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#1 Elizabeth

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:15 PM

Simon Thoumire & Ian Carr perform The Mason's Apron/Ale is Dear/Dick Gossip's Reel/The Clumsy Lover. Filmed for the BBC as part of Celtic Connections Festival 2011.
http://www.bbc.co.uk...re_and_ian_carr

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:56 PM

Wow :)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:36 AM

Hi Elizabeth

That's a nice concert. I'm surprised it plays O.K. for me in the US. The BBC sometimes does and sometimes doesn't. Would you believe it's on YouTube already for those that can't see it on the BBC player:

Simon Thoumire & Ian Carr-Travelling Folk-Celtic Connections 2011
http://www.youtube.c...eIDeya-M&fmt=18

Thanks
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:11 AM

Amazing! this man is a genious!

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:07 PM

What is the little lever he's operating with his right thumb?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:29 AM

hi,

perhaps it is the button air?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 07:30 AM

So could he paly Irish music on the EC?B)

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:37 PM

Wow :)


Wow, indeed! That is some playing. Just look at the close-ups of his fingering. :) And Ian Carr is pretty good, too.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:11 AM

Now that was cool!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:54 PM

It definitely has the "wow" effect. But IMHO, the musicality suffers. At that speed, for me, everything turns to mush. I'd rather have those tunes at half the speed with a nice rhythm going on.
Maybe my ears are just too slow... :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:20 AM

It definitely has the "wow" effect. But IMHO, the musicality suffers. At that speed, for me, everything turns to mush. I'd rather have those tunes at half the speed with a nice rhythm going on.
Maybe my ears are just too slow... :rolleyes:

I don't know if there are any good examples available online, but Simon Thoumire does a great job with slower tunes too. When I listen to his CDs I actually enjoy the slow tunes more than the some of the fast ones.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:45 PM

I don't know if there are any good examples available online, but Simon Thoumire does a great job with slower tunes too. When I listen to his CDs I actually enjoy the slow tunes more than the some of the fast ones.


Try this: Simon's own tune for the Burns song My love is like a red red rose.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=j3idTdmwGt4

regards

John

Edited by John Wild, 03 February 2011 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:30 PM

Try this: Simon's own tune for the burns song My love is like a red red rose.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=j3idTdmwGt4


Or this: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=OGaggWlFHPM


Not as slow as Red Red Rose, but at a gentle speed and with a great rythm section. :)

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:07 PM

Somebody should tell him that he's holding the instrument at 90 degrees from the way the rest of the world holds it. :unsure:

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

Somebody should tell him that he's holding the instrument at 90 degrees from the way the rest of the world holds it. :unsure:

Oh, he knows. =)

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

Somebody should tell him that he's holding the instrument at 90 degrees from the way the rest of the world holds it. :unsure:

Oh, he knows. =)


Here he explains why: http://www.concertin...nique/index.htm

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:22 PM

Anyone know how he gets those rapid repeating notes? Is it with the bellows? Or is it done by fingering? (One finger, or changing fingers?).

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:40 PM

Anyone know how he gets those rapid repeating notes? Is it with the bellows? Or is it done by fingering? (One finger, or changing fingers?).

Alternating fingers




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