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What tune shall we play in November?

Steamboat Hornpipe
- 21 (42%)
Duchess/Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
- 14 (28%)
Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket
- 8 (16%)
Midnight on the Water
- 7 (14%)

Total Members Voted: 48

Voting closed: October 31, 2010, 10:25:34 PM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« on: October 24, 2010, 11:25:34 PM »

Here we go again folks!

4 worthy nominations - Steamboat missed out time; Duchess/Dark and Old Woman have both missed out narrowly recently. Midnight is simply a lovely tune.

ABC for Duchess/Dark Girl, courtesy of Lester:
Code: [Select]
X:79
T:Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
A3G F2G2|AB cA B2G2|A3G F2G2|A2d2d4|
A3G F2G2|AB cA B2G2|A2d2^c2e2|d4d4:|
f2f2g2f2|de dB A4|f2f2g2f2|d3B A4|
f2f2g2f2|de dB A2B2|c2B2c2G2|[1A2AB c2d2:|[2A8|]

Spotify users can find an amazing version of Duchess/Dark Girl (labelled 'The Duchess Dressed in Blue') on Tiger Moth's album 'Mothballs Plus'; Courtesy of our own Anahata, we have a splendid version by Ethel's Cats (second tune) or a concertina version of it here, albeit in a slightly different format to fit on the instrument. We're talking about the english tune by the way, not the irish tune with the same name which is *completely* different.

Old Woman Tossed in a Blanket - a video of it used for morris is here. Old Woman, being a morris tune, comes in many different versions; any version is appropriate to post should this win.

Steamboat Hornpipe - a rather quick, but nonetheless musically impressive version of it here, by Boys of the Lough (it's the first tune of the set)

Midnight on the Water - well, frankly there's rather a lot of fiddle solo videos of this out there, so how about a Nyckelharpa version instead?

Happy voting!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 11:36:10 PM »

Re Dark Girl Dressed in Blue: the Spiers and Boden link says you can't stream it any more and you have to buy it now.
Here's another ("one I prepared earlier...") : http://www.ethelscats.co.uk/mp3/04LNB.mp3
It's the first second tune in that set, starting about halfway through.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 11:39:18 PM »

Re Dark Girl Dressed in Blue: the Spiers and Boden link says you can't stream it any more and you have to buy it now.
Here's another ("one I prepared earlier...") : http://www.ethelscats.co.uk/mp3/04LNB.mp3
It's the first tune in that set.


Ah, splendid. Thank you! The second tune in the set, I think though? The first one's the LNB Polka... which would a good nomination in its own right sometime!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 07:47:14 AM »

Correct! and corrected... that's what comes of posting in a hurry late at night after a  :|glug or two  :|bl
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 11:44:25 AM »

Eeek, is that time of the month already? I've only just started working on October's tune  :o Better crack on quick!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 03:13:47 PM »

It looked so promising for Midnight on the Water for about 30 minutes. Ah well...  :|glug

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 03:17:45 PM »

Very nice tunes this time!!! Hard to pick only one!!! I LOVE Midnight etc on the fiddle, but have never tried it on the box. Hmm.. The hornpipe sounds SO much like a lovely Swedish schottische I've forgotten the name of, so it has to be that one..
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 01:00:58 PM »

I voted for Duchess/Dark Blue because it would provide the most challenge for me. And it's a happy sounding tune.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 05:16:41 PM »

I voted for Steamboat Hornpipe because it would provide the most happiness for me and it's a challenging sounding tune.  (:)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 08:15:43 AM »

Looks as if this may be useful:

X:372
T:Steam-boat Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
(3def|g2 b>g d2 g>d|B>cd>B G2A>B|c2 e>c A2 c>A|F>GA>B c>de>f|
g2 b>g d2 g>d|B>cd>B G2 A>B|c>ed>c B>AG>F|A2 G2 G2:|
B>c|d>Bd>B g2 g2|e>ce>c a4|f2f2 g2g2|a>gf>e d2(3def|
g2 b>g d2 g>d|B>cd>B G2 A>B|c>ed>c B>AG>F|A2 G2 G2:|

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 11:00:13 AM »

Midnight on the Water sounds great on a four-stop, even more cajun waltz like.  Duet with a fiddle - even better!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for November 2010
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 12:28:20 PM »

Steamboat Hornpipe has been on my list of tunes to learn for sometime - seems like I will HAVE to learn it know!
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