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#1 Daria

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:19 PM


Recently saw Mohsen Amini,Scottish Concertina player in bands IMAR and Talisk at Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton Canada. Absolutely phenomenal player . Gave Concertina a lot of good PR at this international festival.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:53 AM

Ive yet to see him in the flesh but i think ive bought most everything he's played on :-) I seem to remember him getting discussed on this forum  last year when he was up for Radio 2's young folk musician of the year



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

Wow. I just read this thread a half hour ago and followed them to this tune, and I’ve now learned it!

X:1
T:l'Air Mignonne
C:Simon Riopel
S:https://youtu.be/hur5jYWD9B4
L:1/4
M:C|
K:Amaj
EAB|c>c ce|cB AB|c>c ce|cB AB|
    F3   A|E3  c|1BA GA|B:|2BA GB|AB ce||
  |:f>f fa|fe ce|f>f fa|fe cA|
    F>F FA|E3  c|1BA GA|BE ce:|2BA GB|A||

Edited to add: The composer plays a C# rather than a B at the end of the fourth measure, but I prefer the B (and the faster tempo) as Ímar plays it.


Edited by David Barnert, 14 October 2017 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:16 PM

To each their own, I say. He's obviously very technically talented, but it all sounds very frantic to my ear, and where is the melody? Of course, I'm a Mrs Crotty fan...

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

I may be way off here, but I also wanted to add that I'm not sure that this groups (and many like them) style/sound is in the traditional catagory. To me, the style is a definite offshoot from traditional and quite modern.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:03 AM

There's nothing new about it, and not much "traditional" about it, either.  Niall Vallely was doing this kind of jazzed-up, scalar noodling over a decade ago, and gobs of others are doing it as well.  Having said all that, Mr. Amini is certainly a very good player.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

For what it's worth, L'Air Mignonne shares the first half its A and B parts with The Eagle's Whistle, and so we have an excuse to share this great Boys of the Lough clip:

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=wCECUeBB9UI



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

For what it's worth, L'Air Mignonne shares the first half its A and B parts with The Eagle's Whistle, and so we have an excuse to share this great Boys of the Lough clip:
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=wCECUeBB9UI

Close, but not quite. Eagle's Whistle is in a triple meter, and l'Air is in duple, so the stresses come out in different places. I wouldnt be surprised, however, if Riopel knew this tune when he wrote the other one and allowed himself to be influenced by it subconsciously.




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