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Poll: Poll: TOTM July 2015 (31 member(s) have cast votes)

Which tune would you like to learn, record and post?

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#19 Wolf Molkentin

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 04:21 AM

 

10 votes so far.


If yours isn't one of them, do you have a preference?

 


Up to 16 now and I suspect we have a winner already - unless there's a late surge!

 


Surprise in the making... :rolleyes:



#20 Jim Besser

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:53 AM


Surprise in the making... :rolleyes:

 

 

Wow, it looks like a landslide. I never expected that!



#21 Howard Mitchell-Borts

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:50 PM

...Bending the Ferret, written by Doug Eunson....

I'm a bit curious about the origin of the name here, since I've heard the concertina referred to as a/the "leather ferret", but I haven't heard or seen that name applied to other squeezeboxes.  I see from Doug's Facebook page that he plays melodeon, but does he also play concertina?

Doug doesn't play concertina. He's a master of melodeon and hurdy gurdy and has a fine voice. Someone referred to his melodeon playing, possibly for Stone Monkey Rapper as Bending the Ferret so he wrote a tune to match. I played with him in The Ram Company and continue to do so in The a Derbyshire Volunteers. He also has an occasional ceilidh band called Bending the Ferret of which I am an occasional member.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:54 PM

 

 

...Bending the Ferret, written by Doug Eunson....

I'm a bit curious about the origin of the name here, since I've heard the concertina referred to as a/the "leather ferret", but I haven't heard or seen that name applied to other squeezeboxes.  I see from Doug's Facebook page that he plays melodeon, but does he also play concertina?

Doug doesn't play concertina. He's a master of melodeon and hurdy gurdy and has a fine voice. Someone referred to his melodeon playing, possibly for Stone Monkey Rapper as Bending the Ferret so he wrote a tune to match. I played with him in The Ram Company and continue to do so in The a Derbyshire Volunteers. He also has an occasional ceilidh band called Bending the Ferret of which I am an occasional member.

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Cool. IT's a great tune. I learned it from a melodeon player from Toronto, where the tune is a regular at the local English session.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:14 PM

...Bending the Ferret, written by Doug Eunson....

I'm a bit curious about the origin of the name here, since I've heard the concertina referred to as a/the "leather ferret", but I haven't heard or seen that name applied to other squeezeboxes.  I see from Doug's Facebook page that he plays melodeon, but does he also play concertina?

Doug doesn't play concertina. He's a master of melodeon and hurdy gurdy and has a fine voice. Someone referred to his melodeon playing, possibly for Stone Monkey Rapper as Bending the Ferret so he wrote a tune to match. I played with him in The Ram Company and continue to do so in The a Derbyshire Volunteers. He also has an occasional ceilidh band called Bending the Ferret of which I am an occasional member.
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Cool. IT's a great tune. I learned it from a melodeon player from Toronto, where the tune is a regular at the local English session.

Here's Doug with his wife Sarah on Fiddle and Ollie on soprano sax playing a medley contains Bending the Ferret.
https://youtu.be/zdv43UDLczg

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:41 PM

 


Here's Doug with his wife Sarah on Fiddle and Ollie on soprano sax playing a medley contains Bending the Ferret.
https://youtu.be/zdv43UDLczg

 

 

Thanks for that; always great to hear a tune by its composer.






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