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Poll: Tune Of The Month For July, 2015

Poll: TOTM July 2015  

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10 votes so far.

If yours isn't one of them, do you have a preference?

 

Up to 16 now and I suspect we have a winner already - unless there's a late surge!

 

Surprise in the making... :rolleyes:

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Surprise in the making... :rolleyes:

 

 

Wow, it looks like a landslide. I never expected that!

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...Bending the Ferret, written by Doug Eunson....

 

I'm a bit curious about the origin of the name here, since I've heard the concertina referred to as a/the "leather ferret", but I haven't heard or seen that name applied to other squeezeboxes. I see from Doug's Facebook page that he plays melodeon, but does he also play concertina?

Doug doesn't play concertina. He's a master of melodeon and hurdy gurdy and has a fine voice. Someone referred to his melodeon playing, possibly for Stone Monkey Rapper as Bending the Ferret so he wrote a tune to match. I played with him in The Ram Company and continue to do so in The a Derbyshire Volunteers. He also has an occasional ceilidh band called Bending the Ferret of which I am an occasional member.

 

Mitch

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...Bending the Ferret, written by Doug Eunson....

I'm a bit curious about the origin of the name here, since I've heard the concertina referred to as a/the "leather ferret", but I haven't heard or seen that name applied to other squeezeboxes. I see from Doug's Facebook page that he plays melodeon, but does he also play concertina?

Doug doesn't play concertina. He's a master of melodeon and hurdy gurdy and has a fine voice. Someone referred to his melodeon playing, possibly for Stone Monkey Rapper as Bending the Ferret so he wrote a tune to match. I played with him in The Ram Company and continue to do so in The a Derbyshire Volunteers. He also has an occasional ceilidh band called Bending the Ferret of which I am an occasional member.

 

Mitch

 

 

Cool. IT's a great tune. I learned it from a melodeon player from Toronto, where the tune is a regular at the local English session.

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...Bending the Ferret, written by Doug Eunson....

 

I'm a bit curious about the origin of the name here, since I've heard the concertina referred to as a/the "leather ferret", but I haven't heard or seen that name applied to other squeezeboxes. I see from Doug's Facebook page that he plays melodeon, but does he also play concertina?

Doug doesn't play concertina. He's a master of melodeon and hurdy gurdy and has a fine voice. Someone referred to his melodeon playing, possibly for Stone Monkey Rapper as Bending the Ferret so he wrote a tune to match. I played with him in The Ram Company and continue to do so in The a Derbyshire Volunteers. He also has an occasional ceilidh band called Bending the Ferret of which I am an occasional member.

Mitch

Cool. IT's a great tune. I learned it from a melodeon player from Toronto, where the tune is a regular at the local English session.

Here's Doug with his wife Sarah on Fiddle and Ollie on soprano sax playing a medley contains Bending the Ferret.

https://youtu.be/zdv43UDLczg

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Here's Doug with his wife Sarah on Fiddle and Ollie on soprano sax playing a medley contains Bending the Ferret.

 

 

Thanks for that; always great to hear a tune by its composer.

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