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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 am 
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Eddie Corcoran : "Connie O'Connell's" jig : https://youtu.be/6kxQiaKWfIY

Seamus Tansey & Eddie Corcoran - duet : "The Steampacket / The Limestone Rock" : https://youtu.be/qhLSUjgOHig

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:32 am 
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Thanks for the post. I really enjoy the old school sound. It's just so different from what you hear a lot these days.


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Wonderful playing, the sort of playing that was around when I started doing this music in the 1970s.

I'll take that any day, over the modern stuff where the player is throwing in jazz/pop techniques and stylings.

Too bad there's no video of that duet! I'd love to watch their fingers, to see what fingering approaches they're using.

The old guys often used a fingering approach different from the semi-classical fingering one sees nowadays.

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I admit I would have liked it better without the tambourine in the first one. Or at least with a reduced volume. The second one (the whistle duet) was fabulous.


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Tor wrote:
I admit I would have liked it better without the tambourine in the first one. Or at least with a reduced volume. The second one (the whistle duet) was fabulous.


I know what you mean about the tambourine. I tend to associate it with Renaissance tunes, which by the way, I like to play on my whistle. I was a bit surprised to hear it in this recording.
Still very enjoyable, though.


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A bit late to this.

Tambourine, not so surprising, bodhrans with bells on were quite common and were always called, well, tambourines.

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the 3-part jig, generally known as "Connie O'Connell's".


Joe Ryan always called it the 'Two and Sixpenny Girl' and it I have always known it as such (although I was aware of the Connie Connell reference, and the tongue in cheek alternative 'Half Crown Girl). The recently published book of Michael Dwyer's compositions calls the tune 'The Restless Boy', which I suppose would be the proper, or at least original, name for it.

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That's very interesting. Why did the bells on bodhrans fall out of favor? As an aside, I heard a recording of the spoons being used at a recent session and I rather liked it. Are spoons also uncommon in sessions these days? There aren't a lot of sessions where I live so I don't have first hand knowledge.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:27 am 
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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
Are spoons also uncommon in sessions these days?


Con O'Drisceoil - The Spoons Murder :D

Bodhran/tambourine with bells on:

Packie Russell & Marcus Walsh

see also Instrument fashions thread

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:41 am 
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Yeah, that pretty much sums up the spoon issue. :lol:
On the Packie Russell and Marcus Walsh recording, I couldn't hear the tambourine part on the bodhran; I wish he had let that thing ring. Maybe it was audible if you were there, but lost in the old recording.


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