin. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsPGaxc7FM&list=UU73L_WIE4HD1FGTwNLBG98g&index=1&feature=plcp
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: howard mitchell on April 04, 2012, 09:00:33 AM

[/quote]
I love the sound of the Gaillard. Excuse my ignorance but is a C/G different to a G/C ?
Thanks
Steve
[/quote]

No, it's the same. I can never remember which way to put these things.
Howard
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Steve_freereeder on April 04, 2012, 12:42:00 PM

Quote
I love the sound of the Gaillard. Excuse my ignorance but is a C/G different to a G/C ?
Thanks
Steve

No, it's the same. I can never remember which way to put these things.
Howard

Melodeons are described from the outside row moving inwards. Anglo concertinas from the middle row moving towards the wrists.

So G/C, D/G, G/C/F,  B/C, C/C#, etc., are melodeons; C/G, G/D, F/C etc., are anglos.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: RogerT on April 05, 2012, 07:52:47 AM
Here's my attempt at Planxty Irwin. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsPGaxc7FM&list=UU73L_WIE4HD1FGTwNLBG98g&index=1&feature=plcp

Frank
Very nice indeed, though the vid is ..er.. a bit dark.  :¬)
Roger
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Frank Lee on April 05, 2012, 10:06:09 AM
Here's my attempt at Planxty Irwin. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsPGaxc7FM&list=UU73L_WIE4HD1FGTwNLBG98g&index=1&feature=plcp

Frank
Very nice indeed, though the vid is ..er.. a bit dark.  :¬)
Roger

HA! yes, a failed experiment - thought I'd just show the buttons and my hand, but the hand almost disappeared! I'll have another crack at it if I get time, but thanks for the compliment Roger
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Frank Lee on April 05, 2012, 01:54:51 PM
OK, here's 'Take 2',  a tad slower and more visible! Not brilliant sound, but it's a phone I'm using.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE_vU0Oz40M&list=UU73L_WIE4HD1FGTwNLBG98g&index=1&feature=plcp
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mcgrooger on April 05, 2012, 06:20:44 PM
Here's my version of the TOTM.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26OTWPn5pT0
Title: Planxty Irwin in 5?
Post by: DaveCottrell on April 05, 2012, 06:49:15 PM
I think I sprained both my knees trying to waltz to that  :D
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Ellisteph on April 05, 2012, 07:48:45 PM
Here's my attempt at Planxty Irwin. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsPGaxc7FM&list=UU73L_WIE4HD1FGTwNLBG98g&index=1&feature=plcp

Frank
Very nice indeed, though the vid is ..er.. a bit dark.  :¬)
Roger
Frank - try using the edit facility on you tube. You can brighten it up that way.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Frank Lee on April 05, 2012, 09:03:23 PM
Many thanks.  I did try that but the result was flat and grainy, and as I wasn't happy with the music either, I just re-did the whole thing, as above.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: RogerT on April 06, 2012, 10:46:50 AM
OK, here's 'Take 2',  a tad slower and more visible! Not brilliant sound, but it's a phone I'm using.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE_vU0Oz40M&list=UU73L_WIE4HD1FGTwNLBG98g&index=1&feature=plcp
OK. Much better. Particularly like the left hand. Not bad for a mobile phone either.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 06, 2012, 04:46:43 PM
Here's my version of the TOTM.

Glorious!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: DaveW on April 06, 2012, 05:25:09 PM
Just for fun, here's the same tune with some different chords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2YB0vtOOVU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2YB0vtOOVU)

Howard, I see that darkness had fallen when you did the minor chorded version - love both of them, thanks again.

DaveW
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: boxcall on April 07, 2012, 03:07:41 AM
Hello to all,
Here's it is bumps and all ( rookie melodeon player ).
Thanks to everyone that posted a video it's great to hear the different versions.
Happy Easter to all !!  feels like late May here in the states another year with no spring :(
Michael

 http://youtu.be/Dosp-qWx3fg
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mcgrooger on April 07, 2012, 06:25:07 PM
Here's it is bumps and all ( rookie melodeon player ).
 http://youtu.be/Dosp-qWx3fg
Nice one - well played!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: boxcall on April 07, 2012, 11:16:13 PM
Here's it is bumps and all ( rookie melodeon player ).
 http://youtu.be/Dosp-qWx3fg
Nice one - well played!

Thanks Mcgrooger
It's nice to get feed back whether good or just constructive.
I liked your version to I'm not to sure what 5/4 is but it sounded good!! I never did well with fractions when the big number was on top.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mcgrooger on April 08, 2012, 11:14:08 AM
Thanks Mcgrooger
It's nice to get feed back whether good or just constructive.
I liked your version to I'm not to sure what 5/4 is but it sounded good!! I never did well with fractions when the big number was on top.

The version of the tune you played was in 3/4 which is the 'normal' time signature for a waltz-type tune. All that means is that it has 3 beats to the bar - you can count 1-2-3 to the rhythm of the music. In my version you'd count 1-2-3-4-5 to the rhythm. It's not important to understand the theory of this but it is nice, imho, to be able to distinguish different rhythms in different types of tunes. The bottom number is in some ways more 'technical' - it indicates the type of beat in the music, crochet, quaver etc. which unless you're reading dots you probably wouldn't bother about.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: boxcall on April 10, 2012, 12:47:37 AM

The version of the tune you played was in 3/4 which is the 'normal' time signature for a waltz-type tune. All that means is that it has 3 beats to the bar - you can count 1-2-3 to the rhythm of the music. In my version you'd count 1-2-3-4-5 to the rhythm. It's not important to understand the theory of this but it is nice, imho, to be able to distinguish different rhythms in different types of tunes. The bottom number is in some ways more 'technical' - it indicates the type of beat in the music, crochet, quaver etc. which unless you're reading dots you probably wouldn't bother about.
[/quote
 Thanks for the info. I think got it. I been taking the sheet music and writing the note above the dot just to get the fingering down (so I don't have to poke around to get the notes which my teacher would rather have me listen to the music then do just that.) then I listen to the tune and try to put it all together. It been working but I should do more by ear I can do simple tunes or ones that I heard for awhile. More practice needed I'm sure.

Michael
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Clive Williams on April 11, 2012, 01:15:13 AM
Here we are folks, my version of Planxty Irwin. There seems to be a bit of a debate as to what time signature this is normally played in; in some places, it's a waltz, in others a jig, so naturally, I chose neither of those and went for a hornpipe! I think it makes a rather good hornpipe too, and when played like this it sounds suspiciously close to, and would probably make a good tune set with English Country Gardens.

Here it is, played on the Hohner Bb/Eb 12 bass preciosa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFEdzsW0htc

Cheers,

Clive

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mcgrooger on April 11, 2012, 11:02:08 AM
Here we are folks, my version of Planxty Irwin. There seems to be a bit of a debate as to what time signature this is normally played in; in some places, it's a waltz, in others a jig, so naturally, I chose neither of those and went for a hornpipe! I think it makes a rather good hornpipe too, and when played like this it sounds suspiciously close to, and would probably make a good tune set with English Country Gardens.
Here it is, played on the Hohner Bb/Eb 12 bass preciosa...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFEdzsW0htc
Cheers,
Clive
Clive, I never cease to be amazed at the imaginative ways you come up with to play well known tunes. Who'd have thought it would make such a fab sounding hornpipe. Er...well, apart from you I suppose! ???
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mike Carney on April 25, 2012, 07:03:18 PM
Hi folks.  Been a bit of a delay as have been busy this month but here's my offering.  A bit rough and ready but there you go.  Slower tune does not mean fewer takes!   :Ph 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIi8_O4QJv8

Mike
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Spikey on April 27, 2012, 05:45:21 AM
A first attempt at TOTM in the right month :|bl.  I really liked Martin Ellison's version with the beautiful harmonies and thought I might have a go, so apologies to Martin...
Had huge problems with bellows control and running out of air - I even get that panicky feeling when watching Martin's video, even though I know he always makes it through to the end without running out (:).

http://youtu.be/1iiy328yOQM

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Ellison on April 27, 2012, 09:28:25 AM
Hello all

No apologies needed Spikey - nice version.

Well, this is nice. I haven't been popping in very often lately for various reasons but nice to see melnet is still healthy and inspiring. A trifle daunting to have my P. Irwin up there naked and exposed for all to see but I did record it didn't I? Some lovely versions on here - my favourite type of tune, unnassuming, melodic and versatile. There will be as many different versions as there are players.

Wonderful!

Martin

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: docEdock on April 27, 2012, 06:23:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbpGEOgX7dw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbpGEOgX7dw)

This was a fun TOTM for me. I tried to develop a bit of a bounce and occasionally follow a bass note with different chords.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mike Hirst on April 27, 2012, 07:37:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbpGEOgX7dw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbpGEOgX7dw)

This was a fun TOTM for me. I tried to develop a bit of a bounce and occasionally follow a bass note with different chords.

Bravo  :||:

It amazes me that anyone can find anything interesting to do with this hackneyed old chestnut. Prior to achieving TOTM status IMO the tune was ready for the knackers yard. I have been proved wrong yet again. All of the melnet postings have drawn out qualities that are as unique as they are creative. I am particularly enamored with this arrangement. I particularly like the use of more than one harmony within the bar.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: docEdock on April 27, 2012, 11:22:58 PM
... I particularly like the use of more than one harmony within the bar.

So that's what it's called. I cast about for a descriptive term but came up blank. Thanks for the kind words.

Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Spikey on April 28, 2012, 06:54:24 AM
No apologies needed Spikey - nice version.
Thank you Martin.  Bit of a shock to see you had seen it :|bl, but I can see now that you are a regular so I should have known (:) - thanks for recording such a lovely arrangement.  TOTM has indeed been a fantastic resource - being able to download the notes and listen to all the different versions is a great way to learn.  The dilemma being dividing your time between listening to everyone else, and actually trying to play the tune yourself ::).
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Clive Williams on May 01, 2012, 12:04:06 AM
End of the month, but as ever, late entries are very welcome as ever; just stick 'em on here!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: AirTime on May 01, 2012, 06:59:22 AM
Not quite the end of the month on this side of the pond. My contribution on an EbBb vintage Hohner beautifully restored by melnet's musical Sasquatch Forrest Crain. My thanks to Forrest not only for the work on the Hohner but for providing the primary musical inspiration for taking up the melodeon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKj9m-INjKY

My version is also indebted to Martin's. A little shaky at times because I'm playing without straps, which I notice from the video has me throwing the box at a couple of points!  Assuming my video actually successfully loads to Youtube, this represents a massive accomplishment for me: not only my first posting on melodeon.net, but my first melodeon recording, my first musical recording of any sort & my first posting on Youtube! As a techno-phobe, I was more intimidated by the issues of figuring out how to work my camcorder, how to download to my laptop & how to format & post to Youtube than the actual playing part!
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Pete Dunk on May 03, 2012, 09:24:28 PM
My thanks to Forrest not only for the work on the Hohner but for providing the primary musical inspiration for taking up the melodeon.
I see we have another melodeon 'novice' who has obviously honed his musical skills very well on another instrument. Class playing, I can't wait for the next instalment!

Pete  :|glug
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Ash on May 04, 2012, 09:58:48 PM
Late, unimaginative and with a fair few mistakes, but hey, sometimes life gets in the way of melodeon playing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qZdGRQmjxw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qZdGRQmjxw)

Must try harder with this month's TOTM, nicer tune in my opinion.
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: DaveW on July 04, 2012, 06:01:04 PM
Here's my version of the TOTM.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26OTWPn5pT0
Love it - did you play with Dave Brubeck - way back?
DaveW
Title: Re: Tune of the Month for April 2012: Planxty Irwin
Post by: Mike Carney on July 04, 2012, 09:03:51 PM
Late, unimaginative and with a fair few mistakes, but hey, sometimes life gets in the way of melodeon playing...


I wouldn't say that -  show great feel and sensitivity on the way the rhythm works for this tune in that arrangement.  (:)
Mike