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Tune Req: Mr Turner

GUEST,Barry 18 Feb 17 - 02:42 PM
Harry Rivers 19 Feb 17 - 12:12 AM
FreddyHeadey 19 Feb 17 - 03:55 AM
GUEST 20 Feb 17 - 02:34 AM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 20 Feb 17 - 06:07 AM
Jack Campin 20 Feb 17 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Barry 24 Feb 17 - 01:55 AM
FreddyHeadey 24 Feb 17 - 04:58 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 18 Feb 17 - 02:42 PM

I've just watched the Mike Leigh film, a biopic of JMW Turner, starring Timothy Spall.

About 40mins in, he takes a boat to Scarborough (?) and there's a fiddler playing onboard.

Does anyone know who the fiddler is and the tune he'playing?

Cheers
Barry


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: Harry Rivers
Date: 19 Feb 17 - 12:12 AM

Hi Barry,

A great film!

No idea what the tune is (or the identity of the fiddler/actor playing the tune) but I think the boat trip is to Margate where he lived for a chunk of his later life.

I'm sure someone on here will know if a genuine folk fiddler got the gig.

A link to the clip might help?

Regards
Harry


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 19 Feb 17 - 03:55 AM

I couldn't find anything on line
Here is an ebay page for the dvd, UK
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2141725.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=+MR+TURNER+DVD+&_sacat=0


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 17 - 02:34 AM

As far as I can see IMDB doesn't credit anyone for the fiddle playing:

Mr Turner Cast

They do credit a few of non-speaking boat passengers. It would seem the fiddle player doesn't merit a mention even though many of the "staffage" do!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 20 Feb 17 - 06:07 AM

The screenplay is no help either (p.27) but a fun read.

http://www.sonyclassics.com/awards-information/mrturner_screenplay.pdf


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Feb 17 - 07:16 PM

I've got a copy of the DVD but I've never watched it and I just found it won't play on my Mac.

Maybe Mike Leigh was keeping it real by hiring a fiddler under the table and keeping their identity anonymous so the social wouldn't find out? How many itinerant fiddlers in Turner's time would have declared their income or even their existence to the taxman?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 24 Feb 17 - 01:55 AM

Still hoping to find out who the fiddler is, and the tune.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mr Turner
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 24 Feb 17 - 04:58 AM

There might be some other forums to try too. Or Facebook?
You could try asking on
https://thesession.org/discussions ?
They'll have more fiddler's there.

? Or make and post/dropbox a YouTube type clip of it(/ask someone how to make a YouTube clip of it).

Maybe an email to the production/casting company?


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