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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:41 pm 
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could anyone tell me if cormac's version of the tune (there's a clip of him playing it with michael o'suileabhean here] is the same as version 6 on this page (somebody has provided a transcription in abc further down of cormac's version which from pasting into an abc reader and comparing several phrases looks the same as far as i can see)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:04 am 
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Yes it is. It's not 100% accurate (pedantic?) transcription, but pretty close. So there are odd little pick-up notes etc. missed, the repeat signs are spurious (it's straight through bar a reprise of the last strain after the harpsichord solo at the end) and the last note's an octave out, but it's unquestionably his version.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:38 pm 
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thanks peter, sounds like it's close enough for me - i think it's a tune where i will have to practice some phrases over and over again in isolation to try and get them - cormac seems to have exceptional ability in rewriting well-known tunes making them sound true to the original but very different too


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