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Les in Chorlton 26 Dec 09 - 07:09 AM
Will Fly 26 Dec 09 - 07:20 AM
Les in Chorlton 26 Dec 09 - 07:28 AM
Will Fly 26 Dec 09 - 07:31 AM
Les in Chorlton 26 Dec 09 - 09:39 AM
Will Fly 26 Dec 09 - 09:57 AM
Les in Chorlton 27 Dec 09 - 05:57 AM
Will Fly 27 Dec 09 - 07:00 AM
Les in Chorlton 27 Dec 09 - 10:44 AM
Les in Chorlton 29 Dec 09 - 05:21 AM
Les in Chorlton 30 Dec 09 - 06:30 AM
John J 30 Dec 09 - 08:05 AM
Brakn 30 Dec 09 - 04:06 PM
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Subject: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:09 AM

Well, we have a new Landlord, some new paint and some excellent beer. Next Tuesday will be the last in December, the last in 2009 and the last in our first year as Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech.

We will start about 8pm, put the stand-up book of 40 Tunes on the tables and play slowly and often as each of those present choose a tune. We will tale lemonades and play until we decide not too.

I guess a few songs will be heard and tunes not in the Tune Book. If you want the Tune Book PM me with your e-mail and I will send it in Noteworthy Composer 2. Trial copies free from the Noteworthy site.

If you don't play but like the tunes please come, have a lemonade and a chat. Ditto if you might play if you knew what the score was (!).

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:20 AM

Les, I'd be very interested in a list of the titles in your local Tune Book - just to compare what you do with what's done down in my part of Sussex. Do you post the titles on the net anywhere?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:28 AM

Hi Will, seasons greetings and such like. We have no website as yet although it is something we have talked about. I think the Beech has settled down under new management so we might use a facebook site.

I will PM you our list asap. Just off for a stagger around the glowing white joy of Chorlton Meadow and The Mersey Valley

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Les - enjoy the stagger!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 09:39 AM

1        Dorset 4 Hand Reel        G        Reel
2        Cock of the North        D        Jig
3        O'Keefe's Slide               Am        Slide
4        Rakes of Mallow               G        Set Dance
5        Speed the Plough        G        Reel
6        Roxburgh Castle               D        Reel
7        Buttered Peas               D        Polka
8        Irish Washerwoman        G        Jig
9        John Ryan's               D        Polka
10        Peggy Ryan's               G        Polka
11        Captain Maguire               D        Polka?
12        Liverpool               D        Hornpipe
13        Boys of Blue Hill        D        Hornpipe
14        Soldier's Joy               D        Hornpipe
15        Harvest Home               D        Hornpipe
16        Dennis Murphy's               D        Slide
17        The Rose Tree        D        Polka
18        Summer, Summer        G        Planxty
19        Planxty Irwin        G        Planxty
20        Egan's Polka        D        Polka
21        Winster Gallop        D        Gallop
22        Uncle Bernard's        G        Polka
23        Blaydon Races        G        Jig
24        Keel Row        G        Hornpipe
25        Shepherd's Wife        G        Waltz
26        This Old Man        D        Polka
27        Rattlin' Bog        D        Polka
28        Constant Billy        G        Morris
29        Blue Eyed Stranger        G        Morris
30        Bonny Green Garters        D        Morris
31        The Man in the Moon        D        Waltz
32        Sir John Fenwick's        D        Waltz
33        Not for Joe        G        Border Morris
34        Welly Boot        G        Border Morris
35        Cumberland Waltz        D        Waltz
36        Westmorland Waltz        G        Waltz
37        Three around Three        G        Country Dance
38        Bethanie        G        Schottische
39        Merrily Kiss the Quaker        G        Slide
40        Hewlitt        D        Waltz

Or near there

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 09:57 AM

Great Les - many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 05:57 AM

We are not sure what to do next - we have been adding 10 on at a time. We don't always play some of them but I suspect that some of us are a little stale on some.

Some of us have played in other places and feel the need to put 2 or 3 tunes in sets so that's another option. Do people play in sets at beginners Sessions?

All good fun though

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Will Fly
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 07:00 AM

I haven't been to any beginners' sessions - I usually learn what I want to learn from the music or by ear and then play them, if I know them competently, at a session. However, it seems to be the norm to put 2 or even 3 tunes into a set - and there are quite a few conventions as to these sets, depending on the locality. "Dennis Murphy's Polka" and "John Ryan's Polka" is a popular pairing, for example.

If you're interested, you can see the local Lewes Favourites here. Much hard work and dedication there on the part of the Lewes Saturday Folk...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 10:44 AM

I have had a look at The Lewes site a few times it's very impressive. I used to play lots of things in pairs but when we gathered to sort out tunes for The Beech we only had a few in common so pairing etc. wasn't really an option.

We are sticking with calling it Beginners but I think everyone who comes can play most things at a decent pace. Not sure whether to call it 'Improvers' as they do at Shrewsbury Festival or to stick with Beginners. That would suit me as I don't learn or play things very quickly.

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 29 Dec 09 - 05:21 AM

Trapped between Christmas and New Year? - Come to The Beech and freshen-up with some good tunes

L in C


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 06:30 AM

Ok, in spite of the absence of my delicate and finely tuned tenor banjo 'playing', I understand many people attended and much good music was played.

Any details Ged?

L in C
Songs mostly but not ............... next Wednesday


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: John J
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 08:05 AM

It was an excellent session, I don't think I've seen the room so full for a loooong time!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Brakn
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 04:06 PM

A great night as usual.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:27 AM

Well, a bit late in posting this report - been a bit busy over Christmas with one thing and another, but thanks to all who came along for the last Beginners Tunes Session of 2009. Thats to say; Kate, Ken, Phil, Brian, John (JJ), Rob, Micky & Wes, Chris, Mike Brackn, Mike Cosgrave, Phil & Sandra, Martin who played a nice little tune on his concertina, and the chap who sat by the fireplace and who's name I forgot to ask (Sorry!), and last but not least Claudine who came along just to listen.

Shame you couldn't make it Les, it was a really good night. The room was full and the atmosphere really good. Some good tunes and indeed some good songs also. We managed to play a few sets which was good - seems a good idea to string 'em together to me. Good practice for when people go to a 'proper' session.

Looking forward to the next singalong next Wednesday.

Best Wishes and a Happy New Year to you all
Ged


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Subject: RE: Tech: Last Tuesday Beginners Tunes The Beech
From: Gedi
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:39 AM

Ooops, that last was of course from a cookie-less me. I knew I should have asked for a new cookie for Christmas!

cheers
Ged


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