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Thanks Pete. I've a collection of most of these and some other things that have showed up on concertina net, but not all of these!

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Here's a good tune I've not heard before, the triplets zip along nicely!

 

X:1
T:Wild Irishman, The
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=130
K:D
| :D>ef>d|g>ef>c|d>ef>d|c2e2|d>ef>d|g>ef>d|
f>a (3gec|d2 D2::(3afd (3Ace|(3Ace (3Ace|(3Ace (3Ace|
(3Ace (3efg|(3afd (3Ace|(3Ace Te2|(3dfa (3gec|d2D2:|

Edited by Pete Dunk

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>The first six years or so collected together, dip yer bread!

 

Hey Peter, I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth buuutttttt: I have this new Mac and I cannot seem to open this file of all the tunes. I have been pretty careful to pick these up as they get posted thru the years, but it would be fun to have them all in one place. Mind you it occurred to me about 2 years ago I could have a special folder in foreScore just for these tunes for the weekend---but I never did do that. So anyone have a hint how to open this folder on a Mac?

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Hi Shelly,

 

If you just want to get at the individual tunes just open the file with any text editor to copy and paste the tunes. If you want to open the whole file and audition the tunes etc download and install Easy ABC which is available for OSX. Install the free software, choose 'Open' from the 'File', browse your files and point to Something For The Weekend.abc. Once open you can scroll through the tunes in the list on the left to play, print, transpose to other keys etc. Neat little programme!

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Well, I followed your very succinct directions and waded through all that technology--and bingo! Thanks once again Peter. Now I'll have "Something for the Weekend" in its own folder on my IPad. I have to pat myself on the back. I have kept up with these "Weekend" postings and a lot of these tunes are my favorites for nightly playing, just to sooth myself! Thanks for these specific instructions and the regular posting of Weekend tunes.

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For the iPad I would recommend an app called Tunebook SD. You can load it up with abc files and carry your music with you everywhere!

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Here's a little ditty to get the fingers moving. Looks deceptively simple but I find it to be bit of a workout, especially if I take the tempo up to 1/4=110

 

X:1
T:Recruiting Officer, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=105
K:D
A|"D"def "A"edc|"D"d3 A2F|"G"GAB "D"AGF|"A"E3A,3|"D"def "A"edc|
"G"BgB "D"A2G|FdF "A"Edc|"D"d3-d2::g|"D"fga "A"ecA|"G"g3 "D"f3|
"G"Bcd "Em"efd|"A"c3 Aag|"D"fed "A"cac|\
"G"BgB "D"A2G|FdF "A"Edc|"D"d3-d2:|

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High time for a schottische, so here's Gregory Jolivet's Sunshine.

 

Warning - ear-worm practically guaranteed!

 

X:167
T:Sunshine
M:4/4
L:1/8
C:Gregory Jolivet
Q:1/2=90
Z:Steve Mansfield March 2015
K:D
A2dc d3A | ABAG FDEF | G2dc d3G | GAGF E2FG |
A2dc d3A | ABAG FDEF | G2dc d2e2 |1 c3A AGFE :|2 c3A Acde ||
|: f2ed A3B | BGGF EDEF | GBAG A2FA | GFEG FDFA |
f2ed A3B | BGGF EDEF | GBAG A2FA |1 GFEG FDFA :|2 GFEF DEFG |]

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Another one I've learnt from the wonderful Topette ...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kYfoSfseb0

 

X:1

T:Maybe Macedonian
M:4/4
L:1/8
C:Julien Chartonnet
Z:Steve Mansfield 20151031
K:
^cAAc dAAd | ef ed e3g | gf fe ed d^c | ^cd ed ^c2AG |
^cAAc dAAd | ef ed e3g | gf fe ed d^c |1 ^cd c_B AA (3GA_B :|2 ^cd c_B AA (3GA=B :|
|: c3 c3cB | dc cB c2 cg | gf fe ed d^c | ^cd ed cc (3_BAG |
c3 c3cB | dc cB c2cd |1 ^cd ed cc (3_BAG | _BA AG AA (3GA=B :|2 ^cd ed c2 c_B | _BA AG AG AG |
|: _B^cA3 G AG | _BB AG A2 AG | G^c cG Gc cG | _BB AG AG AG |
_B^cA3G AG | _BB AG A2Ad | ^cd ed c2 c_B |1 _BA AG AG AG :|2 _BA AG AA GA_B |]

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Here's a nice little waltz to finish the year off with, Happy New Year all!

 

X:19
T:Mad'm. Buonaparte's Waltz. Preston 1803.507
M:3/8
L:1/16
Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2015
B:Preston's Twenty Four Country Dances For The Year 1803
Q:1/8=85
K:Bb
de|fdB2 bg|fdB2 fd|ecAFAc|e2d2 de|fdB2bg|
fdB2 fd|ecAFAc|{A}B4::AB|cAFAce|dBFBdf|gegebg|
=efef AB|cAFAce|dBFBdf|gegebg|B4::F2|B2d2f2|
fgfed2|c2B2c2|d2B2F2|B2d2f2|fgfed2|c2B2c2|B4:|

 

(The name isn't a typo, that's as is in the original book.)

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I haven't posted for a while, here are a series of jigs called Rainbow Jigs, written by James Fitton who kindly gave me permission to share the abc, a PDF and an mp3 file of the whole thing.

 

ABC

X:10
T:Rainbow Jigs
C:James Fitton
B:Tunes, Arrangements and Songs 2016
M:6/8
L:1/8
Z:Peter Dunk 2016
%%barnumbers 0
Q:3/8=100
K:G
"No. One Red Jig"\
"G"gfg "C"edc|"G"B2G G2"C"c/B/|"D"A2D D2d/c/|"G"B2G G2f|
"Em"gfg "C"age|"G"ded BAG|"D"ABc def|"G"g2b g3:|
|:"G"GFG ABc|"G"d2g g2 "Bm"f/g/|"D"a2d d2 b/a/|"G"d2g g2F|
"Em"GFG "D"ABc|"G"d2g g2"Em"f/g/|"D"a2D DEF|"G"G2B G3:|
%
|:"No. Two Orange Jig"\
"Am"A2c E2A|"Am"agf "C"edc|"Am"A2c "Em"B2A|"G"GFG "C"EFG|
"Am"A2B "D"A2G|"Em"EFG "C"EFG|"Am"c2c "G"B2B|"Am"AEG A3:|
|:"Am"a3 "G"g3|"Am"cBA "Em"GFE|"Am"a3 "G"g3|"C"egf e3|
"Am"a2c B2A|"G"g2B A2G|"C"e3 "D"d3|"G"BAG "Am"A3:|
%
|:"No. Three Yellow Jig"\
"Bm"B3F3|"D"DEF "C"GcA|"Bm"B3F3|"G"dcA "C"GFG|
"Bm"BFF BdF|"Am"AEE edc|"Bm"B3 "Am"AAB|"C"cBA "Bm"B3:|
"Bm"f3B3|"D"ffg "C"fed|"Bm"f3 Bfg|"Am"age "Bm"f3|
"Em"gfe "D"fdd|"D"fed "Em"eBB|"D"f3 "Am"e3|"D"FGA "Bm"B3:|
%
|:"No. Four Green Jig"\
"C"c2E "G"GFG|"Am"AGA "Bm"BAB|"C"c2c cde|"G"dcB "D"A2G|
"C"eGe "Am"cBA|"Am"cEc "Em"EFG|"C"cEA "G"G3-|GED "C"C3:|
"C"C2G GFG|"C"c2G GFG|"Am"C2G GFG|"C"E2D C3|
"C"cEA G3-|"C"GEG GFG|"Am"cEA G3-|"C"GED C3:|
%
|:"No. Five Blue Jig"\
"D"D2A BAA|"C"cBA "G"GFG|"D"D2A BAA|"C"c2c "G"B2B|
"D"D2d dcB|"Bm"AGA FGA|"G"BAB "Em"GFE|"D"D2D D3:|
|:"D"d2A AGA|"C"cBA "G"GFG|"D"d2A AGA|"C"c2B "G"c2B|
"D"A2D DEc|"C"G2C CEc|"G"BcA "C"GFE|"D"D2D D3:|
%
|:"No. Six Indigo Jig"\
"Em"EGB "D"AGF|"Em"G2E E3|"C"edB "G"BAG|"D"A3 "G"B3|
"Em"eBd "G"BAG|"D"AGA "Em"GFE|"C" DEG "D"FED|"C"E2D "Em"E3:|
"Em"eef "D"gfd|"C"e2d "Em"e3|"C"eef "Em"edc|"G"B3B3|
"C"gfe c3|"Bm"fed B3|"D"AAB "Bm"GFD|"C"E2D "Em"E3:|
%
|:"No. Seven Purple Jig"\
"F#"FGA "G"B2A|"Em"G2A "F#"F3|"D"FGA "C"G2F|"Bm"B3 "F#"B3|
"Bm"fed AGF|"C"cBA GFE|"G"GAB "Em"G2E|"F#"F3F3:|
|:"Bm"fed "G"B2A|"Em"B2G "D"F3|"Bm"fed "G"B2A|"Bm"B3B3|
"F#"ABc def|"Em"GAB cde|"G"BAG "Em"F2E|"F#"F3F3:|

 

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Wow! All 7 modes in one tune and all with chordal accompaniment.

 

I am going to have to study this carefully, and maybe separate out the parts as it is a little odd at the end (the Locrian?)

 

Pete: Is this a coincidence or did you post this in response to recent discussions on modes and keys. In either case, thanks for such a complete example.

 

Also, who is James Fitton? (wouldn't also be known as tallship by any chance?)

 

Don.

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Wow! All 7 modes in one tune and all with chordal accompaniment.

 

I am going to have to study this carefully, and maybe separate out the parts as it is a little odd at the end (the Locrian?)

 

Pete: Is this a coincidence or did you post this in response to recent discussions on modes and keys. In either case, thanks for such a complete example.

 

Also, who is James Fitton? (wouldn't also be known as tallship by any chance?)

 

Don.

 

I haven't been keeping up with the forum of late Don so any content that aligns itself with recent discussions on here is entirely coincidental. James Fitton is an English dance band musician and composer, read this.

 

As for 'tallship' who he? Well to be honest it's me! That was my handle on this forum and many others for many years, for the last couple of years I've reverted to my own name. :D Am I now famous, or better still infamous? :o :lol:

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