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Aug 8, 2020 - 7:33:27 PM
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1658 posts since 12/11/2008

Hey guys -- I took your cue and just created/posted a video -- Tim the Turncoat from O'Neill's 1001 Irish Tunes. If I knew how to post a link here I would, but it looks like you might have to hunt it down in the Media section. Happy listening!


Edited by - Lonesome Fiddler on 08/08/2020 21:27:17

Aug 9, 2020 - 10:58:30 AM

1411 posts since 4/6/2014

Well done on the Vid, and nice playing, i can hear the difference between the dotted part(s) and the straight parts. i had a go at it. and thought to myself, "is that worth worrying about or not?" or should i just be going for an expressive rhythm and not worrying about the dotted stuff? ...(Either play it dotted or straight, or a bit of each where it takes my fancy )...Some double stop/chording worked in this tune as well, at least to my ear anyways. i also reckon the triplet in the 1st bar sounded good to me bowed, (Da Da, Di Di Di).... As in tons of other Irish hornpipes...Which are usually very triplety altogether.... Again Good work!...Aint it good trying to re-create playing from history...laugh

Aug 9, 2020 - 12:39:43 PM

1658 posts since 12/11/2008

Thanks for listening to it. In my cussed old age I've decided to not to search down recordings of O'Neill Irish tunes and to simply play them off the page as accurately and expressively as I can. My hope is that I'll manage to make musical sense out of the tunes, just as folks might have done before recording existed. I do the same thing when I sit at the piano.

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