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Anything to do with coming spring, flowers, sunshine, warmer days, or as I have done birds.
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Hi, @stringy! Great to see you, or hear, you! Love the song you played. Great party idea.

As you played, I was picturing a little girl and boy running through a meadow of flowers and stopping once in a while to examine the flowers more closely, and then continuing running and jumping and spinning.

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The Bumblebee Flies!

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Thanks for taking a look, that tune can be played slow or quick, I prefer slow as it gives a bit of a haunting feel, especially as its in E minor, which isnt usually a key I play in, only heard it on you tube this morning, and I have a bit of time at the moment now, so thought it would make a great party idea so I knocked it out without any embelishments or anything, but I think its ok without any cuts or rolls or tricks. I feel happier now that the big dark is finishing and nights will go lighter, makes me very depressed here in winter, it goes dark about 3.45 in the afternoon, but is now starting to stay light longer. I am away for the first time this year in a couple of weeks as well so that has cheered me up, I am off to Seville, never been there but its supposed to be beautiful;)

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Well done.

 

I'm not a folk music aficionado, and most Gaelic stuff sounds the pretty much the same to me, but that was recognizably within those 2 boundaries.

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Really great party idea Stringy , I know exactly what I’ll be doing. And really good playing. I think it every time but one of your best !! 

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stringy

Enjoyed your playing, good tune for spring. 

Great idea for a party also.

Thanks,

Mark

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@stringy liked that!  

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@stringy -

Nice 'An Dro' - I like it! 

Reminds me of some of the Medieval-sounding Welsh tunes & Three-Twos I've shared.  The title reminds me of the legends/traditions associated with the Wren this time of year, too. 

Sorry, we just got a pretty dusting of snow - I can't get in the mood for Spring until after St. Patrick's Day. (lol) 

Thanks for taking time to play a beautiful tune! 

- Emily

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Thanks for the comments all and tha ks for taking a listen, look forward to hearing all the Spring ideas.

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alright @stringy...i blame you for this...🫣  

spring ..warmer weather..yard work..bbq's. my favorite on the grill is some juicy chicken quarters.. mmmMMM.  Good thing those birds dont come back to haunt...🤔

Im pretty sure this tune cant be about poultry.. I believe its French and was recorded by Solas...maybe originally?  not 100%  I also am pretty sure its normally in Em but did it here in Am I think just because its hard enough for me to make this sound decent and the lower strings sorta helped a bit on it.

Ill call this one Crusty Hens but youll find it played much better titled as Crested Hens

enjoy. 🤣

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ABitRusty

I'll take a crusty hen or two myself, 

Enjoyed your playing, I'm was not familiar with Crested hens, but I like the tune.

Thanks,

Mark

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@ABitRusty -

I enjoyed your Crested Hens & glad you FINALLY played it! 

The ghostly chickens were fun, too. 

Thanks - I'm hungry now & it's 3am!

All the rain we're having now, I just might have to join you birds - maybe shake the rain, er dust, off the buzzard. (lol) 

...yes, that's a threat. 🤣 

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Great smooth playing Greg, Intonation isn’t bad either;)

Thanks for making the party official, I had been looking at putting this one with an dro a two song set, NC recommended it I hadn’t heard it before, nice tune though, and like I said great playing.

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thank you mark, emily, stringy!

stringy.. intonation..omg. 🤣  i can do better for sure and shouldve.   this isnt really a fav of mine ( no excuses ) but i need to play it more, if for nothing else it exercises different muscles ..like the earcept. 🫠 and its on a set list for a spring concert thingy.  I was gonna do the Em toss the feathers and come to think of it.. that ..seems even more appropriate now. 

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I think your intonation is good, nothing wrong with it. I think you do the tune real justice as well.

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