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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2020, 12:14:12 PM »

Here's another minor tune from me 'The Mumping Maid' which I found on Folktunefinder. The info there says it's from a book of dance tunes from 1932 called Maggot Pie, about which I know very little. It doesn't seem to attribute the tune to any particular composer, but I get the impression that they were all modern tunes (at least they were in 1932!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l5eJTEmlcU

As far as I can ascertain 'mumping' means deceitful.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2020, 03:14:22 PM »

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Mazurka Limousin. Sadly not long enough to dance to.

https://youtu.be/QXn5x8bkKbs

Thanks...I really like that tune. We used to play it with a slightly less rhythmic feel and follow it with Femme de Marbre by Stephane Delicq. 

Also thanks for the nice comments about my Chale Bleu.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2020, 05:32:21 PM »

Here's another minor tune from me 'The Mumping Maid' which I found on Folktunefinder. The info there says it's from a book of dance tunes from 1932 called Maggot Pie, about which I know very little. It doesn't seem to attribute the tune to any particular composer, but I get the impression that they were all modern tunes (at least they were in 1932!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l5eJTEmlcU

As far as I can ascertain 'mumping' means deceitful.

Thanks for that. Nice to hear minor tunes that aren't slow airs or slow dance tunes  (though I do like them). This bounced along nicely. Trouble is, I've got an earworm now.   (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2020, 03:02:51 PM »

Here is our version of the tune Theme Vannetais based on our playing for Sheffield women's dance team Lizzie Dripping for their dance 'Twiglet'.

The tune was originally composed by Jean Choucun of the band Tri Yann and used for the theme music for Picou Fils de son Père, a Breton television serial from the 1970s. It has since been adopted by many English Morris and Border dance teams for their own versions of 'Twiglet'.

Jan plays a Castagnari 'Laura' melodeon in D/G; Steve plays a Castagnari '1914' melodeon in D/G

https://youtu.be/DCD_0gLXqW0
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2020, 03:14:23 PM »

Here is our version of the tune Theme Vannetais based on our playing for Sheffield women's dance team Lizzie Dripping for their dance 'Twiglet'.

The tune was originally composed by Jean Choucun of the band Tri Yann and used for the theme music for Picou Fils de son Père, a Breton television serial from the 1970s. It has since been adopted by many English Morris and Border dance teams for their own versions of 'Twiglet'.

Jan plays a Castagnari 'Laura' melodeon in D/G; Steve plays a Castagnari '1914' melodeon in D/G

https://youtu.be/DCD_0gLXqW0

Brilliant!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2020, 03:18:06 PM »

  Bravo!!   (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2020, 03:49:24 PM »

Here is our version of the tune Theme Vannetais based on our playing for Sheffield women's dance team Lizzie Dripping for their dance 'Twiglet'.
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https://youtu.be/DCD_0gLXqW0

Not usually too keen on that tune because so over-played, but I really like what you two did with it, both the driving rhythm and the build-up of variations.
[makes mental note to look out for Lizzie Dripping when we're all allowed out to play again!]
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2020, 05:03:39 PM »

Yep, very enjoyable Steve and Jan, thank you for that.
Lovely to hear such tight playing, and variations too.
Well played both!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2020, 06:16:16 PM »

A tune wot I wrote...as I'm rubbish at theory I had to check, but I'm reliably informed it's in Em... :|glug

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #69 on: May 22, 2020, 06:21:59 PM »

A tune wot I wrote...as I'm rubbish at theory I had to check, but I'm reliably informed it's in Em... :|glug

Two for Joy..


https://youtu.be/_RTD-hu9QRQ

Nice one!

Funnily enough, the first video youtube wants to direct me to after watching yours has the following title: "Music Theory Crash Course (Day 5) LIVE + Q&A! - Scales..."   :D
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2020, 12:01:01 AM »

Here is our version of the tune Theme Vannetais ...

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #71 on: May 23, 2020, 09:45:06 PM »

I recorded this 3 years ago, and the lovely dancing K is now my wife!

https://youtu.be/KpEmQRvwQKM

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2020, 10:34:13 AM »

This is an old Eagles number, in Eminor. A bit different to the original but don't shoot the melodeon player ... he doesn't know any better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCVNWPgotfA
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #73 on: May 25, 2020, 11:09:48 AM »

One of my favourite tunes, and I just loved your version. Many many thanks!
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2020, 06:58:12 AM »

Cheers Winston, glad you liked my version  (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2020, 09:08:05 PM »

One of my favourite tunes, I owed it a new recording since the previous one was done in a park during a freezing English November (I'm from the Middle East!) on an out of tune box.
Here's the minor version of Young Collins:

https://youtu.be/HtHijIkgV_A
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 09:19:04 PM by Eshed »
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2020, 09:17:36 PM »

I recorded this 3 years ago, and the lovely dancing K is now my wife!
Lovely tune and playing!
I just hope my girlfriend doesn't hear about this. I have no problem with marrying, but the last thing I need is expectations for tunes to be written for her.  ;)

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I really liked that one, so very bouncy!  :||:
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2020, 10:16:00 AM »

My offering for May:The Abbott's Bromley Horn Dance. This seems to have taken a lot of learning  ;D

https://soundcloud.com/greg-bradfield-smith/abbotts-bromley-horn-dance

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2020, 01:28:55 PM »

My offering for May:The Abbott's Bromley Horn Dance.

That’s beautiful !
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2020: Minor Tunes
« Reply #79 on: May 28, 2020, 01:47:26 PM »

.....haunting.
A unique tune, thanks Greg.
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