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St. Patty's Day Party 2015
It's time for this year's St. Patty's Day Party!
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@iBud - didn't think intonation was "shocking" at all, good work for 7 months.

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Aloha @BillyG,

I tend to be hypercritical of myself, especially since I have a music background.  I still think I should've had much better intonation, but I just got a Blue Snowball iCE USB mic and that makes a world of difference, not with the intonation, but with the actual sound of my fiddle.  It's like night and day.  @DanielB mentioned that it sounded like the mic I used was under my fiddle.  I was actually using the built-in mic from my iMac - I don't actually know where it is physically located, but I can tell you that the Blue mic is much better.  Look for better sounding video/audio recordings from me in the future, but not necessarily better intonationcool 

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Aloha again everyone,

I used my new USB mic to record "Be Thou My Vision" again.  It came out a bit better, but I still have lots of work ahead.  I hope y'all enjoy it!

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Well after a super long day at work, I came home, brushed my hair, put on a green shirt and did these in one take.  Yep, bad notes, bad timing, two whole do overs....but there it is, all in one take.  Since I mostly play Celtic music, these are a few of my current favorites.  

Will Ye Gang to Kelvingrove, Cailin Mo Ruinsa, Too Young to Marry, Johnny Cope, Scotland the Brave.

 

 

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@1stimestar - cool !   And I had forgotten about Kelvingrove totally - my mum was from Glasgow originally, and way back then she told us she used to visit the Kelvingove museum, and spend time in the park.  It was a song she would sing from time to time.   Thanks for the memory - I'll have to add it to the repertoire !

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YEAH!! and the party continues!  Thanks for the posts @1stimestar and @iBud

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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My hubby and I have a tradition for the past 30 some years of being the last to leave our neighborhood Christmas party.  I tell you this because... well just one more song. 

I cut it short in the beginning because - well a lady never tells and yes at the end those are my knees creaking!! hehe!!  

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Bunch of great posts for the party. Thanks to all of you. Love it!!!

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

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@1stimestar - cool !   And I had forgotten about Kelvingrove totally - my mum was from Glasgow originally, and way back then she told us she used to visit the Kelvingove museum, and spend time in the park.  It was a song she would sing from time to time.   Thanks for the memory - I'll have to add it to the repertoire !

Well that's just pretty cool.  First out of country trip I take, I'm going to Ireland.  My mom's family is from there so I am really looking forward to it.  Have to buy a house here first! 

 

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LOL - somewhat belated, but no reason to stop the party - you guys inspired me with Londonderry Aire / Danny Boy.   I finally got around to Danny Boy using a harp and whistle version I found on youtube as backing.   Some of you will have seen this on my FB post, just re-posted here for my FiddlerMan colleagues - I have done better in practice ( as usual.... ) but no matter - here you go - there's a bit of noise of "waves crashing, etc" at the start, but disappears after 30 seconds or so.... feature=youtu.be - sorry it's taken so long to get around to it....  

Sadly, the harp and whistle original work is not attributed to any performers - so I would like to thank them anyway, whoever they are....

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I just adore this presentation Bill. Good Job.  

One of my favorites from you yet.  You just sound so very very lovely. 

Cheers,

Toni

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@1stimestar - most lovely!!! Love the green shirt too. Yahoo. And a cutie smile too!!! Love LOVEdancing-irish-smiley

@Uzi - very very lovely... I might have to use yours to play along with to learn.. thanks..for the lovely performance.time_to_drink

@iBud I liked your playing also.. Right on!!! You are coming right along.  Loved hearing your Danny Boy.  (I need to learn that one).   :)  and I heard the new one on soundcloud also.  NIIIIIIICE...paddy-smiley

@Schaick .. I am catching up with your post here. (and others..)  what a lovely job on Swallowtail.  Good job!!!getting_jiggy]

Great party folks!!

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I love that the party continued beyond St. Patrick's Day! Nice job, @1stimestar , @Schaick and @BillyG .

@1stimestar : When I heard the first tune that you did, I realized that the melody is the same as a hymn we sometimes sing in our church, though not one that I know well. It was driving me CRAZY because I could think of a few of the words but not the title.

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Thanks to Ray (OctaveRay) on the chat, who came up with the title of the hymn -- The Summons -- and a video to go with it.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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That's so cool.  I have found that many of my Celtic songs have morphed into American religious hyms and other music. 

 

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