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The Sandman 28 Sep 16 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,kenny 28 Sep 16 - 04:59 PM
The Sandman 28 Sep 16 - 05:04 PM
Jim Carroll 29 Sep 16 - 06:12 AM
The Sandman 29 Sep 16 - 07:15 AM
clueless don 29 Sep 16 - 08:25 AM
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Subject: garden of daisies dance
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 04:24 PM

is the structure two A s and one B?


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Subject: RE: garden of daisies dance
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 04:59 PM

Hi Dick - if you are referring to the Irish set dance by that title, according to "O'Neills 1001", the first part is 8 bars repeated and the second part twice as long, with 16 bars repeated.
I've also just listened to recordings of Claire Keville             [ concertina ], Paddy Murphy [ concertina ], "De Dannan", Orla Harrington [ fiddle ],Tony MacMahon [ accordion ] & Steve Cooney    [ guitar ], Pat Broderick [ uilleann pipes ] and Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts [ tin whistles ].
Claire Keville, Paddy Murphy, Orla Harrington, Pat Broderick and messrs Moloney and Potts play it as in "O'Neill's" but Tony MacMahon and "De Danann" have both parts equal.
The majority from my music collection seems to be for the 2nd part being twice as long, and I'd usually respect the transcriptions in "O'Neill's".
Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: garden of daisies dance
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 05:04 PM

Thanks, there was a you tube clip that looked as if the dancer was doing two a s and one b,just wonderd if anyone had actually danced it. i have played for dancers for the Blackbird, but never the garden of daisies.


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Subject: RE: garden of daisies dance
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 06:12 AM

Extremely popular in West Clare in the old days and still remembered by the old dancers here
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: garden of daisies dance
From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 07:15 AM

some music transcriptions have two as and one b


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Subject: RE: garden of daisies dance
From: clueless don
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 08:25 AM

There is a traditional version of the dance which uses at least two B parts - I think it then repeats two A parts and two B parts. However, in competition, it is usually done with two A parts - the "step" on the right foot followed by the "step" on the left foot - followed by one B part - the "set" on the right foot only.

Actually, I lied - before the dancer begins dancing, the musician(s) plays the A part through once, followed by what I said above. So, if you attended a competition, you would typically hear three A parts followed by one B part.

Don


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