FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Learn to play Raglan Road on the Violin
sp_BlogLink Read the original blog post
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
May 8, 2012 - 10:37 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702


"On Raglan Road" is a well-known Irish song from a poem written by Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh named after Raglan Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin. In the poem the poet, walking on a "quiet street", recalls a love affair he had with a young woman. He knew he would risk being hurt if he initiated a relationship, but went ahead anyway.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
EJ-Kisz
Midwest, US
Members

Regulars
May 8, 2012 - 11:50 pm
Member Since: April 9, 2012
Forum Posts: 605
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Oh wow!  This piece is awesome!!!  

What year was this written in, Pierre?  I'd love to add this to my play list for reenacting!  I just have to make sure all the music was written in the mid 1800's or before! cheers

 

Either way, I'm going to try and learn this!!!!  

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

SkullSmall-1.jpg

 

Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
May 9, 2012 - 7:10 am
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Beautifull song, It may be an "Irish" tune and with all the double stops, I bet it's awsome when played on "pipes".

         dancing

Avatar
NoirVelours
Quebec
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
May 9, 2012 - 9:47 am
Member Since: March 28, 2012
Forum Posts: 822
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm so jealous! When I practice my cats go hide somewhere, only the tomcat shows he's tough by staying for the firsts notes, the female is gone as soon as she sees me pick up the violin case.

But this morning I press play to listen to yet another great tutorial from Pierre, and my music hater paws at my leg, give me a nip and jumps on my lap to listen! She goes away when the song is over...

What's in that song geez? roflol if I learn it will all the cats on the street start folowing me? Or maybe my cate has irish blood rofl Thanks for this tutorial Pierre, quite an exercise on double stops!

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

Avatar
dionysia
Members

Regulars
May 9, 2012 - 10:17 am
Member Since: January 25, 2012
Forum Posts: 657
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Fiddlestix said
 I bet it's awsome when played on "pipes".

 

NoirVelours said

But this morning I press play to listen to yet another great tutorial from Pierre, and my music hater paws at my leg, give me a nip and jumps on my lap to listen! She goes away when the song is over...

What's in that song geez? roflol if I learn it will all the cats on the street start folowing me?

So now we know what the Pied Piper played in Hamlin town!!

Avatar
Worldfiddler
Members

Regulars
May 9, 2012 - 1:42 pm
Member Since: April 22, 2012
Forum Posts: 436
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Very good, Pierre. Nice angle too 🙂

 

Jim

Avatar
TerryT
Coleshill, Warwickshire
Members

Regulars
May 9, 2012 - 3:34 pm
Member Since: December 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1698
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Like it Fiddlerman, like it a lot!
Thanks for showing us hats_off

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Avatar
Sporksies
Member
Members
May 9, 2012 - 3:36 pm
Member Since: March 29, 2012
Forum Posts: 47
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That was beautiful. No doubt a piece I must learn. Great job, FM... thanks!!thumbs-up

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
February 3, 2015 - 3:09 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3755
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I don't recall seeing this before. :)

I have a friend that was looking for a tutorial.  Very cool.  Is it on the sidebar?  

Awesome.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
iBud
Honolulu, HI
Members

Regulars
February 6, 2015 - 11:42 am
Member Since: August 28, 2014
Forum Posts: 376
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Aloha everyone,

It seems that the tune itself, the music, is a traditional Irish tune (Fáinne Geal an Lae), although the poem itself was first published in 1946.  I could not find a date for when the tune was composed, but suffice it to say that it's a rather old one.

Keep-Calm-and-Fiddle-On-small-2.jpg

 

 

 

Avatar
Uzi
Georgia
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
February 6, 2015 - 3:06 pm
Member Since: January 19, 2014
Forum Posts: 890
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It's also called "Dawning of the Day."

Instrumental: 

With Lyrics:

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
February 20, 2015 - 10:29 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Great links, great music. Thanks for sharing.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: discountsale, Ripton
38 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today harvestman, fiddlinmama
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3555

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6441

Posts: 80326

Newest Members:

elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771, mdedmon

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11702, KindaScratchy: 1651