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Kielder Water (a fiddle tune!)
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BillyG
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May 24, 2021 - 12:12 pm
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Finally and at long-last, we had a short break down at Kielder Forest.  Most welcome and enjoyable I must say, in spite of the somewhat variable weather.  (It's also a holiday that had been booked almost 3 years ago..... and oh man - was it welcomed!)

Took the opportunity to pen a new tune (I say "pen"- there is actually no score sheet, it's all in the head LOL - besides, it's a simple little tune, easy to pick up and play by ear if you want to!)

You'll find it here - (and I hadn't really noticed the bird-song until I edited it down)

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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May 24, 2021 - 1:00 pm
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@BillyG That was fantastic. The video was great. I love the title. The music, om-gosh,  was fantastic and how much did the bird charge you to play backup for you? Simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing that with is. A breath of spring air!

The Bumblebee Flies!

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alright!  great to see you out and posting agin @billyg!  this was wonderful..this looks like a nice place to spend a while.  does the bird get royalities?  

nice tune Bill I liked this!

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great to see you back, love the tune, real scots feel to it, lovely playing.

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ELCBK
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May 24, 2021 - 3:39 pm
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@BillyG - 

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MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE! 

Breathtaking... and the trees provided you

a wonderful acoustic setting, too. 

I can never get enough of your Fiddling -

guess you'll have to go on Holiday more often! 

...package up that backing track -

you'd make your fortune.  

Thank you, Billy. 

💖 💖 💖 

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- Emily 

 

PS. Kevin wants to know, "how was the fishing?"

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Mark
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BillyG,

Great job, have fun on holiday.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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BillyG
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May 25, 2021 - 12:09 am
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@Mouse, @GregW, @stringy, @ELCBK, @Mark - Thanks folks for your kind words!

Yeah, the birdies deserve some thanks as well LOL.  They had actually gone relatively quiet - the video was filmed around 7am and it had turned somewhat overcast.  At sunrise (around 4:30am or so) it was clear and sunny and the dawn chorus was deafening!

Emily - for Kevin - there is great fishing there, and, in the past I have done some shore fishing.  Although I enjoy fish, Debbie is not a great fan and just dislikes the smell of the cooking (even when wholly fresh!).  I can't be bothered with the "catch and return" way of fishing - if I catch it - I'd want to eat it ROFL.  Kevin - there's some info here about the local fishing - https://www.watersideparksuk.c.....r/fishing/

So, I'm still busy with other things, but I'm taking a few more weeks-off at home before it's back to real life.  Maybe get another couple of tunes done!

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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ELCBK
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May 25, 2021 - 12:28 am
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@BillyG -

Smiley Broke Apart Smiley

 

...just cook the fish outside, downwind - "...it'll be grand" (Leap Year 2010 film - sorry, not Scottish)! 

 

Thanks for the info! 

Glad you're back for a bit! 

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Can't wait to hear more of your wonderful tunes!

- Emily

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