Fergal Scahill 365 days of tunes - any notable others done something similar?

Fergal Scahill 365 days of tunes - any notable others done something similar?

Fergal Scahill did a year of recording a different tune every day in 2017, I’m sure you’ve all seen it on youtube. He started another one in 2019 but seems to have scrapped it.

Anyone know of any other notable players who have done something similar, fiddlers in particular?

Thanks,

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There’s a Canadian woman does a similar series - a mixture of Quebecois, Old Timey, Cape Breton , some Irish - her name is Patsy Kustorok [or something like - I may have misremembered it]

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@christy taylor: Yes, Patsy Kusturok. She also plays a few Ukrainian tunes (her own family heritage).

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Patti Kusturok plays in ‘Canadian Old Time’ style - think Graham Townsend, Don Messer, et al - and, like them, she grabs good tunes wherever she can find them, and plays them in ‘Canadian Old Time’ style.

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Aidan O’Rourke wrote a tune every day for a year inspired by the 365 short stories of James Robertson which were also written every day for a year.

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John also made over 70 hours of his “Taking Time” session recordings (which I recorded for him) available for free download.

The recordings were then chopped up by a friend of mine into over 400 individual .mp3 files named with the tune names, complete with a spreadsheet listing all the tunes:

John Whelan’s “Taking Time” session recording archive:

http://michaeleskin.com/johnwhelan2021.html

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Not really a tune a day, but some great stuff here from fiddler Kevin lees and friends.

https://youtu.be/e1-80u--A1o

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Kozo Toyota (leader of the Toyota Ceili band that went to the Ennis Fleadh back in 2016) is doing a tune a day. Lovely flutey tunes.

https://youtube.com/c/Ozoktoyota

Cheers,

Melany

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Doireann Ní Ghlacáin is doing 100 days of tunes at the moment on her Instagram, on fiddle or singing

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She’s also presenting a musical travel series around Ireland on TG4 , starting with Dublin

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Patti Kusturok’s guest on this particular day introduced me to Duncan Chisholm’s ‘The Farley Bridge’. A lovely tune indeed! Here’s Donna Turk :
https://youtu.be/IxA_hCd7Jss

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Starting in March 2020 as the Coronavirus lockdown started, I ‘filmed’‘ myself to ’phone everyday singing a different song for 500 days and posted daily to YouTube/ Facebook. Not trad Irish on the whole though! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTQA6FKyZ_9wcmpWvvIAN4AQDAlVZvPqX

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I think Tara Howley may have done one as well

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Jon Boden did a “song a day” for a whole year a few years back: he probably accompanied himself on fiddle on some of them.

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“All of O’Neill’s 1001” is currently being added to with tunes variously on flute, banjo or whistle. Seems to be approaching the halfway point.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Fipplehead

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Paul Anderson (Scottish fiddler) has worked his way through all of James Scott Skinner’s many tunes, then he went on to cover William Marshall’s works and others.. One of his most recent compositions is a Lament for Queen Elizabeth.

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Adam Young of Cape Breton wrote a tune a day (and more) and put out a double CD in 1921; it’s called Yearbook. Great stuff!

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I didn’t know they had CDs back in the day, along with the 78s and wax cylinders.