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John Watcham At Sidmouth 2017

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#1 gcoover

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

Here's a video of John Watcham playing for Harry Taylor's Men at the recent Sidmouth Festival - a double jig in the Longborough style based on the Playford tune "Mundesse".

 

https://youtu.be/eFW6s7c--PE

 

More info on Taylor's Men here:  http://taylorsmen.org/



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

I watched the jig competition live (it was streamed on Facebook) as I had numerous friends competing this year. 

 

Many of the dances were outstanding, but the big surprise and genuine treat of the entire competition for me was this John Watcham performance. A great tune, a lovely arrangement, and brilliantly played.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:46 AM

He's a great player.  Another recent video here: https://www.youtube....h?v=v-hHYGLUHtw - there's a solo instrumental tune after the song.  There's an article about what he does when he's not playing his concertina at http://www.telegraph...g-clocks-expert ,



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:03 AM

Ah yes, I was also in the competition and their jig was one of my favourites! One of my favourite Playford tunes, and it made for a very nice jig :)







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