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I recently was given this lovely tune by two fiddle friends, Jennifer and Jim Louden.  It was composed by Charlie Gore and this is all I know about the tune at present.  I wonder if this is the same Mr Gore who manages the index of Scottish Fiddle Tunes?

I was so taken with the tune that I have produced a mandolin version here using the score and harmony I got from J and J, and playing it on a mandolin I completed last August.

In A Taynuilt Garden
A beautiful tune played beautifully too, John.

It would sound very good on the harp too. Do you have the dots?
Hi JAJ, and thanks for kind words.  It is such a lovely tune and would sound great on the harp.  Here is the score as I got it from my friends.

I have just added a wee video of it over on the Mandolin Cafe site in the Song-A-Week forum of the site.

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Thanks for that, John.

I'll have a go at this one. On the mandolin first though.  ;-)
Many thanks, indeed, John for this great tune. It's particularly nice in that it is scored as a simple duet, and I was wondering if you know of a source purely for folk mandolin duets (as opposed to, for example, mandolin and guitar)? At the moment I'm simply noting duets down as and when they arise from books, websites etc., which is not exactly expedient. All the best, Eric.
Possible, of course, to play both parts simultaneously on the harp or keyboard but I'd probably want to do something a little different with the left hand.

Tricky to play both on one mandolin or a fiddle. Technically possible but I wouldn't try. Smile
However, much of the lower melody can be still incorporated as harmony notes. I tend to do that sort of thing naturally but it's good to have it down on paper to give me a starting point.
Eirc, I do not have such a site in mind at present. I am working on various fiddle tunes as a member of the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop (at Strachur) and have done one or two arrangements of tunes. I could mail you a couple I have done recently if they'd be of interest. I play guitar and mandolin more with the fiddlers as my fiddle playing is not yet ready for the wider world, but i enjoy trying to get it to sound in tune!

JAJ, you're right about playing both parts together on mandolin - tricky to finger. Ah, the joys of being able to record multi tracks in the comfort of one's home!
(07-09-2016, 03:43 PM)John Kelly Wrote: [ -> ]Eirc, I do not have such a site in mind at present.  I am working on various fiddle tunes as a member of the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop (at Strachur) and have done one or two arrangements of tunes.  I could mail you a couple I have done recently if they'd be of interest.  I play guitar and mandolin more with the fiddlers as my fiddle playing is not yet ready for the wider world, but i enjoy trying to get it to sound in tune!

Hi John, if you could email me a couple that would be great. Many thanks. I sometimes pop round to play duets with a nearby fiddle friend. Cheers, Eric.
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Hi Eric, could not see a way of sending the files as e-mail in the system or as a PM, so here are two.  One is my own arrangement (Teann A-Nall) and the other I acquired from the workshop.  Hope they are of use to you.
Yes, it's the same Charles Gore, and a lovely man he is. I've had the pleasure of playing a couple of tunes with him, but that's going back a wee bit now.
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