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Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs

selby 20 Sep 99 - 02:42 PM
bill\sables 20 Sep 99 - 02:46 PM
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Jon Freeman 20 Sep 99 - 08:37 PM
Cap't Bob 21 Sep 99 - 08:41 PM
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Alice 22 Sep 99 - 12:28 AM
Stewie 22 Sep 99 - 12:44 AM
unclenort 22 Sep 99 - 12:59 AM
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Subject: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: selby
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 02:42 PM

What are YOUR 3 top session tune or songs out their in MUDCAT LAND mine at the moment are still Soldiers Joy, Harvest Home & Jimmy Allen I have deleted lots of tunes as now I have pined myself down I can not choose, such is life. Keith


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: bill\sables
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 02:46 PM

All hornpipes Wonder, Showman and Golden Eagle Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: selby
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 02:52 PM

I had the Wonder, Boys of Blue Hill & The Gloucester but I mentioned 3 and I had to make harsh decisions also CONSTANT BILLY was there as well Keith


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 06:10 PM

This is a hard one..so many to choose from!Over here in the surreal land of Belgium I would plump for

The ships are sailing

The High Reel

My love is in America

(Could have chosen many others but I like those and they're popular here)

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 08:37 PM

My list varies but these are always some of my favourites: The Silver Spire, The Moving Cloud and The Golden Eagle.

There was a thread in umf recently that mentioned the Acrobat and I have subsequntly heard I have on a Tom McConville/ Pauline Cato CD which is a "must learn" tune to me and Sunday night I heard somebody playing President Garfield which has become another one I have to learn. I saw the Swedish Jig mentioned in another thread in Mudcat and Soldiers Joy in another... How can I have just 3?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 21 Sep 99 - 08:41 PM

Angelina Baker has survived over the years. Chief O'Neal's Favorite and The Gypse Rover would be my other two choices.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: j0_77
Date: 21 Sep 99 - 10:01 PM

Loud, fast and into the rain hehe - top 3 anythings

tunes:

- Soldier's Joy, O'Keefe's slide/s(they vary a lot), Swallow Tail J.

songs:

Good Ole Mountain Dew, Spancilhill, Cotton Eyed Joe.


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Sep 99 - 10:05 PM

Banish Misfortune (Varnish Me Foreskin) - I've known this tune for a long time, and I never seem to get tired of it.
Morrison's Jig and The Butterfly get played a lot, but I am starting to get tired of them.
Only three - sheesh! We do loads of others. It's rare anyone can get folks to learn something new, but the most recent hit is Showman's Fancy. (I think it's the same as Bill's Showman, with a whole bunch of triplets in the second part.)


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Alice
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 12:28 AM

It is hard to narrow it down to three, but at our session the crowd likes to hear Drowsy Maggie, Musical Priest, and The Mouth of the Tobique.


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 12:44 AM

Rolling Home, Barrett's Privateers, Jenny Lind


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: unclenort
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 12:59 AM

varnish me foreskin... *LOL*...*LOL* thats gotta be one of the funniest things iv'e read in ages.
OK, back to serius stuff. if i can only pick three;
blackberry blossom(around here black harry possum)
ginsing sulliven
lily of the west


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: j0_77
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 10:08 PM

oh you mean the tunes I play the most - not the ones I hear the most, awe that's dufferent.

Farewell to anywhere (in Eminor of course) a rant on fiddle - hours later I fall over on the floor passed out.

or

My version of (lemme see the hardest sob tune I can imagine)no instead Coleman's version of the Orange Blossom Special- I know he did not play this but heck I can fake the style -

and

The 29 and 3/4 part long dance that they never wrote down - The Last Tune -


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 10:38 PM

...can any of you lead me to GIF's of mouth of the tobique, wonder, showman, golden eagle,ginseng sullivan and showman's fancy...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 10:48 PM

Harpgirl, try searching at http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/FindTune.html I don't know whether these are there but it is worth a try.

Jon

PS What are your 3 favourites?


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 11:19 PM

Jon...I was hoping someone else would look; I am soooo lazy....Innisher, Jig of Slurs, Morrison's...(current favorites to play)...to sing: Local Flowers, Wings of a Dove, Gray Funnel Line...the disappearing harp


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Alice
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 12:18 AM

harpgirl, I searched the net for Mouth of the Tobique quite awhile ago (come to think of it, maybe 2 years now) and finally got the music as a photocopy from the Fiddler's Fakebook. Les had seen my query on Mudcat and sent me the copy. Our session group plays our own version that has evolved over time.


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Alice
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 12:21 AM

harpgirl, I just checked, and the tune finder (link above) does have Mouth of the Tobique now.


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
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Date: 23 Sep 99 - 11:18 AM

..thanks Alice. I guess I might have to lift a finger to go to Trillian...it's just that the mental stress of my work often makes me physically lazy!! I didn't realize it was in the fakebook either and I look at that thing every week! Trillian is a great resource!harp


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 07:34 PM

At the moment, "The Kid on the Mountain", "Michael Turner's Waltz", and "Iron Legs".


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Alice
Date: 06 May 00 - 09:51 AM

Marion, here's another thread on the topic.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: folk1234
Date: 06 May 00 - 02:14 PM

Varies over time, but now it is: Gypsy Rover, Isle Au Haut Lullaby, and Blue Mountain


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 May 00 - 08:11 PM

I don't get to sessions very often these days, but currently in heavy rotation on my fiddle are:
  1. Ashley MacIsaacs Reel (by Brenda Stubbert, on her album "In Jig Time")
  2. Trip To Windsor (I'm trying to make these 2 into a set together but they have very similar beginnings and I tangle them up with unpredictable results)
  3. The Headlands
Going Irish, it'd be maybe:
  • Galway Hornpipe
  • The Banshee
  • O'Carolan's Draught
  • and a few dozen more...

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 07 May 00 - 09:47 AM

Whiskey 'fore Breakfast (song and inst.)/St. Annes Reel

The Jolly Beggar (song)/ Redhaired Boy

Tatter Jack Walsh (fingerstyle)

Unclenort, if you're still out there can you (or anyone) post the first line of the first verse of Ginseng Sullivan? I can't make out all of what either Blake or Tony Rice say there. Thanks,

Frankie


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 07 May 00 - 02:10 PM

Bravo, McMoo, for putting in My Love is in America What a great tune! My other top choices are: Bunker Hill (reel), and The Heathery Cruach, also a reel. They have an excitement and lift that really make sessions take off.


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: GUEST,Sam Pirt
Date: 07 May 00 - 03:49 PM

Hi

My favorite tunes are

1 - Mouth of the tobique

2 - Brenda Stubberts (Jerry Holland)

3 - Calliape House (Dave Richardson)

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 07 May 00 - 10:48 PM

Happy to report that Ginseng Sullivan is in the database.

F


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Margaret\W
Date: 08 May 00 - 03:09 AM

I'd have to go for Hesleyside Reel, Hexham Races, and a hornpipe - either Steamboat or Redesdale or even better, one of Joe Hutton's 'traditional hornpipes' in G that he didn't have a name for! (No way would I want them all in the same set, though...)

Margaret


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Subject: RE: Top 3 Session Tunes/Songs
From: Petr
Date: 08 May 00 - 08:48 PM

For me it changes all the time, but currently Ed Reaveys Hunters House has to be one of my all time favourite reels. There a Kerry polka I think its called Knockaboule that always brings down the house. Finally Gravel Walks, we often finish up with that one.


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