Folk Group Term 34

25/04/22

Here’s a lovely tune by the late Pat Shaw.

MIDI FILE: Margaret’s Waltz

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Guitar
Banjo
Ukulele
Mandolin
Cello

If there’s time we’ll also re-visit Limerick’s Lamentation – remember it should be an F-chord on bar 19.

02/05/2022

Yes – even though it’s a Bank Holiday 😉

Great tune from France

Ah Les Filles Tenez-Vous Bien – Ah, You Girls Hold on Tight

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Banjo
Ukulele
Mandolin
Cello

If there’s time we’ll re-visit Zelda

We discussed possible tunes for the event on the 29th May in the little park off Alexandra Road. I’ve starred the ones that were sounding particularly good last night

Here’s the list so far:
Horses’s Bransle/ Babels
Roxburgh Castle
**Kerry Polkas
Heroes of Salamanca
Kendal Lilt
**The Lilac
**Robin’s Waltz

09/05/2022

A couple of down-under Mazurkas

MIDI FILE: Woodland Waltz

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Banjo
Ukulele
Mandolin
Cello

MIDI FILE: Waratah Mazurka (a type of amazing lookin flower)

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Banjo
Ukulele
Mandolin
Cello

Here’s some more tunes to add (•brought forward):

•Kerry Polkas
•The Lilac
•Robin’s Waltz Harmony
Mr Lane’s Maggot Harmony
Rochdale Coconut Dance Harmony
Angelina Baker/ Julienne Johnson
Westmoreland/ L’Inconnu

That should be enough :). I’ll get working on some harmony parts for a few of those this week.

16/05/22

As Odessa stays in the news… Not to be confused with the other three Odessa Bulgars I know! Especially the one listed in the database as Odessa Bulgarish, which is also a great (and better known) tune.

MIDI

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Mandolin
Cello

23/05/2022

A fantastic tune, possibly written by “the blind harpist”, O’Carolan in Ireland, but widely used for English Morris solo dancers in a major key.

MIDI FILE: Princess Royal

Treble LG
Guitar
Banjo
Ukulele
Mandolin
Cello
Harmony

Plan for the 29th– there’s two things on, so: pdf

The Spring Thing is on the grass just behind More Music

13:00-13:20 and 14:40-15:00

In no particular order:

Kerry Polkas (for the Maypole dancers)

Robin’s Waltz (160bpm – “123, 223”) (3m30)
Arrangement:
1/ f. Just melody
2/ p. Just melody
3/ p. With harmony
4/ f. With harmony

Mr Lane’s Maggot (150bpm – “1, 2&”) (2m30)
1A/ f. Just melody
1B/ cresc each repeat. Just melody
2A/ mp. with harmony
2B/ cresc each repeat. With harmony
3A/ f. With harmony
3B/ cresc each repeat. With harmony

Rochdale Coconut Dance (125bpm – “123&”) (2m30)
Arrangement:
1A&B/ Just melody
2A&B/ Bring in harmony
3A/ p.
3B/ f.

Westmoreland (aka Westmorland) (110bmp – “123,22_”) (3m15)
Arrangement:
1A/ p. with lower harmony
1B/ mp. with lower harmony
2A/ f. with both harmonies
2B/ ff. with both harmonies

L’Inconnu (Led by Yannick – strings in beat one (no anacrusis) (3m10)
Arrangement
1/ Voice and strings ono
2/ All in
3/ particularly strong on the harmonies