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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #400 on: February 02, 2011, 02:16:40 PM »

Well you learn something new every day. Thanks Bill.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #401 on: February 02, 2011, 03:15:31 PM »

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There's also a recording of Bob Cann playing it on this page.
Just goes to show you can't make much of a job of a tune on an instrument missing some of the key notes.

I think I discovered Bob Cann too late, when his playing wasn't as good as his early days.

I couldn't understand what the fuss was about, when I heard obvious wrong notes and clashing bass chords when he should have been cross-fingering to get the tune correct.
It still hurts to listen the third part of Primrose Polka where it should switch rows....

Having said that - his earlier recording which I discovered later were fab...
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #402 on: February 02, 2011, 04:28:44 PM »

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There's also a recording of Bob Cann playing it on this page.
Just goes to show you can't make much of a job of a tune on an instrument missing some of the key notes.

I think I discovered Bob Cann too late, when his playing wasn't as good as his early days.
I wasn't commenting on his standard of playing, which is probably very good for whatever instrument he is playing. "Woodland Flowers" is clearly outside the scope of that instrument. Played properly, i.e. what the composer wrote, there are three parts, in G, D and C, with additional #s in each part. A more comprehensive instrument, e.g. Will Starr's BCC#, would be appropriate for this tune.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #403 on: February 02, 2011, 05:21:19 PM »

Bill - the 32 bar jig that Bob Cann plays is his adaptation of course. It is generally played as such in these parts and is pretty much a session standard played in D and with absolutely no accidentals at all. The Schottische or Barn Dance version that I (and probably you to I should imagine) am more familiar with is either in C and modulates to G & then F (the trio) or G,D [G] and then C (trio section). Either way it's a cracking tune and I'd love to have it as a tune of the month - I might get around to participating again then  :D I prefer Shand's recording of it by the way.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #404 on: February 02, 2011, 07:21:58 PM »

I couldn't understand what the fuss was about, when I heard obvious wrong notes and clashing bass chords when he should have been cross-fingering to get the tune correct.
As I understand it. Bob Cann was from a school of melodeon playing where the chords didn't matter, rhythm was everything and the bass end was just tuned percussion. Cajun 1-row music is all "wrong chords" too (so is most 1 row melodeon music), but to hear it that way is to miss the point.

It still hurts to listen the third part of Primrose Polka where it should switch rows....
Can you direct me to a source of The Primrose Polka as She was wrote?
(recording or score, either would do)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #405 on: February 02, 2011, 08:29:57 PM »

I learned Primrose Polka from this recording:  http://www.archive.org/details/PrimrosePolka
Couldn't say how close it is to the original, but it's from a 78rpm record of Adam Rennie's dance band.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #406 on: February 02, 2011, 09:07:07 PM »

It still hurts to listen the third part of Primrose Polka where it should switch rows....

Ah - I though you meant there should be a key change... now I've listened to Bob Cann again, I know what you mean.
Actually all he needed to do was switch basses/chords - the RH is OK.

I learned Primrose Polka from this recording:  http://www.archive.org/details/PrimrosePolka
Couldn't say how close it is to the original, but it's from a 78rpm record of Adam Rennie's dance band.

Sweet! - thanks.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #407 on: February 03, 2011, 01:46:40 PM »

I've had scans of the dots for Primrose Polka emailed to me separately by two people now.
Thanks hugely to both Bill Young and steve_freereader, and if anyone else was thinking of doing the same, please don't now as my cup truly runneth over   :|glug  :|glug

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #408 on: February 08, 2011, 06:28:49 PM »

In honour of his recent honour and upcoming tour, what about an Andy Cutting ThOTM for March?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #409 on: February 08, 2011, 09:13:38 PM »

Have you done History Man as Tune of the Month before?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #410 on: February 09, 2011, 08:51:29 AM »

I really like History Man....how appropriate  (:)

or maybe Theme of the Month could be an Andy Cutting Tune  ???

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #411 on: February 09, 2011, 09:00:24 AM »

I have a theory about the History Man, I think it may have appeared after Andy had been playing The Buffoon from Adderbury. But it's just a theory.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #412 on: February 09, 2011, 09:12:52 AM »

I have a theory about the History Man, I think it may have appeared after Andy had been playing The Buffoon from Adderbury. But it's just a theory.
I see what you mean Lester...interesting

http://www.adderburymorris.org.uk/Adderbury.Morris/Tunes/Buffoon.html
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #413 on: February 09, 2011, 11:19:19 AM »

   non Brits - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12381136 .. paragraph 8
I didn't know that Norma was ill.  That's a drag.  I've got "The Gift," a great disc.  Calling it their first joint album is sort of amusing.

How about a theme in her honor:  Waterson:Carthy related tunes.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #414 on: February 09, 2011, 12:45:46 PM »

What about a 'folk awards' theme?

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #415 on: February 10, 2011, 08:45:39 AM »

I didn't know that Norma was ill.  That's a drag.

Gosh - I missed that scrolling down to Andy! 3 months in ITU is beyond 'ill'  :o  Purgatory really. Poor Norma, and poor family

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #416 on: February 10, 2011, 04:59:15 PM »

or maybe Theme of the Month could be an Andy Cutting Tune  ???

... now that's a nicely topical idea

    non Brits - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12381136 .. paragraph 8

Or even my post at the end of the last page.  ::)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #417 on: February 18, 2011, 10:14:31 AM »

Just seen this, played by Ed Rennie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4tA7gZS4tE

The Valiant, a 48 bar jig composed by Simon Ritchie - might make a nice TOTM?

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #418 on: February 18, 2011, 10:28:44 AM »

Theme has to be a March, in March.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #419 on: February 18, 2011, 11:12:16 AM »

Just seen this, played by Ed Rennie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4tA7gZS4tE

The Valiant, a 48 bar jig composed by Simon Ritchie - might make a nice TOTM?

Great tune,  I've heard it played in many places, didn't realise it was written by Simon.
Great playing too, I've always been a inspired by Ed's playing. 
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