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Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« on: June 01, 2017, 08:11:14 AM »

Winner this month by the proverbial country mile is Eleanor Plunkett...

An O'Carolan tune, here played (and posted just recently) by Roland Carson, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nad0ZqFV0E0 . Oh, and there's this video too which autoplayed when I played Roland's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfHqoJict3o - that's just lovely, isn't it?

Lovely tune - enjoy having a go at this one.

I'm considering having a break on tune of the month this year over summer when most people are away / otherwise engaged unless there's a big upturn in interest this month, so this may be your last chance for 3 months or so. Post away while you can!

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 09:01:32 AM »

Here's one I prepared earlier. Complete with melodeon face. I am actually a lot happier than I look! It's concentration (:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jui-aw2s5R0&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 09:07:55 AM »

https://youtu.be/8Dzk_vkuKyM

All the best

Bill

Very nice. Two very different settings. Both strongly rhythmic. This tune is open to so many different approaches.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 10:25:05 PM »

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7wSNgayirLs

Here's my version played on a Hohner Erica, RH only first time through. This box was specially prepared for me by Martyn White.  ;)
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 12:15:02 AM »


I must have too much time on my hands, here's my effort.

http://picosong.com/7BEZ
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 02:23:15 AM »


I must have too much time on my hands, here's my effort.

http://picosong.com/7BEZ

Very nice! Is that you playing all the instruments and could you give us a breakdown?
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 10:38:04 PM »

Here's my shot at this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAg2ccdvUkI

Played on the Giasco I in D/G; this box just seemed to want to play this tune as soon as I tried it - like it's been looking for it's own tune for the 14 years or so I've had it, and it's just found it. Oddly, I've only just noticed that the air button on the Giasco is rubbish (it's a bar you push towards the front of the melodeon that goes right down the bass end of the box; a common basque accordion design feature, which this model is based on) - it's genuinely difficult to play the Em chord pair (which on this box is the top right pairing when you look at the box placed on its feet) and keep the thumb on the air button. I'd always thought it was hard to manage air on this thing, and that's why.

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2017, 10:14:37 PM »

Here's my try:

https://youtu.be/B9KZdPKBVVk

I should call it "work in progress".
I agree with Chris - it is a beautiful tune.
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2017, 01:59:20 AM »

Nicely played Roman, and that streb sound quite good actually!
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2017: Eleanor Plunkett
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 11:38:40 AM »

Thanks all - it's end of the month, so we'll close down this theme (slightly) and open up a general one for summer. See you in a minute! Late contribs as ever, stick 'em on the end here.
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