Status Updates posted by RAc
Inspired by Daniel H.'s wonderful rendition, I learnt Rios na Banriona and eventually added it to my Soundcloud collection:
I wasn't able to get hold of the composer to ask for permission. In case of any reservations. I'll remove the tune from there.
Following Alan Day's PM suggestion, I arranged the accompaniment to include some more intersting style elements such as diatonic runs, legato patterns etc. The arrangement still falls short of Daniel's, but I keep on trying.
This was performed with violinist Klaus Roehing on the 2019 German Folk Camp in late July/early August in order to introduce Alex Holden's #3 Crane concertina.
Thanks for listening!
Added Waterman's Hornpipe to my Soundcloud collection. This is an unusual and very energetic and hypnotizing Shetland traditional tune. Doesn't sound much on a solo concertina, but I plan bringing it into the repertoire of my session group. The piece sounds great in an ensemble with brass instruments.
This recording is also unusual for me because it's single take, no cuts, no post processing (except for normalizing).
Thanks to my friends Louise and Klaus for bringing it to my attention!
Played on my Holden Crane.
I uploaded a recording of Ganivelle&Canal En Octobre onto my Soundcloud presence. I was surprised to find how difficult it is to get the simple (yet beautiful) tunes to recording quality (it's still far from being perfect, in particular the Canal). Recording Levi Jackson for some reason took much less time! I guess it's because in simple tunes, every note counts, so even slight errors will not be forgiven...
Thanks as usual for listening!
Thank you for the nice comment! 🙂
I play a 55 button Crane Duet. The set is in the key of G - as a perceived 90% of all folk tunes in the English folk realm are, including derived keys such as A Dorian and E Minor, with variations over the D scale making up for 8% of the rest. Balfolk generally appears to be different, there is a more even distribution between C,F,Bb and occasional occurrences of G and D (none of ths scientifically backed, this is all extrapolated from the session groups I am involved with).
I uploaded a recording of Old Kiss My Lady to my Soundcloud presence:
Coincidentally, this tune has also been added to Paul Hardy's tune book, 2018 edition.