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What tune shall we play in August?

In the Toyshop
- 15 (22.7%)
Hellebore
- 13 (19.7%)
Josefins Dopvals
- 22 (33.3%)
Machynlleth
- 16 (24.2%)

Total Members Voted: 54

Voting closed: August 01, 2020, 08:15:34 AM


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Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« on: July 25, 2020, 08:15:19 AM »

Hi again everyone; hope you're all keeping well! Here's this month's selection:

First, 2 runners-up last month, so:

- In the Toyshop - Will's channel again. Popularised by Martin Ellison of this parish, Dan Quinn and others, this one's a bit harder (I think): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFXdxtVmzKY

- Hellebore - just to prove I don't spend all day, every day, watching Will's channel, here's Toon van Mierlo's (Naragonia) schottische. First, Aurelien Claranbaux's mash-up version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poon2D75Pt4 . This is Naragonia playing it on their recent livestream on bagpipes/accordion: https://youtu.be/P7ShPZp9Kl4?t=2289 . Finally, a straight box version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9FeBBmMbl8

- Josefins Dopvals - thanks for the suggestion Arty, good one! Roger Tallroth's tune, here played by Jamie Huddlestone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbeIIRPpXHQ

- Machynlleth - thanks Steve - traditional Welsh, listen to Steve playing it here: https://soundcloud.com/steve_freereeder/machynlleth , and here's a demo video from Ray Langton: https://youtu.be/4FIRyv8X8V4?t=54

Happy voting everyone!





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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 10:42:44 AM »

- Josefins Dopvals - thanks for the suggestion Arty, good one! Roger Tallroth's tune, here played by Jamie Huddlestone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbeIIRPpXHQ

While their arrangements aren't for everyone, it still worth noting that Väsen have recorded the tune as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUpGaPnZsA
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 02:21:02 PM »

Here's the ABC for Machynlleth, if needed.

X:1
T:Machynlleth
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=106
C:Welsh Traditional
R:Processional
K:G
P:A
|: dedc BcBA | G2G2 G2AB | c2A2 A2A2 | c2A2 A2Bc |
dedc BcBA | G2G2 G2AB | c2A2 G2F2 | G4 G4 :|
P:B
|: FAcA FAcA | GBdB GBdB | FAcA FAcA | FAcA GBdg |
e2e2 e2g2 |d2d2 d2g2 | d2c2 B2A2 | G4 G4 :|
P:C
|: d3e d2c2 | B4 B2c2  |d3g f2e2 | e2d2 d4 |
d3e d2c2 | B4 B2d2 | c2A2 G2F2 | G4 G4 :|
P:D
|: A2AB c2A2 | Bcde d4 | A2AB c2A2 | Bcde d4 |
e2e2 e2g2 | d2d2 d2g2 | d2c2 B2A2 | G4 G4 :|
W:
W:Learned from the playing of Bill Nichols and Dawnswyr Talog, Carmarthen 1984.
W:Also in 'Blodau'r Grug - 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes',
W:published by The Welsh Folk Dance Society.
W:Note that in the B-music, the 4th bar is not the same as the 2nd bar!
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 07:33:51 PM »

I have been having a first go at Hellebore. Hard work :Ph All the video clips show three row boxes, are there any examples on a basic two row?
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 08:23:46 PM »

I have been having a first go at Hellebore. Hard work :Ph All the video clips show three row boxes, are there any examples on a basic two row?

I don't have an example, however per the score on the session (the 2nd one, with 2 sharps) if those are all the notes the tune requires, then it should be possible to play it as it only asks for a Bb, or more prudently, an A#, note outside of the key signature. What challenges that creates for the accompaniment, I'm uncertain, since it... well, vaguely seems like it's written with a harmonic minor scale, needing the accidental below the root note. The first ABC oddly has an K:C dorian, but the score reads rather more as G harmonic minor, and vague attempts at harmonising it seem to agree.

So, your best bet on eg a 2 row D/G would be either looking to your A harmonic minor scale (F natural above, G# below), or play in upper octave E minor (D# below)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 08:11:26 PM »

I'm not going to vote - but if Machynlleth wins I will give it a shot.

Why Machynlleth? The market town was until the 1860's at the limit of navigation on the Dyfi. By the early 1970's : Best equipped childrens playpark in West Wales - Owain Glyndwr's parliament House- Home of the last McConnel loco tender on the railway network - At the foot of the Corris valley it was still shown on my Dad's 2 1/2 inch OS maps as the terminus of the Corris Railway (OS updates were less frequent in those days).

And it is a dance tune.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 11:18:46 PM »

I'm not going to vote - but if Machynlleth wins I will give it a shot.

Why Machynlleth? The market town was until the 1860's at the limit of navigation on the Dyfi. By the early 1970's : Best equipped childrens playpark in West Wales - Owain Glyndwr's parliament House- Home of the last McConnel loco tender on the railway network - At the foot of the Corris valley it was still shown on my Dad's 2 1/2 inch OS maps as the terminus of the Corris Railway (OS updates were less frequent in those days).

And it is a dance tune.

And of course it is the (nearby) home to the Centre for Alternative Technology, a truly inspiring place and series of projects. Sadly, closed to visitors at the moment, though the work and research goes on.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 11:33:09 PM »

....... and I occasionally go busking there on a market day (Wednesdays).
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 12:04:36 AM »

Sadly none of these are boosting the Machynlleth vote.....maybe I should promise NOT to post if it wins. :'(
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 12:46:58 AM »

I'm not going to vote - but if Machynlleth wins I will give it a shot.

Why Machynlleth? The market town was until the 1860's at the limit of navigation on the Dyfi. By the early 1970's : Best equipped childrens playpark in West Wales - Owain Glyndwr's parliament House- Home of the last McConnel loco tender on the railway network - At the foot of the Corris valley it was still shown on my Dad's 2 1/2 inch OS maps as the terminus of the Corris Railway (OS updates were less frequent in those days).

And it is a dance tune.

And of course it is the (nearby) home to the Centre for Alternative Technology, a truly inspiring place and series of projects. Sadly, closed to visitors at the moment, though the work and research goes on.

and it's a good tune. Go ahead and put your vote where your mouth is Peader  ;D
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 08:19:56 AM »

Very difficult choice this month just when I might be able to post an attempt...
Trouble is, I play all of them - but whether I play them competently is another matter ! I reckon my best approach is to choose the tune(s) I most want to improve my playing of (and will learn from) - so that excludes at least two ...(though Machynlleth is a great tune as well)

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 09:24:23 AM »

I'm not going to vote - but if Machynlleth wins I will give it a shot.

Why Machynlleth? The market town was until the 1860's at the limit of navigation on the Dyfi. By the early 1970's : Best equipped childrens playpark in West Wales - Owain Glyndwr's parliament House- Home of the last McConnel loco tender on the railway network - At the foot of the Corris valley it was still shown on my Dad's 2 1/2 inch OS maps as the terminus of the Corris Railway (OS updates were less frequent in those days).

And it is a dance tune.

And of course it is the (nearby) home to the Centre for Alternative Technology, a truly inspiring place and series of projects. Sadly, closed to visitors at the moment, though the work and research goes on.

and it's a good tune. Go ahead and put your vote where your mouth is Peader  ;D

All the tunes on the ballot are way above my playgrade and there's only one which I am remotely interested in learning - and that because it has real time and real place personal associations. I  feel that  voting implies a willingness to try (including posting a recording) of whichever one comes out on top.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 09:40:25 AM »

There are two tunes I have the notes for on the CF (if I transpose) and two I don't (whatever I do). I don't much like the two I couldn't play, anyway, so I would sit this one out.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 09:57:06 AM »

There are two tunes I have the notes for on the CF (if I transpose) and two I don't (whatever I do). I don't much like the two I couldn't play, anyway, so I would sit this one out.

OK vote in....with reservations.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 07:22:23 AM by Clive Williams »
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 11:32:20 AM »

How does 22 out of 54 come to 33% ? ::)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 12:14:21 PM »

How does 22 out of 54 come to 33% ? ::)
It’s 22 out of 66.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 12:17:51 PM »

How does 22 out of 54 come to 33% ? ::)

Don't confuse the number of voters with the number of vote cast.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 01:05:04 PM »

 
How does 22 out of 54 come to 33% ? ::)

Don't confuse the number of voters with the number of vote cast.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2020, 02:33:12 PM »

Because people can vote for more than 1 tune :-)

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2020
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2020, 03:00:09 PM »

Because people can vote for more than 1 tune :-)
Yes, I realise that now. I should have stopped chewing my toes and counted the votes cast before I asked the qeustion.
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