TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Printable Version
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TOW#10: Banbury Bill - nigelgatherer - 23-09-2010 12:30 PM
I learned this from a Dave Swarbrick record, and I've always liked it. I think it's a Morris dance tune.
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Tosh Marshall - 24-09-2010 06:42 PM
Another cracker Nigel, I'll have a go on Sunday, work tomorrow.......
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Trish Santer - 25-09-2010 01:37 PM
Here y'are then! Shake yer hankies, and bells!
Quite a few other versions on Youtube too!
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Tosh Marshall - 26-09-2010 05:35 PM
Banbury Bill played on the Shippey 10 String :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt1p1I9IXnA
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - harrywhohaa - 01-10-2010 08:28 AM
(26-09-2010 05:35 PM)Tosh Marshall Wrote: Banbury Bill played on the Shippey 10 String :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt1p1I9IXnA
Tosh, that sounds great, very clean and relaxed playing
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Tosh Marshall - 01-10-2010 04:55 PM
Thanks Harry, don't know how I managed to fit it in as the last 3 weeks have been mental with work. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with a few things now over on the Cafe but some of it is beyond me!!! I've played less in the last 3 weeks and need to play as it gets a bit frustrating sometimes. If I ever feel this way I head straight for Nigel's tunes and it's like a tonic, it gets you going again!
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Landyrover - 25-04-2013 06:12 PM
Hi all - I know this TOW was a while ago but it's one I love, and as a new member it's my first opportunity to contribute to the forum! Here's my rendition - https://soundcloud.com/landyrover/banbury-bill
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - John Kelly - 25-04-2013 09:54 PM
Interesting choice of instruments - especially the electric mandolin. I like your three instruments together and the tone from the electric is rather intriguing. It will be interesting to hear how some of the other regulars react to the electric element of your arrangement.
Looking forward to more from you.
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - JAJ - 25-04-2013 10:18 PM
(25-04-2013 09:54 PM)John Kelly Wrote: It will be interesting to hear how some of the other regulars react to the electric element of your arrangement.
Actually, it's very good and nice to hear the use of triplets and ornaments on the mandolin which aren't in the written music. The latter is only a guide, after all, and a snap shot in time.
The electric mandolin(I thought it was a guitar at first) is enjoyable too and it reminds me of Richard Thompson's work on his "Strict Tempo" album
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Landyrover - 26-04-2013 04:54 PM
Thanks very much both for your encouraging comments! I have ordered the Richard Thompson CD from Amazon and with any luck it will arrive tomorrow. I'm pleased the inclusion of an electric mandolin (4 stringed variety) is acceptable alongside its accoustic cousins!
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Landyrover - 30-04-2013 11:14 AM
I've now had Richard Thompson's album "Strict Tempo" for a few days and it's great! Plenty of inspiration there for arrangements and a good mix of accoustic instruments and electric guitar. I especially like 'Bonny Banchor' and 'Dundee Hornpipe'! Lots of new tunes to try, thanks again
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - nigelgatherer - 30-04-2013 12:04 PM
I loved that album (it was an LP when I got it!) when it first came out - it was inspirational. I was also listening to a lot of Dave Swarbrick's instrumental albums at the time, another huge influence.
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - JAJ - 30-04-2013 01:07 PM
Delighted that I've revived some interest in "Strict Tempo" here and even managed to encourage an album sale.
I have both the vinyl and CD versions of the album....
Talking of DS, "Rags , reels, and airs" is a classic.
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Landyrover - 01-05-2013 06:55 AM
That album looks good too (previewed on iTunes) - looks like you've prompted another album sale!
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - nigelgatherer - 01-05-2013 03:29 PM
"Rags, Reels and Airs" by David Swarbrick is a must. Half of the tracks are mandolin, and it displays Swarb's skill on the instrument. I love it! I've got a couple of vinyl copies in the attic, but I think I've got it on CD as well somewhere. Must dust it off again sometime.
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - JAJ - 01-05-2013 04:13 PM
While you're at it, get this one too.
Nigel, Mick is coming to Scotland and playing in Temple Village Hall on 18th May
RE: TOW#10: Banbury Bill - Landyrover - 01-05-2013 05:54 PM
Thanks - again, looks good!