mayoman’s twenty-five comments

  • Re: Anyone here play nyckelharpa?

    Try Nicolaj Marks, he builds them. more…

  • Kind of jig

    I rather like the original, somewhat clumsily notated, version of Charlotte6404. Slightly amended, without triplets, and played in 5/8 and 7/8, it turns out to be some kind of bumpy jig .... more…

  • Sjako Del Punto

    Rather a (slow) march than a barndance. more…

  • Masco

    As Prins Robbert Masco the tune appears in Der Fluyten Lusthof. This book of tunes by the blind recorder virtuoso Jacob van Eyck was first published in 1649 and also includes a version for two voices. more…

  • "Up a string"

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  • Fiddle version

    of a tune written and recorded by Johnny Smith in 1954, and made famous by the Seattle guitar group The Ventures (!) in the early 1960s. Absolutely not ITM, but great fun to play in any session, as was shown the other day in my local one: everybody someho... more…

  • In English:

    I suppose something like: "Winter, What's Your Strength Now". more…

  • Rather an air than a barndance

    by Neidhart von Reuenthal, who was an early 13th century 'minnesinger'. His music belongs to the oldest known in Europe. I heard the tune played in several sessions around, and it sounds great with a D - A drone. I made a modest attempt for a counter voic... more…

  • "Pour Mon Coeur" - ?! more…

  • Notation

    The ABC seems to be a bit crooked. Wouldn't this be more accurate? more…