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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:18 am 
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Here in the USA Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 13, 2018. I learned the tune Mo Mháthair from a transcription of a 2001 CD track by Jack and Jimmy Coen who said "learned this from John Cronin, a button accordion player from Kerry, in the 1990s when he lived near me in the Bronx."

On high whistle I play the tune all year, yet, it is even more special nearing Mother's Day. So for anyone who has a mother, had a mother, knows a mother, or is soon to be a mother this tune and song is for you. Waltz. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH-I6sQhvr8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-9Ko7ry1iE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx_Q2VKqLHQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWScFH6tNes

I like the versions offered from this old thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=100270&hilit=my+mother


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:57 am 
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:thumbsup:

I just realised, we used to, occasionally, play 'A mother's love (is a blessing)'. You could give that a go too, for the day that's in it.

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I just realised, we used to, occasionally, play 'A mother's love (is a blessing)'. You could give that a go too, for the day that's in it.

Well, that song is certainly worth learning and adding to the repertoire. :thumbsup:

I'm not much for being a singer, but, I've found that listening to songs (closely) being sung has improved my ear and rhythm on the whistle.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:32 am 
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We played the tune for the old time waltz for the dancers. Mr Daly always, without exception, introducing it with a 'time for the old time waltz, and no shifting'.

A whole lot of those old songs are fine for that, Moonlight in Mayo, Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen, Skibereen, Lovely Old Miltown and more like that.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:42 am 
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Anyone play Morag of Dunvegan? Nice waltz


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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
Anyone play Morag of Dunvegan? Nice waltz

Not yet but it does sound lovely.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
Anyone play Morag of Dunvegan? Nice waltz
First tune I ever learned on the fiddle. Nice, indeed.


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