ukebert’s nineteen comments

  • Re: What exactly are Morris tunes?

    I would agree. Question is, whether it is convergent evolution, Anglo-Irish influence or some common root between that and English Morris. I’d be willing to bet a substantial amount on one of the first two… more…

  • Re: What exactly are Morris tunes?

    One of the biggest misconceptions about Morris music is that the tunes are in any way homogeneous, or even from a common origin. Cotswold (which I dance) has traditional tunes used for specific dances from Ireland, Scotland and England. more…

  • Re: Commando trad 10

    I’ve just transcribed the tune at the end, straight from Airs Tordus, so I think it’s “right”. more…

  • 5 time waltz from Tsuumi Sound System

    I presume that this is written by one of the band members, but for some reason, liner notes aren’t included in downloads. Lovely tune anyway. more…

  • E or Eb?

    Your guess is as good as mine! Chris Wood and Andy Cutting definitely play them as Enat, but I have no idea whether this is representative of what Verret himself played. more…

  • Thanks!

    Thanks for the info HipCzeck. Glad to give Simon Riopel the recognition he deserves, it’s a beautiful tune. more…

  • Amazing Album

    Swiftly becoming one of my all time favourites. more…

  • Waltz on Genticorum’s new album

    This waltz is track 8 on Genticorum’s new album “Nagez Rameurs”. I think that it’s by Pascal, the fiddler, but haven’t got the sleeve notes with me, so can’t check. Lovely tune anyway. Below is a version with an approximation of the chords that they use. more…

  • Tune Origin

    I learned this tune off Chris Wood and Andy Cutting’s first album: “Chris Wood and Andy Cutting”. Jules Verret is or was (?) a fiddler from Lac St-Charles, presumably this is one of his tunes. more…

  • Version with chords and bar lines

    Ignore that last one, it was in E. Should be in A, below: more…