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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #200 on: March 15, 2010, 10:58:54 PM »

How about Redowa Polka from Sussex (Michael Turner's MS)? It's a cracking three-parter and one of my favourites.

As long as dissemination through TOTM does nothing to reinforce that dreadful 'Franglais' (for want of a better word) effect, Steve! ie where the B part of one tune begins to get mixed up with the B part of another and, slowly, insidiously, starts to infiltrate how the tune is commonly perceived and played - in this case, the 'alter ego' being Girl with the Blue Dress On (the other well-known mix-up being Walter Bulwer's No.2 versus The Quaker - aaagh!).

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #201 on: March 15, 2010, 11:08:21 PM »

Revisitation of Skirmish -
I have just posted a YouTube video of Skirmish being played by Nick Barber (the composer) for White Rose Morris (for whom it was written) last Saturday.

As definitive a version as you could get, interestingly different from the written version, but I well know how that happens.

As for the "Nick's Maggot" title, I'm afraid I missed the opportunity to ask him about it yesterday.

You could ask Dave D tomorrow night, as he always calls the tune Nick's Maggot when announcing it at dance outs.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #202 on: March 16, 2010, 01:43:27 AM »

Revisitation of Skirmish -
I have just posted a YouTube video of Skirmish being played by Nick Barber (the composer) for White Rose Morris (for whom it was written) last Saturday.

As definitive a version as you could get, interestingly different from the written version, but I well know how that happens.

As for the "Nick's Maggot" title, I'm afraid I missed the opportunity to ask him about it yesterday.

The dance is interestingly different from how Dog Rose do it. I thought that they and White Rose were fairly, um, "intimate"?
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #203 on: March 16, 2010, 08:36:51 AM »

How about Redowa Polka from Sussex (Michael Turner's MS)? It's a cracking three-parter and one of my favourites.

As long as dissemination through TOTM does nothing to reinforce that dreadful 'Franglais' (for want of a better word) effect, Steve! ie where the B part of one tune begins to get mixed up with the B part of another and, slowly, insidiously, starts to infiltrate how the tune is commonly perceived and played - in this case, the 'alter ego' being Girl with the Blue Dress On (the other well-known mix-up being Walter Bulwer's No.2 versus The Quaker - aaagh!).

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Aaargh from me too, Diane! I know exactly what you mean and I hate it. I once had this happen to me at a session at Kelham Island with this very tune. All the ceilidh soc youngsters started playing the GWTBDO. They did not listen!!! In the end I stood up and stopped the tune and yelled something to the effect of "for f**** sake LISTEN!" Then I and a couple of friends restarted Redowa again. We proceeded to play it for for at least 10 times through, by which time all the youngsters had got the point and learnt a new tune.

Grrr!!!!  >:(

But I'm sure people on this forum do indeed listen at sessions. (Don't you?)

Edited to add - this is one case where a written version of the tune is worthwhile, not necessarily to play from, nor indeed to insist exactly how it is to be played; that way lies death and fossilisation - but simply as a reference. As my anecdote illustrates, there are times when learning (or rather mis-learning) a tune by ear can run the risk of total corruption and despoiling of what was a good original tune.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #204 on: March 16, 2010, 08:56:02 AM »

Hmmm - I've twice got in with a 'young set' in Kelham Island. They did go off at complete tangents, and completely, almost rudely, ignored the rhythm I'd started some tunes in. Eventually (2nd visit) I got the message and .. went somewhere else.  :Ph

As above .. I'm for some Englishness. My speed comment merely echo'd what Steve had said about the video being 'quick'
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #205 on: March 16, 2010, 11:13:56 AM »

As above .. I'm for some Englishness.

I don't think there's been anything Scottish yet.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #206 on: March 16, 2010, 11:22:22 AM »

the other well-known mix-up being Walter Bulwer's No.2 versus The Quaker - aaagh!.

Dear friend that he is, Nick Barber is largely responsible for this by putting the B music of the Quaker into WB's in his "English Choice" red book. I think I mentioned this to him once and he was totally unrepentant.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #207 on: March 16, 2010, 11:24:26 AM »


Grrr!!!!  >:(


Does anyone have a definitive ABC for the Redowa Polka?

Cheers,

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #208 on: March 16, 2010, 12:44:23 PM »

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #209 on: March 16, 2010, 02:02:35 PM »

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #210 on: March 16, 2010, 05:22:49 PM »

For experimenting with chords and fingerings may I nominate "Stranger on the Shore"?  Also a great tune for variations and a bit different to the usual box tunes.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #211 on: March 16, 2010, 06:41:50 PM »

For experimenting with chords and fingerings may I nominate "Stranger on the Shore"?  Also a great tune for variations and a bit different to the usual box tunes. Steve

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7jZeXvpyZQ  ???
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #212 on: March 16, 2010, 06:55:54 PM »

Just a thought but we have not had many entries for this moths tune or theme, so less "what shall we do next" more "Oh! time is running out for March"     ::)

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #213 on: March 16, 2010, 08:54:13 PM »

How about Redowa Polka from Sussex (Michael Turner's MS)? It's a cracking three-parter and one of my favourites.
I learnt it from the playing of dear departed Barry Callaghan (of 'Hardcore English' fame). We played it together in many a pub session.
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #214 on: March 23, 2010, 10:54:41 AM »

Hey Clive when will you be doing the poll for next months TOTM? First of the month is next thursday.

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #215 on: March 23, 2010, 11:54:33 AM »

As one that needs a bit of a head start I second that query.  Besides, I accidentally bought a trombone recently and that is reducing my practice time.   (hmmm... Brass Acquisition Disorder is bad).
Guy

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What about Three Around Three?
A fantastic tune, frequently played at sessions (in England anyway), not a particularly difficult tune but plenty of room for the demi-gods to turn it into something to make the rest of us gasp (and weep).
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« Reply #216 on: March 23, 2010, 01:14:26 PM »

Can I (maybe controversially) suggest a non-folk tune, such as the brilliant 'Stranger on the Shore' idea?  It's just that I feel that if the box gets labelled as purely a folk instrument, we're missing out on its wider potential.  Or what about, 'We Can Work It Out' by the Beatles, 'Memphis Tennessee' by Chuck Berry (a good one for Cajuns!), or mebbe 'Dream, Dream, Dream', by the Everly Brothers?   ;)
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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #217 on: March 23, 2010, 01:20:29 PM »

It's just that I feel that if the box gets labelled as purely a folk instrument, we're missing out on its wider potential.  Or what about, 'We Can Work It Out' by the Beatles, 'Memphis Tennessee' by Chuck Berry
If you could find the dots I'd have a go at it (I've always wanted to play pop music on the box). ;)

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #218 on: March 23, 2010, 03:07:09 PM »

Can I (maybe controversially) suggest a non-folk tune, such as the brilliant 'Stranger on the Shore' idea?  It's just that I feel that if the box gets labelled as purely a folk instrument, we're missing out on its wider potential.  Or what about, 'We Can Work It Out' by the Beatles, 'Memphis Tennessee' by Chuck Berry (a good one for Cajuns!), or mebbe 'Dream, Dream, Dream', by the Everly Brothers?   ;)

For TOTM, copyright is the main issue; assuming we ask (where practical) the copyright owners for permission to use their music, I very much doubt any of these would agree. ThemeOTM is a little different though; since there's rarely more than one or two vids of any one tune, I don't see any particular harm. Perhaps we could try a 'non-folk' ThemeOTM ?

Clive

PS: Aimed generally... I'll politely remind everyone that by all means nominate the more esoteric stuff, but please show us a video/audio of your interpretation first to give us a clue as to how that actually fits on a melodeon!

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Re: Suggestions for Future Tunes Thread
« Reply #219 on: March 23, 2010, 03:09:07 PM »

Hey Clive when will you be doing the poll for next months TOTM? First of the month is next thursday.

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