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  1. Origin A Bushmills acquaintance suggests: Varietal of Bushmills whiskey frequently referred to as "Black" Bush but > never heard any reference to "Old" Bush. Old Bushmills, of course, but > Old Bush, never. > > It could of course refer to the River Bush as in a fond endearing manner. > > But more probable it refers to just an old bush (small tree) someone was > enamoured with. It happens in the remoter places and is still legal in > parts of Sligo. Of course I don't know for sure personally but friends of > friends have led me to believe. > > I would say if you found the words to the tune you might have a clue. > > P.S. the River Bush (well, on its banks) was where one of Irelands > greatest renowned bards / poets Amergin lived. So to avoid title > ambiguity (or enhance it) the tune could be recalled "Amergin's Fancy" and > those in the know would understand that referred to the aul bards > favourite tipple - Old Bush. > > I'm sure that all helps. end of comment > >
  2. Perhaps Marylin was a secret tina player! HXmas Geoff.(High res to yr pmail) Oh dear - uploading little 92jpg unlikes.... Given up after 6 reductions and attempts - may try tomorrow (Unless u can get it to upload Geoff - reverse Xmas present to yourself!)
  3. heard this at 0500 insomniacally and I was surprised to find out much later it was an accordion as I was sure from the tone it was a tina and they had got the nomenclature wrong. Anyway, tho am not overstruck by the melody, it shows how you can start with a v simple tune and work it up into quite a large piece (15 mins)and I dont see why the same principle should not work for a concertina. The tone and the way it was played, as I said, does not sound like an accordion to me. I supppose the piano could be replaced by summat else. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p3n45 AT VERY END of Through the Night 0545 composer is Huggett Andrew Huggett Canadian folk-song suite for accordion and piano
  4. it was a great weekend, over £200 in the bucket for the RBRB ( exact total to be verified ), the weather stayed mainly bright and dry and the woollies kept the cold out. There's a rumour that next year one of the competitions will be 'Guess how many layers of clothes the concertina player is wearing' The Carols/ tunes that had people singing / humming along most and stopping to listen were ...... Adeste Fidelis, Silent Night, God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen, Away in a manger, The Holly and the Ivy, Once in Royal David's City, Good King Wenceslas, The First Noel, We three kings of Orient are, In Dulce Jubilo, The 12 days of Christmas, Deck the Halls with boughs of Holly, I saw 3 ships, Coventry Carol, How much is that doggy in the window, After the ball is over, I do like to be beside the seaside, Down at the old Bull and Bush, Daisy Daisy, In the shade of the old Apple tree, Plaisir d'Amour, The Bluebell Polka and the Trumpet Hornpipe. There was also a request for O come O come Emmanuel. Various waltzes, mazurkas and country dance tunes got the children ( and some adults ) skipping and dancing past. Mugs of tea and glasses of sherry were supplied by a friendly landlord, a cafe served up a helping of Shepherds pie for lunch each day and transport there and back was provided by the organisers .... I'm booked again for next year Great and tks for the playlist - there's a few there I will add to my list of words to hand out!
  5. And it looked like one was being played in the war film on TV today during escape to distract the guard. Playing a nift Scottish toon. Dirk Bogarde - IMDb Sir Dirk Bogarde, The Password Is Courage Sergant-Major Charles Coward. It's on again Dec 14 12.40 on Film4 freeview UK. BTW Geoff (Crabb)- I got the photos of the front of the Shop in Lpool Road t'other night but no time to process yet - for xmas!!Promise
  6. Jack - does that mean you have been and come and gone?? - wot a pity was looking forward to seeing u both again since Whitby and checking out the Hood and running you both over there in the car....anyway tks for confirming I should try to go over - they did have some pretty interesting Burns/New Yr bashes at different pubs last year.
  7. Ta v much - I must try to make it. I'll bring rum, you sort out the bust ious stuff. If I remember rightly from a Kirkpatrick similar bash at Xmas 3yrs ago, one could bring a picnic and dwinkies and sit on the wooden wall seat which runs right around the main hall?? (And one sometimes discreetly did a concomitant squeeze or too from box sitting in plastic shopping bag - he and Kpatrick family also had a few small breaks...... )
  8. V good Geoff ! - keep up the squeezing and playing the toons: the brain is pretty clever at working round blockages and creating new routes for the same thing. This ain't new -- my old Classics prof had a bad stroke in the 90s and he copied Demosthenes who put stones in his mouth to get his diction back -- my prof ended up not only speaking again without obvious difficulty but also driving. And while we are on the Greek, one forgives Dave for his dropping the 'a' in ischaemic etc -- they can't help it over there!!LoL Did you know too that the US preventative way of protecting the Royal Wooof blood is now to invoke Queen Liz II who was coronated (Yeah -- honest!!) in 1953 but is still going strong and stroke free. :rolleyes: It does get to me, the old rat poison
  9. Re your last June post on the "Disabled" forum on C-net-- I said: @ Kautilya-- I got the reference but I won't harp on it. Thanks for the smile..... David

  10. \ Which....event plse? ttp://www.efdss.org/index/searchsite/
  11. yes - v recommendable! Interestin'ly just finished watching profile of authoress Jeanette Winterson and they put Katherine Ferrier in it singing What is life without thee and followed naturally to Art thou troubled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXdv_PcqBBI Great candidates for some of our extended range tina players........wherefore are thou? (please). I know someone who is looking for someone to play tina bass accompaniment to both; an octave down......
  12. No - it was not Chris - that was my asking Chris if he knew what had gone on - saw him tonight at the George. I was quite surprised to hear what happened -= a great pity for you.
  13. To keep singing it for 300years will need several generations - and they are already 12 years late starting!!! These Kent peasants! - they have not even realised yet, that that speeding thing through the fields every 20 minutes is the latest Iron Horse running on 24hour Uro time! double rolleyes :rolleyes:
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