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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2019, 08:25:09 PM »

Miss Handcart. I asked! I knew exactly what I was asking for and I won't change my mind. By chance, are you volunteering to play it and post the recording here?
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2019, 08:30:50 PM »

I'm sure I heard Pikey drawing up a chair...….  >:E
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2019, 11:44:13 PM »

I'll post this before Pikey does. I'm off to hide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI1UHnw5XN0&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:31 PM »

A tune with song attached plus a quick burst of a non-song tune.
The Wild Boar.
Shot in low light hence the slightly odd colouring in the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XtuGCb-Xk
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2019, 10:17:04 PM »

Sweet Thames Flow Softly is both grand song, and a bonny tune, with 3 parts. MacColl for a man who didn't play any instruments, was some tune maker.

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2019, 10:31:08 PM »

A tune with song attached plus a quick burst of a non-song tune.
The Wild Boar.
Shot in low light hence the slightly odd colouring in the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XtuGCb-Xk

I'm always astonished by your ability to sing and play the melodeon at the same time. Chapeau!
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 02:39:35 PM »

Luckily I can't seem to manage to film myself successfully, so I can't inflict a clip of me, singing and playing at the same time.
Technologically challenged that's me.

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2019, 06:25:17 PM »

Here's a rather nice eucharist hymn learned off the playing of Helena Torpy and Steve Turner (first CD, Sideways Air). Steve sings on it, which he really shouldn't, and I don't, thank goodness.

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

There's a second tune on the end, which I can't place. It's a carol I think, but I can't quite figure out which one - there's a piano version of it on youtube called 'Christ is Born in Bethlehem', but I don't think that's actually the name - I think it's a line from it, but not the first line, and not the name. And there are *lots* of different songs called Christ is Born in Bethlehem, so it's hard to google. Any ideas?

Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2019, 09:25:51 PM »

It’s called, See amid the winter snow.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2019, 09:47:42 PM »

It’s called, See amid the winter snow.

Aha! Thank you :-)

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2019, 10:36:24 PM »

Sometimes known as "Hail thou ever blessed morn", which is the first line of the chorus.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2019, 09:56:33 PM »

My first posting for TOTM! A song written by Paul Metsers, originally from New Zealand but now living in Kendal. We used to book him for the folk club that McGrooger and I used to run in Kendal in the early 80's. A fine singer and writer of excellent songs.
Here is my version of his A Thousand Years Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLaVEZhQsg&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 10:56:38 PM »

My first posting for TOTM! A song written by Paul Metsers, originally from New Zealand but now living in Kendal. We used to book him for the folk club that McGrooger and I used to run in Kendal in the early 80's. A fine singer and writer of excellent songs.
Here is my version of his A Thousand Years Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLaVEZhQsg&feature=youtu.be
Great stuff Hugh; really well played and sung. Look forward to more postings in the coming months!
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 10:59:20 PM »

Here is my version of his A Thousand Years Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLaVEZhQsg&feature=youtu.be
I enjoyed listening to the song so much I forgot to listen to the melodeon playing.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2019, 12:33:21 PM »

I realised I have a tune suitable, recoded here.
https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/over-the-field-of-turnips

As said in the tune notes, it has resonance for me. My grandfather and uncle would have known this regimental tune when going to WWI. An internet search gives a resident remembering them singing the song to this tune on sunday mornings at drill practice, mid 1850's.
I find it amazing how tunes can bridge the gap of generations....
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2019, 06:05:15 PM »

Right, nothing fancy or groundbreaking but here's an old favorite song and tune, Constant Billy:
https://youtu.be/LTGu1B1o_Rg

Yes, I'm being naughty and singing the modern nonsense verse just to dubiously qualify under this month's theme. I wanted to record it for last month's British Isles theme but then we had a huge snowstorm that shut down school for three days and then my son was sick home from school for a week and there wasn't any quiet time to record it. So now I'm going to subject you all to my singing (unaccompanied, no less). Well, I hope you will still watch it after that glowing advertisement.

I must be improving, though: I recorded this in a single take! :||: :|glug
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2019, 10:01:41 PM »

Jesse: I loved that rendition of Constant Billy!
Q: as you say, such a tune can wipe away the years. Are you sure that there were words to the Devon marching tune? Good luck with finding them. Lovely tune, anyway.
Tony (a Smith with Devon ancestry)
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2019, 10:14:14 PM »

The googled reference was to a resident living outside one of the city's barracks ( now a housing estate) as a childhood memory, mid 1800's.
I haven't tried looking but that could be a little job for the future.
I first heard the tune on Banquet of Boxes cd, played by Mark Bazeley. I sometimes see him about and we have mutual friends, I'll make enquiries as to it's origins when the opportunity arises.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2019, 03:50:40 PM »

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/magic-moments-take-1

Perry Como's lovely "Magic Moments" - I did not get the rhythm right but this is how I've recorded it this time around.
Next recording I'll try to get the swing feeling right and I am definitely going to rerecord this one because it's just such a feelgood song. (:)

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edit: had to reupload the song.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 03:53:16 PM by Fred »
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2019, 01:54:29 PM »

Here's a song I used to do accompanied by guitar some years (decades) ago. Thought I'd try it with melodeon; hope it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjG4T7E1qOo

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