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John Wild

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    Heavyweight Boxer
  • Birthday 03/31/1949

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    I play English Concertina and Hayden Duet. I play solo at local folk clubs, and play in the band with Kettle Bridge Concertinas, a local small ensemble in Mid Kent. Members have mixed ability levels, some very experienced players, and some beginners.
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    Gillingham, Kent. U.K.

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  1. Lingus franca definitions: 1:late 17th century: from Italian, literally ‘Frankish tongue’ 2: often capitalized : a common language consisting of Italian mixed with French, Spanish, Greek, and Arabic that was formerly spoken in Mediterranean ports. 3 : any of various languages used as common or commercial tongues among peoples of diverse speech English is used as a lingua franca among many airline pilots. 🙂
  2. Remembering mode names: This was given to me in a workshop years ago: Mnemonic for Remembering Music Modes - I Don't Punch Like Muhammad Ali When I transcribe a melody I try I like to determine which of the 7 "church" modes it might be using based on the notes I am hearing. There is a mnemonic for remembering these modes - I Don't Punch Like Muhammed Ali. In other words, that's I (Ionian) Don't (Dorian) Punch (Phrygian) Like (Lydian) Muhammad (Mixolydian) A (Aeolian) li (Locrian). Since there are two modes that start with L I try and remember that Locrian comes last. Another on
  3. I can't play one, but it was still a fascinating video.
  4. I have often been accused of playing too fast. The worst example of that was when I played John Cage's 4'33'' in 3'30''. 😄🤣
  5. Memories. I think we had about 6 years of the program.
  6. Green grow the rushes was one of those songs which we hated because of the way they taught it to us in primary school. Thanks to singers like Dougie MacLean, it has come to be better appreciated as a fine song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eplPt9bq1g
  7. Does this help? I have just typed up the last 2 parts. Possibly some proof reading might be sensible. X:194 T:Chain Cotillion M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G P:A "G" G4 "D" d4|"G" B2AB G2AB|"C" c2B2 "D" A2G2|"D" F2 EF D3D|"Em" E4 "D" F4|"C" GFGA "G" G2d2|"G" B2AG "D" A2GF|"G" G6z2:|| P:B |:"G" dedc B2d2|"G" dedc B2d2|"C" e2d2 e2f2|"G" g4 "D" d2ef|"Em" g2fe "D" d2cB|"C" e2dc "G" B2AB| "C" c2B2 "D" A2G2|"D" F2EF D2D2|"Em" E4 "D" F4|"C" GFGA "G" G2d2|"G" B2AG "D" A2GF|"G" G6z2:| P:C |:"G" gfga g2 d2|"G" g6 d2|"G" Bc d2 Bc d2|"G" BcBA G2 d2| "G" gfga g2 d2|"G" g6 d2|"G" Bc
  8. There are SOME players in SOME sessions for whom "a good pace" means as fast as they can.
  9. To be exact UK exports are zero-rated for VAT, not exempt. that might not seem much of a difference. However, it means they have the power to change the rate without changing the status from exempt to taxable. Also suppliers sending zero-rated items can recover VAT on related costs.
  10. this is a link to a previous discussion in these forums.
  11. The one used in the film was one of 2 purchased by the film company. The other one was a piccolo purchased from Chris Algar, and made by Steve Dickinson for Glad Thorp. Subsequently it came up for sale on ebay, witht he seller saying he had been gifted the instrument. When a number of people questioned the ebay seller, the sale was withdrawn. The instrument has not been heard of since.
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