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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2010, 09:04:33 PM »

It's a no show Lab'd! Looking forward to hearing it, though  ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2010, 09:10:44 PM »

Sorry...forgot to add the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgdC14tSTzU :|bl
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2010, 08:35:58 PM »

Here's an offering of an O'Carolan tune: Eleanor Plunkett:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ItG846Bc8
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2010, 08:59:44 PM »

That was just beautiful. thank you.  (:)

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2010, 10:33:56 PM »

Eleanor Plunkett isn't a tune I've previously heard played by anyone. I have now and I like it! Lovely playing.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2010, 07:38:41 AM »

Here's an offering of an O'Carolan tune: Eleanor Plunkett:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ItG846Bc8

Wow!, tear in eye, that is lovely. Thank you.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2010, 08:00:19 PM »

Here's another O'Carolan piece,  "Morgan Magan", this time on the 30 button anglo concertina, (just to keep adept at the small buttons, of course). The concertina is in G/D, made by Robert Tedrow.

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGNE1DWOSjQ

 Also, here's another link with a great selection of O'Carolan tunes, if anyone wants to jump in.......

                              http://www.irishpage.com/songs/carolan/carolmid.htm
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2010, 09:37:35 PM »

Here's my bit of Carolan goodness for this month,

Si Bheag Si Mhor

Played on a Castagnari Mory (unisonoric basses again) in D/G (and in fact, completely on the D row). I think it probably also includes about the worst case of melodeon face I've *ever* seen  ;D

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2010, 01:42:05 AM »


Si Bheag Si Mhor


The video is marked as private, I cannot watch it  :-[


... I'm heavily working on my O'Carolan tune, should be ready until end of February :-)
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2010, 09:05:03 AM »


Si Bheag Si Mhor


The video is marked as private, I cannot watch it  :-[


... I'm heavily working on my O'Carolan tune, should be ready until end of February :-)

Ah, silly me - thanks for telling me! Now the whole world can see my pretty face!

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2010, 11:18:59 AM »

Really lovely Clive, I didn't know this tune.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2010, 11:06:53 PM »

Really lovely Clive, I didn't know this tune.

Glad you like it! I first heard it played by Dave Swarbrick (English fiddle player) I think - possibly on one of his 'solo' albums (with most of Fairport Convention accompanying him!), which are lovely music. Just for once I haven't messed around with time signature, although I confess to one extra bar somewhere.

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2010, 07:40:37 PM »

I confess to knowing little about the composer or the music, so resorted to choosing something from the title list at random and then just going for it.  As it turned out, I know a real Mrs Harwood....

Well I didn't even know there was such a chap as T. O'Carolan.  When I looked at the long list of titles, I didn't recognize any names, so I just went with the most interesting one to me (Si'bheg and Si'mhor).  Little did I know that it is one of the most popular tunes..... AND that Clive would beat me to it.  Anyway, here 'tis... as lovely as I could make it in 3 short weeks:

http://www.youtube.com/user/radicalaccordion#p/u/2/zcCQ1DtuqhI
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2010, 05:47:29 AM »

Lovely, Radicalaccordion!
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2010, 09:42:47 PM »

Lovely, Radicalaccordion!
Thanks... it was quite the challenge (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2010, 12:17:32 PM »

Perhaps I should mention it here as it's 2/3 rds O Carolan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlrRJTzDLhU

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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2010, 01:39:47 AM »

Here's an eleventh hour fling at the O'Carolan list, being in a rather reflective mood, I decided to try "Captain O'Kane". Just under the wire, played on the one-row pokerwork (that I'm wasting so much valuable time on), with guitar acc'mp'ny'm'nt.


                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUYLNPVcO9Q
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2010, 04:29:56 PM »

Gosh J.W. That was captivatingly beautiful and clever! Wow!!!

Thanks, Chris. Made some rather unfortunate timing errors, though. I still am obstinate about using the metronome, but now I see it's essential to keep proper pace on these things.......cheers  ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2010, 07:08:22 PM »

lovely composer, go to www.flaxey-green.co.uk and scroll down the bands section to (off the square) to hear our version of hewlett. good luck.
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Re: Theme of the Month for February 2010 - Tunes from Turlough Carolan
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2010, 08:05:40 PM »

Here's an eleventh hour fling at the O'Carolan list, being in a rather reflective mood, I decided to try "Captain O'Kane". Just under the wire, played on the one-row pokerwork (that I'm wasting so much valuable time on), with guitar acc'mp'ny'm'nt.


                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUYLNPVcO9Q

Ah, I love that tune - but had no idea what is was called or who composed it.  Thanks. 
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