The deadline for the 2023 Group Christmas Project submissions has now been extended to Monday the 11th of December.
Wow, that ”Gloomy Winter” was fabulous! 😮 I actually like a lot this kind of music, so I’m really enjoying these videos. 👍🏻
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.
I didnt think you liked old time music.
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
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!
Aaaah, it's after midnight... getting married tonight!🙄🤔🤗
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.
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!
...btw, this is NOT Bugsy and you won't find any white walls in my house! (lol)
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.
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)
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
I'm partial to "Bottom of The Punchbowl" - on my list!
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.
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! ❄ ❄ ❄
...couldn't resist adding a little gingerbread to 2 tune titles. 🤭
@JohnG , @ABitRusty -
We were just talking about an interview with Sting and here I find a Traditional Christmas performance!
Live from Durham Cathedral 2009
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
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!