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Video Songs of Robert Burns!
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 09-01-2017, 07:16 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - No Replies

January again, so here's a selection of my favourite Robert Burns Song melodies, featuring the Mandolin, Fiddle, English Concertina & Hammered Dulcimer, with photographs taken in my own north Antrim garden.

A Red, Red Rose, Ae Fond Kiss, Leezie Lindsay, Ye Banks & Braes o' Bonnie Doon, Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut, Whistle o'er the Lave o't, Willie Wastle, The Weary Pund o' Tow & Rattlin Roarin Willie.





Cheers,
Dick

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Video Lamshaws Fancy, Herd on the Hill & Holmes Fancy!
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 09-01-2017, 07:07 AM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (1)

Three tunes which really suit the English Concertina: Lamshaws Fancy, Herd on the Hill & Holmes Fancy.

Played on my lovely 1923 62 Key Wheatstone Aeola Baritone / Treble English Concertina.





Cheers,
Dick

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Video Wren Tunes!
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 09-01-2017, 07:04 AM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (3)

Hunting the Wren: A medley of tunes relating to one of our smallest & most fascinating little birds, the Wren, played on Nyckelharpa, Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina, Mandolin, Whistles & Bowed Psaltery. Photos taken in my garden, here in north Antrim. 

Hunting the Wren: Wales, We'll Hunt the Wren: Ireland, Wren An Dro: Brittany, Hunt the Wren: Isle of Man, Death of the Wren: Scotland & The Wren's Nest: Ireland





Cheers,
Dick

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Video Christmas Polka!
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 09-01-2017, 07:00 AM - Forum: Other Music - No Replies

The Christmas Polka ... watch out for the gear change. ;-)

Played on Mandolin, English Concertina, Hammered Dulcimer, Nyckelharpa & Bodhran. 





Cheers,
Dick

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Video Carval of the Wicked Women!
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 09-01-2017, 06:56 AM - Forum: Other Music - No Replies

The old traditional "Carval ny Drogh Vraane": (Carval of the Wicked Women), from the Isle of Man, which sounds very Breton to my ears, played by me here on Mandolin (Sobell), Hammered Dulcimer (Rick Thum), English Concertina (Wheatstone), Nyckelharpa (Olle Plahn) & Tin Whistle.





Cheers,
Dick

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Video 5 Traditional Christmas Carols!
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 09-01-2017, 06:53 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - No Replies

I posted this on Christmas Day!

5 Traditional Christmas Carols from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man & England on Nyckelharpa, Fiddle, English Concertina & Mandolin! 





Cheers,
Dick

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  Uddingston Music Festival 2017
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 03-01-2017, 10:47 PM - Forum: Nigel Gatherer's Workshops - No Replies

My annual workshop at the Uddingston Music Festival is on Saturday 11th February, 10am-12noon. Booking is open, and the music is available from

http://www.nigelgatherer.com/workshops/umf/umf17.html

including a tune which is about three hours old, Time for a Tunnock's, and a tune from a manuscript dated 1700, You're Welcome to Inverness.

Any questions about the workshop, just ask.

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Clef Happy New Year
Posted by: Alcluith - 01-01-2017, 10:45 AM - Forum: GFW Improvers Mandolin - Replies (2)

Happy New Year and all the best for 2017 to Nigel and all his pupils, especially those in the GFW Intermediate Mandolin Class, see you all in February 2017.

Alcluith

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Music The Persevering Lover
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 20-12-2016, 08:11 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (1)

The Persevering Lover

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Going through some of my old notebooks and I happened upon this tune, which I transcribed from the playing of the Peter Bruce Band from Take the Floor round about 1992. It's an old pipe tune in A mixolydian, and appears in William Gunn's Caledonian Repository from 1848. Here's what it looked like in my notebook:

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  Competition or Co-operation
Posted by: JAJ - 13-12-2016, 11:05 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (6)

https://thesession.org/discussions/39997  

   A discussion is going on elsewhere re "competitiveness" in sessions.(see above).

I'm sure this an anathema to most of us here especially those who emerged through the SMG but sometimes I feel there is a place for allowing some players to express themselves more freely and for new material to be introduced. The other extreme is a LCD where everyone plays at the same speed, mediocre or otherwise, and the repertoire never changes.

While "show offs" are not to be encouraged, some middle ground might be OK depending on the circumstances. Any thoughts?

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