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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #180 on: April 30, 2010, 10:23:20 AM »

Very well put Diane. Thank you.

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2010, 10:38:28 AM »

Very perceptive, Diane. Thank you.

This TotM has possibly engendered more discussion than most, and it has been very interesting delving into its history and touching on the emotions it gives rise to. I'll certainly not regard it as just another tune title in future.

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #182 on: April 30, 2010, 11:12:41 AM »

with you there bill
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #183 on: April 30, 2010, 11:09:15 PM »

And coming in just under the wire... here's mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBaSaoUMprs

Can't say I was really inspired on this one.  But whatever, it's practice if nothing else, right?
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #184 on: April 30, 2010, 11:33:45 PM »

It's time to move onto the next tune of the month, but please feel free to keep posting your recordings of Battle of the Somme here, even if it's a little late!

Cheers,

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #185 on: May 01, 2010, 02:39:02 PM »

A day late I'm afraid but here it is warts 'n' all. I had hoped to play it better and at least a couple of times through but nerves took their toll once again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNj-3Eve2hU
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #186 on: May 03, 2010, 05:47:47 PM »

Thanks uofdoboe and Tallship for your lovely playing of BoTS. I wasn't really taken with this tune at the beginning of April but, listening to all the tunes this month, have developed a fondness for it and have particularly enjoyed the discussion around the origins and meaning of the tune.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #187 on: May 03, 2010, 09:02:59 PM »

tallship:sounds triumphant (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #188 on: May 04, 2010, 03:00:59 AM »


A day late I'm afraid but here it is warts 'n' all.


Pipe band in a box, that's what that is! Very evocative treatment. Thanks!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #189 on: May 04, 2010, 08:54:31 PM »

Many thanks for the positive comments!  ;D It's still a work in progress as I'm struggling to reserve enough air to start again from the top as it both starts and finishes on the push, starting with half bellows isn't an option as the first couple of phrases are quite long!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #190 on: May 23, 2010, 10:14:26 PM »

This recording of the tune is by a friend of mine, David Dunham.  He is not a visitor here and when chatting about tunes generally he said that very shortly after he posted this youtube was suddenly full of renditions of this tune. Dave's approach to the basses on this tune is to ignore them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnzEK4Zu0sc
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #191 on: June 16, 2012, 06:27:30 PM »

Very late to the party on this one, but I've been playing around with this tune again recently, and decided to do a quick recording.

http://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/battle-of-the-somme

Played on my Bb/Eb Erika. Enjoy. :)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #192 on: June 16, 2012, 11:01:41 PM »

Enjoy. :)

Certainly did enjoy!  It's great to hear a slow tune played so well that you don't want it to finish. (:)
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #193 on: June 17, 2012, 01:22:54 AM »

Thanks Ollie. Played beautifully.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #194 on: June 17, 2012, 01:17:57 PM »

That was certainly worth waiting for. Beautiful!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2012, 06:59:29 PM »

when the basses come in ......gorgeous.  Class stuff.
nice one Ollie!
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #196 on: April 21, 2014, 09:18:15 PM »

Here's my very quick stab at this tune, played as a lament/slow march:

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

Well, Clive, quick stab or not, it has certainly inspired me. Heard this played at Sheffield Sessions Festival a couple of nights ago by Richard Arrowsmith in a very noisy alehouse and was captivated by this melody.  Searching for it I came across the long debate about who wrote it and what time signature...! But in the midst of that found your recording from four years ago (before I joined Melnet) and have learned it from that. Terrific, haunting, evocative...thanks.
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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #197 on: April 21, 2014, 10:11:55 PM »

a lovely haunting tune. To me sounds particularly nice on concertina, single voice box ( or single voice of a box with couplers) and also goes well on a mouthie.

The dots are in the Northumbrian Pipers second tunebook  key G

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #198 on: April 21, 2014, 11:26:41 PM »

Cheers Mike - glad you enjoyed my little version of it! It is a lovely tune, and certainly worthy of being a session standard.

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Re: Tune of the Month for April 2010 - Battle of the Somme
« Reply #199 on: April 22, 2014, 10:14:08 PM »

Here's my very quick stab at this tune, played as a lament/slow march:

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

Well, Clive, quick stab or not, it has certainly inspired me. Heard this played at Sheffield Sessions Festival a couple of nights ago by Richard Arrowsmith in a very noisy alehouse and was captivated by this melody. Searching for it I came across the long debate about who wrote it and what time signature...! But in the midst of that found your recording from four years ago (before I joined Melnet) and have learned it from that. Terrific, haunting, evocative...thanks.
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I was there too! Didn't spot you though. It sounded phenomenal on Saturday afternoon in the Bb/Eb session with full horn section!
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