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Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film

GUEST,Chris J Brady 11 Nov 07 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris J Brady
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 06:27 PM

Does anyone have a video or dvd copy of this film put out by the BBC in 1985 please. There's a wonderful amount of trad. music and step dancing in it. I believe the title was: "Down Home--Appalachia to Nashville."

It was made in 1985, hosted by Aly Bain--who plays with the other musicians in it, and features Elizabeth Cotten, Mike Seeger, Tommy Jarrell, Carol Mallett, Bill Monroe and Kenny Baker, J. P. and Anadeene Fraley, Mark O'Connor, Peter Rowan, and probably others.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 07:14 PM

Parts of it are on youtube.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 06:08 AM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Declan
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 12:45 PM

It was a great series (or if I'm not mistaken there were two series). I have two vinyl albums that came out at the time. Aly also did a series called Aly Bain Meets the Cajuns as a follow up.

I'm pretty sure this was done for Channel 4 (UK) rather than the BBC.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: G-Force
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:11 PM

Refreshing this, as I'd dearly love to get a CD or DVD of this.

I've got the original LP albums on a cassette, but I'm running out of machines to play it on.

Anybody know if it's available?


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Ernest
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 01:05 PM

There is a cd but it doesn`t seem to cover all the music from the series.

It is called The legendary Down Home Recordings - the compact collection - made by Lismor Recordings, 42 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, Scotland G41 3NH

Found it on the net here:

http://www.musicstack.com/records-cds/aly+bain

Hope this helps - good luck

Ernest


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Noreen
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 01:11 PM

I'd love to know, too- I often think of one particular episode which we had on video (home recorded) of Cape Breton.

It was the first I had heard of Cape Breton music, and found it fascinating. We loved the ceili dancing and the sheer life in the music.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - Channel 4 - 1985/86
From: GUEST,Chris B.
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 03:35 PM

"Down Home" with Aly Bain

It appears that at last the programmes might be available for downloading in torrent format from www.TheBox.bz - you have to register first. Then search for the term 'aly bain'

Additionally search with the Include Inactive option

Also search the Requests

HOWEVER it appears that the files are not available for much of the time - that is there are few (one only?) seeders / leachers / peers.

To access the torrent (control) files register with TheBox (free).

Search for each programme, then click on the title. Then click on the link to download the torrent.

Use Google to locate uTorrent or BitTorrent P2P software. Download one of these, install it, then start it up. Use the menu option File / Add Torrent - then start it downloading.

Since its a peer-2-peer file sharing system there may be uploads as well as downloads. That's OK. That's how file sharing works.

Apparently there are at least four programmes available:

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Down_Home-1_From_Appalachia_to_Nashville.avi

*DW Staff Approved

A Pelicula Film For Channel 4.
1985.
Running Time: 50 Minutes 48 Seconds.

Produced by Mike Alexander and Douglas Eadie.
Directed by Mike Alexander.
Narration: Maureen Beattie.

Aly Bain from The Boys Of The Lough, plays fiddle.
He also interviews Bill Monroe, Mike Seeger, Tommy Jarrell,
Mark O'Connor and Peter Rowan.

Plenty of lengthy performance clips including Bain with The Boys Of The Lough, Bill Monroe, Mark O'Connor and Mike Seeger.

The sections with Peter Rowan and Mark O'Connor are quality performances, and an interview with Elizabeth Cotten,then well into her nineties, performs 2 songs, "Georgia Buck" and her own "Freight Train" probably one of the most famous traditional American songs of all time - this is the stuff of legend, and is a magical highlight of this delightful series.

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Down_Home_2_Good_Times_Down_Home_And_Back_Home.avi

A Pelicula Film For Channel 4.
1985.
Running Time: 50 Minutes 45 Seconds.

Produced by Mike Alexander and Douglas Eadie.
Directed by Mike Alexander.
Narration: Maureen Beattie.

Aly Bain from The Boys Of The Lough, plays fiddle.
He also interviews Bill Monroe, Mike Seeger, Tommy Jarrell,
Mark O'Connor and Peter Rowan.

Plenty of lengthy performance clips including Bain with The Boys Of The Lough, Bill Monroe, Mark O'Connor and Mike Seeger.

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DOWN HOME - Part 3 - Cape Breton & Quebec
Category Music TV

Description: Four part series with ALY BAIN following the trail of the Scottish fiddle with its early migrants to America'a Appalachia.

Shown first on Channel 4 on the 15/3/1986.

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DOWN HOME - Part 4 - ????
Torrent missing.

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DOWN HOME - general compilation

Fiddle Music- An Historic Journey Through Scotland To North America.

DW Staff Approved.
A Pelicula Film For Channel 4 1985. Exact broadcast date unknown.
Produced by Mike Alexander and Douglas Eadie.
Directed by Mike Alexander.
Narration: Maureen Beattie.

Aly Bain from The Boys Of The Lough, plays fiddle.
He also interviews Bill Monroe, Mike Seeger, Tommy Jarrell,
Mark O'Connor and Peter Rowan.

Plenty of lengthy performance clips including Bain with
The Boys Of The Lough, Bill Monroe, Mark O'Connor and Mike Seeger.

The sections with Peter Rowan and Mark O'Connor are quality performances, but for me the highlight of the set is an interview with Elizabeth Cotten, then well into her nineties. She performs 2 songs, "Georgia Buck" and her own "Freight Train" probably one of the most famous traditional American songs of all time. This is the stuff of legend, and is a magical highlight of this delightful two part series.
Bob.

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There are loads of Transatlantic sessions programmes available too.

To see how the uTorrent / BitTorrent programme works try a recent popular series such as SpringWatch 2009 first. This will take a few hours (only) to download.

If anyone succeeds in downloading one of the "Down Home" programmes please announce this so that it may be possible to arrange some DVD / CD swops.

Chris B.

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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris B.
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 04:01 PM

See the comments at:

http://thebox.bz/details.php?id=28249#startcomments

DOWN HOME

Notes

Four programmes about fiddle playing tracing the musical line that goes from Scotland, via the Appalachians, to Texas to Canada and then back to Scotland. GB, Pelicula Films production. Tx 01/03 - 22/03/86

Episodes

   * GOOD TIMES DOWN HOME AND BACK HOME (22/03/1986)
   * CAPE BRETON AND QUEBEC (15/03/1986)
   * FROM SHETLAND TO TEXAS (08/03/1986)
   * FROM APPALACHIA TO NASHVILLE (01/03/1986)


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris Brady
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 11:23 AM

Just got this email from Pelicula Films Ltd. Maybe a follow up email from others would persuade them that there is a lot of interest out there for the films. Chris B.

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Re: Down Home with Aly Bain

Monday, 8 June, 2009 12:34 PM

From: "Mike Alexander"

Hi Chris

Thanks for your message.

Yes, we are hoping to bring out the DOWN HOME series of programmes. They were only cleared for broadcast on Channel Four, so there is a significant amount paperwork to clear all the artists, and as you are probably aware, several are no longer with us.

Hope we get there before too long, and thanks again for your interest,

Best wishes

Mike Alexander
Pelicula Films Ltd
Producers Centre
59 Holland Street
Glasgow G2 4NJ

Tel   44 (0)141 287 9522
Reg. No. 48998 Scotland
VAT No.   261 1983 59


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 08:20 PM

Aly Bain, Mike Alexander and Douglas Eadie at Pelicula Films were all incredibly helpful in helping us get permissions for the "Green Rolling Hills" track on the Utah Phillips tribute - Singing Through the Hard Times. That was originally done for another series - The TransAtlantic Sessions I.

I am incredibly impressed by all that these good folks have done and would enthusiastically recommend picking up anything they have put their good hands to. These folks remember what it's all about. And they make some phenomenal music across continents.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: nickp
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:12 AM

Thanks for the details Chris and Dan. I'll add this to my tracer for later investigation.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: nickp
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 04:40 AM

Have downloaded the fiddle tunes - and am currently seeding it.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: nickp
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 03:40 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris B.
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 01:26 PM

> Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
> From: nickp
> Date: 10 Jun 09 - 04:40 AM
>
> Have downloaded the fiddle tunes - and am currently seeding it.

I think that the Fiddle Music torrent is a combined hires version of

* GOOD TIMES DOWN HOME AND BACK HOME (22/03/1986)
* FROM APPALACHIA TO NASHVILLE (01/03/1986)

at 3.5Gb this is a tad large.

I have to say that my primary interest in these programmes is for the step dancing rather than the fiddle playing.

As soon as the DVD is issued I shall make a purchase. These kind of programmes are all too rare.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,crtUK
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 02:06 PM

Great to see the e-mail from Mike Alexander of Pelicula Films that they hope to get the Down Home series out on DVD. Have to echo the comment about Mike being very helpful - I e-mailed him a year or two back about the possibility of the Transatlantic Sessions (and Down Home!)being issued on DVD, and as I'm sure you know, Transatlantic Sessions series 3 and the original series are now available, and I believe they're trying to get Series 2 out as well. Incidentally, they've recorded a 4th series recently which is due to be broadcast soon.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,exiled texan/ virginian
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 07:31 PM

come on pelicular films the years are flying by get your crap together and get these trad music films out on dvd before they become obsolete like vcr christ all it takes is a little hard work and commitment you movie guys dont know when your on to a winner i for one will buy every trad music dvd you release thats if ime still alive!!!!IME 65 NOW and still playing blugrass and all types of trad music gigs SO WAKEUP AND SMELL THE COFFEE


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Effsee
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 10:14 PM

Calm down Guest exiled Texan etc! There could be a lot of copyright/royalties complications preventing this.
So back off buddy, don't be so angry!


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,andrew
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 02:54 PM

I've been watching as much of it as i can find on you tube
my two facorite clips are the doc watson intervieew / the cuckoo.
and peter rowan playing dust bowl children / interview.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 08:13 PM

Still no news of down home being released on dvd !!!!!!
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris B.
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 11:08 AM

Open post to Pelicula Films Ltd -

When are the Channel 4 'Downhome' films from 1986 going to make it to DVD please. The whole folk scene awaits. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris B - response from Pelicula
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 09:46 AM

Hi Chris

Thanks for your email - and you are quite right, Down-Home on DVD is well overdue! [It was aired in 1986 - CJB]! We are working on it - complications with clearances, licenses etc, but we are hoping to make some positive progress in the New Year. Watch this space - and thanks for your positive interest.
All the best
Mike

Mike Alexander
Pelicula Films Ltd


tel 44 (0)141 287 9522
fax 44 (0)141 287 9504
mob 44 (0)7710 215887


REGISTERED ADDRESS
Producers Centre
59 Holland Street
Glasgow G2 4NJ


Company Reg.No.48998
VAT No. 261 1983 59


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Chris B.
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 10:42 AM

Just to remind folks:

DOWN HOME

Notes

Four programmes about fiddle playing tracing the musical line that goes from Scotland, via the Appalachians, to Texas to Canada and then back to Scotland. GB, Pelicula Films production. Tx 01/03 - 22/03/86

Episodes

   * GOOD TIMES DOWN HOME AND BACK HOME (22/03/1986)
   * CAPE BRETON AND QUEBEC (15/03/1986)
   * FROM SHETLAND TO TEXAS (08/03/1986)
   * FROM APPALACHIA TO NASHVILLE (01/03/1986)


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: nickp
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 08:05 AM

Fingers crossed for a release sooner rather than later.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 06:38 AM

This was a real turning-point for me, this show. I ended up playing a lot more music from different traditions as a result of seeing it, especially Scottish music. I still have it on VHS - I taped it at the time. I recall taping 'The Mysteries' from the National Theatre in London at the same time as well as the original 'Edge of Darkness' series with Bob Peck. Still got them somewhere, as well.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Carol Rifkin
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 11:37 PM

Iam the dancer in the video with Tommy Jarrell. I still dance and play, information is on my website at www.carolrifkin.com
I loved working with Tommy Jarrell, sadly, this was the last show he did before passing away and so it is very special to me. I would like to know more about the film and would love a copy of the DVD,i would like to be updated about this.
   1-20-2011 Carol Rifkin more at http://www.carolrifkin.com/


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,Carol Rifkin
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 12:01 AM

Can anyone send me Mike Alexander's e-mail address? Or Aly Bain's? You can contact me through my website at http://www.carolrifkin.com/
Thanks, Carol


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 05:02 PM

Carol - great dancing on the film.

Unfortunately due to performing rights restrictions AFAIAA the films will never be released on dvd. There are cds of the sound track avaiable on Amazon (and maybe eBay) though.

Clips apparently have been uploaded to YouTube - incl. Tommy Jarrell.

Please PM me for further info.


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: nickp
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 04:56 AM

Blast - that is a real shame. I sent Carol what I had - first or second gen copy from memory but better than she had. And can't remember how complete - although the oldtime bit was. She's not a regular visitor to the Cat so you may want to contact her through her website.

Nick


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 06:21 AM

The films were a defining moment not only for fiddle playing but also step dancing.

However there is also another commensurate film - available for free viewing: Talking Feet by Mike Seeger.

http://www.folkstreams.net/film,121


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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 26 Apr 14 - 12:30 AM

A while back someone kindly sent me a set of DVDs of all 4 eps. recorded from the off-air tx. I have them to pass onto Carol Rifkin. I have emailed her via her website; and also Facebooked her - but I have gotten no response. CJB.

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Subject: RE: Aly Bain - Down Home - BBC film
From: nickp
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 04:56 AM

Blast - that is a real shame. I sent Carol what I had - first or second gen copy from memory but better than she had. And can't remember how complete - although the oldtime bit was. She's not a regular visitor to the Cat so you may want to contact her through her website.

Nick

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