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Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth

GUEST,Dave Ball 19 Jun 09 - 12:32 PM
The Sandman 19 Jun 09 - 12:38 PM
SteveMansfield 19 Jun 09 - 02:04 PM
RTim 19 Jun 09 - 02:10 PM
manitas_at_work 20 Jun 09 - 02:09 AM
Howard Jones 20 Jun 09 - 03:17 AM
GUEST, Dave Ball 20 Jun 09 - 07:32 AM
Mo the caller 20 Jun 09 - 08:02 AM
Jack Campin 20 Jun 09 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,Chris Drinkwater 21 Jun 09 - 08:46 PM
Jack Campin 22 Jun 09 - 04:48 AM
Jack Campin 22 Jun 09 - 05:07 AM
Mrs_Annie 22 Jun 09 - 06:54 AM
Valmai Goodyear 22 Jun 09 - 08:48 AM
GUEST, Dave Ball 25 Jun 09 - 10:32 AM
GUEST, Dave Ball 29 Jul 09 - 05:19 PM
Sue Allan 29 Jul 09 - 06:03 PM
Mo the caller 30 Jul 09 - 03:07 AM
GUEST, Dave Ball 31 Jul 09 - 02:42 PM
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Subject: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: GUEST,Dave Ball
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 12:32 PM

I've been lucky enough to have been chosen to take part in 'One & Other' – Antony Gormley's live monument due for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. I shall be playing the Concertina up on the plinth between 1 - 2 am on the early morning of July 27th. Any suggestions please for tunes/songs that would be relevant to the surroundings? Nelson's Hornpipe for example.
Dave


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 12:38 PM

Rodneys Glory,a wonderful hornpipe dedicated to Admiral Rodney.


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 02:04 PM

The Trafalgar Hornpipe immediately springs to mind ...
http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/music/abc/Contra/hornpipe/TrafalgarHp_A.abc


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: RTim
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 02:10 PM

Or Bold Nelson's Praise


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 02:09 AM

How about the music hall song " I live in Trafalgar Square"?


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Howard Jones
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 03:17 AM

Pigeon on a Gate?


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: GUEST, Dave Ball
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 07:32 AM

Thanks so much for these. I'm away at Middlewich Festival now but please keep the suggestions coming ...

Dave


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 08:02 AM

Some concertina players step dance while they play, which would be entertaining. Mind you don't fall off though.


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 11:08 AM

How about something from Anonymous IV?


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: GUEST,Chris Drinkwater
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 08:46 PM

'News of the Victory', is a must!


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 04:48 AM

What was the area of land that is now Trafalgar Square used for before they decided to turn into a commemoration of a miltary victory?

Maybe there is some trace of it in music, however thoroughly it was erased by the Hanoverian state.

(I know the story behind the area with collection of "Regent"/Waterloo" placenames in Edinburgh which was reshaped in 1815-1820, but Trafalgar Square must have been more of an urban space at the time).


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 05:07 AM

A bit of googling got me some sort of answer to that - it was the Great Mews (the king's stables) for a long time, and hadn't been a public space since the Middle Ages.

This from Wikipedia suggests something:

When the square was first built in 1845, the fountains' primary purpose was not aesthetics, but rather to reduce the open space available and the risk of riotous assembly

So, how about a tune relating to the revolutionary agitation they were trying to control? "The Rights of Man" is from that time and would work well on the concertina.


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 06:54 AM

Can you get someone to film you for YouTube?


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 08:48 AM

Some Day My Plinth Will Come?

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: GUEST, Dave Ball
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 10:32 AM

Many thanks again for all suggestions.

I now have three different Nelson's Hornpipes, Lord Vincent's Hornpipe (Nelson's boss), the Battles of Trafalgar and the Nile, Forty Gun Frigat, All Hands Upon Deck, We Will Down With the French, and the Copenhagen Waltz, as well as various forms of Rigg'd Ship and Out on the Ocean.

Valmai: At work we still have images processed for students and so I still get the opportunity to answer a student's request for the return of their photographs with "Someday your Prints will come". Sadly most of them are too young to recognise the (mis)quotation.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: GUEST, Dave Ball
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 05:19 PM

Many, many thanks for all your suggestions.

The rain mercifully held off until 15 minutes after I'd finished so the weather gods must like traditional music.

Should you wish to spend an hour watching a plinth-bound concertina player then here's a link to my particular spot on the One & Other website.

I didn't get to play Rodney's or the Trafalgar Hornpipe in the end as I had to support an outbreak of dancing below my feet with jigs and reels. But all the tune suggestions helped me plan the thing and gave me the confidence to get up there. And I did enjoy the hour enormously.

Should anyone else wish to have a go, it is still possible to apply though the odds against winning a place are getting bigger all the time.

Best wishes to all,
Dave


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Sue Allan
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 06:03 PM

Guess Madame Bonaparte's out then?


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 03:07 AM

A link was posted on the other Plinth thread, so I've already seen and enjoyed it. And I wanted to know...
What was it like up there Dave? Who were those people shouting at you to get on and play something before you'd got set up. Were they the General Public, or members of your supporters club?


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Subject: RE: Concertina Music for the 4th Plinth
From: GUEST, Dave Ball
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 02:42 PM

The previous guy had been throwing money to the essembled masses!

I think they were hoping for more of the same ...


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