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#1 Noel Ways

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:36 PM

This lady is talented and does a nice job

weaving Christmas tunes into her playing

towards the end.

 

Does anyone know who she is?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=3JkbJe70jBs

 

Merry Christmas !



#2 Bubo

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:28 AM

I have no idea. But beautiful music and a lovely video. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:21 AM

Both of these tunes are Christmas related. The second, in an obvious way, and the first not so much: The tune sometimes goes by other names, but it is often called "Christmas Eve." The concertina player is Brenda Castles. She is currently touring the Eastern US, and this summer she taught concertina at Catskills Irish Arts Week. She is a great player, and her first CD is a thing of beauty. If you like this clip, you'll love the CD, "Indeedin You Needn't Bother." You can get it on Itunes among other places.  


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:08 PM

And although she's playing "Deck the Halls" as a reel, when it's played as a hornpipe or set dance it's called "The Piper in the Meadow Straying".  That's good playing by Brenda Castles!

 

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=wZfnk9w1PTE



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:45 AM

The "Deck the Halls" tune is Welsh, 'Nos Galan', first published in 1794 although it is probably older.



#6 Noel Ways

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:52 AM

Thanks for all this input: so much more that meets the eye!

 

Thank you Jim for pointing out the CD.  I sampled it, and I agree,

it is a thing of beauty.  I ordered the CD.






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