November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

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November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby Dally » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:38 pm

There was one suggestion for "Felton Lonen" and one suggestion for tunes in the 9/8 time signature, so I decided to compromise with tunes in the 6/8 time signature. That's a very open catagory, including variation sets, slow airs, marches, and jigs. You can perform "Felton Lonen" if you want.
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Re: November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby OldTomsRant » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:00 pm

Here's an Irish set dance tune, the Humours of Bandon. Joe Hutton played it on the Wild Hills o' Wannies LP.

http://soundcloud.com/chrisormston/the- ... -of-bandon
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Re: November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby Dally » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:03 am

Listening to that without knowing the name of the tune I would have thought it a Northumbrian tune, no doubt, because it sounds like one on your chanter, Chris. That's a compliment, just in case anyone thinks otherwise.
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Re: November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby Dally » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:19 pm

I hope Edric Ellis won't mind me posting a link to his recording of "Keelman O'er the Land":
http://soundcloud.com/edric-ellis/keelman-oer-the-land
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Re: November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby Dally » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:25 am

here's my offering to the piping gods and goddesses:
http://soundcloud.com/john-dally/parnel ... rpeth-town

The first is from the playing of Joe Hutton, and the second is a tune by Roy Hugman, "Morpeth Town." It's a smashin' tune but one my best musical friends, Wally Bell, was born and raised in Morpeth.
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Re: November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby Matt Seattle » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:08 pm

Some 6/8 tunes recorded 1 November 2008

Denholm Lasses & Holy Halfpenny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXEtXMEsm7w

Keelman Ower Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukg3qxvX ... re=related
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Re: November TOTM: the 6/8 time signature

Postby Dally » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:31 pm

For November three wedding tunes in 6/8 from Pete Stewart's great book WELCOME HOME MY DEARIE, page 111. The tunes are "The Feet Washing" and "The Bride has a Bonnie Thing" I and II, although I took some liberties with the bride. :o
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