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Flying Around With Fiddling!
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July 11, 2022 - 12:02 pm
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Kevin's helping the last of the Aircraft from our local Air Show get on their way home, today. 


Ever see a fiddle demand it's freedom & just fly away? 

From the series I mentioned in the Traditional Irish Styles Fiddle Playing Thread - one episode I didn't share, Come West Along The Road - S14E04, shows Joe Burke playing a great "Fly By Night Hornpipe" on accordion.  I believe it's the 4th version of the sheet music shown at the Session - "Fly By Night" - says in F dorian mode, but the 2nd half loses the Bb & Ab, so changes to the "A" Blues scale!  

Found Fergal Scahill playing this version, but the key change doesn't quite sound as distinct to me - still really nice. 

"Violincopter" by Alejo Pesce - see video description for parts list! 

"See Emily Fly", a Slide written & played on tin whistle (?) by Gian Marco Pietrasanta - great tune in Bm with sheet music at the Session - "See Emily Fly"

...Gian Marco said he was inspired by Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play" - which I LOVE! 

Do a little flying on your fiddle!

- Emily


July 12, 2022 - 11:02 pm
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In case anyone is interested, the "Fly By Night Hornpipe" IS fun to play!  I've spent a good amount of time learning it today, but it's a challenge - it's all I can do to hang in there at half speed, so I'll have to spend more time on this. 

Guess I'll have to wait to "See Emily Fly"... maybe a few days... or weeks. (lol) 


Kevin's been suspiciously eyeing my violin - I told him NO, he can't take it apart to turn it into a Violincopter! 🤨

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