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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #520 on: March 10, 2012, 10:26:10 PM »

... Even though I've not contributed to the Schottisches theme (yet?!) it's much more fruitful for me than the current Film Themes where I might learn summat like Star Wars as a novelty but would probably never play it again. 

Ah, with a little sneaky planning though, you can do both a film theme and add to your ceilidh-style tunes repertoire.

The Floral Dance,  for example - anyone remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RM6MQJRjAs (tune starts properly about 2 min in) - cracking tune. I was considering a crack at this one myself - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMcFyCmCjjI - the Moulin Rouge waltz, which is another lovely tune (learning up something else now though!); and of course the movie Mamma Mia has enabled just about all of Abba's most well known songs, a large number of which are very playable/danceable...



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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #521 on: March 11, 2012, 11:26:30 AM »

Good point, Clive. A few tune suggestions like that to go with a slightly quirky ThOTM would be most helpful for a dullard like me. I often feel a bit flummoxed as to where to look. (:)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #522 on: March 14, 2012, 10:50:51 AM »

Tarentella gets my vote!

And for Theme of the Month, how about Eurovision Song Contest song tunes?   >:E
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #523 on: March 21, 2012, 01:32:16 AM »

Naughty!  >:E >:E
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #524 on: March 24, 2012, 04:16:58 AM »

Suggestions for Theme of the Month:

- Stephen Foster songs
- National anthems and other national songs (Waltzing Matilda, Rule Britannia, Flower of Scotland, etc.)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #525 on: March 24, 2012, 07:15:52 AM »

Eurovision tunes is such a wicked idea. And I know I've said this before, "Waltzing Mathilda" was the first tune I ever played on a Castagnari ..

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    Whitby festival 1986. I want one
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But doesn't life come round in circles? We put Mathilda onto the Sydney plane last week and she now lives in Bondi. D'y'know, the re-connection with Oz's famous song never entered our heads. Coolibah, as they say :|glug  Must practice it ...
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #526 on: March 26, 2012, 03:05:10 PM »

Eurovision tunes is such a wicked idea. And I know I've said this before, "Waltzing Mathilda" was the first tune I ever played on a Castagnari ..

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    Wife squirms uncomfortably. Infant Mathilda in her arms
    begins a little wimper. A month's family income on a BOX?
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But doesn't life come round in circles? We put Mathilda onto the Sydney plane last week and she now lives in Bondi. D'y'know, the re-connection with Oz's famous song never entered our heads. Coolibah, as they say :|glug  Must practice it ...
Boom, bang a bang....... >:E
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #527 on: March 26, 2012, 03:06:20 PM »

Or, having just rediscovered Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh, how about 'Irish polkas and slides' as theme of the month?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #528 on: March 26, 2012, 03:57:16 PM »

Or, having just rediscovered Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh, how about 'Irish polkas and slides' as theme of the month?
I'd second that one.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #529 on: April 02, 2012, 01:32:48 PM »

Not sure if this has been nominated or put up for a vote before, but what about Galopede? Personally, I've a new found love for the tune after playing it with JK and others at the War Horse Folk Music School a week or two back (http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/galopede).
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #530 on: April 03, 2012, 09:23:01 PM »

How about 'Topless melodeon playing' as Theme of the Month?
Here's an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCsKDS3MT3E&feature=g-vrec&context=G2ef08ebRVAAAAAAAACQ

I don't know why......  ;D
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #531 on: April 03, 2012, 09:47:27 PM »

How about 'Topless melodeon playing' as Theme of the Month?
Here's an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCsKDS3MT3E&feature=g-vrec&context=G2ef08ebRVAAAAAAAACQ

I don't know why......  ;D

Not sure many in our demographic would look as good as him whilst doing that, sure I would not  ;D

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #532 on: April 03, 2012, 10:14:31 PM »

Some of us have bulges which might affect smooth bellows action .........

Ouch.

(Tried it)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #533 on: April 03, 2012, 10:28:55 PM »

How about 'Topless melodeon playing' as Theme of the Month?
Here's an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCsKDS3MT3E&feature=g-vrec&context=G2ef08ebRVAAAAAAAACQ

I don't know why......  ;D

Hmm, very nice.  :P ::)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #534 on: April 03, 2012, 10:30:16 PM »

A counter proposal of playing melodeon wearing a garish /interesting top...or maybe in 'costume'.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #535 on: April 03, 2012, 10:39:49 PM »

Suit of armour?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #536 on: April 04, 2012, 08:15:50 AM »

Suit of armour?
No proud parent can resist such a cue ..

Get your Arms round a "heavy metal"
melodeon at The Ryall Armouries
He actually plays guitar  ???

Bespoke grill anyone?
 
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #537 on: April 04, 2012, 08:32:02 AM »

A counter proposal of playing melodeon wearing a garish shirt

Been there, seen it, done it, got large collection of said shirts

Ashokan Farewell with two shirts  :o

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #538 on: April 04, 2012, 08:53:06 AM »

Wear what you like but it must 'accessorize' with your bellows  :D

The garish shirts seem quite popular  8)

Note tactical thread drift  :Ph

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #539 on: April 04, 2012, 12:11:57 PM »

As for tunes what about 'paddy careys' and sally sloanes barn dance?
Two of which can be heard on this audio
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=28355
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