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Celtic Christmas Music!
Nollaig shona dhaoibh!
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@ELCBK 
Wow, that ”Gloomy Winter” was fabulous! 😮 I actually like a lot this kind of music, so I’m really enjoying these videos. 👍🏻

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Okay, Vivaldi is out the window, cause I have a serious New Year's resolution here! 

Btw, this might challenge the most seasoned members!

I was feeling a little inadequate at Christmas because all the Xmas Carols I played for everyone were pretty basic.  To be perfectly honest, this whole month just got away from me and I didn't pursue anything better.  Well, that's going to change...

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2021 must be to learn the Irish Wexford Carol, played like this (harmonics and all) - for next Xmas!  This was arranged for the "Violin Solos" site.

 

 

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- Emily

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I didnt think you liked old time music. coffee2

always liked that carol.  I havent heard that particular version but thats a good one to aim for fer sure.

Heres another to look at ..The fiddle on this version starts around 1:40 after the flute intro and the tempo picks up a bit.  Seems like the ornaments are easier to hear on flute versions sometimes.. windham Hill always had some good stuff back in the day... 90's early 2000's  ;)

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@ABitRusty -

Are you messing with me?  

Lol Laughing Emoticons 

Come on, aren't you willing to take up the challenge with me? 

 

Anyone?

 

https://i.imgflip.com/2q53fb.jpg 

 

- Emily 

 

Btw, Windham Hill music sounds great because of multiple instruments. 

 How about playing 1 violin, but sounding like there's more!

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@ELCBK they want $6.95 for the sheet music...  idk..hmm..are you one of their agents?

devil-violintongue

now ive got the christmas reel you posted down without sheet music if yah wanna do that one.   it was first in the queue you know...  might need some ornaments though. and about 80 more bpm...facepalmbirthday_balloonfacepalm

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@ABitRusty -

Hmm Thinking Here Smiley

I've gotten so used to slowing videos down to learn I didn't even think about buying the sheet music.  Probably a good idea for me to buy it, definitely a little bit complicated (lol)... I can share! 

You've been playing the Christmas Eve Reel?  Super! 

I've been dabbling here and there, so haven't even gotten Otters Holt down to play with Christmas Comes But Once A Year! 

 

https://pics.onsizzle.com/simons-cat-ltd-2016-neu-year-ew-year-cac-happy-new-10424116.png

 

Aaaah, it's after midnight... getting married tonight!🙄🤔🤗 

- Emily

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Aaaah, it's after midnight... getting married tonight![Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found] 

- Emily

 

Grats on tieing the knot, have a great time and Honeymoon.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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@Mark -

Thank you very much! 

Kevin would say I've had a 42-year-long Honeymoon! (lol) 

We do need to have a big celebration after covid - many friends are counting on it. 

 

@ABitRusty -

Great video! 

I don't think I've heard "The Honeymoon Reel" before. 

Definitely learning it! 

Bugsy weaseled his way into Kevin's & my ceremony, but no sign of his brother - didn't find out until much later Madmartigan had gotten himself locked in one of the bedrooms during all the hustle & bustle! 

Thanx so much! 

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- Emily 

 

...btw, this is NOT Bugsy and you won't find any white walls in my house! (lol)

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never heard the Honeymoon reel, or the wexford carol, is the violin standard tuning on the carol? the carol sounds very 17th century English, and looks quite tricky, may give it a try as a work out.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×?@?#?@

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@stringy -

I'm going to have to learn the Honeymoon Reel.  I not only like it, but think it's a great little finger workout.  There's strength in my pinky, but it's short and I can't get a good stretch for the life of me - so I try to compensate, but hard to be spot on!

This Wexford Carol Solo (from County Wexford or Loch Garman?) comes in 4 levels of difficulty.  I'm positive it's standard tuning, but I could be wrong.😏 It would be super if you both take a stab at it with me - might help me stay focused.  Probably need to start on that solo right away, thinking it will easily take me until Xmas to get it sounding good. (lol) 

It's a digital download, with all 4 levels, that has to be purchased.  Haven't yet, but will gladly PM you and Greg when I get it.🤫 

I hope I can find time to learn all of these posted, even the silly Christmas Tree Jig.  Of course I want to learn just about everything, it seems. (lol) 

 

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- Emily

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Well, since some Eastern Christian Churches follow the Gregorian Calendar, January 7th is Christmas!  So, sneaking some last festive tunes in here. 

"Snowflake Reel/Bottom of the Punch Bowl/Hogmanay Reel" performed by Katherine Moller (Canadian Celtic fiddler). 

 

Sheet music at The Session.org 

https://thesession.org/tunes/6166 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d7/f7/71/d7f7718847ef0ef5f6a256a57bce55d7.gif

 

 

I'm partial to "Bottom of The Punchbowl" - on my list! 

- Emily

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Tomorrow, we'll be... 

 

 

Then, we'll start working toward... 

 

 

THAT time of Year, again! 

 

Right now, I'm in a mood for peace and calm in some music to play. 

Maybe it's because tomorrow's Thanksgiving and it will be a madhouse around here... er, fun house - with lots to be thankful for.

Tàladh Chrìosda (aka. Christ Child Lullaby) is a traditional Scottish Carol from the Hebrides.  It's a little hidden in a previous post, so here's another beautiful version. 

Christ Child Lullaby

I've been playing it, trying it with different combinations of

Gloomy Winter (Post 11), The Christmas Buzzard (Jonny Hardie)

and Dobbin's Flowery Winter Vale (Altan). 

❄ ❄ ❄  Very satisfying!  ❄ ❄ ❄ 

 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

 

...couldn't resist adding a little gingerbread to 2 tune titles. 🤭 

- Emily

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@JohnG , @ABitRusty - 

We were just talking about an interview with Sting and here I find a Traditional Christmas performance!

Live from Durham Cathedral 2009

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

1 The Snow It Melts The Soonest

2 Gabriel's Message

3 Soul Cake 

4 There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue

5 Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming 

6 Christmas At Sea  ...really like this interpretation!

7 Now Winter Comes Slowly

8 Cold Song 

9 The Burning Babe

10 Ghost Story

11 Confluence, Team Spirit, Da New Rigged Ship

12 The Hounds Of Winter  

13 Cherry Tree Carol 

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fWU00QgTTqc/TQpOeD6yC0I/AAAAAAAAE30/ZZGtMuVyClU/s1600/HandcraftedUK_HollyKing_Yule_r85_grndbkgrd.jpg

14 Balulalow 

15 Bethlehem Down 

16 Coventry Carol  

17 Lullaby for an anxious child 

18 Christmas day 

Just added "The Snow it Melts The Soonest" to my 'Gloomy Winter Set'!  ...Dominic Miller plays in this, also.

Nollaig shona dhaoibh! 

- Emily

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