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What tune shall we play in March?

Tip Top Polka
- 9 (23.1%)
Sir Sidney Smith's March
- 7 (17.9%)
Tripping Upstairs
- 15 (38.5%)
Chat Noir Chat Blanc
- 8 (20.5%)

Total Members Voted: 35

Voting closed: March 01, 2018, 10:34:09 PM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:39:55 PM »

Oh no! I've forgotten to set up the poll! Quick, let's find some tunes to vote on....

Tip Top Polka - last month's runner up played by Paul Earwicker, and very nice too... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFM_f36k42k

Sir Sidney Smith's March - a standard, but fairly challenging piece popularised by Roger Watson. Here played by Anahata... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EggASW2HFQ8

Tripping Upstairs - another standard, played here by Sandy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYTDxiAr_ok

Chat Noir Chat Blanc - an off the wall suggestion, and not a tune I'd heard before, but it seems playable enough and is very nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CAqmcKV2bo and a more elaborate version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsIMhzhpcyY ; film music I *think*.

Phew! Think I got away with it! Happy voting folks...

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 07:57:12 PM »

Maybe it's just me, but I've always known the tune used by Britannia Coconut Dancers as The Tip TAP Polka, and the tune I know as The Tip Top Polka is a mid-19th Century American tune. Probably doesn't matter, as we all know which tune we're considering, and I may have had the wrong end of the stick for the last 40 years or so......

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 08:46:29 PM »

I think it is you  ;D
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 04:48:55 AM »

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 08:17:05 AM »

Um..... I've always known it as Tip Top so, er,  Graham.....!   ;)

I love it played at the speed they dance.
I was watching them dance to the sound of their brass band at Sidmouth a couple of years back.
I find it totally bonkers and totally wonderful at the same time. Love 'em to bits. One day I'll get Oooop North and see it in their natural environment.
Sounds a bit like Attenbourough on another nature expedition!
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 08:37:24 AM »

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »

no, Black Puddings! ....- oops forgot the Whippets - and thereby hangs a tale direct from the Nutters!
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 11:06:24 AM »

Don't the Stacksteads Band who play for the Nutters know the Tip Top Polka as Clow Bank?
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for March 2018
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 11:46:28 AM »

Hugh, you might be right there, it sounds familiar but I don't know for certain.
I still have this vivid memory of them performing right in front of me. I just love it!
Makes me smile just thinking of them  (:)

Occasionally I'll play the tune at what I think is nearer their 'dance' speed on my Bb/Eb box and.....somehow it sounds better.
Perhaps a case of 'right key for the tune'?
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