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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #101 on: September 19, 2012, 09:57:52 PM »

Here we are me heartys, a rendition spawned by the infinitessimal delight of melodeons, a cornucopia of free reeds, as if Sir Charles Wheatstone was an angel sent from heaven. The juxtaposition of the neatly separated sensuality of the treble reeds and the gruff bass notes reminiscent of the dark tones of Chaliapine remind one of primitive homelands; the place that we dream of yet have never visited and will never see again, where the angels play dedic tuned double stringed psalteries, where a tune from Cutting can be played in an instant after a first delightful hearing, and where fondos are never warped.

OOPS  - sorry - I thought it said 'Talk like a Prat day'.........

So messmates, here's Cap'n Pugwash, with utterings, before I go for a roll in the scuppers and a heave-ho in the rigging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnq1AwnfV6o&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2012, 11:36:30 PM »

and where fondos are never warped.

Now yer just talking daft . . .  ::)
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #108 on: September 20, 2012, 11:45:15 AM »

First of a new batch:

The Ampleforth Sword dance tune (North Riding of Yorkshire). A lovely modal tune in Em  A similar tune was also collected in the Yorkshire Dales

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmszlQW6hf8&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #109 on: September 20, 2012, 11:48:05 AM »

Next one up, another sword dance tune, this time from Sleights also in the North Riding of Yorkshire (note - North Yorkshire is a figment invented by a previous conservative government)  >:E

'Old mother Hi Ti' - collected by Cecil Sharp and published in his Sword Dance tunes book

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

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #110 on: September 20, 2012, 11:51:02 AM »

Down and across to East Anglia for the Heel and Toe Polka (the first recognisable tune I ever played on Melodeon!)

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

This doesnt seem to get played much these days -it's time for a revival!!  At Cricklade '77 Reg Reader played it for 20 minutes........
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2012, 11:56:05 AM »

Back to Yorkshire, but the East Riding this time.

Fathers Polka from the playing of Billy Harrison, the older bloke in my profile picture.
Billy was a fiddle and 'cello player from Nunburnholme, east of York. In his '80s he was still entertaining punters in the pub in Millington.
Here's a link to an article about Billy wriuttenm by my mate Jim Eldon
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/harrison.htm

and here's the tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvHOPNh-Y6k

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2012, 12:03:01 PM »

And finally, for those who remember the 'Dummy Keyboard' bit of the serious musos programme 'Face the Music' (with Robin Ray, Ted Ray's son).......

Guess the waltz:

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

(who forgot to turn the mike on then.....)   :o

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #113 on: September 20, 2012, 12:24:02 PM »

This doesnt seem to get played much these days -it's time for a revival!!  At Cricklade '77 Reg Reader played < Heel and Toe Polka >  for 20 minutes........
Not dead yet.
Last Saturday at the Middleton Bell (E Suffolk) the same Reg Reader played it and people got up and danced!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #114 on: September 20, 2012, 12:38:38 PM »

This doesnt seem to get played much these days -it's time for a revival!!  At Cricklade '77 Reg Reader played < Heel and Toe Polka >  for 20 minutes........
Not dead yet.
Last Saturday at the Middleton Bell (E Suffolk) the same Reg Reader played it and people got up and danced!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #115 on: September 20, 2012, 02:34:47 PM »

This is DEFINITELY from England, 'cos I wrote it.....

Osbornes Mistake (a jig) , to commemorate that failed Pasty Tax and Caravan Tax.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6KMxLIpfsI

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #116 on: September 21, 2012, 06:10:53 AM »

A tune which, I think, meets the original East Anglian remit (and pretty certainly the English one).

"The perfect cure"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVHzmoHs6pg

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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #118 on: September 21, 2012, 10:05:02 PM »

Here are a couple of schottische-y English tunes from me which fit the bill. The first is Foul Weather Call, which I posted a version of previously for the 'Winter' theme. The second tune is a version of The Swiss Boy which appears in the collection which is most local to where I live. The version here (or summat like it) appears in the Browne Collection from Town End in Troutbeck village which is just up the road from here. Thank you to Hugh Taylor for sharing the tune and the info on it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc31jyC8VBQ
I used the weird colour scheme because when I shot the footage the sun went down and went from a nice hard Northern light to a sickly yellow in the course of the piece!
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Re: Theme of the Month for September 2012: Tunes from England
« Reply #119 on: September 22, 2012, 08:18:25 AM »

Here are a couple of schottische-y English tunes from me which fit the bill. The first is Foul Weather Call, which I posted a version of previously for the 'Winter' theme. The second tune is a version of The Swiss Boy which appears in the collection which is most local to where I live. The version here (or summat like it) appears in the Browne Collection from Town End in Troutbeck village which is just up the road from here. Thank you to Hugh Taylor for sharing the tune and the info on it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc31jyC8VBQ
I used the weird colour scheme because when I shot the footage the sun went down and went from a nice hard Northern light to a sickly yellow in the course of the piece!

Brilliant as ever.  Subtle, musical and interesting. Love the psychedelic vid as well!!  When I watch this I realise I've really only scratched the surface so far.
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