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What tune shall we play in February?

Paddy Carey's
- 19 (37.3%)
Hector the Hero
- 11 (21.6%)
Portsmouth
- 9 (17.6%)
Ganivelle
- 12 (23.5%)

Total Members Voted: 41

Voting closed: February 01, 2019, 12:02:35 PM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« on: January 26, 2019, 12:02:35 PM »

Hello all - here's this month's selection!

Paddy Carey's - last month's runner up (again), a 48 bar jig with plenty of drive; is it English, or Irish? Well, no-one really knows but it's certainly popular in England. Fits beautifully on one row. And here's Chris Wood and Andy Cutting playing it - it's the first tune here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct-oGOAQAzk

Hector the Hero - scottish fiddle air/waltz - always fancied learning this tune, so let's see if I can convince you lot to pick it! Here's a really nice version of it on melodeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrN-OJsaP_k . Written by James Scott Skinner, and lots of fascinating context and music here https://thesession.org/tunes/1292

Portsmouth - trad english reel and session standard, here played by Lester, fresh from his Britains Got Talent starring role, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MObzEwluNA

Ganivelle - a lovely schottische written by Fred Paris, with more that a little resemblence (to my ear anyway) to Galopede - always mixing them up! Here's Anahata playing it through with the even more widely played Canal in October: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Fr6N2nuz8

There you go folks - happy voting!

Cheers,

Clive


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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 07:10:18 PM »

Ganivelle sounds a whole lot like Hesleyside Reel. I strongly vote against voting for this tune as I expect that none of us will learn something really new from it...
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 07:41:21 PM »

Hector the Hero has long been my favourite Scott-Skinner tune. Here's a trip down memory lane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuK0RFv2gnM

It is associated with a particularly sad story
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_the_Hero
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 08:20:08 PM »

Ganivelle sounds a whole lot like Hesleyside Reel. I strongly vote against voting for this tune as I expect that none of us will learn something really new from it...

Well, you could always try playing it outside of the native keys for your instrument :P
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 09:06:06 PM »

Nice slow version of Hector in D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwhNhBkDn7I


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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 09:24:01 PM »

Ganivelle sounds a whole lot like Hesleyside Reel. I strongly vote against voting for this tune as I expect that none of us will learn something really new from it...

Funny, I always hear Galopede in it. Fred Paris is particularly skilled at writing tunes you've known all your life.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 10:50:23 PM »

I can just about detect a very very slight resemblance to hesleyside  but only if I try very hard to convince myself!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 02:32:47 PM »

Wow all even with sixes at the moment !
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 03:06:51 PM »

Ganivelle sounds a whole lot like Hesleyside Reel. I strongly vote against voting for this tune as I expect that none of us will learn something really new from it...

Funny, I always hear Galopede in it. Fred Paris is particularly skilled at writing tunes you've known all your life.

Me too. I can hear echoes of Galopede in it - having played Galopede (aka the Persian Dance) for about four hours yesterday at Dancing England it is haunting me at the moment.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 06:17:33 PM »

Wow all even with sixes at the moment !

There was one month when "you lot" managed to get the poll to end with all 4 tunes on precisely the same score!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 01:18:57 PM »

I'd vote for Portsmouth, it's a regular at the Session I attend
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for February 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 08:34:25 PM »

I'm going for Paddy Carey.
I'm learning it for a dance next month and I want to hear all the efforts from players who know what they are doing.
I played for an impromptu barn dance in 1978 a few weeks after I got my pokerwork and now I have a second one to play for.
There have been hundreds in between when I've played bass, bassoon, trombone or melodeon behind the lead players, but trying to remember the tunes so I can lead is exercising my brain.
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