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Clive Williams

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Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« on: January 01, 2019, 12:03:04 PM »

Hi all; let's bring this theme back, shall we - it's been over a year and it gives those of you who voted for Paddy Carey the chance to finally play it :-)

As noted last time, the British Isles is not the same as Great Britain, or the UK - in fact, it's not a country at all - it is the islands comprising the United Kingdom *and* Ireland (including Southern Ireland). So this can cover anything from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or Ireland itself. Channel Islands and the Isle of Man too!

Happy new year to one and all!

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 12:24:45 PM »

Mona's Delight from the Isle of Man

Torn between 'swine!' and 'great minds'. I was just practising a Manx tune to record myself, having decided to take the most obscure of the options presented.

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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 12:37:18 PM »

I presume all of the Scottish isles are included? It would be a shame to miss out on the wealth of music from the Shetlands.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 05:11:13 PM »

Taking Clive's suggestion at face value and given that I have not posted Paddy Carey before

https://youtu.be/hrFrc44lx-A

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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 08:25:10 PM »

Here's a rough take of "Soldier's Joy", a tune I've been trying to learn to play consistently (with marginal success) since I first picked up the melodeon a little less than a year ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOVKzNqpphk
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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 04:42:00 PM »

An eccentric tune written by John Glaister of Thames Valley Morris Men which Phil Williams has introduced to my local side. Probably a bit faster than 'dance' tempo. PDF attached, needless to say I have applied the KISS principle to Phil's suggestions for chords.

A current tune which fits the brief. Still a 'not sure' for me in some respects.

https://youtu.be/JwqJYREaqMs

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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 10:10:36 PM »

Farewell to Whiskey by Neil Gow

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

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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 11:00:29 PM »

Farewell to Whiskey by Neil Gow

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

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Very nice!  One of my favorites when I played fiddle.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Tunes from the British Isles
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 05:43:26 PM »

Here's my tune; I've learned this off the new Boldwood album, Glory of the West

The Babylon: https://youtu.be/Ne545sGQbMg

The whole album's full of 17th-19th century "Poldark" tunes to quote their album notes, typically sourced from obscure Playford style music manuscripts, so I assume this tune is too. It's a cracker. And while I'm playing it on the 12 bass Bb/Eb Preciosa here, it fits just fine on a standard 2 row 8 bass box.
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