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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #140 on: September 29, 2012, 09:20:09 AM »

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #141 on: September 29, 2012, 10:01:37 PM »

Nice............ and was that a smile at the end? ;)

Wind I think. Lester isn't given to bouts of good humour in my experience.  ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #142 on: September 29, 2012, 10:03:48 PM »

Nice............ and was that a smile at the end? ;)

Wind I think. Lester isn't given to bouts of good humour in my experience.  ;)

If you don't watch out I'll start my joke thread on here.  ;)

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #143 on: September 30, 2012, 07:43:31 AM »

Today's Tune

Sheriff's Ride

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2012, 07:11:10 PM »

Just to congratulate Lester on his marathon effort this month.  What started out as 'First of a few' barrelled into a great collection of tunes - and I'm still working through them.  Thanks Lester (:) , and it begs the question - what will you do for next month?  Apart from shut that bloomin' drawer ;).
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2012, 07:25:40 PM »

Just to congratulate Lester on his marathon effort this month. 

Seconded, I am really enjoying these tunes.
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2012, 07:45:51 PM »

Today's Tune

Sheriff's Ride

Great tune - one of my favorites!  Thank you!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2012, 08:05:31 PM »

It is my intention to just carry on my Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog and I will post in the Videos & Recordings section  :o

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #148 on: September 30, 2012, 08:28:42 PM »

Ah, yes - I had not realised there was an Introduction tab on your Tune-a-Day...great idea, looking forward to the next year's worth (:).  And the photos of your melodeons are excellent - really crisp and clear (I must have the bug badly to be drooling over good melodeon photos :o).
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #149 on: October 01, 2012, 12:32:25 AM »

End of the month folks! Time to move onto another theme; as ever late additions always welcome - just tag them on here.

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #150 on: October 03, 2012, 11:26:54 PM »

I was going to post this for Theme of the month, but too busy at the time, so here it is now, better late than never. Also because of the discussion of this tune in another thread.

http://youtu.be/iCOnhd6RPnI  The Duke of Kent's Waltz

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #151 on: October 04, 2012, 07:40:09 AM »

The Sussex Cotillion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ijCAbf2noY

It's a wonderful, statuesque kind of tune that has taken my fancy lately, and no doubt we'll play it at the first First Sunday Session at the Gun & Spitroast at Horsmonden on Sunday evening.

Sussex is in England, but we also know that it's close to France, the country from which we got the cotillion in the first place. I guess the point I'm making is that I think there's good reason to be a little skeptical when people say a particular tune 'belongs' to a people or a place - because in reality so many are shared, as you'd expect with a commodity that gets shared and passed along

For example, we English think Buttered Pease comes from Yorkshire, but the Scots think it's theirs, as it's used as a pipe tune...

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #152 on: October 04, 2012, 08:41:29 AM »

For example, we English think Buttered Pease comes from Yorkshire, but the Scots think it's theirs, as it's used as a pipe tune...

The Welsh claim it too, and say the name is a corruption of Pwt-ar-y-Bys.
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #153 on: October 04, 2012, 09:43:28 AM »

For example, we English think Buttered Pease comes from Yorkshire, but the Scots think it's theirs, as it's used as a pipe tune...

The Welsh claim it too, and say the name is a corruption of Pwt-ar-y-Bys.

I though everyone knew it was a Northumbrian smallpipe tune. ::)
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #154 on: October 04, 2012, 01:16:00 PM »

On the basis that God created Yorkshire first, it's a Yorkshire tune!

#gardenofeden

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #155 on: October 04, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »

Anahata -

The Scotsman who told me it was a pipe tune, also told me it is usually one of the first tunes a new piper learns, and that the Scottish Gaelic title translates as 'I Fart Upon your Finger'.

Lord knows whether the last bit is true, but it struck me as quaint at least. I pressed him as much as I dared short of actually being rude, and he seemed pretty sure.

If it is true, my guess is that an English name may have been converted into a Gaelic one with a similar sound, but which happens to make no sense.

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #156 on: November 20, 2012, 08:24:08 PM »

Have been practising Morris tunes so while I had the camera out for TOTM... this is the tune (Ring O'Bells) to my favourite dance so far - Stop Me and Buy One - and I have recently found out that the dance was written by Lester!  Thank you Lester, it's such a great dance - so exciting to watch, and I am still trying to get to grips with the 'dodgy chorus', hoping that at least everyone else knows which sticks they're supposed to be keeping and throwing (:).
http://youtu.be/9a5b88YbvqE
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #157 on: November 20, 2012, 08:28:57 PM »

Have been practising Morris tunes so while I had the camera out for TOTM... this is the tune (Ring O'Bells) to my favourite dance so far - Stop Me and Buy One - and I have recently found out that the dance was written by Lester!  Thank you Lester, it's such a great dance - so exciting to watch, and I am still trying to get to grips with the 'dodgy chorus', hoping that at least everyone else knows which sticks they're supposed to be keeping and throwing (:).
http://youtu.be/9a5b88YbvqE

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #158 on: November 20, 2012, 09:56:30 PM »

City of Auckland - I'm more at the 'preschool' stage, with occasional forays out in public.  Started going to practice as learning the melodeon, but tried dancing and was hooked, and they let me in!
Thank you for the link (:), I shall have to keep watching your Aldbury video to help me with the sticking - to avoid those moments when you have 2 sticks and find another one heading in your direction :o.
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