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Theme Of The Month, Jan. 2015: Hornpipes And Other Swingy Things

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A very nice pair of tunes, nicely played, Jim. I can imagine someone dancing a solo jig to them, given your chunky style!

 

Chris

 

Actually, Chris, we dance The Tun Dish, a Border dance, to Sportsman's. Unfortunately no video of us doing it has been posted. I play it chunkier than most because that's the way our foreman wants it. The foreman is always right.

 

Mr. Moore's is sometimes used for the really cool BOrder dance Lorenze's Butterfly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtoB4tzZ9qw . Obviously not us!

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Here is a little tune I wrote a little while ago played as a hornpipe for this New Year Theme.

Hope you like it.

Happy New Year Everybody on C.net

Al :rolleyes:

Hi Alan Nice tune and I do not mean to change the thread..Can you tell me about your concertina ie Jefferies 38 key G/D.Bob

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Instead of reposting my one and only set of hornpipes I felt like taking it up again, and today posting it as a WIP (please read the description on SC if you like):

Best wishes - Wolf

 

 

 

Excellent, thanks. Chief O'Neill's is a wonderful hornpipe -with that ominous-sounding B part and a really great bounce to it. Your chording, especially in the B part, accentuates that, which adds to the appeal of the tune.

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Instead of reposting my one and only set of hornpipes I felt like taking it up again, and today posting it as a WIP (please read the description on SC if you like):

Best wishes - Wolf

 

 

 

Excellent, thanks. Chief O'Neill's is a wonderful hornpipe -with that ominous-sounding B part and a really great bounce to it. Your chording, especially in the B part, accentuates that, which adds to the appeal of the tune.

 

 

Thanks a lot for listening and commenting, Jim! I always loved Chief O'Neill's since I first heard it from those early Transatlantic recordings of The Dubliners - really enjoy having the low F available for it now...

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Instead of reposting my one and only set of hornpipes I felt like taking it up again, and today posting it as a WIP...

 

Wonderful. As an Anglo player I love hearing the different spin an English concertina can put on these tunes, especially when they're so well arranged and played. It makes them new again.

 

Bob Michel

Near Philly

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Here are some more swingy things. I recorded and uploaded them a couple weeks back, but neglected to post a link here and subsequently forgot about them.

 

 

"The Dapper's Delight" and "The Maid of the Mist" are hornpipes composed by the late Paddy O'Brien of Co. Tipperary (as opposed to Paddy O'Brien of Co. Offaly, also a fantastic tunesmith, and happily still with us). There's a brief introduction to his life and work at http://irishtunecomposers.weebly.com/paddy-obrien.html. I hadn't been aware of his close connection with Seamus Connolly, who ran the epic Monday night sessions at the Village Coach House in Brookline, Mass. where I first immersed myself in Irish tunes in the late '70s and early '80s.

 

I've never heard a Paddy O'Brien tune I didn't like. And one can never have too many hornpipes.

 

Bob Michel

Near Philly

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Instead of reposting my one and only set of hornpipes I felt like taking it up again, and today posting it as a WIP...

Wonderful. As an Anglo player I love hearing the different spin an English concertina can put on these tunes, especially when they're so well arranged and played. It makes them new again.

 

Bob Michel

Near Philly

 

Thank you so much, Bob - what more could I seek for! Best wishes - Wolf

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Here are some more swingy things. I recorded and uploaded them a couple weeks back, but neglected to post a link here and subsequently forgot about them.

 

 

"The Dapper's Delight" and "The Maid of the Mist" are hornpipes composed by the late Paddy O'Brien of Co. Tipperary (as opposed to Paddy O'Brien of Co. Offaly, also a fantastic tunesmith, and happily still with us). There's a brief introduction to his life and work at http://irishtunecomposers.weebly.com/paddy-obrien.html. I hadn't been aware of his close connection with Seamus Connolly, who ran the epic Monday night sessions at the Village Coach House in Brookline, Mass. where I first immersed myself in Irish tunes in the late '70s and early '80s.

 

I've never heard a Paddy O'Brien tune I didn't like. And one can never have too many hornpipes.

 

Bob Michel

Near Philly

 

Really exciting Irish dance music Bob! Great set, with the first tune being immediately special to me - and so sweet having the banjo chiming in with the second...!

 

I will certainly go for more hornpipes - as you say, can never have too many of them! Might take your post as a suggestion to start with this couple of tunes!

 

Best wishes - Wolf

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And one can never have too many hornpipes.

 

 

Couldn't agree more!

 

 

 

And neither can I! I just love them; and somehow, I think the concertina is just made for playing them on. Here's my contribution, at last. It is Watson's Hornpipe, one of many hornpipes I like playing, from the manuscript of G H Watson (GHW065), a late Victorian player and collector of tunes, from Norfolk in East Anglia..

 

https://soundcloud.com/aeolaman/watsons-hornpipe

 

Chris

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And one can never have too many hornpipes.

 

 

Couldn't agree more!

 

 

 

And neither can I! I just love them; and somehow, I think the concertina is just made for playing them on. Here's my contribution, at last. It is Watson's Hornpipe, one of many hornpipes I like playing, from the manuscript of G H Watson (GHW065), a late Victorian player and collector of tunes, from Norfolk in East Anglia..

 

https://soundcloud.com/aeolaman/watsons-hornpipe

 

Chris

 

 

Nice tune, very clean playing. Your version is smoother than others I"ve heard of this tune - very pretty.

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Here's a hornpipe by the great UK ceilidh band Whapweasel - Pyewacket.

 

I've had the hardest time getting the tempo right on this tune. Suggestions for how to improve it welcome!

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PYEWACKETT is a modern hornpipe by the Ceilidh band Whapweasel.

The Squeezers play it sometimes and recently Jim Besser and I tried our hand a a duo version which he recorded at a practice.

Here it is, bumps and all.

 

https://soundcloud.com/user827948939/sq-1-20-15-pyewacket

Edited by Randy Stein

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PYEWACKETT is a modern hornpipe by the Ceilidh band Whapweasel.

The Squeezers play it sometimes and recently Jim Besser and I tried our hand a a duo version which he recorded at a practice.

Here it is, bumps and all.

 

https://soundcloud.com/user827948939/sq-1-20-15-pyewacket

Very interesting little tune...sort of a ragtime klezmer hornpipe with a touch of polska!

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