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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2012, 06:14:24 PM »

Love the bounce and air you get into the tune Howard.....if you'd just baked a sponge it'd be light as a feather! (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2012, 10:37:04 AM »

Mindful of which forum this is, I've now recorded a melodeon version:

http://soundcloud.com/howardj/south-downs-melodeon

Still needs a bit of work really.  I think I'll stick to playing it on the anglo, but it has some interesting possibilities on melodeon.

Superb Howard.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2012, 07:33:21 PM »

And I've recorded a box version as well! Basically just a transferral of the same arrangement on piano onto box. A little rough in places, but not too bad.

http://soundcloud.com/owen-woods/south-downs-jig-owens-maggot
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2012, 08:07:04 PM »

I can't make your link work Owen.  Can you post again?  I am interested to hear your box version.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2012, 08:18:41 PM »

I did a search of sound cloud for "Owen Woods" and it same up with this: http://soundcloud.com/owenwoods ...charming lad.
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2012, 09:38:47 PM »

Oops, sorry about that! Was on private by mistake... never used Soundcloud before.

Try this:

http://soundcloud.com/owen-woods/south-downs-jig-owens-maggot
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2012, 08:39:30 AM »

Ah... melodeon bounce and articulation  while keeping the  lyricism of the piano version! So glad you posted this, Owen.

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2012, 09:43:57 AM »

Nice one Owen
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2012, 01:00:57 AM »

Here's my attempt at this tune.  It's really interesting to hear all the different versions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrxvUf1Hq_o
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #69 on: October 21, 2012, 08:16:36 PM »

A first airing for my brand new Loffet Pro C/F, picked up from Bernard Loffet himself at Hebden Bridge's 'Les Panards Dansants' last weekend. Thanks to Jack Humphreys for helping me make my mind up regarding which model to go for. Just getting used to it's nuances - especially the switches. I'm delighted with it.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnQ-ZzglVNA&feature=plcp
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #70 on: October 23, 2012, 10:41:15 PM »

Here's my Souths Downs Jig on the old grey Club IIB

The slows seem to have become stops but it's not really me playing it, the tune very quickly gained a life of its own....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCfQ48kIvzY
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2012, 12:25:18 AM »

Here's my Souths Downs Jig on the old grey Club IIB

The slows seem to have become stops but it's not really me playing it, the tune very quickly gained a life of its own....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCfQ48kIvzY
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Really nice Steve, played with great feeling, I love the slows........Nice sounding melodeon BTW´╗┐   ;)

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2012, 11:52:15 AM »

OK, here's the definitive version.  John Percy, from whom I learned the tune, has sent me this recording of Jim Harding himself playing it at the ECMW at Mendlesham in the 1984.  It's a "field recording" on a Sony Walkman (remember them?)

I think in my own version posted earlier I've perhaps exaggerated the tempo shifts slightly.  It's interesting that in Jim's version they become more pronounced each time through. I remain firm in my view that this tune is more complex than may first appear, especially if it's just been learned from dots, and isn't really suited to mass session playing, and I know John agrees with me.

http://soundcloud.com/howardj/south-downs-played-by-jim
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2012, 12:08:47 PM »

Thanks for that Howard, it's nice to hear the original.

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2012, 10:47:33 PM »

So here are two recordings, the first one on a newly acquired Hohner Corona IIIR, which has 5 couplers and which I find addictive to play.
http://youtu.be/lIZGhPg7NOQ

This recording is on a Dino Baffetti Carnival II
http://youtu.be/Ola2w-ak5jo
I have an annoying habit of increasing speed as I go along.. probably in a hurry to finish or something...

I do very much like this tune.. can someone suggest another tune either to follow it or (perhaps better) to play before it?

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2012, 11:02:10 PM »


I do very much like this tune.. can someone suggest another tune either to follow it or (perhaps better) to play before it?

I've been playing Linnen Hall after it for a while. It goes quite nicely.

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2012, 11:03:48 PM »


I do very much like this tune.. can someone suggest another tune either to follow it or (perhaps better) to play before it?

I've been playing Linnen Hall after it for a while. It goes quite nicely.

Martyn

Thanks; I'll give it a try...
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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2012, 12:09:56 AM »


I do very much like this tune.. can someone suggest another tune either to follow it or (perhaps better) to play before it?

I've been playing Linnen Hall after it for a while. It goes quite nicely.

Martyn

Thanks; I'll give it a try...
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I've just found a recording of the two tunes that was recorded earlier this year with Danny Gallagher.

http://soundcloud.com/martyn1954/south-downs-jig-linnen-hall

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2012, 07:07:48 AM »

Thanks Martyn.

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Re: Tune of the Month for October 2012 - South Downs Jig
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2012, 11:47:35 AM »

Can I post? I'm not submitting a recording, but I'd like to say: I'd never heard this tune before, and my first  introduction was Owen's piano version and I was smitten. Hence I really don't like the bouncy, rumpety-tumpety versions (does that get me drummed out?) and Anahata's melodeon version is my top favourite..if I ever get to learn it that's the way I would like to play it.

Thank you for your indulgence, gentlemen, I'll get off the thread! ;)
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