December 2011 Tune of the Month

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December 2011 Tune of the Month

Postby Dally » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:33 pm

The obvious topic is tunes with a reference to the season (winter, soltice, Christmas, Hogmany, New Year). I suggest we pick a tune we all want to play and then combine it with one or more other tunes, as suggested by Barry Say in another thread. The primary tune would be one we all agree on, and the secondary tunes would be personal choices. The primary tune wouldn't have to be played first. As always, fun is the goal.
To get the ball rolling, here are some tunes with reference to winter:
"Winter Night Schottische" Kerr 2
"The Winter Wren" (completely self serving) in Julia's forthcoming NPS book
"New Christenmiss Day" #259 THE GREAT NORTHERN TUNE BOOK
"My Lodging is on the Cold, Cold Ground" Yellow Book
"Jack Frost" Green Book
There are many more obvious and better choices. What do you want to play or hear played?
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Re: December 2011 Tune of the Month

Postby Dally » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Matt Seattle suggests "Christenmiss Day in tha Morning."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hQc8MIGqvM

Here are a couple of videos recently discovered:

Paul Martin: "Christenmiss Day in tha Morning."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=859eojao ... re=mh_lolz

Anthony Robb: "The snow it melts the Soonest."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k72zscz8 ... ploademail
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Re: December 2011 Tune of the Month

Postby Dally » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:17 pm

The Tune of the Month for December is, as discussed, some version "Christenmass Day in the Morning" and another tune (or two, or how many you want). As always, please post a link in this thread so we can see/hear your music. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far.
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Re: December 2011 Tune of the Month

Postby Dally » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:35 am

Border pipes in G, or English Border pipes..."Christimass Time in the Morning" paired with "Because he was a Bonny Lad" because I didn't want to pair with any tune obviously associated with Christmas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-QMdpi9AIQ
A set on the NSP to soon follow on SoundCloud.
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Re: December 2011 Tune of the Month

Postby edric » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:14 pm

Here's one of my favourite jolly Christmas tunes, roughly similar to the Spiers and Boden version from their album "Songs".

http://soundcloud.com/edric-ellis/on-christmas-day

Lyrics are here: http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~z ... nedso.html , I love the imagery of "His arms did quaver, he could not plough".
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Re: December 2011 Tune of the Month

Postby Dally » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:40 am

Nicely done, Edric.

Here's a couple for the season.

http://soundcloud.com/john-dally/winter ... ass-day-in

The first of the two tunes is called "Winter Wren" and should be appearring in Julia's forthcoming folio. The second is THE tune of the month, learned from Pete Stewart's excellent book...well, I don't remember right now which one it is, but they are all excellent books.
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