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Two tune settings, five comments, and one discussion.

  • What’s the tune used in the bridge of "Barrels of Whiskey"?
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  • Wha’ Saw The 42nd polka
    X: 2
    T: Wha' Saw The 42nd
    R: polka
    M: 2/4
    L: 1/8
    K: Amaj
    A>A AB|cB ce|A>A Af|ec B2|
    A>A AB|cB ce|fa ea|cB B2:|
    |:ce ef/g/|ae fe|ce ef/g/|ac B2|
    ce ef/g/|ae fe|fa ea|cB B2:|
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  • Re: Men privileged over women in Irish traditional music says a study

    It's worth pointing out that of the current issue (issue 7) of Ethnomusicology Ireland (where the research paper is published) is dedicated to women and traditional music. It's well worth checking out.

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  • Re: One-part tunes

    Yes, the middle tune in Strathspey mode is “Ca’ the Yowes” (or ewes); when it is used as a song, it usually has the “snaps” ironed out of it and is moved into 3/4 time. And that is all there is of it: same tune for verse and chorus.

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  • I've traveled all over this world,

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  • Kenny - Ref' the recitation, I never fail to be amazed by how the words in some of these old recitations or songs are changed to suit a particular audience. Your version seems to be Americanised. The Irish version as I learnt it many moons ago is as foll...

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  • Re: Are Skype/Zoom lessons any use?

    Just another vote for yes it works. (Clarinet lessons.) Not as good as in person but way better than nothing or sound only.

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  • Miss McLeod’s reel
    X: 8
    T: Miss McLeod's
    R: reel
    M: 4/4
    L: 1/8
    K: Gmaj
    |:"G"G2 BG dGBG|B2 BA BcBA|G2 BG dGBG|"D"A2 AG AcBA|
    "G"G2 BG dGBG| B2 BA Bc d2|"C"efed Bdef|"D7"gedB AcBA:|
    |:"G"G2 gf edeg|B2 BA BcBA| G2 gf edeg|"D"a2 ab agef|
    "G"g2 gf edeg|B2BA Bcdf|"C"edcB cdef|"D7"gedB AcBA:|
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