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Clive Williams

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Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:42:33 AM »

Hi all; thank you for the excellent suggestion, let's do anything related to, however loosely, transport and travel. That includes anything with trips, ships, roads, etc, and plenty of more tangential thoughts too I'm sure!

Happy posting!

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Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 11:01:48 AM »

Nice one!
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 11:09:47 AM »

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 01:02:22 PM »

Here's a couple I made earlier:
Trip to Stowmarket and Pony Trot Polka, both played on my Wesson Clipper one-row in C.
https://soundcloud.com/steve_freereeder/trip-to-stowmarket-ponytrot

The 'Trip to Stowmarket' was composed by me in the East Anglian style and is dedicated to Katie and John Howson, former directors of of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust. 'Pony Trot Polka', inspired here by the playing of Katie Howson, was composed by Norfolk dulcimer player Billy Bennington.

I love the Pony trot Polka - it's one of my favourite tunes. I think you can hear the jingle of bells on the pony's harness.  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 01:32:11 PM »

'Pony Trot Polka', inspired here by the playing of Katie Howson, was composed by Norfolk dulcimer player Billy Bennington.

I love the Pony trot Polka - it's one of my favourite tunes. I think you can hear the jingle of bells on the pony's harness.  (:)


It is a great tune...one of my favourites for playing for step dancing on the rare occasions I get the chance...
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 05:59:05 PM »

I love the Pony trot Polka - it's one of my favourite tunes. I think you can hear the jingle of bells on the pony's harness.  (:)

It is a great tune

Agreed!
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 10:00:23 PM »

Obviously I love the Ponytrot Polka too!

Not composed by Billy Bennington though, he said he'd learned it from Billy Cooper senior, and the B music is clearly a version of Golden Slippers. Ah now there's a theme for future months ... footwear!
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 11:33:55 PM »

Obviously I love the Ponytrot Polka too!

Not composed by Billy Bennington though, he said he'd learned it from Billy Cooper senior, and the B music is clearly a version of Golden Slippers. Ah now there's a theme for future months ... footwear!

Thanks for the correction, Katie! Of course, you are right and I should read the notes on the tunes in my copy of 'Before the Night Was Out' more thoroughly!  :|bl
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2018, 04:42:09 PM »

Do you know, I couldn't find a tune I wanted to record that I haven't already done in Lord knows how many videos I've done by now! So I wrote one, and here it is, an ode to the city (town) of roundabouts and cycling redways, Trip to Milton Keynes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhAfZb9SmRo

Played on the G/C Lilliput, and played in C.

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 05:51:14 PM »

I couldn't find a tune I wanted to record ... So I wrote one...

Wow. Now that's raising the bar!
Not just impressed with the process: I thoroughly enjoy the result too.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 07:14:27 PM »

Do you know, I couldn't find a tune I wanted to record that I haven't already done in Lord knows how many videos I've done by now! So I wrote one, and here it is, an ode to the city (town) of roundabouts and cycling redways, Trip to Milton Keynes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhAfZb9SmRo

Played on the G/C Lilliput, and played in C.

Cheers,

Clive

Lovely song, Clive! Thanks for writing it for the forum and sharing it with us. (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 09:00:35 AM »

Thank you :-) Milton Keynes doesn't have enough tunes written about it; trying to redress the balance a bit!

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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 04:06:00 PM »

A Journey Just Begun : Phil Cunningham Three times without repeats.

The title aptly describes my ongoing adventure with melodeons!

https://youtu.be/Gnzm8vaTFgY

Another from Mick Reeve's dropbox of notation, (I understand the original is in C).

All the best

Bill
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 05:38:46 PM »

A Journey Just Begun : Phil Cunningham Three times without repeats.

The title aptly describes my ongoing adventure with melodeons!

https://youtu.be/Gnzm8vaTFgY

Another from Mick Reeve's dropbox of notation, (I understand the original is in C).

All the best

Bill

This is such a nice tune. And very well played too. Thanks for sharing, Bill.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 08:00:38 PM »

Thank you :-) Milton Keynes doesn't have enough tunes written about it; trying to redress the balance a bit!

MK gets some Internet moments here:

https://youtu.be/LEeS151-U9s
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #15 on: Today at 04:07:04 PM »

Probably cheating a bit here, but the title implies travel or transport, don't you think? You can cover your ears if you find my playing too awful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BGZK0Hp3aA&feature=youtu.be

French tune; Adieu les filles de mon pays
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #16 on: Today at 09:09:40 PM »

Probably cheating a bit here, but the title implies travel or transport, don't you think? You can cover your ears if you find my playing too awful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BGZK0Hp3aA&feature=youtu.be

French tune; Adieu les filles de mon pays

Thank you Edward. That's a great tune. I know it from somewhere, but I've no idea where.
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Re: Theme of the Month for October 2018: Travel and Transport
« Reply #17 on: Today at 09:54:35 PM »

I suppose Calum's Road is out of the question?

SJ  8)
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