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What tune shall we play in August?

Flowers of Edinburgh
- 25 (55.6%)
Haste to the Wedding
- 8 (17.8%)
Auvergne Mazurka
- 6 (13.3%)
Find the Lady
- 6 (13.3%)

Total Members Voted: 45

Voting closed: July 31, 2014, 12:54:33 AM


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Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:54:33 AM »

Let's do it again folks!

Flowers of Edinburgh - loser last month by the narrowest of margins - a lovely old tune, popularised on melodeon at least by Tony Hall, and here played by our own Ukebert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXVKqayckH0

Haste to the Wedding - a very useful tune to know, plays nicely on one row. Here it is played by Lester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUlAn9XkFI [[[ Link fixed; thanks Sebastian! ]]]

Auvergne Mazurka - Lester, you've no idea how handy your youtube channel is for this! Here's a commonly played (in the UK) at least mazurka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBnahFIWiW8 . Does anyone know if it has a real name?

Find the Lady - found this one browsing Lester's channel; what a great tune - always liked it! It's by John Kirkpatrick, and on his 3 in a Row melodeon album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYEjm8AezxQ#t=21

There we go folks, happy voting!

Cheers,

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 02:12:18 PM »

Auvergne Mazurka - Lester, you've no idea how handy your youtube channel is for this! Here's a commonly played (in the UK) at least mazurka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBnahFIWiW8 . Does anyone know if it has a real name?

We know this round here as "Sonny's Mazurka", although we also realise there is another tune also called that.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 02:50:25 PM »

As an alternative, here's Scan Tester's version of Haste to the Wedding.

https://soundcloud.com/#martin-ellison/haste-to-the-wedding

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 03:13:56 PM »

The mazurka is known around my way as Lumpy Custard and also as Dziekowice Mazurka. The version posted above is from Emmanuel Pariselle who on hearing the Lumpy Custard version opined "If you played it like that in my village we would nail you to the barn door!"  (:)

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 04:01:10 PM »

Well, none of those mazurka titles meant anything to me, so I had a listen - and discovered it's a tune I know as Varsoviana No 4. Certainly the way I learned it it's a varsovienne, definitely not a mazurka - played in a smooth 3/8, without the strong, slightly "dotted" downbeat emphasis of a mazurka. Funny old thing, folk music........

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 06:40:21 PM »

That's funny, it usually takes a while for all the pseudonyms to come out!  I've always known this mazurka as "The French Assembly".

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 07:24:36 PM »

That's funny, it usually takes a while for all the pseudonyms to come out!  I've always known this mazurka as "The French Assembly".

Rob.

Now that's interesting; I've just Googled "French Assembly" and found a very similar - though by no means identical - tune to "my" version of the one we're discussing, but with the A and B parts reversed. I learned "my" version by communal osmosis (Chris Coe's term. not mine!) and I've not seen a written version of it until now. The way I play it is the way it's played in the circles I moved in before I left UK. Interestingly (or maybe not!) a player of my acquaintance from a completely different part of the country plays it 98% the same as I do (that's without that mazurka "push", as well as the actual tune being pretty much the same).
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 12:56:49 AM »

The mazurka is known around my way as Lumpy Custard and also as Dziekowice Mazurka. The version posted above is from Emmanuel Pariselle who on hearing the Lumpy Custard version opined "If you played it like that in my village we would nail you to the barn door!"  (:)
I remember Emmanuel saying that!  >:E

That's funny, it usually takes a while for all the pseudonyms to come out!  I've always known this mazurka as "The French Assembly".
Yet another name for it is 'The Pink Mazurka' - as far as I know because it's in Vol.1 of Mel Steven's Massif Central Tune Book, which has a pink cover...

(Vol.2 has a blue cover. Both are sadly out of print.  :( )
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 09:57:44 PM »

Just listening to The Flowers of Edinburgh on You Tube, I came across this version by Sandy, very beautiful, as is Ukebert's. Sandy always has this subtle, in-built rhythm in everything she plays, which I really like. I enjoy her playing very much. https://soundcloud.com/sandyshallis/flowers-of-edinburgh
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2014, 10:43:06 PM »

Sandy always has this subtle, in-built rhythm in everything she plays, which I really like.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 03:58:05 PM »

Looks like the poll has closed a day early - pretty academic really given the voting patterns.

Can we have some ABC for this tune please so I (and others) can get cracking with learning it?  I'm not being lazy here, I did a quick search for ABC myself and found several pretty contradictory versions including some that don't bear much relation to the video posted above by Ukebert.  **confused **

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 04:21:19 PM »

Here is the Bampton morris version which I shall stick a video up of in a day or two.

X:169
T:Flowers of Edinburgh
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:G
DEFD G2 A2|B2 B2 BdcB|AGFG EFGA|B2 E2 E2 GE|
DEFD G2 A2|B2 B2 Bgfe|dcBA GFGA|B2 G2 G4:||
g6 ag|f6 af|e2 e2 efge|B2 e2 efge|
dBGB d2 d2|e2 e2 efge|dcBA GFGA|B2 G2 G4:||
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 05:14:29 PM »

Looks like the poll has closed a day early - pretty academic really given the voting patterns.

So that's the second month running I've been denied a vote...........
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 05:31:26 PM »

Here is the Bampton morris version which I shall stick a video up of in a day or two....

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 05:59:25 PM »

Here's another abc that sounds quite like the basic Tony Hall version without any of the embellishments!

X:1
T:the Flowers of Edinburgh
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:1/2=75
K:G
GE|"G"D2DE G2GA|BGBd cBAG|"D7"FGFE DEFG|AFdF E2GE||"G"D2DE G2GA|
"G"BGBd "C"efge|"G"dcBA "D7"GFGA|"G"B2G2 G2::d2|"G"g2gd gbag|"D7"f2fd fagf|
"Em"e2ef gfed|B2e2 "(C)"e2ge||"G"dBGB d2d2|"C"edef g2fe|"G"dcBA "D7"GFGA|"G"B2G2 G2:|
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2014, 06:59:02 PM »

Looks like the poll has closed a day early - pretty academic really given the voting patterns.

So that's the second month running I've been denied a vote...........

Looking at it again, this post could be interpreted as a tongue-in-cheek response, but actually I'm a bit p****d off; twice now the poll has closed 24 hours before its stated deadline. Twice I've thus been denied the opportunity to vote. Can we get our act together on this? If not I'll just stop bothering to look at the thread.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 07:21:14 PM »

Looks like the poll has closed a day early - pretty academic really given the voting patterns.

So that's the second month running I've been denied a vote...........

Looking at it again, this post could be interpreted as a tongue-in-cheek response, but actually I'm a bit p****d off; twice now the poll has closed 24 hours before its stated deadline. Twice I've thus been denied the opportunity to vote. Can we get our act together on this? If not I'll just stop bothering to look at the thread.

I mean it's not as if you have had only 5 days to vote in your busy schedule. Clive has been running this since Nov 2009 and he has twice made an error on the end time of the poll, we should be thanking him for his perseverance not threatening to flounce off.

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2014, 07:49:27 PM »

Looks like the poll has closed a day early - pretty academic really given the voting patterns.

So that's the second month running I've been denied a vote...........

Looking at it again, this post could be interpreted as a tongue-in-cheek response, but actually I'm a bit p****d off; twice now the poll has closed 24 hours before its stated deadline. Twice I've thus been denied the opportunity to vote. Can we get our act together on this? If not I'll just stop bothering to look at the thread.
It is a bit annoying, yes. Knowing Clive's foible to calculate the exact ending time, how about voting till the 28th of each month? Within four weeks it should be possible to make up ones mind. (:)

To me a much greater problem is, that the tune I voted for never won.  :'(

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for August 2014
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2014, 08:02:08 PM »

Looks like the poll has closed a day early - pretty academic really given the voting patterns.

So that's the second month running I've been denied a vote...........

Looking at it again, this post could be interpreted as a tongue-in-cheek response, but actually I'm a bit p****d off; twice now the poll has closed 24 hours before its stated deadline. Twice I've thus been denied the opportunity to vote. Can we get our act together on this? If not I'll just stop bothering to look at the thread.

I mean it's not as if you have had only 5 days to vote in your busy schedule. Clive has been running this since Nov 2009 and he has twice made an error on the end time of the poll, we should be thanking him for his perseverance not threatening to flounce off.

No, I agree; but if I choose to leave it until the last minute - maybe seeing how the land lies, maybe deciding between a tune I know well and a tune I fancy learning, then I think I'm entitled to the full run of the poll to make my decision. After all, the months have the same number of days in them every year (except February!). And it's not a "threat" (I don't honestly think anyone would notice!) nor a "flounce" - more a resigned "Ah well, nice idea, but don't think I'll bother".

I do appreciate Clive's running this poll; I'm just a bit frustrated that it's gone wrong for me - not a global collapse, just for me - twice on the trot. I'll probably see it more clearly tomorrow; as Helena says, it was a runaway victory anyway. I think my frustration was probably brought on by the fact that last month was SO close, and my vote - rendered invalid by the premature close - might JUST have made the difference.

I really don't want to fall out with anyone over this - after all, it's just a bit of fun, really - and I apologise if I seem to have over-reacted. People who've worked with me in bands will testify that I have a tendency to blow up suddenly over relatively minor issues and then 5 minutes later it's all forgotten and I'm back to my usual equable self. I'm not a brooder - one quick explosion and it's all over.

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