Christmas In Spiddal mazurka

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Christmas In Spiddal
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Ad dA de | d3e dc|Ad dA FA|G2 EF GB|A2 dA fA|de fg ab|af ge Ac|1ed dA GE:|2ed de fg||
a2 fe fa|.f2 ~f2~f2|Ad de fa|g2 ef~fe|a2 fe fa|.f2 ~f2~f2|Ac ea fe|ed d2 fg|
ab f2 f/e/f/a/|.f2 ~f2~f2|Ad de fa|g2 ~e4|af b2 af| ge fd ec|Ac ea ge | d6||
# Added by Rover .

Six comments

Christmas In Spiddal

With more than the usual trepidation about submitting a transcription, as you’d think there must be some reason why such a good tune, composed by Charlie Lennon, isn’t already here. And a reason why I can’t find any other recordings of it. Could it have another title? This attempted transcription is from the one recording registered so far on thesession, by Steph Geremia, and naturally omits most of the ornamentation and variation there.

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Re: Christmas In Spiddal

It’s not here already only because I found it too difficult to transcribe since hearing it on the Connolly/McGrath recording years ago. I was delighted to hear Steph’s version of it on flute, and also to have her transcription of it from the book accompanying her 2nd solo CD. Both of her solo recordings are listed here.
Steph’s notation is in 12/8, and she has this to say :
"Mazurkas are commonly in 3/4 "waltz time". However Charlie composed and notated this mazurka in 12/8, which gives the tune slightly more of a "hop-jig" feeling".
I love "quirky" tunes like this and wasn’t sure I could get it on to the flute, however, Steph has shown the way.
I thoroughly and unreservedly recommend her 2 CDs and also the book of transcribed tunes to go with "Up She Flew".

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Re: Christmas In Spiddal

Thanks - didn’t realise there was such a book (can’t see any mention of it on the notes with the "Up She Flew" CD).
However, after a quick search on Ecosia (preferred search engine), found "ORDER BOOK ONLY: €25 incl. p/p & worldwide shipping" at
http://stephgeremia.com/shop/upsheflew/

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Re: Christmas In Spiddal

Missing a note in bar 5 ?

Re: Christmas In Spiddal

Thanks - now added. BTW, I’ve just ordered the book, so I’ll be able to see what else I got wrong …

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