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Subject: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Stewart
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 10:16 PM

a provincial market in Joliette, Quebec
two fiddles and a banjo begin to play a tune
they are soon joined by a couple of guitars
and more fiddles,
a couple of flutes,
finally, a total of
19 fiddles, 2 flutes
1 accordion, 5 guitars
1 banjo,
2 pairs of spoons,
and 2 pairs of shoes.
Watch the video here
as they take over the scene

But wait - THERE'S MORE!

Imagine the possibilities:

At Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle),
one busker steps out and starts playing,
joined by 2 more,
then 4 more, then 8 more, and more,
and finally they take over the whole Seattle Center
playing the same tunes and songs together
the 'busking police' are overwhelmed
as the festival is transformed into
what it used to be 40 years ago,
a musician-oriented event
with musicians in control.
improbable? but just imagine!

Or any street scene, mall, metro, public space...

Let's hear your ideas and reactions.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Deckman
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 12:16 AM

AHHHH ... THE MEMORIES! This is similar to what the Pacific Northwest Folklife Festival was at it's inception. It WAS FUN ... it WAS SPONATANEOUS ... it WAS A BLAST!

Would that history could repeat itself and we could have music like that again ... instead of the crap we have today! Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: treewind
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 08:25 AM

There's one planned in Liverpool soon.
With English tunes, of course.


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 08:57 AM

How would one find out about such a thing, if one wanted to?


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 11:24 AM

Pip
there' details on the News and Events board at www.melnet.org

Sorry, can't do links

treewind may help

baz


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 11:25 AM

Sorry...that should be www.melodeon.net

baz


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 11:36 AM

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,4878.0.html


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 12:07 PM

I feel like buying a plane ticket to Quebec! I watched all of them, and my heart was uplifted, and my life enhanced.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 04:05 PM

Did you see the one #3 I think..where they played tunes and sang from all around Quebec, St. Pierre, Macao etc. via internet..how do we do that and who can set it up and what do we need? Should we start another thread? mg


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Stewart
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 08:04 PM

Hi Mary,

I think we can use this thread
and expand our discussion to
"how to do" these events.

To attempt to answer your question, I think you'd need
a radio station with a studio and internet streaming
willing to set this up. Then pick your external sites
with musicians, internet connections, and camcorders.
The hard part would be editing, splicing and syncing
the video.

If others wish to comment on this or add thoughts
about how to organize these events,
you're welcome to do it here.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: open mike
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 03:23 AM

we have been discussing something like this for Chico.
bring on the music!


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: open mike
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 03:33 AM

we have also discussed this in this thread...
and I have heard something about using
a cellphone or internet connection
to assure key timing and are in sync..


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: janemick
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 03:42 PM

This one is my favourite!

Commando Trad 5


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 05:32 PM

Previous thread linking the full set of Quebecers' YouTubes: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec.

This post from organizer/participant Gilbert Bedeau has some background on "how to":

Subject: RE: commando trad
From: GUEST,Bedeau - PM
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 12:45 AM

That's where you can reach us:

commandotrad@hotmail.com

And no, Gilles is not behind it. But he's been there in every missions!
We would be very happy to see more movements like this of traditional music around the world. If you do so, please find your own color.
There has been a group somewhere else in Canada who did it after us. They copied us literally even in all the begining with Weapons of mass tradition,etc. They don't mention in the video where the inspiration was from.   

To answer a few things that I have read on the blog:
-There's no cut in the sound editing. It all hapened like this and with that length.
-The rythmic visual and audio reference was the snare drum.
-There's was no rehearsal

If you have any questions, don't hesitate!

---

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 06:52 PM

I am interested in how to do the radio or internet stuff where people in different cities are playing and singing together. Should be easy with some sort of web confereince setup. Not that I know how to do it. mg


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Surreysinger
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 08:51 AM

Stewart said "At Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle),
one busker steps out and starts playing,"
IMHO that rather defeats the object of the whole thing... the idea has been discussed elsewhere over here in the UK, and the consensus of opinion seemed to be that starting something like this up in a folk festival setting was a non-starter, as by dint of the nature of the event (ie the festival) the participants are already predisposed to understanding the point of the whole thing.But to perform it in an urban centre, or some other location, which has no association with folk music, in order to reintroduce the surrounding populace to their musical heritage/culture gives some point to the commando raid ... infiltration in foreign.. quasi enemy...territory. You wouldn't get that at a folk festival.


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:28 AM

I believe that Stewart was being ironic. See this long thread.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Stewart
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 01:22 PM

Yes, I was being ironic.
(thank you Desert Dancer)

Improbable? Yes, also impractical
But just imagine, if it did work
it could return this festival back to
what it used to be 40 years ago,
a musician-oriented event
with musicians in control.

I agree with Surrysinger
that the real value of commandotrad
is to introduce the joy and spontaneity
of music and dance to a general public
jaded by the constant bombardment of
commercial and political interests
in an increasingly troubled world.
And just for the simple fun of it.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec
From: GUEST,Brian Read
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 12:26 PM

Hi Folks

We are planning something like this in Liverpool, on October the 23rd.

(some) details here, if you are reasonable local , then register through the link provided and we'll keep you up to date.

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,4976.0.html


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec
From: LesB
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 12:34 PM

Hi Brian welcome
I'm just a bit worried I might have to go 'commando', bit chilly in Oct.
Heres a blue clicky http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,4976.0.html
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 12:55 PM

Good luck for October 23rd. I hope you make sure to involve some people with skills in filming and film editing, as well as musicians and dancers, in the same way that the Commando Trad people have done so succesfully.


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 02:38 PM

Exactly what the folk music world needs ----a folk event just gather and do it

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 02:40 PM

The essence of this thread supports this idea

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=132050&messages=21#2983614


freed folk music thread


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: Surreysinger
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 03:08 PM

No Conrad - you don't just gather and do it - it needs organisation and pre-planning ... and preferably shouldn't be advertised broadly in advance, otherwise the spontaneity of it for the audience might be negated. And with due respect your thread really has nothing to do with this at all.


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob a la Quebec
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 03:21 PM

I am not 100% sold..if I was waiting for a train in the unbelieveably filthy Seattle train station and people started dancing to the sound of music I would have mixed emotions..first being I just want to get out of here and on to the dirty train itself..and I would like the music but lots of people might not..what if they started playing loud rock music to an already frazzeled audience? I am not sure they should take over public places where people have transportation needs and are trying to get to work, catch a train etc.

Certainly an open park or something like that should be OK with most people, again depending on the loudness of the music. It would be a good way of breaking up some gang activity though with polkas etc...although it would be nice if they would all join in. mg


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 06:00 AM

There's a "Commando Trad" session being organised in Liverpool next Saturday morning (23rd Oct).

A guy called Brian Read is organising it. From his emails so far they have plenty of melodeons and concertinas, but may be a bit light on strings. Anyone who can go along should contact Brian on:

Liverpool Commando Trad Sign-Up


The tunes selected for playing are "Davy Davy Knick Knack" and "Oyster Girl", in G.

I'm up in Yorkshire for a climbing booze-up and house party, so will take my octave mando along on a little trans-pennine trip.


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 05:01 PM

Final details in this thread on melodeon.net:

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,4976.msg65659.html#new

Still room for more!!


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob (à la Quebec)
From: open mike
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 12:04 AM

See this thread to see a small-scale
subway impromptu music / dance scene
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=132964&messages=2


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Subject: RE: Trad Music Flash Mob (à la Quebec)
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 05:36 AM

Pip Radish: How would one find out about such a thing, if one wanted to?

Here, of course!!!

Looking forward to making it to Liverpool on Saurday...I'm up there for parties on Friday and Saturday nights anyway, so as long as I can get a bit of time to practice between now and then, I'll be there!


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Subject: RE: Commando Trad: La musique traditionelle du Quebec
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 02:28 AM

Here's another found by accident http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMdJoJy2YXc&feature=g-vrec&context=G2f8fcb1RVAAAAAAAAAg


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