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Apr 3, 2023 - 6:30:21 PM
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58 posts since 4/10/2011

Here is one that I wrote recently. Named after my great-Grandmother, Julia Donegan, from Newry, County Down, Ireland.  The melody was inspired by Haste to the Wedding in the way it moves up and down around the strings in an Irish sort of way. I can’t play Irish fiddle, so this has more of a bagpipe feel, funny enough.
I hope you enjoy.

Edited by - tweedsidetune on 04/03/2023 18:37:01

Apr 4, 2023 - 4:48:57 AM



588 posts since 9/3/2022

Nice! Love it. I can hear what the other instruments would play but, it's great on it's own.

Apr 4, 2023 - 10:10:15 AM
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6228 posts since 9/26/2008

I too can hear the rest of the session playing along (in proper Irish session unison). You lose me at the B part though, like it switches to 2/4 for a couple of measures or something. Not sure if that is intentional...

Apr 4, 2023 - 10:23:26 AM
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11471 posts since 12/2/2007

Nice job, Andrew. My grandfather also came from County Down, but I don't play Iish music either really.
Billy, I don't hear anything funny about the B part. Its a jig, you know, and it just keeps moving along in 2.

Apr 4, 2023 - 3:59:22 PM

58 posts since 4/10/2011

Thanks, all. Your comments are greatly appreciated. It would be neat to have other instruments included. Funny, I don’t know locals who play these styles.

Billy, it was intentional, as the feel took me there. The 2nd half of part B basically mirrors the 2nd part of part A. It felt good for this tune. To be honest, I don’t know the technical things such as beats per measure, or bars and measures. I can’t break those down or tell what time signatures they are in.

Doug, pretty neat that your Grandfather was from County Down. Nice to hear! I’ve been writing some tunes as of late, and name them according to family tales or history, and basing names to work with the style I play.

Apr 4, 2023 - 5:07:28 PM

6228 posts since 9/26/2008

I listened again. It doesn't lose the 6/8, but those swooping pickup notes just jolted me I guess, felt like extras.

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