Here is the tune from Monday 17th, Peat Fire Flame, aka The Fireside Reel. This Scottish tune was first published in 1734 and remains a popular tune especially for Scottish Country Dancing. Words were added on 1921 by Kenneth McCleod and this version was popularised by The Corries on their 1977 album Peat Fire Flame.
Here is the second tune in our new set, Major Mackie, or Major Mackie’s Jig. This is tune from the late 1800’s, it turns up in English, Scottish, Canadian and American traditions. It was first published in the ever popular series Kerr’s Merry Melodies.
Here are the dots, followed by videos of the tune and rhythm parts.
Here is our first official tune of the term, Captain Lanoe’s, aka Captain Lanoe’s Quickstep, Marionets (sic) or Marionets Cotillion. This is an English country dance tune from the late 1700s.
Here are the dots:
Here is a video of the tune, followed by one for the guitars/ukes/percussion:
Here is the post for Monday 19th’s tune The Miller of Dee, an English tune/song from the Chester area in the 1700s. We tried various harmonisation options and chord voicings (see chord PDF), and added connecting notes and turns to the melody.
It’s almost the beginning of the new term, we’ll be starting up again on September 19th, at our usual venue of the WLTUC which has been repaired following the fire at the end of last term. We’ll be keeping the Zoom option for the foreseeable future, let me know if you would like a Zoom invite. The Term Dates page has been updated and I’m looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces soon!
Here is the video and dots for Ladies Pleasure, a tune from the Fieldtown Morris tradition and one that changes meter from 6/8 to 2/4. The ‘2’ over the patterns in bar three (and elsewhere) indicate a duplet, so instead of each main beat dividing into three quavers as it would normally in 6/8, it divides into two quavers.
Here is the video:
Here are the dots – the structure would normally be ABCBCB.
Finally got the videos to upload! Here’s the melody, with the harmony below.
And here’s the harmony:
This week saw us tackle the second half of our Flook tune, Wrong Foot Forward.
Here are the dots, with a little simplification to help to learn the shape of the tune. We’ll fill those spots in later, as shown in the PDF!
The PDF gives the full tune with chords, uke pattern and the groove rhythms that we layered up.
I can’t get the video to upload tonight, so I’ve have another go tomorrow!
Here is today’s tune, the first half of a fantastic tune by whistle player extraordinaire Brian Finnegan. Brian is a member of the band Flook – check out their live performance of this tune below! Their music can be found on Apple Music and Spotify, but if you enjoy their work then please consider supporting them by buying a CD or download.
Here are the dots to the first half of the tune – we will work on this next week and learn the second section. I’ve also included the groove rhythms with the 7/8 counting, complete with numbers and silly words (and no offence to any supermarkets reading these!).