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  St Andrew's Night Ceilidh Session
Posted by: Alcluith - 18-01-2020, 01:00 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (2)

To all members, not just those who post regularly, 

in a hope to try and stimulate some interest and activity into this forum.

Given that Burn's night is nearly passed, I would like to ask this question:-  

If you were asked to compile session for a St Andrew's Ceilidh, what would you include?????

come on, give it a try,  post your list. 

No prizes but maybe Nigel can select the one he thinks is the best compilation !!!!


Alcluith

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  The Harmonica
Posted by: Alcluith - 12-01-2020, 09:02 AM - Forum: Tune of the Week - Replies (4)

As soon as I seen this I thought of Drifter.

So this one is for him.


Hope Nigel Doesn't mind me posting this here.


Alcluith



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  Tonic Sol-fa.
Posted by: Alcluith - 08-01-2020, 04:32 PM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (7)

Another question for those more knowledgable than me???


Since I started learning the mandolin, and having no real music reading skills,  I started to use tabulation as a way of learning of learning tunes. This has been really good for me, and I have now started  lo learn to read music.  The problem I have is I now realise that I know most tunes by playing by numbers rather than by anything else, I know the tune I'm my head but I also have  2, 4, 5 0,2, 3, 5, 5, 7, 5, etc in my head rather that the notes. I am now trying to read music but its slow, very slow. I noted in a lot of old sheet music, the tend to have the old Tonic sol-fa and I thought that might be useful, especially for changing key, but I am thinking I might just be substitution numbers for "Doh Ra Me" which might be the wrong way to go..  

So my question is what would you recommend as the way to move forward???


Alcluith

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  Far Away In Australia
Posted by: Alcluith - 03-01-2020, 09:14 AM - Forum: Tune of the Week - Replies (1)

Given I have three grandchildren, other relations and friends in Australia, and with the continued threat to life and property by fires,  I thought this little tune was very apt at this time.

Hope you like it

Alcluith



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  Happy New Year 2020
Posted by: Alcluith - 03-01-2020, 09:06 AM - Forum: The Gathering Forum Admin - Replies (4)

It has been very quiet round here in recent months  despite this being one of the best sites for good Scottish music, thanks to Nigel's effort over the last decade.

I hope this Forum does not die completely as all the people on it are inspirational and apart from Mandolin Cafe, the only one to be a member of.


I want to wish Nigel and all members of the Gathering Forum a Happy New Year. 

Lets hope we cannot some life back into this Forum.

Alcluith

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  Roses of No Man's Land (Blair Douglas)
Posted by: Drifter - 30-09-2019, 08:19 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (4)

Roses of No Man's Land

This tune is marked as a "Slow Air".  Could someone tell me what speed that should be in BPM  I am playing it at 100 bpm but I think that is probably too fast.  (although I think it sounds quite good at that speed)

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Music 2 The Kelty Clippie
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 08-09-2019, 07:20 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (1)

The Kelty Clippie

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1. I have travelled roon' this country, from shore tae shining shore
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Frae the swamps o' Auchterderan tae the jungles o' Lochore
        A                                   D
But in all these far flung places, there's none that can compare
         E                                           A
Wi' the Lily o' Lumphinnans, she's ma bonnie Maggie Blair.


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Chorus: Oh, she's just a Kelty Clippie, she'll no' tak' nae advice
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        It's "Ach drap deid, awa' bile yer heid, or Ah'll punch yer ticket twice."
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        Her faither's just a waister, her mother's on the game
               E                           A
        She's just a Kelty Clippie but I love her just the same.

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2. Frae the pyramids up in Kelty tae the mansions in Glencraig,
       E                                               A
We've trod the bings together in mony's the blyth Stravaig;
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Watched the moonlight over Crosshill, trod Buckhaven's golden sand,
     E                                                     A
And mony's the happy oor we've spent in Lochgelly's Happy Land.  [Chorus]

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3. Well I met her on the "eight fifteen" that night o' romantic bliss,
         E                                              A
I says "Hey Mag, pit doon yer fag, and gie's a wee bit kiss"
          A                               D
Well she didnae take that kindly, no she didnae like ma chaff
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And bein' a contrary kind o' lass, she says "Come oan - get aff!"  [Chorus]

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4.Noo she hasnae got nae culture, and she drives me roon' the bend,
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She sits every night in an old arm chair, readin' the "People's Friend;"
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Her lapels are fu' o' badges, frae Butlins doon at Ayr,
         E                                                           A
And she goes tae the Bingo every night wi' the curlers still in her hair. [Chorus]

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5. But things is a wee bit better noo - Ah've gone and bought the ring,
   E                                                               A
I won it frae Jim at the Pitch and Toss last night at the Lindsay Bing.
         A                                         D
Wi' her wee black hat and her ticket machine, she did ma heart ensnare
           E                                            A
She's the Lily o' Lumphinnans, she's ma bonnie Maggie Blair. [Chorus]

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Music 2 Lucy's Two
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 08-09-2019, 06:43 PM - Forum: Other Music - No Replies

Lucy's Two

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I love this tune. Composed by Nancy Kerr, it forms a set with Tom Tolley's Hornpipe on an album by The Melrose Quartet. You can listen to them playing it on the Tom Tolley's Hornpipe thread.

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Music 2 Tom Tolley's Hornpipe
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 07-09-2019, 04:15 PM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (1)

Tom Tolley's Hornpipe

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Transcribed from the CD Fifty Verses by the wonderful Melrose Quartet (2013), Tom Tolley's Hornpipe is a traditional English tune. I think it originally comes from the Joshua Jackson manuscript of 1798.

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Music 2 The Train to Glasgow
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 07-09-2019, 03:04 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - No Replies

The Train to Glasgow

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Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton.

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