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

That's really wonderful news! 🤗

Great that the Festival was fun and educational!

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Cool links. Thanks Emily.

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

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Adding a better "Huish The Cat" - this video from Ciana also includes a couple other great tunes - "P.M. Donald MacLean of Lewis" & "Lochiel's Welcome to Glasgow"

 

"Huish The Cat" - Jig in D dorian (sheet music)

 

How about another Jig - a Cricket tune? 

I'm pretty sure at least one other Killarney video somewhere - Katie Davis Henderson plays fiddle, Colin Botts plays the guitar for "The Cricket Marches Over the Salt Box" and also "The Silver Spear" & "Contradiction".  

 

The Cricket's March Over The Salt Box Jig - Sheet Music

 

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More Bugs?

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ELCBK said
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. 😊 

- Emily

  

@elcbk heres another take on The old Grey Cat.  

They do a great job of INTENTIONALLY 😁  imitating a cats meow..lol

So I ran across the tune in The Portland Collection. a couple years ago and played around with it.  Ive always thought that the B part is either where cold frosty mornings B part came from or the other way around.  This is closer to old timey thats in Portland Book.. 

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Seen them, except for the Fiddle Folk Family - GREAT sense of humor! 

Loved their version of "The Old Grey Cat" - thanks! 

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Thought I'd add a couple more hoppin' Bunny tunes! 

 

Three Deer And A Hare Jig, by Liz Kane, in D dorian - Sheet Music & midi from thesession.org! 

 

Wild Hares Jig - composed by Paddy Keenan (?) Sheet Music & midi in the link.  Lovely Emin tune! 

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...and a couple tunes to crow about! 

 

The Crow Road Croft, by Lauren MacColl - link is to Sheet Music & midi at thesession.org.  I'm having a really hard time calling this a waltz, just doesn't sound like one (but what do I know).  Really lovely tune! 

 

The Crow In The Sun (Reel), by Dáithí Sproule - link to Sheet Music & midi.  Absolutely beautiful when played as an Air, like by Liz Carroll! 

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...also, how about kickin' up a couple Kitty tunes! 

 

The Cats of Paphos Reel, by Tina Jordan Rees, in Ador - link is to Sheet Music & midi at thesession.org. 

The video is started at 1:16 with The Cats of Paphos.  GREAT tune - learning now! 

 

The Three White Cats Jig, link to Sheet music & midi at thesession.org.  Happy tune!

 

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Right now, I'M HUNGRY FOR CHICKEN!!! 

 

The Boiling Hen - my new favorite CRITTER tune!  No waiting on this one, already started to learn it, can't lose focus on that B part!  Sheet music for it in Gdor & also Edor - at thesession.org! 

It starts at 1:43, after "Jonny's Flush" (also a great tune)!  Played by The McDades, a Canadian Folk band!

Actually, I think there's more than one hen - sounds like they're still alive! 😳

 

CHEEKAN! 

 

...couldn't resist, maybe someday we'll have microwave ovens like this. (lol) Yep, one of my FAVORITE films... it's addictive. 😎 

Hungry for chicken?

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Just starting to get some of these last few tunes committed to memory, but another rabbit hole lead me to these wonderful MYTHICAL CRITTER tunes - in my favorite minor keys! 

Waltzes & Jigs - I can't resist'em! 

"The Unicorn Set" - The Unicorn Waltz, Trip To Pakistan & An Andro from The Tannahill Weavers!  Link is to sheet music in Emin & midi at thesession.org - plus great bit of info behind the name of this tune composed by Stuart Morison!

 

 

The Unicorn Jig

Composed by Roger Leach - a fairly recent addition to the Session, worth a try!  This jig is in Dmin! 

 

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