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Clive Williams

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Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:42:33 PM »

We've done slow tunes, now it's time for fast ones. As fast as you like, or not, or even fast tunes played at a slower pace. Whatever you fancy really!

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 12:39:36 PM »

Perhaps I'll kick things off wit The Waterman's Dance and The Virgin Queen... not exactly break-neck speed, but certainly ties your fingers in knots!

https://youtu.be/9Fcn7khyFsg

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 01:59:54 PM »

There's only 27 seconds of that, which is a pity, because it was going nicely and I've never heard anyone else (except possibly JK a long time ago) play that tune, which I know (in a version with some C♯'sand F♯'s in it) as The SheepShearers.

Fix/re-upload?
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »

Woops! That got off to a flying start! I've changed the link, so it should lead to the full video now...
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 07:52:34 PM »

Saul, those were great! I have that John of the Green book on the way to me (though I know it will be a while before I'll be ready for those triple hornpipes). Welcome to mel.net by the way!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 07:53:22 PM »

Perhaps I'll kick things off wit The Waterman's Dance and The Virgin Queen... not exactly break-neck speed, but certainly ties your fingers in knots!


Fab playing of 2 fab tunes.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 08:39:18 PM »

Huzzah! that's more like it. And What McGrooger said!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 11:09:37 PM »

Here's one from me.
Played on my recording king on the G row or Ador, not to fast with plenty of clack.
Pardon my poor bass work on this box I have more basses than I know what to do with I'm not even sure I'm playing the right ones for this tune (:)
I just started working on this tune after hearing John Lavelle play it after posting about his box last week, its a tune that you could play all night, I love it.

https://soundcloud.com/boxcall/drowsy-maggie1


Saul like others have said nice stuff!!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 02:24:33 AM »

Perhaps I'll kick things off wit The Waterman's Dance and The Virgin Queen... not exactly break-neck speed, but certainly ties your fingers in knots!

https://youtu.be/9Fcn7khyFsg

Saul

Just lovely! Well played and it certainly makes me want to have a look at the tunes.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 09:10:44 AM »

Here's one I did before, and it's two of us, but it's topical as yesterday was St David's Day and tomorrow we'll be playing this as part of lunchtime entertainment for the Bradford & District St David's Society.

Tafarn y Wheatsheaf and Rasus Doncaster

I hope to be back with new videos soon...
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 10:46:14 AM »

Speed being relative, and hopefully balancing with musicality, this from the 'to do' pile. Aly Bain's 'Sophie's Dancing Feet' .

https://youtu.be/zxoMt0Ttwdo

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 11:34:05 AM »

Here's one I did before, and it's two of us, but it's topical as yesterday was St David's Day and tomorrow we'll be playing this as part of lunchtime entertainment for the Bradford & District St David's Society.

Tafarn y Wheatsheaf and Rasus Doncaster

I hope to be back with new videos soon...

I love the stuff you and Mary do. She is brilliant.
My Welsh is rudimentary, but does Tafarn Y Wheatsheaf translate as t' Wheatsheaf Pub?
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 01:48:11 PM »

Here's one I did before, and it's two of us, but it's topical as yesterday was St David's Day and tomorrow we'll be playing this as part of lunchtime entertainment for the Bradford & District St David's Society.

Tafarn y Wheatsheaf and Rasus Doncaster

I hope to be back with new videos soon...

I love the stuff you and Mary do. She is brilliant.
My Welsh is rudimentary, but does Tafarn Y Wheatsheaf translate as t' Wheatsheaf Pub?
Yes - it says so on the blurb beneath the Youtube video screen.  ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2018, 02:23:57 PM »


I love the stuff you and Mary do. She is brilliant.
My Welsh is rudimentary, but does Tafarn Y Wheatsheaf translate as t' Wheatsheaf Pub?
Yes - it says so on the blurb beneath the Youtube video screen.  ;)

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Anahata and Mary still sound great playing together, though, even if you listen without looking.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2018, 05:57:50 PM »

Great tune learnt from John Spiers at Witney a few years ago.
William Irwin’s Hornpipe https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-_dhJEPAg9Q
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2018, 11:15:33 PM »

I first heard this early 1900's pop tune played by Sally Sloane and was surprised at the quick pace that she knocked it out on her battered one-row box. The tempo evidently suited the cakewalk and one-step dances that were popular back then.

https://soundcloud.com/dogbox/hiawatha-cake-walk

Lots of little ditties and parodies were sung to the Hiawatha tune over the years, but I can't think of any examples offhand.

[edit: I just heard Harry Cotter from Binalong NSW playing this tune and singing along on an old recording]
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 05:14:08 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-IRU183jMg
This is what I came up with for the theme whilst 'noodling' some quickish phrases. Not sure if I've unintentionally nicked it from elsewhere. If enough of it turns out to be original I'll call it 'Colliewobble Jack'
(edit: let me know what tune I've nicked from if you recognise it/them -  :|bl ta.)
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 09:37:33 PM »

Well played, Mcgrooger. A simple yet very enjoyable tune (which I personally could not say that I've heard it before, so there's that). Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »

Here are two polkas, played on my Baffetti three row in Bb.

https://youtu.be/woKgyaASing

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2018: Fast Tunes
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2018, 04:43:47 PM »

Here's a couple of tunes by Dave Whetstone, a favourite player of mine

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

We have here Hotfoot 2, paired with Sweet Ginger - both taken from Dave Whetstone's album 'The Resolution' - the one with the picture of the Oakwood on it. It's a great album, mostly because Dave is both a fine tune writer and a fine box player. Dave gave up playing box a few years back, but has been doing a few high profile gigs recently, with the original Cock and Bull band (which features him and Jean-Pierre Rasle) doing Towersey a year or two back, and Sidmouth this year.

The melodeon, which is probably more interesting than talking about Dave, is a Robert Boutet box from Quebec. It's in D. Robert Boutet is, as far as I know, still about but doesn't have any kind of internet presence at all; I guess he sells by local reputation. You can find videos of him playing on youtube. He's a great player, but my goodness he smiles in a very disconcerting manner as he plays.

Cheers,

Clive
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