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Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:18:56 AM »

This month's theme is all about colours, so any tune that has a colour in the tune name, or is even tangentially related in the most obscure way to a colour or colours. Foreign language colours count too of course.

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 12:25:21 PM »

Red Joak, which has been on the 'to do' list since first hearing many years ago, I think played by Steve Turner. Hohner 4 stop 'A'

https://youtu.be/vxJOUfk7Qt4

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 12:46:44 PM »

Greensleeves - The tune used for the Wyresdale three man dance
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 08:26:41 AM »

In this highly political month - Red Joak, Greensleeves. Perhaps we need to cover all bases (colours) something blue, orange, purple and white (for any independents)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 07:48:14 PM »

A couple of very obvious tunes played on a Cas Lilly

Black Joke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGtw3772Z0

Blue Eyed Stranger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy1N9Agswyg

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 09:06:52 PM »

Firstly, Red Lane, a tune in 9/8 written by Fi Fraser, names after a road in her village. It goes with another tune, Dark Lane, named after another....
A pdf of both tunes is attached but I'm playing Red Lane here in D rather than G and as I'm using a one row it doesn't have the chords as shown.

https://youtu.be/3tRPz2toVyQ


Secondly, George Green's College Hornpipe. Again here in D rather than its usual G.

https://youtu.be/dyAEofuQigk

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 10:07:27 AM »

Firstly, Red Lane, a tune in 9/8 written by Fi Fraser, names after a road in her village. It goes with another tune, Dark Lane, named after another....
A pdf of both tunes is attached but I'm playing Red Lane here in D rather than G and as I'm using a one row it doesn't have the chords as shown.

https://youtu.be/3tRPz2toVyQ


Secondly, George Green's College Hornpipe. Again here in D rather than its usual G.

https://youtu.be/dyAEofuQigk

Mitch

Very nice Howard! Love the sound of the Sag'ne, it's great to see one over here ;D

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 05:14:32 PM »

Black rogue jig
As posted in another thread showing my new BLACK Pepperpot melodeon
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wXUripvUiBk
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 06:45:25 AM »

How about 'Rainbow Jigs'?

Mentioned on concertina.net last year:

http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7837&page=28&hl=%2Brainbow+%2Bjigs#entry177667

Not sure if entirely suitable for the melodeon, but all the colours of the spectrum included...

There may be a copyright problem though?

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 04:59:11 PM »

I haven't posted for a while so here is my contribution, The Corn and the Blue written by Ed Rennie for the lovely Pilgrim Morris Men who I wasn't out playing for today.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 11:40:09 PM »

How about 'Rainbow Jigs'?

Mentioned on concertina.net last year:

http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7837&page=28&hl=%2Brainbow+%2Bjigs#entry177667

Not sure if entirely suitable for the melodeon, but all the colours of the spectrum included...

There may be a copyright problem though?

Roger

James Fitton, composer of the Rainbow Jigs is a member of the forum here and was very happy to share his clever composition with anyone who cared to play it. As far as I am aware this is still the case.

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 11:59:51 AM »

I've always been fond of Lavender Blue. You can do a lot with it. Run through different keys major and minor do a few variations in between. G, Em, D, Am.  I have yet to work in A major, C major etc but am sure they will be possible on a 2 1/2 row box
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 04:52:23 PM »

I have enjoyed the 'Joaks' submitted, thanks for that.
If I can ask - why are they political?
I've got the dots for various coloured Joaks in JK's tunebook where he says he's not sure what a Joak is, so if someone could enlighten me I'd appreciate it cos now I'm confused!

Here's my effort.
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It's Orange in Bloom, otherwise known as the Sherbourne Waltz.
It's a waltz I've first played on concertina, now 'converted' to melodeon, and as I've been learning stuff on my DG's thought it a good opportunity to have a tune on the BbEb Hohner Erika for a change.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 05:30:39 PM »

The Bluebell Polka, of course


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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 05:37:44 PM »

It's Orange in Bloom, otherwise known as the Sherbourne Waltz.

<Annoying Pedantry>Orange in Bloom is in 6/8, the Sherborne Waltz in in 3/4, therefore Orange in Bloom=/=Sherborne Waltz</Annoying Pedantry>

<Even More Annoying Pedantry>Sherborne not Sherbourne</Even More Annoying Pedantry>
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2017, 05:56:34 PM »

Ummmm thank you for the correction Lester. That's put me in my place!
Are the 'dots' the same but different time signatures?
Just wondering why they are often quoted, as I did, ' as otherwise known as....'
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2017, 06:01:59 PM »

Ummmm thank you for the correction Lester. That's put me in my place!
Are the 'dots' the same but different time signatures?
Just wondering why they are often quoted, as I did, ' as otherwise known as....'
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If you played the Sherborne Waltz for the Sherborne dance Orange in Bloom the dancers would not be happy.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 06:18:19 PM »

Should I ever have the privilege of playing for Sherbourne, I'll remember!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2017, 07:02:58 PM »

Should I ever have the privilege of playing for Sherbourne, I'll remember!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2017: Colours
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2017, 10:28:15 PM »

Several of us (including myself) have put the morris and waltz versions together for contrast on YouTube.

Rod Stradling 'invented' the waltz version while trying to learn the morris tune, I've heard.
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