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About lachenal74693

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    Traditional music & Morris, Sailing, Shogi (Japanese Chess),
    postcard collecting, 'N' gauge model railways.
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    Urmston, S-W Manchester, U.K.

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    Need some help, Pairing a tune with Scarborough Fair

    I'm pretty sure there are ABC versions available on Lester Bailey's huge melodeon.net ABC file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ej3b7l3vs5sgpkg/melnets_big_abc_ file.abc?dl=0
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    Need some help, Pairing a tune with Scarborough Fair

    It may well go beyond the scope of your initial query, but there was a thread on 'Session Sets' on melodeon.net a while back. It might be worth looking there for ideas? See: https://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,21574.0.html
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    2-button tunes on Anglo?

    Yes it is, yes there are - https://www.bethsnotesplus.com/2013/09/hot-cross-buns.html... Roger
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    New look web site

    'Fraid so. R...
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    Song collections edited by Charles Ipcar

    Sorted via the website - I missed it first time round. Moral - don't do internet searches while doing something else! Thank you folks. Roger.
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    Song collections edited by Charles Ipcar

    1) Thanks for that - I missed the web-site, but had managed to find the samples somewhere - which is what alerted me to the books in the first place. 2) That's what I had supposed, but there is at least one musical score in the stack at The Central Library in Manchester, so I thought that some of the books maybe had scores. [I think it was Manchester - I've also checked University of Manchester Library, University of Salford Library, Warrington Libraries, Cheshire Libraries and Greater Manchester Libraries - Bolton had the largest selection so I'm off there on Saturday to check 'em out. What fun, it's years since I did a serious literature search ax several libraries...] Thanks again for the web-site URL Roger
  7. Best place is ABEBOOKS if it ain't there you have a problem

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      > Best place is ABEBOOKS if it ain't there you have a problem
      1st (or maybe 2nd) place I tried - you are correct - I have a problem!
      Thanks. Roger.

  8. I am trying to find two sea-song collections edited by Charles Ipcar (a.k.a. Charles Noble, I believe). These are: Sea Songs of Cicely Fox Smith and Uncommon Sailor-Songs. I've searched all the usual places with no success. Can anyone suggest where I might track these down? I'm thinking of specialist music shops, etc. of which I am unaware... I'm also potentially interested in some of the (many) books written by Cicely Fox Smith. Does any erudite reader of this forum know which of them include printed scores? I think I may be able to obtain 'print on demand' copies of some of her books, from a company in India, but (in the first instance) I'm only interested in the ones with dots... Thanks. Roger
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    New look web site

    Thanks - amazingly, I've never come across that one before... R.
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    New look web site

    Just a general point. I went through a few 'major software upgrades' in my working life - some were absolute bloody disasters. Here in the UK we've recently been presented with the unedifying sight of the 'heid-bummer' at Trustee Savings Bank wriggling uncomfortably on the hook after the banks shift from one system to another went pear-shaped - big-time. I think the c.net upgrade has gone remarkably well, and I for one would like to record my thanks for the work that Paul Schwartz and the rest of the team in the back-office have clearly done to make this transition as smooth as possible. Thank you all! Roger [Minor point - a <return> seems to produce double-spacing, when what you may want is merely a <newline> without extra spacing. Is that 'fixable'?]
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    Tricks To Cover Up Mistakes

    But, could one get away with this if playing for dancers?
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    New look web site

    Thank you! I'd sort of assumed that settings would be carried over automagically. Must be a nightmare if you have to set them up again from scratch! Roger
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    New look web site

    testing, testing, 1, 2,3, Mary had a little lamb... Looks OK, nice clean lines... I've probably missed it, but I can no longer see my .sig, or how to update it... R
  14. Apropos nothing at all, it occurs to me that if searching for small quantities of exotic woods, looking at the suppliers of stuff for the 'pen-turning' hobby might prove fruitful. These guys have some pretty exotic woods in small solid blanks for making your own pens (a thriving cottage industry, I was surprised to find). Probably kick-in fairly expensive though? Roger
  15. I must admit that I couldn't see anything about the ABC code when I looked at it, which made me think that it was particularly pipe-tune-ish - I couldn't see any other peculiarities either. It's sorta why I raised the query in the first instance - I was puzzled. I mean, it even passes the simple(*) test of 'if it ends on a D it's in the key of D'... However, I'm now a little more knowledgeable about pipes, so I guess that goes into the ledger on the credit side... (*) ...and not necessarily reliable...