The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34727   Message #472100
Posted By: Helen
29-May-01 - 01:35 AM
Thread Name: Chords Req: My Lagan Love
Subject: RE: Chords for Lagan Love
Does anyone have a midi file for this?

I am copying the tune into Noteworthy from Sheila Larchet Cuthbert's book called The Irish Harp Book, but I can't get a fix on what the time signature might be, if any. I suspect that I am going to have to put different time signatures in some bars. Also, when I opened the noteworthy type (not midi type 1) file today, after typing it in last night, the programme has done something to the file - i.e. it seems to be trying to "normalise" the notes to make them fit the lengths of the bars, which is a problem because there seems to be no normal bar lengths to speak of in the tune.

When I have made some sort of sense of the Noteworthy file I can put it in here, if anyone is interested.

I'm not afraid of playing around with the timing, because I do it with the song Carrickfergus when I play it, but I just need some alternative viewpoints to try to make sense of it.

In a previous thread about this song there was a hint that someone was going to post the midi to Alan's Midi Page, but it isn't there. I do have tape of someone singing it but I'm not very fond of her version - but I have heard it sung, and also played by a folkie I know on his Irish bouzouki - sounds really good on that.