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  1. Anlej - is there an ABC of that please? I sent Pauline de Snoo, editir of the ICA mag, the link but she is having trouble getting it to print or whatever. From ABC I can send her a pdf tksz
  2. Thank you all and such much work greatly appreciated.Started to listen to midis. Very pleased with the melody of La chanson des sept pays so if others are as nice as this there is pleasure to come by hearing the midis and trying to learn them by ear with a little help from the score. Little difficult at the moment to concentrate with temperature running at 46C and no sign of the cooling rain.... :blink: Great work!
  3. A nice little tune, Al. But, how low can you get? Perhaps you could subtitle it, Raspberry Ripple ? Chris Trust u to go for the hot air, commercial product placement ice cream solution...! As the sparrow is clearly stuck without an apostrophe it must need some "Prunes for Breakfast" as a more apt title. Don't forget:the difference between a bad marksman and a constipated owl.... the marksmen shoots and shoots and cannot hit and the owl hoots and hoots and cannot........... I must say it gives a new dimension to 'wet' tuning. Is this attached any deeeeeeeper? Tho obviously Zeus is in a bigger league than the sparrow Should open with windows media player
  4. Hmmmmm.... Wonder if that label would fit in the hole in my Lachenal? :rolleyes:
  5. That last batch takes the abc file over the 100-tune mark. M Canteloube didn't half like his fermatas, I think I've typed !fermata! more times doing this file than I ever had before in my life ... The encrypted clue to stop stickin em in was in the word itself! It is the past participle of the Italian 'fermare!' Imperative infinitive for 'Stop!' :lol:
  6. The acoustic folkflashmob in Lpool 18 months back was going to be wiped out by a band near Central station - diplomatic negotiations meant they shut up while flashmob played and vv. Neertheless - if you are geared up you can ask the crowd if they can hear, and turn up or down or off. If you have no gear to start with and you find u need it,then you are sunk. ps the harmonicist at Lpool was geared up with a battery powered waist amplifier and small handmic... which is why one can hear the player in some of the videos.
  7. some useful stuff here for simple and complex accompaniment. There have been about 400 programmes broadcast so far he said at a talk in London t'other day. http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/earlymuse
  8. Seems it IS on - counselled to arrive by Tube......mass leming-tina dive into the flotilla after the session ends. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9241921/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-Where-to-watch-the-Pageant.html
  9. Horseshoe pub is due this Sunday June 3 "from approx 12.00am to 3.30pm" or will it be impossible to get access because of the river stuff? "The formal river procession will be between 2pm and 6pm, starting upriver of Battersea Bridge and finishing downriver of Tower Bridge." ( which means it passes London Bridge andd from the north across access is across that to the Horseshoe Inn...)
  10. Sweet sound! Yes, any instrument in fact - must admit I was trying to encourage our deep bass machines to replicate the earthquakey Orthodox bassi profundi.
  11. When Maria flees from Captain Von Trapp back to the convent and the Reverend Mother tries to find out what 'caused' her departure, suspecting some hokey bellowsing had occurred, and said MOTHER ABBESS Why did they send you back to us? MARIA They didn't send me back, Mother, I-I left. MOTHER ABBESS Sit down, Maria. Tell me what happened. MARIA (sits) Well, I -- I was frightened. MOTHER ABBESS Frightened? Were they unkind to you? A Scouse wag (for it was one of those Northwest, mass singalong, dress up for the part, reruns of the film) shouted out: "She robbed de kairtens!!": ["She stole the curtains" for those who do not speak s\Scouse] The curtains she made for the kids' clothes (they're on youtube somewhere) were, of course, predominantly green whereas the weskit glows ruby red!
  12. For a strapping (geddit!!??) lad like yourself you need an assistante who can carry it and mop your fevered brow, bring cool refreshment etc Cheap at the price: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=milkmaid+print&_sacat=0&_odkw=milking+stool&_fspt=1&_sop=12&_osacat=0&_mPrRngCbx=1 That said, would it not be worth deliberately drawing attention away from the dancers and focusing on the dynamo which makes em all twist and turn - the tina player. (See also alternate lyrics by Dave Ball for this concept, below") You can keep your belt on just in case a bobby appears on the scene while dancing Ring a Ring o' Roses and they all fall down (the Morris Men with the plague, not your britches silly !): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSsBwO2PTVE Note the copyright: Dave Ball WS Gilbert is of course well dead (100 years ago last year) There is a full orchestral concertina score by Dave too but you would have to ask him about putting up here. Dirge would enjoy playing it for sure. There was a full hall of singalongers (not drunk even)at the World Première of this at Swaledale 2012 so they gave themselves a big applause!
  13. It would be nice for some of us learners on the other side of the pond if you would kindly play for us some of the less familiar American tunes in this so we can get the feel of them - before you give it to the library! I was looking for an index in the pdf mentioned above but could not find. Then I discovered one in a remote part of the emusi-galaxy at the little visited url below. I hope Leo would be proud of my growing research skills That said, I found an excellent recording of John McCormack on an old tape in my car's listen-to-junkbox last week(need to change the car to get a CD/DVD!). It is a recording of a recording I must have got from my mother or aunt 40 yrs ago... On it he sings the Land of Sweet E(i)rin and, like his Danny Boy, it sounds good for a Dirgitina and voice down an octave(hellooooooo NZ - Huit points)!. I thought Mccormack was singing "Eirin" (for Eire) but seems not, nor can I find any youtube or lyrics or abc anywhere.... anyone seen such please? It is on page 45 of De Ville as Erin. Index http://tinyurl.com/bn3etfn
  14. name='tallship' timestamp='1338329589' post='136475'] 00.html And Dumnbllayne is still a lovely tune. Tku and stand tall TallShip!or I shud say: "Stand Tall My Captain, My Captain!" (with due thanks to Robin Williams of course:) I love the sentiment (no, really, thank you very much!) but perhaps you should take a little more water with it ! Prefer my meffs straight but price has gone up so maybe some home made aquaLucasvit could be added http://www.amazon.co.uk/Barrenttine-Products-Ltd-Methylated-Spirit/dp/B0041WAY1I/ref=sr_1_2?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1338402924&sr=1-2
  15. Quite right of course. I mean wot abaht that horses for saucers chappie. "It is a pity that Chawcer, who had geneyus, was so unedicated. He's the wuss speller I know of." (Artemus Ward, Artemus Ward in London, 1867) Not sure wot Cackston used for rools when he printed up the Miller's Tale but here it is followed by the 'edited and adapted' version with a rush of bellows' air to get us going: This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart, As greet as it had been a thonder-dent, That with the strook he was almoost yblent; And he was redy with his iren hoot, And Nicholas amydde the ers he smoot,... ... And Nicholas is scalded in the towte. This tale is doon, and God save al the rowte! Can't find my copy just now (perhaps someone else has itone to check) but ed/adapted/translated version of last lines(by Nevill Coghill if memory serves): something like: This Nicholas just then let fly a fart: As loud as it had been a thunder-clap, And well-nigh blinded Absalom, poor chap; But he was ready with his iron hot..... "And Nicholas is branded on the bum, And God bring all of us to Kingdom Come!" Tho apparently it was a bassoonist not a bass concertinist who delivered the thunderclap (search here for bassoonist) http://www.penguinclassics.co.uk/nf/shared/WebDisplay/0,,48994_1_10,00.html And Dumnbllayne is still a lovely tune. Tku and stand tall TallShip!or I shud say: "Stand Tall My Captain, My Captain!" (with due thanks to Robin Williams of course:)
  16. "Full of Eye Riche woman" that's why u liked the video tho I am not sure if Dirge can clarify a bit how the Isle of Man (and its Doxies) have been moved to NZ... although it could be an Irish Hen Party meeting in the Japanese quarter of Ki(l)bu®n February 6, Rivendell Waltz of the Isle of Man Doki (Sun)! Music festival full of Eye Riche woman! Kibun shop Nishiogikubo hen winter ~ (Courtesy Googley translation_) I must say, on the music front, the various Irish Japanese performances which Leo comes up with seem to be rather better than this somewhat experimental piece. I know this is a whistle but more flavour and still in Rivendell: Irish: Japanese comment"Celtic whistle player Hatao playing a "reel", dance music of Ireland on Low D whistle. Peter Damasheku guitar accompaniment. As experts in Celtic music from Ireland, and Scotland, we are selling performance, lessons, flute and books. Mike - maybe yr contact already knows but here is Hatao's home page: http://www.irishflute.info/
  17. Slow, slow, quick quick, slow really lyrical in windows media player at slow speed. tku! Found this harp and Quote:This is a perfect example of the "gentle, artless lyrics set to traditional music" written by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810). But it is not clear why this Paisley-born weaver should have been inspired by Jessie from Dunblane in Perthshire but it has become one of his most popular songs. The tune to which it is sung is by R A Smith. Jessie the Flower o' Dunblane The sun has gane down o'er the lofty Ben Lomond, And left the red clouds to preside o'er the scene; While lanely I stray in the calm simmer gloamin', To muse on sweet Jessie, the flow'r o' Dunblane. How sweet is the brier wi' its saft fauldin' blossom, And sweet is the birk wi' its mantle o' green; Yet sweeter and fairer, and dear to this bosom, Is lovely young Jessie, the flow'r o' Dunblane. She's modest as onie and blythe as she's bonnie, For guileless simplicity marks her its ain; And far be the villain divested o' feeling, Wha'd blight in its bloom the sweet flow'r o' Dunblane. Sing on, thou sweet mavis, thy hymn to the evening, Thour't dear to the echoes o' Calderwood glen; Sae dear to this bosom, sae artless and winning, Is the charming young Jessie, the flow'r o' Dunblane. Meaning of unusual words: gane=gone lanely=lonely simmer gloamin'=summer twilight/dusk brier=wild rose bush birk=birch tree onie=any blythe=cheerful, merry bonnie=pretty, attractive ain=own mavis=song thrush Intrestingly two big hits at the Swaledale concert were two solos of Londonderry Air/Danny on aurally utterly different instruments and the massed tina band playing an elegantly harmonised version of I'll take you home again Kathleen = (almost) not a dry eye in the room - And a multifloral soaring and magically quiet and stormy virtuoso performance by Alastair Anderson (about Lindisfarne/Holy Island apparently) So "slow" may be pulling the (heart) strings again.
  18. My advice would be to keep your instrument(s) with you at ALL times.. just recalling the concertina that was stolen from between the feet of its owner, as he stood in the street talking with friends after a session at the Willie Clancy Summer School, some years ago! Concertinas and Flutes are easily lifted. Check the hostel - usually have padlockable lockers. B&B's - leave a do not disturb sign on the door - burglars bypass as they assume someone asleep there during the day. At swaledale I kept my boxes together with a very heavy bike chain through all handles and attached to chair. Anyway, the good stuff was on display on Chris Algar's stand! Tent/instrument alarm - earlier thread but I have seen this on sale again recently: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=12329&st=0&p=121085&hl=padlock&fromsearch=1entry121085
  19. I'll keep my bushel to meself ta very much. I see you still speak in tongues. Sadly, I speak in others! Such a pussycat as usual! But mock you not.... tis true I am learning to write and understand different tongues (e.g. in this jubilee year, redolent of the peasants and the "Magna Garter": --"Honi soit qui mal y pense" -- "Honey, your silk stocking is hanging down..." (Quote from Prince Philip) I am still learning to speak and you can see how I struggle to find the right key to voice my box - they say good embouchure is the first step to controlling bellows air flow through your instrument to get it to "speak": BTW - with a bit of luck it may be possible to show World (Dutch) Expert bending (all)notes on a tina without doing a raspberry-- Will put it up with Al's earlier discussion of this, if I find a visual was recorded at Swaledale; where it became all the rage. (There is sound from the final concert, but don't know if we have visuals). It can be done, but, like learning to whistle with two fingers, it needs practice.
  20. from the 'other side' Re: Which festivals are you going to this year? « Reply #148 on: May 15, 2012, 09:27:08 PM » Just a bit of a warning really for campers following the very enjoyable Holmfirth festival last weekend. My first time there and I had a great time. Unfortunately both the festival and Holme Valley campsites were targeted by thieves and money, jewellery, cameras etc. were taken from tents and cars during the night, often whilst people were sleeping in the tents. Thefts included taking car keys out of tents and then taking stuff out of cars. I didn't hear of any instruments being taken, but I did hear that some car windows were broken and another festival had been hit the same way the previous weekend. Very sad, but I thought worth publicising so that folks can take precautions.
  21. are u sure there was not a sveedish/daneesh tina player in there strapped onto a chair facing a camera, with duct tape over his mouth and a plastic transfusion pipe sucking the air from his neck....
  22. So who lives near Swaffham to check it out to see if it has been checked out of Swaffham antiques http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Swaffham-Antiques-Supplies?_trksid=p4340.l2563
  23. I have to say that the concept of a VMP 'activist' sounds pretty much like an oxymoron! I'm a transcriber for the project, good fun but the wheels of progress drive exceeding slow! No need to be bashful and hide your bushel under a bellows - r u saying it is time to fire up the deadwood and crack the whip? Paste this in u know where for inspiration :) The Deadwood Stage from Calamity Jane (1953)
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