Concertinas In Scottish Music
Posted 21 January 2004 - 06:33 AM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 08:28 AM
Edited by wes williams, 21 January 2004 - 08:30 AM.
Posted 21 January 2004 - 09:43 AM
They are also recognizably different. And I don't know of any reason why one similarity should require another. Even the whistle is, in my experience, less prominent in Scottish music than in Irish, and their dance forms are quite different.
Scottish and Irish traditional music is recognisably similar,...
Besides, though the concertina (the English, in this case) was first heard in Ireland in 1834 (Regondi's performing tour), I don't believe it really played a significant role in Irish traditional music -- except maybe in West Clare -- until Noel Hill started actively promoting it. Its "prevalence", still far less than that of the fiddle or even accordion, is a very recent thing.
So maybe it just hasn't yet caught on in Scotland. Then again, maybe it never will. I won't venture to predict.
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:58 AM
Early Scottish traditional music was based on the pentonic scale and the Anglo doesn't
fill the bill for that type of music.
Posted 21 January 2004 - 02:40 PM
Huh? Why not? All the notes necessary for pentatonic melody playing are within the diatonic scale, aren't they? And I'd be surprised if couldn't also get all of the appropriate harmonies on a 30-button, at least in some keys.
Early Scottish traditional music was based on the pentonic scale and the Anglo doesn't fill the bill for that type of music.
Besides, raymy didn't specify "early", and there have been loads of non-pentatonic tunes in Scottish music since at least 1800, or well before the concertina was even invented.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 05:46 AM
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:38 AM
Maybe...if Robert Burns had been a concertina player, it would be Scotland that had the stronger association with the concertina? Just wondering....
(I just happened to discover that 'Burns Day' is coming up soon, while reading my e-mail from the Old Farmer's Almanac.)
If the link won't work.....go to http://almanac.com
and click on January 25th in the 'Red Letter Days' section!
Edited by bellowbelle, 22 January 2004 - 10:40 AM.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 06:05 AM
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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:02 AM
I did think of Robert Burns on his birthday, and read up a little about him. However, I ate at Subway and Dunkin Donuts. (Fattening, yes, I know...)
I had an Italian BMT and a Boston Cream Donut. Other stuff, too. A very fattening day.
But, I no longer consume any alcohol or stuff that makes me silly, so...it's good coffee for me. I do drink the world's greatest coffee, though! Organic and all that, and very yummy!
Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:36 AM
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Posted 07 February 2004 - 01:28 PM
That is Norman Chalmers.
Hamish Bayne plays and builds English concertinas and doesn't the band Jock Tamson's Bairns have a concertina player?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 02:19 PM
Well part of me is. Other parts of me are English and Welsh. That is a long story - I assume you don't have the time
And John Wild himself is, of course, a Scot.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 02:52 PM
I'm just curious... who did the surgery?Well part of me is. Other parts of me are English and Welsh. That is a long story....
John Wild himself is, of course, a Scot.
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