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  A Parcel of Rogues
Posted by: Alcluith - 30-05-2018, 04:02 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (2)

Has anyone out there got the dots or ABC for a Parcel of Rogues

cheers
 Alcluith

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  Farewell to the Tay
Posted by: JAJ - 01-05-2018, 09:57 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - No Replies

A tune I play just before Neil McMillan of Balmaha...... Popular in the Tayside area, as you might expect, and in Strathspey and Reel Society circles.



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  Neil McMillan of Balmaha
Posted by: JAJ - 29-04-2018, 09:10 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (6)

Here's a nice tune which I've also just submitted over at The Session.

I may have already posted here on the old site but I can't remember.

It's a great "pipey" jig which doesn’t seem to get played too often.

I’m not sure who composed the tune but it was written for a "weel kent" musician on the fiddle and accordion scene from Balmaha.
Neil is also a member of Freeland Barbour’s ceilidh band The Occasionals.



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  Pier of Bowmore
Posted by: JAJ - 23-04-2018, 11:17 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - No Replies

I've also posted this as a reply in the TotM thread but just in case you missed it.... 

This is a very simple but very enjoyable slip jig which I first learned to play on the clarsach. I’ve since transferred it to my other instruments.
I sometimes play it after The Lisnagun Jig after a slight pause(as the timing is obviously different) but it would more naturally go alongside another slip jig.

Unfortunately, I know very little about the history of the tune apart from the fact that it has Islay connections and is, apparently, to be found in The MacKay Collection.



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  New Tune of the Month
Posted by: Alcluith - 20-04-2018, 08:13 AM - Forum: Tune of the Month - Replies (5)

After several months trying to resurrect this Forum I guess I have to admit defeat. 
Therefore as a final Tune of the Month  I would suggest " Chopin's Sonato No.2 in B flat minor, OP.35"  unfortunately was not able to provide the tabs for this one Angel

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  Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018
Posted by: JAJ - 25-03-2018, 12:35 PM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - No Replies

This takes place next weekend and lasts until Wednesday.

One of my favourite festivals. You'll also hear music from various other instruments and song too but, of course, the harp is the main focus.
Very friendly late night sessions too and the music is at a very easy pace. All instruments welcome.

https://www.harpfestival.co.uk/

By the way, I find that harp tunes work very well on the mandolin too.... it must be the "plinking and plonking" thing.   Smile

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  New Tune for Tune of the Month
Posted by: Alcluith - 22-03-2018, 09:27 AM - Forum: Tune of the Month - Replies (6)

How about a new tune for "Tune of the Month".
Mandolin Cafe does "Tune of the Week" but I guess if we can keep "Tune of the Month" going it may open discussion between all Forum members.

I nominate the very nice tune by, our long time Forum member, John Kelly  -  Birdfeeder Waltz.

Tabs Attached - enjoy

Alcluith  Big Grin



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  Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Festival 2018
Posted by: JAJ - 10-03-2018, 12:51 PM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - No Replies

Always a great weekend.
Mandolins welcome too as well as fiddles. I usually bring both.   Wink 

https://www.niel-gow.co.uk/

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  Playing a tune
Posted by: Alcluith - 06-03-2018, 11:04 AM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (10)

To try to open a new topic, I would ask the question about playing a specific tune. When you start out you tend to play very slowly until you master the notes then you naturally start to speed up.  I find playing in groups it tends to be that tunes are played as fast as possible and for me you lose some of the melody.  To me some reels and jigs played slower sound a lot better especially if you are listening to them rather than dancing to them.
 What are your thoughts on this?

regards

Drew

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  Get this Forum active
Posted by: Alcluith - 01-03-2018, 09:17 AM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (8)

Hi to all member's,

I do not know about you but I think this is a great Forum that is being under used, which is sad as Nigel has taken the time to set it up for us all to use.

How can we help?  well I have two suggestions:

Every member invite someone to join the forum.

What is your favourite tune and why.


Alcluith

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