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On Hold - nigelgatherer - 03-12-2010 03:33 PM
My laptop broke this morning, so it will be while till I'm able to participate on the forum. It's being collected on Wednesday, so heaven knows when I'll be up and running. The worst thing will be dealing with two or three weeks' worth of bogus registrations - I shudder to think!
RE: On Hold - Beginner Sandra - 06-03-2011 05:58 PM
I'm really missing the tune of the week I don't suppose there's any chance of starting it up again Nigel?
RE: On Hold - Tosh Marshall - 21-03-2011 04:15 PM
I'm missing it too Sandra, but our Nigel is a busy man!!!!! Here is something to keep you going, not very Scottish I'm afraid....the London Hornpipe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MsbfBgzY9M
RE: On Hold - Beginner Sandra - 24-03-2011 06:48 PM
Thanks for that Tosh. I'm happy to play anything so looking forward to having a go!
RE: On Hold - Tosh Marshall - 24-03-2011 07:14 PM
Sandra, I had a go at Drummond Castle today http://soundcloud.com/toshmarshall/drummond-castle-240311
I used Nigel's version http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tab/tab9/drumc.html
RE: On Hold - Beginner Sandra - 26-03-2011 06:35 PM
Hi Tosh, I've just passed a quick half hour joyfully learning Drummond Castle by ear from your "Cloud" offering. Many thanks for giving me the challenge. I'm trying very hard to improve my skills in that area.
RE: On Hold - Tosh Marshall - 28-03-2011 06:44 PM
Sandra, glad you found it useful. John Kelly did a version of it too which is wonderful. It's a great jig to practise and get your fingers going! Another of Nigel's gems!
RE: On Hold - Jack Campin - 31-03-2011 06:19 PM
FWIW, Drummond Castle is a jigification of "Tha mi sgith"/"Cutting Bracken". I like to go from the strathspey into the jig.
RE: On Hold - alistair - 04-04-2011 12:51 PM
(21-03-2011 04:15 PM)Tosh Marshall Wrote: I'm missing it too Sandra, but our Nigel is a busy man!!!!! Here is something to keep you going, not very Scottish I'm afraid....the London Hornpipe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MsbfBgzY9M
This seems to be the tune also known as "Navvie on the Line". I have a CD "Oddfellas: Odds and Ends" which includes the tune on track 8 along with "Stack of Barley" (http://www.oddfellas.co.uk).
In fact Nigel included a slightly adapted version in the Slow Session class last year and it has been played a few times at Bennet's. A PDF of Nigel's version is attached.
RE: On Hold - Tosh Marshall - 04-04-2011 09:06 PM
Hi Alistair, yeah I was aware of it being known as Navvie On The Line. It's like the Manchester Hornpipe is commonly known as Ricketts. It's interesting that immigrants from Ireland bring their music over and whether it's the UK or America, the titles get changed along the way. Thanks for the links.
RE: On Hold - John Kelly - 05-04-2011 05:55 PM
(31-03-2011 06:19 PM)Jack Campin Wrote: FWIW, Drummond Castle is a jigification of "Tha mi sgith"/"Cutting Bracken". I like to go from the strathspey into the jig.
Jack, you got me thinking about this and it's a great idea! I have added a track to my SoundCloud page with the combined tunes now, thanks to your observation. Drummond Castle as before and Tha Mi Sgith on mandolin, doubled and played in two separate octaves. The percussion is a bit of fun I was having with a miniature Djembi drum I was given by my daughter.
Drummond Castle/Tha Mi Sgith
RE: On Hold - Jack Campin - 06-04-2011 11:55 AM
I prefer the other way round - strathspey-then-jig was a common pattern for dancing once. But I also play Cutting Bracken a bit slower and Drummond Castle a lot faster than you do.