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What tune shall we play this month?

Portobello
- 12 (21.1%)
The Sloe
- 21 (36.8%)
An Dro
- 19 (33.3%)
Air for Maurice Ogg
- 5 (8.8%)

Total Members Voted: 56

Voting closed: October 01, 2011, 12:01:23 AM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« on: September 26, 2011, 12:49:33 AM »

Hi Folks - here we are again! Pick your favourite victim from this lot:

Portobello - as played here by Ed Rennie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Obnox0pug On the notes of his video, Ed says:

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Jolly hornpipe which i learned from The Iron Men, back many a long year. Which Portobello, I know not. Probalby not the flea market one in that London, where I have spent a jolly day or two, ate my fill at "The Favourite Cafe" and then a jar in "The Frog and Firkin. Wonder if that cafe is still there, good scoff and very very cheap.

The Sloe - another cracking session tune.  Courtesy of Luca's youtube channel and blog, here's a quick tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTPqzaWQRno ... and here's Spiers & Boden's version at ramming speed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoMXHhnt5xw (it's the 3rd tune in their Sloe Gin set, starts at 1:41)

An Dro - this month's slightly off the wall suggestion, an An Dro is a circle/spiral/etc dance from Brittany. There's *lots* of tunes out there simply known as 'An Dro' because hardly any of them have names. Anyway, hunting for the An Dro I really wanted, I came across this little ditty, which wins a nomination on the basis of having a good clean video showing it! (Oh, and it's a cracking tune, and sounds like it fits on a melodeon perfectly):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmy8Jl-7aZA

If anyone knows if this tune actually has a real name, please let me know!

And last months runner up, we have Air For Maurice Ogg:

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a lovely slow air written by Alistair Anderson, the midi playback makes it sound pretty wooden but in reality it flows beautifully. I've never heard it played on pipes and it certainly wasn't written with pipes in mind but I can hear drones going in my head and I'd love to hear what people come up with. So here is the strangely titled Air For Maurice Ogg.

X:1
T:Air For Maurice Ogg, The
C:From Steel Skies by Alistair Anderson
Q:1/4=110
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
de | f3 A A2 d=c | B d3 G2 AG | F3 A d3 A | d>e f<a e2 de | f2 A2 A2 d=c|
"6"B3 G E2 AG | F3 A d3 A | d>e f<e d2 cd || e3 A A2 ce | d3 B G>A B<d |
"11"=c>B A<G F>A G>E | F2 D2 D2 ^cd | e2 A2 A2 ce | f2 d2 A>d f<a | g>e cB A<a g>e | d6|]

No melodeon videos of this one (yet!), but here's a rather nice guitar version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18j6ut1Af_A

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 12:56:31 AM »

That An Dro, by the way, is played in A minor on the outside row of a G/C box in the video. It fits fine on the inside row of a D/G and can be played on one row. To fit basses to it on a D/G we'd probably have to transpose it to E minor I expect.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 12:43:33 PM »

I've voted for Portobello because I don't know it already and it does sound a jolly tune. As you say Clive there seem to be lots of An Dro's so perhaps it could be a theme of the month rather than having one as TOTM?
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 04:03:23 PM »

I've voted for the Sloe 'cos I don't know it already and it does sound like a jolly good tune.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 06:06:14 PM »

Ed says:

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Jolly hornpipe which i learned from The Iron Men, back many a long year. Which Portobello, I know not. Probalby not the flea market one in that London, where I have spent a jolly day or two, ate my fill at "The Favourite Cafe" and then a jar in "The Frog and Firkin. Wonder if that cafe is still there, good scoff and very very cheap.


I've always assumed it was the one in Edinburgh.....though I don't know why.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 09:22:27 AM »

The Sloe is only one a recognize and I struggle to play it right. I always mess up the bases.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 09:15:37 AM »

I'd like an An Dro, but if this tune isn't identified we probably also don't know much about composer or copyright issues.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 09:32:56 AM »


Portobello - as played here by Ed Rennie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Obnox0pug On the notes of his video, Ed says:

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Jolly hornpipe which i learned from The Iron Men, back many a long year.


In the interests of historical accuracy, and as one of the Ironmen from whom the esteemed Mr Rennie learned Portobello, we pinched it from the seminal Hemlock Cock and Bull Band's (as they were then) 1980 album All Buttoned Up. Well worth a listen if you can track it down.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 11:41:28 PM »

I'd like an An Dro, but if this tune isn't identified we probably also don't know much about composer or copyright issues.
Clive/Simon
checking with someone who should be able to give us the details. ;)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 12:00:33 AM »

I'd like an An Dro, but if this tune isn't identified we probably also don't know much about composer or copyright issues.
Clive/Simon
checking with someone who should be able to give us the details. ;)

Thank you - let me know what you find out! If all else fails, we could probably track it down via Mr Perroches I expect.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 01:15:08 AM »

I'd like an An Dro, but if this tune isn't identified we probably also don't know much about composer or copyright issues.
Clive/Simon
checking with someone who should be able to give us the details. ;)

Thank you - let me know what you find out! If all else fails, we could probably track it down via Mr Perroches I expect.
Already in touch with him, but the line dropped. ::)
Probably tomorrow now. ;)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 09:08:52 AM »



Thank you - let me know what you find out! If all else fails, we could probably track it down via Mr Perroches I expect.

I'll be seeing him at the Pentreffest weekend in October if we haven't got an answer by then, and still want to know...

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2011, 10:14:34 AM »

I'd like an An Dro, but if this tune isn't identified we probably also don't know much about composer or copyright issues.
Clive/Simon
checking with someone who should be able to give us the details. ;)

Thank you - let me know what you find out! If all else fails, we could probably track it down via Mr Perroches I expect.
Already in touch with him, but the line dropped. ::)
Probably tomorrow now. ;)

Yann-Fañch Perroches says:
 
It’s an adaptation I did of a song by the band « les ours du Scorff », but this song comes from a traditional tune…

Corinne and Denis playing on the video

Not sure of the original name… I call it « Inna inna ! »

East Brittany dialect (Gallo) for : "There is some, there is some !"

(his  website: http://www.perroches.com/abio.htm)
 


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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2011, 10:28:53 AM »

Aha - thanks for the info! Go go Inna Inna!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2011, 11:27:31 AM »

The Portobello Hornpipe is from the William Irwin collection -  http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/IRWIN.ABC
and as Baz says was popularised by Cock & Bull. In my experience, most people play the low notes an octave up as -
X:1
T:Portobellow Hp. WI.096
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:1/2=90
S:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription
R:.Hornipe
O:England
A:Lake District
Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005. Low notes moved up an octave by Hugh Taylor
K:G
DE/F/|G2GA G2b,e|dcb,a, g,a,b,g,|a,2AB A2GA|BABG EFGE|!
G2GA G2b,e|dcb,a, g,2Bc|dBGB cAFA|G2GA G2:|!
|:Bc|d2de d2ef|gfed e2ef|edcB cBAG|FGAF D2cb,|!
c2ec b,2db,|a,2ca, g,2Bc|dBGB cAFA|G2GA G2:|

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 12:20:54 PM »

In my experience, most people play the low notes an octave up

Thus perpetuating the myth that not many tunes use those low notes ;)
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 10:31:14 PM »

my vote for the An-Dro is completely contingent upon finding the proper sheet music!!
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2011, 09:24:45 PM »

I second that motion.
Who's volunteering to do some abc.
I've been blessed with large ears but sadly lack a sense of pitch.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for October 2011
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2011, 10:01:03 PM »

Let's at least have the Portobellow Hornpipe as written so individual players can decide if they want to hack it about and change octave!

Sadly the Air for Maurice Ogg will probably sink without trace now, but in the face of such strong contenders that's hardly surprising!


X:96
T:Portobellow Hp. WI.096
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:1/2=90
S:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription
R:.Hornipe
O:England
A:Lake District
Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005
K:G
DE/F/|G2GA G2B,E|DCB,A, G,A,B,G,|A,2AB A2GA|BABG EFGE|!
G2GA G2B,E|DCB,A, G,2Bc|dBGB cAFA|G2GA G2:|!
|:Bc|d2de d2ef|gfed e2ef|edcB cBAG|FGAF D2CB,|!
C2EC B,2DB,|A,2CA, G,2Bc|dBGB cAFA|G2GA G2:|
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