Just recently I had returned to Fiddlehangout and to my surprise found out about the passing of Rich Dissmore. We would regularly be in contact with each other via email and had planned my visiting him and Sherrie sometime this fall.
Back in the summer of 2012 I had written some Celtic tunes, one being Albert's slide (due to the fact I could not come up with another title). I have re-titled it Rich Dissmore.
I believe in my mind and heart this tune represents Rich's tenacity for life, friendship, and music. Never giving up and at times, I'm sure, trudging through his obstacles.
Please download if you like.
You can also find it in my Music page under Rich Dissmore
Here is the (corrected) PDF of the dots as well, probably easier to download and save:
PS: Sorry about the spelling error on Rich's last name, correction has been made and new files uploaded
Ozarkian DL Says:
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @7:21:15 PM
Great Tune and tribute AJ.
Friday, July 12, 2013 @7:53:30 PM
What a tribute! I was a friend and occasional fiddle teacher for Rich. I may have to learn your tune and help perpetuate his memory.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @2:37:10 PM
I think I've got it down pretty well.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @11:39:09 PM
I wrote it as a slide (12/8), but if you play it as 4/4 one needs to play it in swing style where the runs are played as slurred triplets. That way one will get the "jig" feel. Written in either 12/8 or 4/4 it still works out to 16 bars of music for whole tune. I usually play it around 132beats per minute. For my dancer I play it around 118 to 124 depending how she feels that particular day. She like to throw in some really nice high kicks.
Glad to hear you have it down pretty well, Rich would be pleased. Hoping you post a recording soon.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 @11:44:49 AM
Well, it did sound pretty "jiggy", so with my no more than rudimentary knowledge of music theory, I assumed it was 6/8 meter.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 @12:59:46 PM
Then you thought right actually, because 12/8 is just double the beats of 6/8 in a measure. Ya' get a GOLD STAR there Bruce. ;)
Although I am more of a dots person, I do learn some tunes by ear, but needless to say you do most of yours by ear.
12/8 is generally written 3 1/4 notes, 3 1/8th notes, and 3 1/8th notes grouped for the supposed "true" slide. 9/8 Slip jigs are 2 1/4 notes, 2 1/8th notes and 1 1 group of 1/8th notes; and 6/8 is usually reserved for Double Jigs where there are 2 groups of 3 1/8th notes. To me a jig is a jig, but in Ireland it depends what county you are from, and folks can get somewhat testy about their jigs. ;)
Here's hoping to hear it soon...
Sunday, July 14, 2013 @1:07:36 PM
blessed be..................... listening..................
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @4:49:25 AM
Nice tune Albert ! Very Canadian sounding to my ear. I'll bet that Rich is smiling.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @7:22:38 AM
I don't know if you have or not but I think that Sherrie would truly appreciate hearing it.
Could you/ would you allow my Irish group, Wylde Thyme to learn it and then play it out?
Rich played guitar with us on occasion when he could, or when he felt well enough to come out.
Thanks for sharing,
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @11:11:59 AM
And everyone else as well. the tune is posted for everyone who wishes to learn and play it. Just download the PDF version (easier to do), or print it from the screen once it has popped up. I put up the jpg copy for those who do not have PDF (that would be really strange). As I mentioned to Nick in an email, it would be appreciated if my name was attached as the composer, that's all. I am a great believer in the Traditional ways, that is everyone shares music without putting stupid restraints on it trying to get money every time it is played. I get my money from my recordings on CDs and that is enough for me. Enjoy it, and even if in your mind, say 'this is for you Rich".
Have a great day;
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @2:13:43 PM
Afternoon AJ, Last night I finally brought the Tune to my group Wylde Thyme, At first they were hesitant, but I play the tune through the FH jukebox and after a couple of minutes we were playing along and everyone liked it. Sort of a sad happy. . .
we are going to invite Sherrie over when we are able to play it well, hope it won't sadden her to much.
I think we will be adding Richard to our play list coming up here soon if that is ok W/you?
Thanks again for sharing
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @4:13:48 PM
I am glad you folks are playing it, and the other players warmed up to it. Yes it is a bitter-sweet thing isn't it?
It would be an honour for you to add my tune to your play list, and Thank you.
Would appreciate a recording of you folks playing it if and when you make one.
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