Name that March !

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it’s called the halting march i think …. i’d actually forgotten that I’d forgotten it so i’m pleased to hear it again. cheers marra :-)

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oops … sorry, I got so carried away i forgot you’d said the second one, not the first …. no idea what that is

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Funny, I was wondering the name to the first march, which I’ve heard numerous times. Anyone?

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the halting march is the name of the first one hahahhahaaha ;-)

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Oh, right. Nice one. I wasn’t wearing my glasses….! ;-)

“The Pikeman’s March” / “The Halting March”

Key signature: A Dorian
Submitted on January 14th 2003 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1330

~ transcribed as 2/4 even though the music defines itself as 4/4, aside from that, the notes, melody and rhythm, has it as a very good transcription…

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The second to follow ~ I’ve been interupted!!! I prefer to put the whole set together… Now it will be later than planned.

"Alright, I’ll turn it off, I’m coming!" :-/ ~ priorities!

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is that Eamonn Cotter playing the flute?

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Eamonn Cotter and John Rynne, I think.

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You’re right Kenny, Eamonn and John are the flute players. Also Michael Butler who used to play with the Kilfenora Band is on box while Michael Queally and Vinnie McMahon are on fiddles. The concertina player is Jack Talty, Mick Coyne is on pipes, Pádraig O’Reilly is on piano and Michael (Blackie) O’Connell is the drummer - Michael is better known for his uilleann piping but he’s also a fine drummer. I must admit I don’t know the other fiddle player but maybe someone else out there will name her.

You can see this band again next Sunday in Newcastle west where they will be representing Clare in the Munster Fleadh - Up the Banner!

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Sorry ceolachan, I forgot to thank you for identifying the first march. Hopefully you may be able to name the second one also in due course.

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I’m back, chores done… Yes, I know the second march and it is driving me nuts. I’m sure I have at least one transcription and a name for it somewhere. It is, to make things more of a pain, played as many marches are, in more than one key, G as they do it here, and also in A & D, and probably more… :-/

Now I’m freed up it is time for bed, but I’ll return to the search tomorrow…

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I’ve added a transcript from this recording as well as adding the transpositions up to A & D too, which you’ll find in the ‘comments’…

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The first march is called’ The Pikeman’s’ The name of the second escapes me at the moment

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Free Reed, did you not bother reading all of the above? I wouldn’t blame you if you hadn’t, but just above your comment?
:-/

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I know, its late and we two ol’ codgers should be fast asleep…

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Thanks Ceolachan for putting us out of our misery and also for the link to the dots. There’s quite a few who come to our Ennis sessions that have a thing about marches so I’m sure these two will soon have an airing.

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You can’t see how big my smile is ~ an Ennis session with an appreciation for forms… I had that pleasure elsewhere in Clare but the few Ennis sessions I’d caught, back a few years I admit, were, being conservative, probably around 80% reels… As you’ll no doubt know, Clare has a rich and varied tradition, as does Eire in general, and I had the pleasure of mazurkas, varsouviennes, polkas, single jigs, flings and the rich wide gamut of forms there as well as elsewhere, music and dance.

Let me know how they go… There are some great marches, and if you check out my ‘details’, skipping over my rambles, somewhere you’ll find a link to dances that kept company with marches. And, they are quite a lot of fun, as is playing marches for folks dancing…

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Hey, I almost forgot, here’s another march to have some fun with, but the dances for this one would be the same as for the ‘single jig’ (slide), I’ve put a transcription for at least one couple dance that this 6/8 march would combine beautifully with ~

"Parnell’s March"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 19th 2007 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7512

I swallowed my fear and have now made it as I feel it ~ 12/8…

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Bannerman

How did that band do last year in the All Ireland?? Were they in the top 5??

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I think I forgot to say ~ damn nice clip, and thanks for that bit of ear joy, much appreciated… They would have gotten high marks from me if I was adjudicating…

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Ceolgal, these were the results, published some time ago on the Comhaltas site, for the 2006 Senior céilí band competition:

1st Naomh Pádraig, An Mhí
2nd Allow Céilí Band, Corcaigh
3rd Inisfree Céilí Band, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligeach

I don’t have any information for 4th and 5th placings and I’m not sure if this is ever published. The standard must have been fearsome as the Inisfree were shown here a few days ago and their jigs were superb but yet they only came third. Ceoltóirí na Mainistreach will be in action in the Munster finals down in Newcastlewest tomorrow hoping to reach the All-Ireland again. I’ll let you know how they get on.

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Ok thanks bannerman,

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A great senior céilí band competition - 7 bands and any one of at least five of them could have ended up as winners. In the end the two to qualify for the All-Ireland were:

1st Allow (cork)
2nd Ceoltóirí na Mainistreach (Clare)

So this fine new Clare band will get another crack at the title but with bands like the Allow, the Tribes and Inisfree from Connacht not go mention Gleann na Coille from Dublin plus others I don’t know about, it will be a mighty battle at the end of August in Tullamore.

I noticed Willie Fogarty there today doing his Comhaltaslive recordings so hopefully we’ll see some of the Munster bands in action over on the Comhaltas site in the not too distant future.

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Thanks for that Bannerman! Unfortunately I won’t get to see them at the All Ireland this year. So I’ll be relying on the comhaltaslive recordings!!!

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Bannerman, Were Turloughmore band not competing at all yesterday???

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Unfortunately not Ceolgal. As far as I know they’re taking a year out to concentrate on other projects. Competition or not though, they’re still one of the greatest bands with a sensational "live" sound.