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#19 gcoover


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:46 PM

Well, if some folks can't view some of the "Nancy" videos on YouTube, I guess they'll just have to learn to play the tune themselves!


In the spirit of the OP (that's me) and the spirit of Christmas, here's Tom Clough's wonderful Northumbrian pipe tune "Nancy" with button numbering and directions for Anglo - and you can play the whole thing, including all the variations, on just one row.


Of course, anyone else who can read music notation on whatever type of concertina can also play along.


Thanks to Pete for his Christmas gift of the abc's!




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#20 Wolf Molkentin

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:31 PM

Gary - my understanding was and is not that watching a video would anyone spare the effort of learning a tune (how should that happen?), but to get an impression of a respective style or some inspiration.

However - thank you for frequently and generously sharing your work here!

Best wishes - Wolf

PS: and yes, "Nancy" is a wonderful tune - has lead me to resume my practising it again and again today...

#21 Don Taylor

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

Here is a pipe version by Chris Ormston that includes a picture of Tom Clough with Nancy, his wife. The tune Nancy begins at about 1:39 in. Very interesting video and musical history of the Clough family.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:31 PM

I just purchased Christmas Concertina and have started learning a few tunes. It's both challenging and wonderful, but I have a little question. Are the tunes in this book written in a different style from how one would play Irish music on the concertina (which is what I usually do), and what would that style be called? Hope this makes sense ... 

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