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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:09 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
Well, all I know is that we call it The Peacock's Feather hereabouts. We're very parochial here in Minneapolis. :wink:

Peacocks need to move faster up in your neck of the woods, just to stay warm. Yes, I'm sure that accounts for it.

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Oh, and for Nano, there's another Peacock's Feather

No, no ... That's The Peacock's FeatherS. Now you're just trying to trick us.

I also play The Peacock's March, which I learned from Kathryn Tickell's recording. Really, really lovely tune.

I think we should add Boney's Feather and The Peacock Crossing the Street to the mash-up of titles already on The Session, just to keep the musicologists on their toes.

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MTGuru wrote:
Peacocks need to move faster up in your neck of the woods, just to stay warm. Yes, I'm sure that accounts for it.

What do you take us for? Beasts? We do bring our peacocks indoors for the winter, you know. It's quite a sight to see one perched on the telly.

And wouldn't you know: mine is named ... Napoleon.

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I also know the tune as "Boneparte Crossing the Rhine" and I used t play it on Fife in a Corps of Drums. Although very similar to the Dubliners " Hot Asphalt" We have always called it "Boney's"

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Ah thank you everyone for your help! I do now believe it's Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine/Rocky Mountains. The Peacock's Feather is very similar though!

We tend to play pretty fast but we're just sort of finding a groove that works (we also play Black Nag about 5 times faster than it ever has haha)


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Nanohedron wrote:
MTGuru wrote:
t think your tune is usually called Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mountains in the American Old Time tradition, where it's played as a reel.

Man, that Bonaparte feller got around. If there isn't a Bonaparte Crossing The Street, there should be. :)


The band I play with, we call this tune "Bonaparte Crossing the [Denton Town] Square". (Although we learned it as "...Rocky Mountains".) But we definitely play it as a hornpipe.


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So Bonaparte was stapled to the chicken?


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Sorry to be a pain again, we have another tune that we can't find any info about, it's very obscure this time. Here's a link to the National Geographic documentary Tudors From Above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfPb2u7I8Rw

the tune in question starts at 30:32, it's obviously Tudor and not specifically Irish but if anyone knows what it's called or has any information on it, it would be greatly appreciated

We've tried emailing National Geographic to no avail.

Thanks in advance for any help :)


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Here's a link to the National Geographic documentary Tudors From Above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfPb2u7I8Rw

Video blocked in the USA. :moreevil:

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madjackoftheboneyard wrote:
Sorry to be a pain again, we have another tune that we can't find any info about, it's very obscure this time. Here's a link to the National Geographic documentary Tudors From Above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfPb2u7I8Rw

the tune in question starts at 30:32, it's obviously Tudor and not specifically Irish but if anyone knows what it's called or has any information on it, it would be greatly appreciated

We've tried emailing National Geographic to no avail.

Thanks in advance for any help :)


I'd say it was a recent composition - it's played on recorder but the strings are modern and it doesn't sound like early music to me. Credits for the film say "Music: Audio Network"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Network

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Audio Network are a global music group founded in 2001. The company have commissioned and recorded over 86,000 music tracks for use by major television, film and multimedia corporations


You'd be better asking them maybe.


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Thank you very much! I'll try and get hold of them and see what info i can get :)


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Found it! It's a piece called Sailing Away using 17th century instruments
http://www.audionetwork.com/production- ... _6560.aspx

The internet is a wonderful thing! Thanks everyone for your help :)


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madjackoftheboneyard wrote:
Found it! It's a piece called Sailing Away using 17th century instruments

As Steve said, it's definitely a (soprano/descant) recorder. A nice little composed piece.

But it's odd that the track notes say the ensemble is tuned at A415 - approximately a semitone low of modern pitch - when the track is dead-on A440 Dorian. Unless they're playing in Bb. But from the sound of the recorder fingerings, I doubt it. Unless the track was pitch-shifted up. Who knows.

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