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What tune shall we play?

100 Pipers
- 3 (21.4%)
Morrisons Jig
- 1 (7.1%)
Mazurka Des Ecoliers
- 7 (50%)
Tich's Reel
- 3 (21.4%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closes: July 01, 2019, 09:33:03 AM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2019
« on: Yesterday at 09:32:50 AM »

Hello all! I should be doing school paperwork for Ofsted coming in 2 days, but instead I'd much rather be doing this! So this month's 4 options:

100 Pipers - last month's runners up - an old one I used to play which turns up in Lester's veritable encyclopedia of tunes. A classic Scottish jig - https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2015/05/tune-414-100-pipers.html

Morrisons Jig - never thought of this as anything other than a straight irish jig, but here's Gilles Poutoux showing us what you can do on a 1 row in D: https://youtu.be/3OKgKv8haoo?t=524 . If you start the video at the start he takes you through the whole tune, bit by bit.

Mazurka Des Ecoliers - I'll admit it, this is just an excuse to watch this video again, Cyrille Brotto's magnificent interpretation of Gilles Chabanat's mazurka (tune kind of starts about 53 seconds in). Here's a rather 'straighter' version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3SsHrdytq0 which represents the original tune a bit better.

Tich's Reel - horribly recorded, but beautifully played, comes this version from the wonderful Ed Rennie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AR_GMPvnuw

Thanks everyone - back to the paperwork!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2019
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 12:04:20 PM »

I was digging around and found this thread on Mazurka Des Ecoliers

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=13343.0

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