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French folk. One to test your knowledge.

GUEST,Esther 04 Oct 09 - 07:40 AM
John MacKenzie 04 Oct 09 - 07:53 AM
David C. Carter 04 Oct 09 - 01:20 PM
Monique 04 Oct 09 - 02:06 PM
Mrrzy 04 Oct 09 - 02:07 PM
Monique 04 Oct 09 - 02:27 PM
Dahlin 04 Oct 09 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Esther Jaye 04 Oct 09 - 05:42 PM
Jos 05 Oct 09 - 05:55 AM
Esther 05 Oct 09 - 05:26 PM
Monique 05 Oct 09 - 06:24 PM
Esther 05 Oct 09 - 07:14 PM
Monique 06 Oct 09 - 06:48 AM
breezy 06 Oct 09 - 10:04 AM
Desert Dancer 06 Oct 09 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: GUEST,Esther
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 07:40 AM

Hi, I'm writing again as my last title was a little confusing. This really is a bit of a test, as the band was a small one. I would love to find out about one of the songs they played.
The band was called Dragonfly and I saw them singing in a tiny bike powered tent stage at Glastonbury or the Big Green Gathering years ago (10!). One of the songs that they arranged was a delightful waltzing french folk song with lyrics. Does anybody remember this band? Are they still around (are you here guys?) and do you know what the song was called. I have just hummed the tune into audacity, so if anyone would like that mp3 for a start point, let me know and I'll mail it to you. It may be a totally recognizable one and covered by others too.
Thanks all x x


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 07:53 AM

I know that this is not what you want, but I found it while trying to track your request, and I loved it.

JM


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: David C. Carter
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 01:20 PM

I think they changed their name to "The Singhs".I believe they played at The Bastille one time.Can't tell you anymore than that.

Good luck

David


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Monique
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 02:06 PM

I'm afraid I'm the only French 'catter -which doesn't mean I know better- you can email me: monique at mamalisa dot com


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 02:07 PM

Mais non, Monique, tu n'est pas seule!

Need the tune to start this one, can it be emailed?


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Monique
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 02:27 PM

Chic!


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Dahlin
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 05:00 PM

Certainment Monique tu nais pas seulle.


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: GUEST,Esther Jaye
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 05:42 PM

Thanks everybody! I will mail you the mp3 I made Monique and if anybody else would like it, just leave your address. Thanks for the info about the band David, I will look them up! And the lovely libulelle... Here is a lovely instumental to share which I stumbled over on my quest to uncover more french folk. Les Poules Huppee

xEstherx

hope the link works! If not, search for viol8 on youtube she has titled the song 'viol8 French Folk Song'


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Jos
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 05:55 AM

Hi Esther, I would like the mp3 but I don't want to put my address up here in public, so how will you mail it?
(If you join mudcat you can send personal messages.)


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Esther
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 05:26 PM

Ok Jos, I have joined and mailed you. Anybody else for ma petite mp3?


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Monique
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 06:24 PM

It's "Quand je bois du vin clairet" by Pierre Attaignant (1494-1552). A YouTube video among many, free sheet music. Et voilà, thanks to my colleague Marianne!


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Esther
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 07:14 PM

A great many thanks to you and to Marianne!! How fantastic, that felt like a long shot. Now I can finally expand on the hum!
Blessings
Esther x x


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Monique
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 06:48 AM

I would just want to add that David Solomons on the YouTube I linked to pronounces "bois" and "Arbois" the old way, that is what for an English spearker would be spelled as "bweh" and "arbweh" while nowadays standard pronunciation is "bwah" and "arbwah" -though "oi" has actually a whole range of local pronunciations going from "weh" to "woh"; and at that time R's were rolled.


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: breezy
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:04 AM

choir boys on the booze !

The French are a breed apart.

Its the priests agin

C R B checks anyone ?

Boire un petit coup c'est agre[y]able


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:52 AM

Les Poules Hupeés was written by Gilles Chabenat and was originally a nice brisk bourée. It does work slowed down, although I prefer it at waltz or bourée speeds, over slow air speed. I wonder what he thinks about its folk-processing. See these threads for background:
Tune Req: Crested Hens
and Help: Info on Crested Hens.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:59 AM

Monique, thanks for the info on the different ways of saying "bois." If you ever get to Wyoming, though, you would get some funny looks if you didn't say "DEW-boyz" for Dubois, like all the cowboys do.**bg** In South Dakota, it is standard to say "Bell-for-shay" for Belle Forshe. (I think most folk know that is incorrect, but it's been that way since forever, so it's the local "correct way.:-)

BTW, THIS is a great site for finding all kinds of French folk songs with mp3s available, too.


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: Monique
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:56 PM

Kat, Mômes.net is a site for kids -as the name tells. It used to belong to a nice lady but she sold it. I think that Chants populaires français is a more valuable trad songs site for adults with lyrics, midis and/or mp3s. Btw, what used to be "bmarcore" is now Chansons-net. We also have a nice France page at Mama Lisa's World and one of my colleagues recorded around 200 rhymes and kids songs that are waiting for me to deal with (sigh!)
Pronouncing French names the English way... it sounds exotic. Hearing "deemoyn" is quite a different thing from understanding "Monks'"!


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Subject: RE: French folk. One to test your knowledge.
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 07:26 PM

Ah, thank you, Monique. I didn't know she'd sold it. I remember my Rog and I having a good time listening to a bunch of the songs as he remembered some of them from his childhood. He grew up going to parochial school with French in the morning and English in the afternoon. He is from French Canadian stock...LaFrance, Biron, Denis etc.

In the US we even have different ways of pronouncing English let alone French or any other language!*smile*

Thanks for the links. We will have fun exploring them.


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