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Dont know if You know that a lot of the old Irish tunes considered magical, so I have posted this one if anyone wants to join in. At one time if anything was going wrong in your house it was blamed on sidhe creating trouble, and the harper would be sent for and this is one of the tune he would play, the fairy folk couldnt defend against This tune and would flee into the night, there are others which are similar, such as the hag at the well, but this is the most well known of all, it repeats about three times but I have kept it short.

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any suggestions as to what a cello or viola could play along this theme? I have a problem understanding fiddle music and what are categories, etc. that would group different ones together. Something not difficult. 😇

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Like that @stringy and thanks for the story with it.   i needed this tune last week...long story..

so is AA  BB CC or A B C as far as parts?  ive not attempted this before so thanks for the post..i recognized once i heard it..just never got around to it.  gonna give it a go but may be a day or so.

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Not sure about how it would go on a cello ,think it would sound good on viola though. Its in g, doesnt have to be played fast, it can be slow which is practice speed, medium for an audience or fast for a session which is the speed at which I played it,wish I was good at arranging music but to be honest I am as baffled as you are not been reading it long. I learned this one by ear🦻20210204_211726.jpgImage Enlarger

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I will google for banish misfortune sheet music. Would love to help your party.

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Greg you can play it any repetition you like, its normally done aa bb c 

but can be done aa bb cc, I shortened it because my internet is terrible that version took fifteen minutes to upload, so if I did it full length it would take around an hour, very annoying. Its only around 1meg upload if I am lucky, 

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Mouse said
I will google for banish misfortune sheet music. Would love to help your party.

  

just uploaded it from o neils remember it 20210204_211726-1.jpgImage Enlargerdoesnt have to be played exactly like that

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Found it. I can make it cello or viola.

 

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@stringy im gonna use this one

https://thesession.org/tunes/9

tricky tricky at the start of measures alot..expecting a dotted quarter but its quarter..lol..this is a really good one.!  

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That looks like the one I found, Gregw.

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@mouse  IT IS!!  haha...youre right..  this is a great tune..are you going to play fiddle or cello and how hard to transpose down to cello?

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@stringy im gonna use this one

https://thesession.org/tunes/9

tricky tricky at the start of measures alot..expecting a dotted quarter but its quarter..lol..this is a really good one.!  

  

All Irish music in sessions is changed depending on the player, people think each tune is set, it isnt. I have heard fiddlers and banjo players in Liverpool change a tune in the same set, they will play it once early on then again later and its different. That version you have looks great, there are some excellent variations on that page as you scroll down,and if you scroll far enough believe it or not at the bottom who is there but a video of gerry o connor playing it on tenor banjo with his son on burun, his is the version I learned by ear  on banjo with a few changes of my own.

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@stringy I dont have this memorized and although, I think I felt where some ornaments would go decided to just play straight up pretty slow.   Ive got a class Saturday .. finally.. Im gonna take this and see what others have on it.  Thanks for posting this!  So what do you remember it being paired with in a set over there? 

Here is my Banish Misfortune or B.M. for short lol... glad i cut off half my face..hehe..  Ive GOT to practice my class stuff now.. all these parties have cut my homework time down.  Cheers!

Oh but gonna look at that gerry o conner vid first!  thanks for the heads up.

https://youtu.be/Vyl-QA0VsSw

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Great playing stringy!

Loved the story of "Banish Misfortune", too! 

 

There's a great tutorial for this by Chris Haigh (The Fiddle Channel).  Refers to Irish Fiddle intonation, also - always interesting between the notes! 

I don't know about this one, though - not on my huge list. 

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/18/74/b2/1874b2b313cb247fb73cc754ee69f3b8.jpg

 

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Thats an amazingly good run through greg, I am extremely impressed, ornaments on this can be quite difficult, for me any way, I like your take, it can be played any speed. 

I have heard it played with  drum, pipes. banjo, five string banjo, guitar and fiddle, I believe it sounds good on tin whistle as well but I havent heard it on that.

Its a popular tune. I think it sounds best with banjo and drum, but thats personal preference.

Emily, story is true about the evil spirits, but Ithink the maJority of those are the kind that are drunk, I was brought up on tunes and songs from Ireland my grandparents were from dublin downpatrick and mullingar, they came to Liverpool because of poverty in Ireland,  I have always played guitar, but Iam really a singer, I am loving learning fiiddle though😀

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thanks @stringy..party badge!  

heres the Gerry O' Conner video you mentioned..i tried the session dot org link but whoever posted it has a suspended youtube account so thought id post here.  really good he is a monster banjo player.  can you believe the tripletts?!  theres ine part when he does them back to back up the neck.  and those bluesy bends give it a whole nutha feel.!  

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@GregW I will do cello or viola. Most likely cello. I usually just use the fingering and strings that would have been used on a violin, but on a cello. It is not hard to write it as cello, though. I have done it. But when I a, lazy or crushed for time, I tis easier to just use the fingering an strings that were for violin.  Not sure what that does since something played on the D string on a violin, would be the G string on a cello. 

I am crushed with things to get done right now. Three birthday cards and a continuing flow of get well,cards for my sister to,keep,her spirits up. The cards don't take long to make. I am just drying up on thinking of a design and colors. 

But, I will give it a whirl tomorrow and over the next few days. 

@stringy, You get a part badge. Gregw submitted a video and joined the party officially.

 

I have the cake:🧁

Heck, have some icecream, too. 🍨

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stringy

Cool story,

Well played

 

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Thanks mouse, hope you make time to get everything done you sound very busy indeed.

Greg, o conner  he also plays at banjo festivals in the states, he plays bluegrass and blues in his own style, something else isnt he.

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Mark said
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Cool story,

Well played

 

Mark

  

Thanks mark, I like the stories behind a lot of these tunes almost as much as playing them

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