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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2012, 07:55:41 PM »

He was!  I knew he was something else!  ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2012, 01:27:09 PM »

I don't know if this counts really, as it's not a Christmas song, and I'm not a Christian.  However I do think the sheer humanity of this piece of music merits its place in any season of goodwill, as a tribute to Norwegians, so here's my (very) humble copy.

https://soundcloud.com/chrisbrimley/rest-in-peace-utoya
« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 01:29:51 PM by Chris Brimley »
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2012, 04:15:06 PM »


'Conciliatory' video after response to first posting.

http://youtu.be/jltfK-pRB3c

All the best

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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2012, 05:28:57 PM »

Yours truly with Crook Morris, performing a Christmas Morris dance at a ceilidh last Saturday. I may not be immediately obvious, but my melodeon and I are with the musicians who are hidden behind the dancers (for our own safety!)  >:E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zue4g74CUww

Enjoy (or not!)  ::)
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2012, 07:21:39 PM »

My 'festive' song which I posted some time ago and wrote even longer ago. It ends with the tune 'Hunsup Through the Wood'.  Coincidentally it was also performed at the Crook Morris Ceilidh (by Tumbling Tom - the ceilidh band I'm in) featured in Bob's vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0qJK_Wmqz8

Edited 6/12/12 to show correct YouTube link. :|bl
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2012, 10:36:31 PM »

My 'festive' song which I posted some time ago and wrote even longer ago. It ends with the tune 'Hunsup Through the Wood'.  Coincidentally it was also performed at the Crook Morris Ceilidh (by Tumbling Tom - the ceilidh band I'm in) featured in Bob's vid.

Sorry, that's a link to Herbert The Sherbet!
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 11:22:29 PM »

Anyone remember. " Ring the bells with Christmas Timex. Dingaling a ding a ding dang dong"
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2012, 02:44:26 AM »

Anyone remember. " Ring the bells with Christmas Timex. Dingaling a ding a ding dang dong"

I think you mean

Ring the bells with Christmas Timex,
Tick-a-tick-a-Timex, tra-la-la

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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2012, 08:03:37 AM »

Anyone remember. " Ring the bells with Christmas Timex. Dingaling a ding a ding dang dong"

I think you mean

Ring the bells with Christmas Timex,
Tick-a-tick-a-Timex, tra-la-la

 (:)

That's the one!! And dead easy to play too
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2012, 08:26:23 AM »

Anyone remember. " Ring the bells with Christmas Timex. Dingaling a ding a ding dang dong"

No but this one rings a bell  :P  "Would Jesus wear a Rolex?"

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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2012, 12:48:47 PM »

My 'festive' song which I posted some time ago and wrote even longer ago. It ends with the tune 'Hunsup Through the Wood'.  Coincidentally it was also performed at the Crook Morris Ceilidh (by Tumbling Tom - the ceilidh band I'm in) featured in Bob's vid.

Sorry, that's a link to Herbert The Sherbet!

Thanks Pete. I've edited it and it should show the correct link now.
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2012, 01:00:43 PM »

Anyone remember. " Ring the bells with Christmas Timex. Dingaling a ding a ding dang dong"

No but this one rings a bell  :P  "Would Jesus wear a Rolex?"

Unlikely - he wouldn't be able to slip it on past the nails.   ;D

(quickly exists.. PS I'm a Christian)
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2012, 01:02:09 PM »

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I don't know if this counts really, as it's not a Christmas song, and I'm not a Christian.  However I do think the sheer humanity of this piece of music merits its place in any season of goodwill, as a tribute to Norwegians, so here's my (very) humble copy.

https://soundcloud.com/chrisbrimley/rest-in-peace-utoya


I have heard the young girl play this and it is beautiful; as is your version here Chris. It is so sad and has sent shivers down my spine as it did when you played it a High Barn.

I take my hat off to you for this beautifully played piece of music.
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2012, 01:09:39 PM »

Anyone remember. " Ring the bells with Christmas Timex. Dingaling a ding a ding dang dong"

No but this one rings a bell  :P  "Would Jesus wear a Rolex?"

Unlikely - he wouldn't be able to slip it on past the nails.   ;D


(quickly exists.. PS I'm a Christian)

Probably would have been nicked by then anyway.
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2012, 07:08:02 PM »

Thanks Pete. I've edited it and it should show the correct link now.

Cracking song, excellent playing!  ;D

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*reply to self* tried it. Passed out due to breathing with bellows direction, bummer.  :|glug
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2012, 08:28:38 PM »

Thanks Pete. I've edited it and it should show the correct link now.

Cracking song, excellent playing!  ;D

*note to self* you can play and sing with concertina and guitar, must try harder with melodeon!

*reply to self* tried it. Passed out due to breathing with bellows direction, bummer.  :|glug

Thank you for that Pete. I usually sing with guitar too. I can just manage two songs at the moment whilst playing melodeon at the same time - this one and The Wild Boar (as sung by Jon Loomis, I believe) which I keep meaning to put up on YouTube. I can pretty much only sing along if I'm playing the same tune as I'm singing - I can't do it to a harmony or to sparse accompaniments.
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2012, 09:19:51 PM »

I can pretty much only sing along if I'm playing the same tune as I'm singing - I can't do it to a harmony or to sparse accompaniments.

This isn't something I am usually good at but I have a song book of harmony parts arranged by Craig, Morgan, Robson (we attended a workshop with these talented singers and arrangers - it was simply awesome!) There is a lovely song called 'When the Snows of Winter Fall' and I can manage to sing the melody whilst playing the second (harmony) line on English concertina. The other way around would be impossible for me I simply 'must' sing the melody, I can learn the second part and sing it well enough until I hear the melody, then I'm off and following the main theme!
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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2012, 04:21:54 PM »

I liked The Official Bransle (candidate for Tune of the Month) so much I decided to play it anyway for this section instead.

http://youtu.be/R2UUK2oI-2Q - Official Bransle, with well known seasonal association.

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Re: Theme of the Month for December 2012: The Return of the Christmas Theme
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2012, 05:27:00 PM »

To All,
Sorry about adding to comments in earlier post!
Post edited to where I should have left it.
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