Simple but powerful Orcadian slow air or waltz

Simple but powerful Orcadian slow air or waltz

I’m looking for a strong Orkney tune. Whistle/fiddle - trad if poss. Anyone got any suggestions?
Tom

Re: Simple but powerful Orcadian slow air or waltz

I once posted a lovely slow tune written by Jennifer Wrigley, but it was mistakenly deleted! Anyway, we still have another beautiful waltz from one of their albums: https://thesession.org/tunes/2604 Buy their album "Skyran," and you’ll learn two more slow pieces: http://www.footstompin.com/music/fiddle_music/skyran You can also watch a video clip of their fantastic concert: https://thesession.org/discussions/5548

H.


P.S. Tom, I might have met you in Leeds. I definitely chatted with Tom Napper in a session last year. Well, he is too fast!

Re: Simple but powerful Orcadian slow air or waltz

thanks Hiroyuki - nice tune. i’ll remember you to tom when I see him - yes, he’s way too fast for me too, hence needing a slow tune! good session in Leeds at The Chemic, Woodhouse Street these days, wednesday nights. Next time you’re back from japan call by. we’re at napperbliss.co.uk

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Make him play the slow waltz on banjo!

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Ivan Drever has written some beautiful slow airs, as played by himself and Duncan Chisholm on their albums.

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one of my favourites is ‘Leaving Stoer’ - not sure if it is Drever or not but I think Duncan Chisholm plays it

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It’s an Ivan Drever composition. I might put it up for you tomorrow.

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that’d be great thanks

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