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Celtic/Cape Breton Music Over-run With Critters!
Might as well catch one & play it!
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@ABitRusty -

Must've been dinner time - Googly was hungry for BBQ.

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.thank you for seeing the humor there!!  🤣  bbq..now im hungry and havent decided on supper yet.   sounds like a plan.  lol

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@ABitRusty -

So, this fowl tune is just 'Ducky'! 

Think this 1st version here, at thesession.org, sounds very Irish - Sea Shanty-ish!

Ducks On THe Pond - Barndance in A dorian

Like this version of "Ducks On The Pond", played by The Henry Girls and The Fox Hunt - Irish, then a little Country mixed in! 

 

I did find a tune called "Duck In The Pond"

 

 

And, duck, duck... "The Old Grey Goose" - played by Sean McGuire! 

 

 

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@elcbk YOU FOUND IT!  roflol  sahWeet!  yeah i like those.  very nice!

like the first one..the stage version.

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@ABitRusty -

I feel pretty stupid for overlooking Lora Staples at Red Desert Violin, cause she plays thesession.org version of "Ducks On The Pond" - slow, medium AND fast (which isn't very fast)! 

 

 

 

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@elcbk ill put this one here for now because.. well.. fox in the name.  If you havent tried this one its a must.  sounds great slow..sliding those f#'s at the begining of the A part sounds cool..  and even though its in D the Descending straight down the G scale in the beginning of the C part gives it a neat sound.  linked the flute because of ornaments.  these tunes played on flute are an easy listen.  no i havent attempted playing mine anymore.  Jim Dunleavy you need to try this one on flute!

 

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@ABitRusty -

Great Fox tune - thanks! 

Is that the kind of flute you have? 

This is my favorite Tutorial for this Foxhunter's Slip Jig - by Duncan Cameron! 

 

 

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Sure hope you're doing okay & pop in here once in a while! 

Love your version of "Foxhunter's Reel"! 

From The Session:

Some fiddler’s re-tune their instrument for this tune: AEAE. James Kelly and Sean Keane have both recorded it this way.

 

 

"The Fox Chase" - Mickey Doherty!  Some remarkable OLD trad recordings at  Oíche na nAmhrán - Playlists

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This version of a song tune known in England as "The Little Red Fox" describes the hunt meeting, the search, then the chase, until at last the fox is run to earth and one hears the plaintive death scream. The hunt comes jogging home to a 12/8 tune known in Ireland as "The Fox Hunter's Jig."

 

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...don't know why the Fox tunes haven't been posted here, before!

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@ABitRusty -

You had to get me goin' on the bunnies... 

From Fidil, "The Hare and The Hounds":  

 

From Eoin Stan O'Sullivan, "The Hare's Paw": 

 

Sheet music from thesession.org: 

The Hare's Paw Reel - Sheet Music

 

VERY cool set from Cillian Vallely, "The Dead Rabbit: Clifton Road Jig / The Dead Rabbit" - Jeremy Kittel is playing the fiddle in this: 

 

Sheet music from thesession.org: 

The Dead Rabbit - Sheet Music

 

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More Bunnies! 

"The Rabbit's Ear Jig", from Kevin Burke & Cal Scott: 

 

Sheet music from thesession.org: 

The Rabbit's Ear - Sheet Music

 

 

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ELCBK said
 

You had to get me goin' on the bunnies... 

From Fidil, "The Hare and The Hounds":  

 

 

  

3:16. rabbit caught... then they went after the fox...lol

always humbling and good to hear how it played by some pros 😉!  That was great! and very well arranged.

 

actually a little before 3:16 that whole firat part told a story didnt it? 🙂

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@ABitRusty -

Yeah, you know the hounds are doing something 1st, around 1:20 - was originally going to post this by John Doherty, but the music really does a great job of story-telling. 

John Doherty plays The Hare and the Hounds

Thought some of the other 'hunt' tunes might have similar structure, but then there's "Hunt The Squirrel", which doesn't sound anything 'hunt', or 'squirrely' to me (Martin Hayes also plays this). 

Two versions by Kevin Lees: 

 

I REALLY love this bunny tune, "The Hare in The Corn"!  I believe they are playing several GREAT versions here (think I also hear "The Hare In The Corn #2", aka. The Old Hag in The Corner) by Asgards: 

 

Versions of sheet music at thesession.org: 

The Hare in The Corn - Sheet music

 

Found this rather obscure tune (LOVE IT!) from Kíla, "And Fox Ate Nandy's Red Shoe" - a VERY COOL reel (but the sheet music doesn't capture the feel). 

Starts here at approx 53 minutes in: 

 

 

 

Sheet music at thesession.org: 

And Fox Ate Nandy's Red Shoe - Sheet Music

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Back to CATS! 

Stumbled upon a tune Michael Kelly composed, about a year ago. 

I LOVE IT! 

Changes from Em → to Bm in the 2nd part!

"The Missing Cat Reel", don't miss the story that goes with it! 

 

 

 

 

🤔... this might be my next reel to learn! 

- Emily

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Don't think we've got these 2 Liz Carroll tunes posted, yet.  

"The Wolf" & "The Duck" (ThreeTimesThrough)

 

 

Here's and interview with Liz Carroll, where she talks "The Wolf" and "The Duck" - how she came about composing them (Tuneful Journeys). 

Interview With Liz Carroll - Tuneful Journeys

 

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Also don't think these have been posted. 

"Old Grey Cat" (reel) and "Flop-eared Mule" (polka) performed by Hope Grietzer with Dannielle Spindler Swart (kgs 113). 

 

 

Old Grey Cat (Reel) Sheet Music - The Session

Flop-eared Mule (Polka) Sheet Music - The Session

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I'm learning the Old Grey Cat, now. 😊 
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@ABitRusty -

Settin' you up here with a tutorial for "Otter's Holt" from Duncan Cameron! 

 

 

...yeah, on my list. (lol)

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@elcbk im a bit ahead of you thar! 😉  

thank you though!  we'll see how it sounds.   got another ahead of it.  lettin my ears rest b4 sharing though. 🤣

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Who doesn't LOVE Otters? 

"The Otter's Pool" is a Mazurka - played here by Cantiga (Max Dyer).  Sheet music at thesession.org

 

@Thomas B.

Check out Frank Ferrel - well known Fiddler in Maine, plays New England Down East, Cape Breton, PEI, Maritime, Acadian & Contra Dance Music. I took a couple workshops of Frank's last year at Fiddle Hell - they were excellent and he provides this sheet music (and others) for free, but also sells some GREAT books & recordings on Northern New England Fiddling!  

I happened upon this CRITTER Tune "The Bugland" at Frank Ferrel's site (where you can hear the midi) & I've definitely taken a fancy to it! 

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Got my eye on the "Beare Island Reel" by Finbar O'Dwyer - Tutorial by Duncan Cameron. 

 

TWO Bear tunes in one set - "Black Bear Crossing", "Lucy's Lilt" & "The Bear Jig"

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...thars bars in them thar woods. 

← Illustration by James Moffett 

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@ELCBK Thank you. He enjoys Mazurkas actually. We had a chance to talk to Doug Protsik(the director of the Maine Fiddle Camp)after he played at the Benton fiddler Festival and he was great with Thomas, telling him and showing him fiddlin tunes and getting us started on the right path to learning the type of music that he likes. 

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Thomas B. said

@ELCBK Thank you. He enjoys Mazurkas actually. We had a chance to talk to Doug Protsik(the director of the Maine Fiddle Camp)after he played at the Benton fiddler Festival and he was great with Thomas, telling him and showing him fiddlin tunes and getting us started on the right path to learning the type of music that he likes. 

  

Thomas thats the camp i was pointing out in an earlier thread.  so cool you got to meet the director and get some tunes going with him!

not sure what style of fiddlin...type of music he likes in it.. but HIGHLY suggest The Portland Collection series of books to have around.  A group of contra dance muscians in pacific northwest put them together..but..They have very basic transcriptions of tunes and an audio disc so you can hear the tunes AUDIO DISC SEPERATE PURCHASE.  I think youll find the style or flare that the tunes are played will line up with what you have around you guys there.  Not suggesting he needs basic transcriptions. but detailed stuff like in other books gets in the way.  the base melodies are whats important.

Link to Portland Collection

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