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Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)

GUEST,Gin Crewe 26 Sep 18 - 06:42 PM
GUEST,Henry Piper (of Ottery) 27 Sep 18 - 05:19 AM
GUEST,Derrick 27 Sep 18 - 07:05 AM
leeneia 27 Sep 18 - 10:33 AM
GUEST 27 Sep 18 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Derrick 27 Sep 18 - 01:46 PM
Long Firm Freddie 27 Sep 18 - 02:08 PM
GUEST 27 Sep 18 - 05:30 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: GUEST,Gin Crewe
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 06:42 PM

Trying to track down this tune's origins. The only version I can find is nothing like the version used by Belfagan Morris. The Reconciliation is NOT the version

http://belfagan.org.uk/new_site_on_blogger/music_on_blogger/shawforth.gif


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: GUEST,Henry Piper (of Ottery)
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 05:19 AM

I was a Morris musician and dancer for many years, and as far as I'm aware The olive Branch has never been collected as a name for a traditional Morris tune and does not appear in any of the recognized collections.
It is possible that the title "The Olive Branch" is the name the side use for the dance rather than the tune it is danced to, a not uncommon scenario in the Morris world. Have you tried contacting the Morris team concerned via there website or FB page if they have one and asking where they got the tune from??


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 07:05 AM

Is this the tune? (I don't read music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e46Nz9V-YhE
No clue to origin given.
A hornpipe of the same name appears in a Book called Ryans Massive Collection of fiddle tunes.
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/ryan-s-mammoth-collection-of-fiddle-tunes-sheet-music/1744453
The title also appears here http://www.davyrogers.com/hornpipes.htm
a collection of Irish tunes


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: leeneia
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 10:33 AM

Those are not the same tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 01:07 PM

Henry Piper,thank you for your comments: the tune is used for the Shawforth Dance by Belfagan in Cumbria but they are uncertain as to its origin: the team is over 40 years old and no-one can remember. It is probably not a traditional morris tune but apart from on a page with Arnold Palmer's Bonfire, and unattributed there, I haven't been able to find this version anywhere else.

Derrick, Thank you for your suggestions. The books mentioned are for sale I am loathe to buy the tunebooks if it doesn't have the right version but thank you, anyway.

It is encouraging to find other people think this is a tricky one, too!

Anyone else got any suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 01:46 PM

The other problem with folk tunes is many have more than one name.
Someone may recognise it by ear under a
different name.
Many tunes also have local versions making it difficult to be sure which is
the original.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 02:08 PM

John Kirkpatrick wrote a tune called The Olive Branch, and I've just had a listen. It's on the Earthling album. It's the same tune
as that in the link given by the OP.

LFF


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Olive Branch (morris tune)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 05:30 PM

Respect, Freddie. You are correct. Thank you. Much appreciated.


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