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St. Paddy's Day Playin' and a Fiddlin'
Both of us would LOVE to hear your Irish tunes, on whatever instrument you desire.
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Thomas B.
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Honestly, our favorite Holiday, next to Christmas. For generations, my family has fiddled Irish tunes and now it is Thomases turn. On that special day, both him and I are going to sit down and watch every single one of them, and hopefully find some Irish music we can dig into. After all, to us Irish, every day should be fun with the cheer and luck o' the Irish. 

Thomas has only been practicing Swallowtail for 3 weeks and I fee bad for him because he has such a work load with his orchestra practice every day, his private lesson pieces and me teaching him 3d position...and his homework and practicing baseball for his first year in the minor league here in Maine. So please understand that he only played this song twice a day, 5 days a week for only 3 weeks. But I find it remarkable that he progressed this far and memorized it entirely. (I can't even memorize his birthday, hahaha). And for some reason, he gets excited over his badges so a party badge is that simple little gesture that helps to keep him going, of which this Dad is certainly grateful for you all. Let's have some good ol' fashioned fun!!!!

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No apologies needed, that was really good! Thomas, you are one busy guy and I'm glad you take time for us.

The old curmudgeon!

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Thanks @JohnG . Notice there is NO cllicking? Just need to figure out lighting on the new camera now.

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Yes, I noticed but decided not to mention it. Glad you found problem!

The old curmudgeon!

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way to go Thomas!  youre rockin there!   Ill try and get something shortly and join up!  Thank You for jumping in and partying with us!!

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@Thomas B.  Great playing, Thomas!  Will join your party soon!

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Swallowtail in my yard a few years ago.

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so this is another trying to get committed to memory.  i was actually about to leave for a few hours and saw your post and ran back in to record this..  excited to see a new party goer.  excuse my mess ups please...lol raw footage from the fiddle cave 😀

Father O Flynn's

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@Thomas B. - 

 

That's some excellent Fiddling, Thomas! 

You picked a great Jig to start off with! 
Glad you memorized it, I could tell you were having FUN! 

Thank you for starting this St. Paddy's Day Party! 

 

...I'll definitely be joining you this week! 

- Emily

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@SharonC THAT is why people are showing a butterfly whenever we mention swallowtail. LOL, Never knew it was a butterfly, thank you. 

@ABitRusty   Just can't stay away from the fiddle, can you? LOL. We both just sat and listened. Thank you so much for joining us. 

@ELCBK   We are looking forward to it!!!!

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I have something slightly different for this one, a slip jig. not practiced it yet but heard it tonight, so will have it by friday probably. Emily gave me the idea for it. 

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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Great playing Thomas .

Excellent as always Greg real quality stuff coming from you these  days.

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@ABitRusty -  

 

This Party is now Official! 

Really Nice "Father O'Flynn"! 

You find the best tunes - might have to put that on my list! 
Hope you'll share more of what you have hidden up your sleeve!

Thank you for helping to make this a GREAT Party! 

 

- Emily

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@ABitRusty - Another good one, thanks for that!

The old curmudgeon!

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@Thomas B.

Great playing, keep it up you advancing great!

Thanks for kicking off a party.

 

@ABitRusty

Another good tune, played good. The fiddle cave is getting a good work out, thanks for making the party official 

Mark

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Loving this party .. really like the videos so far .. here is a very slap dash version of Swallow tail jig ! I tried to play it way back when I started so having another go- it’s not at all smooth ! But anyway .. thanks for watching !

 

https://youtube.com/shorts/A8D.....ture=share

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Great rendition Katie. Tell you what, I dont hear anything wrong with your string crossing either.

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sounds like a solid swallowtail jig to me Katie!  liked that!!

 

Thank you Mark, John, Thomas, Emily Stringy!! havin fun with all these.  lets keep it going!!!

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@ABitRusty  Nice playing on Father O Flynn!  Another jig I’m going to have to learn!

@Katie M Great job of Swallowtail—tricky one to play!   

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Here's mine:

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Holy shamrock @SharonC !!  THAT was awesome!  the vibrato especially on that high note....perfect.  another one to be proud of there!  

 

thank you for watching mine too btw!!

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