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What tune shall we play in April?

Blewbell Hornpipe
- 13 (26.5%)
William Irwin's No. 2
- 8 (16.3%)
Inisheer
- 11 (22.4%)
Off to California
- 17 (34.7%)

Total Members Voted: 49


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for April 2015
« on: March 26, 2015, 01:21:15 AM »

Hi everyone, shall we set the poll running again?

2 runners-up last month, so lets bring them both back...

Blewbell Hornpipe - traditional English 3/2 hornpipe, runner up, and here played by new superband Leveret (it's playable on a one row apparently) - http://youtu.be/Itgt_AacsCA?t=4m21s ; and here's a nice new close up courtesy of Anahata, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAPD1xbyLMM (with lots of sharps/flats in it and certainly won't play on a one-row), or this one from Roger Thomas (which will): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF0o4_iu7KM

William Irwin's No. 2 - if you think Blewbell is the best tune ever, you haven't heard this one :-) With apologies for the appalling recording (don't know what happened there), here's yours truly playing 5 years ago for a band practice. Chords thoughtfully provided, but you don't have to use them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR28MV3ldfs (the first one). The second one, William Irwin's No. 3 (confusingly) is a cracker too, but we'll leave that to a different time. I learned this from the playing of the Cock and Bull band, in case you were wondering. Because this one is fairly obscure, and we can't find the original source book for it, here's some ABC to help:

Code: [Select]
X: 1
T: William Irwin's No. 2
O: William Irwin, Lake District
Z: Anahata (from Clive Willliams on You Tube)
D: Cock And Bull 'A Cock and Bull Story' Irwin's No 1,2 and 3
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
FE | D2d2 BAd2 | BAGF EGFE | DFAA BAGF | E2A2 AGFE |
D2d2 BAd2 | BAGF EGFE | DFAA BGED | E2DC D2 :|
AG | F2A2 EFA2 | E2AD E2EF | GFGA BGED | CEDF A2GE |
F2AD EFAD| E2AD E2EF | GBAG FEDC | E2DC D2 :|

Inisheer - This is one of my favourite tunes over the past few months; what a cracker! An Irish waltz/air written by Thomas Walsh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEcGy5gBCMU and http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-345-inisheer.html - thank you again Lester :-) Here's another rather nice version of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktzJc1IhS14

Off to California - to be honest, I'm losing track of what we've done, and what we haven't, but I'm pretty sure we haven't done this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQeCYTJr7vc courtesy of Gavin Atkin's excellent tutorial videos. A nice simple standard session tune, a hornpipe, that would sit nicely in anyone's session repertoire.

Happy voting folks,

Cheers,

Clive
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