This tune was very popular with ceilidh bands in England way back in the 1970s - or possibly even earlier than that.
It’s been quite a while since I played it - or indeed, heard anyone else play it …
sounds like a 12/8 slide to me, this
When Daylight Shines
(do we know who is playing ? English ?)
It is in the George Spencer m/s, (Leeds,1831) transcribed here: http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/spencer.abc but with the name "Carnival de Venices" (if I read the T: fields right).
So related to this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8MgJXCUmiA
Carnival of Venice & When Daylight Shines
The tune in your second clip: "Carnival of Venice" is in 3/4 time. But I can certainly see the connection with the latter and the tune: "When Daylight Shines".
Virtuoso playing on the euphonium (?) 🙂
Tubby the Tuba - eat yer heart out! 🙁
Carnival of Venice
1) "My Hat, it has Three Corners.
2) How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
Carnival of Venice
Mix, I went through several clips a while back checking on the similarity. I remembered that one because of the way the euphonium player prepared her embouchure for the piece - but didn’t notice it was 3/4 !
I was keeping quiet about the wikipedia page as I thought the link to Irish dance music was getting [even more] tenuous. I would be interested to hear it played as a slide though.
David50: "I was keeping quiet about the wikipedia page as I thought the link to Irish dance music was getting [even more] tenuous"
Wouldn’t worry about that. There’s been so much cross-imigration within these islands over the years that it’s often difficult to establish whether a tune is "pure drop" Irish or just "Irish" by adoption. And who cares? I certainly don’t!
I knew "When Daylight Shines" and I also knew the "Carnival of Venice" tune. But I’d never noticed the connection, so I’m glad you pointed it out.
I’m also old enough 🙁 to remember the singing game: "My Hat, it has Three Corners".
And the 1950s pop song by Patti Page: "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?"