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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2015, 03:19:48 PM »

It's a little bit rough and ready but I really wanted to share this tune before the end of the month, it's called Balfour Road and I learnt it from Jock Tyldesley at Burwell Bash (unfortunately I can't remember who it's by, I'll have to try and find out from Jock at some point). I think it's gorgeous, and am really glad I finally worked out how to fit it on the box (albeit in the stupid key of E major!).

https://youtu.be/ZvcuRIPWsAk
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2015, 04:59:19 PM »

It's a little bit rough and ready but I really wanted to share this tune before the end of the month, it's called Balfour Road ...................I think it's gorgeous, and am really glad I finally worked out how to fit it on the box (albeit in the stupid key of E major!).

https://youtu.be/ZvcuRIPWsAk
That's a very sweet tune, nicely played and presented. I like your quiet, simple arrangement, too. Was curious about the key, tho. Could it be in A maj?
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2015, 10:35:04 PM »

It's a little bit rough and ready but I really wanted to share this tune before the end of the month, it's called Balfour Road ...................I think it's gorgeous, and am really glad I finally worked out how to fit it on the box (albeit in the stupid key of E major!).

https://youtu.be/ZvcuRIPWsAk
That's a very sweet tune, nicely played and presented. I like your quiet, simple arrangement, too. Was curious about the key, tho. Could it be in A maj?

Yes, you're right. I think it must be A major, and I'm an idiot.  :|bl
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2015, 02:47:09 AM »



Yes, you're right. I think it must be A major, and I'm an idiot.  :|bl

Well, I wouldn't venture that far, but we're all a bit MAD actually.... ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2015, 04:21:43 PM »

I really liked your Return from Helsinki by Ian Stephenson Thomas and it reminded me that we did this tune in a pub session a few years ago with Chris Brimley. Here it is:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsegqAUaCw

Great version  (:) Nice mix of instruments. We almost never get such endings in our sessions. Anyone always keeps on playing...

Thomas
 
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2015, 08:14:41 AM »

Here's my contribution: the Simcoe Waltz named for beautiful Lake Simcoe in southern Ontario. I had the pleasure of living on the shore of the lake for about 12 years. I had intended to provide a montage of photos of the lake to accompany the tune, but sadly didn't get around to figuring out how to do that - perhaps I'll manage to add it a later point!  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apOgRUEd9pU

I uploaded two other versions of this tune, almost three years ago. The progress I have made could be measured in the fact that the earlier recordings required dozens of takes ... the most recent one was done in one take!  (:)

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1dNv6-HB90
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2015, 05:54:23 PM »

Here's my contribution: the Simcoe Waltz named for beautiful Lake Simcoe in southern Ontario. I had the pleasure of living on the shore of the lake for about 12 years. I had intended to provide a montage of photos of the lake to accompany the tune, but sadly didn't get around to figuring out how to do that - perhaps I'll manage to add it a later point!  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apOgRUEd9pU


Wow, that's a keeper, Peter! Lovely composition, and great sounding little box too. Nice to wake up to on a Sunday morn!  ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2015, 09:16:31 PM »

Can't believe it! it seems I've dug out an English tune Lester Bailey hasn't covered yet!

Calabria: https://youtu.be/T9hBnAg8Swc
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2015, 09:58:14 AM »

Used this month's theme to finally learn a tune I heard Andy Next Tune play almost exactly a year ago, the rather sweet and quite-annoying-when-you-cock-up-a-single-note Liverpool Hornpipe:

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/liverpool-hornpipe

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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2015, 12:54:35 PM »


Calabria: https://youtu.be/T9hBnAg8Swc
A nice tune. I put it on my learning list.

Can't believe it! it seems I've dug out an English tune Lester Bailey hasn't covered yet!
Maybe a potential theme of the month: tunes that Lester Bailey hasn't recorded ... ;-)
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2015, 01:02:25 PM »

Can't believe it! it seems I've dug out an English tune Lester Bailey hasn't covered yet!
Maybe a potential theme of the month: tunes that Lester Bailey hasn't recorded ... ;-)

Seriously, I've considered it already! Just a matter of time!  ;D

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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2015, 11:07:07 PM »

Here's my "Place":

https://youtu.be/KYGWZ_nssiY

The Moulsham Street Hornpipe was written by Greg Trice who played piano accordion for Chelmsford Morris and introduced me to the team when I started work there in 1975, thereby launching my parallel career as a folk musician.
Named after a busy shopping street in Chelmsford, this is a tune in 5/4 time, inspired by John Kirkpatrick's The Gas Almost Works which is also in 5/4. Greg was a fine musician but somewhat eccentric and enjoyed quirky tunes in odd time signatures and keys.

There's a CD of his more danceable and playable tunes, played by Mick and Sarah Graves (fiddle/mandolin and English concertina) with Colin Heaviside on piano. Highly recommended, and available from Sarah Graves' web site.
Also a tune book coming, maybe later this year, from Hedingham Fair.
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2015, 07:51:14 PM »

I've realised it's over 6 months since I posted a video so here is a stab at Coleford Jig, the only tune I know with a place name in it:

https://youtu.be/Wzz86BcGqUE

I would normally play it "straight" but I was messing around with the rhythm a bit to get closer to the way Gavin Atkin plays it in his fiddle version on YT.  Not sure I've pulled it off, but it was fun trying.  N
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Re: Theme of the Month for April 2015: Places
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2015, 12:45:42 AM »

Well done folks; time for a new theme - stick late submissions on the end here as usual of course
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