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May 29, 2023 - 12:07:10 AM
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6456 posts since 8/7/2009

What Tunes You Playing Today?

Thank you Curt.  ... miss you. 

Today is Ol' Bob. Who is that from?  Garry Harrison)

...and Redbird (Bob Townsend)

Edited by - tonyelder on 05/29/2023 08:35:53

May 29, 2023 - 4:56:07 AM
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2584 posts since 10/1/2008

Monday's list ... The Lover's Waltz, Alabama Jubilee, Black and White Rag , still struggling with that one, Westphalia Waltz, Arkansas Traveler, Backup and Push, Beaumont Rag, Billy In the Lowground, Blackberry Blossom, Bonaparte's Retreat, Panhandle Country ... I have a list for each day of the week. R/

May 29, 2023 - 5:10:08 AM

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Today I'll start playing Plowboy Hop in A....

May 29, 2023 - 6:00:36 AM
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Baileyb

USA

114 posts since 1/24/2019

Working on "Ciaran O Raghallaigh" p. 9 "50 Irish Fiddle Tunes" by Tommy Peoples.

May 29, 2023 - 7:21:43 AM
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2562 posts since 8/27/2008

Five Miles From Town. Lost Boy.

May 29, 2023 - 7:24 AM

3564 posts since 9/13/2009

Going to be playing some Civil War tunes/songs at an event in celebration of Declaration Day. (as that's the origin)

May 29, 2023 - 7:52:12 AM
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DougD

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11788 posts since 12/2/2007

I think you mean "Decoration Day."
Don't think I'll be playing any today (not unusual for me) - it seems more a day for solemn remembrance. But I'm working on some tunes and songs from Ulster - "Flowers of Antrim" and "Belle of Belfast City (Tell my Ma)" so far.
From Flatt and Scruggs: youtu.be/I26B9VoBQ_I
I'm attaching a version of Pete Seeger's take on this idea.


Edited by - DougD on 05/29/2023 08:07:40

May 29, 2023 - 8:00:45 AM

3564 posts since 9/13/2009

quote:
Originally posted by DougD

I think you mean "Decoration Day."
Don't think I'll be playing any today (not unusual for me) - it seems more a day for solemn remembrance. But I'm working on some tunes and songs from Ulster - "Flowers of Antrim" and "Belle of Belfast City (Tell my Ma)" so far.


oops Yes Decoration Day... dang auto correct

May 29, 2023 - 1:06:59 PM

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For the past several days I've been oddly stuck on Pages 132 and 133 of my O'Neil's Irish tune book. For one, there's Kiss Your Partner. For another there's Rolling on the High Grass.

May 29, 2023 - 6:01:23 PM
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I have a set list to work on for a public appearance in a few weeks.  The new tunes on the list are Poor Little Mary, Sitting in the Corner; Pat Him on the Back; and Sam Hill.

Ol' Bob is on the list, but that's not new.

Edited by - RinconMtnErnie on 05/29/2023 18:02:06

May 29, 2023 - 6:18:59 PM
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2503 posts since 8/23/2008

Rolling on the High Grass.

Could that be 'Ryegrass'....

May 30, 2023 - 10:12:34 AM

52 posts since 12/28/2020

Super into Chips and Sauce at the moment.

May 30, 2023 - 12:09:39 PM
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Swing

USA

2342 posts since 6/26/2007

Besides my usual run of tunes that I know, I have been working on smoothening out Starry Night and Candlelight Waltz by Vivian Williams, and Set Du Le Baie Saint Paul, a Galope... then I am working on learning Charmaine, the Kenny Baker version and Jitterbug Waltz by Fats Waller....

Play Happy

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May 30, 2023 - 1:38:20 PM
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buckhenry Yeah, you're right...

May 30, 2023 - 2:18:38 PM
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1130 posts since 7/30/2021

Everybody is busy...interesting tunes!

Yesterday met with a guitar friend and we played St. Anne's Reel through a few times at different speeds (pretty much learned it now but it's not creative/personal yet) and Flatwater Fran (Irish waltz).

When I mentioned that tune via text message, it spell-corrected to "Flatware Fran"...
she wrote, "Flatware Fran followed by Silverware Sal"? :-)

May 30, 2023 - 4:04:01 PM

Fiddler

USA

4383 posts since 6/22/2007

On the "learning and refining" rotation now:
Trombone Rag (ala Dwight Lamb, Bob Walters, Clark Kessinger, et. al.)
Neil's Favourite Old Time Waltz
Golden Ticket
President Garfield's Hornpipe (Bb)

May 30, 2023 - 4:55:44 PM
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6388 posts since 9/26/2008

I'm stuck with the frikkin "Taco Bell's Canyon in D" because of an upcoming wedding. Also "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" which was surprisingly immediately under my fingers, several hymns and one called "You Raise me Up." None of this is all that fun laugh especially since I'm no violinist and the gig started out as an after wedding dance. The hymns have unremarkable melodies that are similar to one another (like fiddle tunes devil except for the unremarkable part) and so far I only two melodies have stuck in my head without need for some sheet music prompts.

On the up side of "whacha playin?" because all work and no play makes Billy something something, I've been preparing for a concert next weekend and will be getting the opportunity to play with many friends I haven't seen since covid and new folks who I've only heard about and on recordings. For me, none of that is work! 

Edited by - ChickenMan on 05/30/2023 16:57:41

May 30, 2023 - 6:04:02 PM

99 posts since 4/4/2023

I'm going back to Sugar in the Gourd, after hearing what a fine job Tim O'Brien does on it

May 30, 2023 - 7:47:29 PM

90 posts since 10/21/2007

I'm working on "Call of the Shepherd" and "Florida Blues."

May 30, 2023 - 8:36:09 PM

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ChickenMan -- play 'em with feeling. I messed up my share of notes when I fiddled a wedding march & recessional for my nephew. Nobody cared. I got praise left & right.

Jun 9, 2023 - 12:49:15 PM
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Road To Boston, Snow Deer, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Sourwood Mountain, Cumberland Gap, Inisheer, Hundred Pipers.

Jun 9, 2023 - 2:28:53 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Randy Wade

Road To Boston, Snow Deer, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Sourwood Mountain, Cumberland Gap, Inisheer, Hundred Pipers.


Busy boy!!

Jun 12, 2023 - 4:17:50 AM
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Erockin

USA

875 posts since 9/3/2022

Whiteface and Saint Anne's for now.

Jun 12, 2023 - 5:08:42 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

849 posts since 1/16/2021

I am practising the easy version of Vivaldi's Largo, beginning on the G on the D string. I wanted something else and am planning to take a dive into classical techniques to see if I find useful stuff.

Jul 1, 2023 - 3:23:41 PM
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bsed55

USA

4341 posts since 6/23/2007

I played Countryman's Reel at Battle Ground (in Bb). Great tune that Cyril Stinnett used to play.

Also playing lots of Irish and Klezmer.

Irish: I'm constructing my 2nd large set of tunes (10 or more) which I call Irish Filibusters. What's nice is that I can go to any Irish jam and break off smaller sets of 3 tunes that I can already play.

Klezmer: Brooklyn-based violinist Jacob Shulman-Ment performed here in April. He played a suite of 7 melodies from Romania that sounded accessible to me. I i succeeded in transcribing by ear the entire suite, and now I'm working on perfecting it. 

Jul 1, 2023 - 4:09:41 PM

99 posts since 4/4/2023

Good time of year to dust off Watermelon on the Vine. Either the Skillet Lickers version or that faster one Monroe used to open his shows with

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