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Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)

GUEST,akenaton 22 Apr 20 - 05:17 AM
GUEST 22 Apr 20 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,kenny 22 Apr 20 - 06:11 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 22 Apr 20 - 06:34 AM
GUEST,akenaton 22 Apr 20 - 06:55 AM
Steve Shaw 22 Apr 20 - 07:09 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 22 Apr 20 - 07:49 AM
Vic Smith 22 Apr 20 - 08:01 AM
Gordon Jackson 22 Apr 20 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,kenny 22 Apr 20 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 23 Apr 20 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,Wireharp 23 Apr 20 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,akenaton 23 Apr 20 - 06:07 PM
GUEST,kenny 26 Apr 20 - 05:16 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 05:17 AM

As I look over my shoulder these days and see the old boy with the scythe and salt shaker making ground fast up the home straight, I have become a tad introspective regarding music. I enjoy most genres and have my favourites in them all, classical, traditional and some modern jazz, pop, but I have always preferred traditional folk music.
In my life I have attended many concerts and unofficial sessions and of course the internet has opened many doors, but I've come to the conclusion that "The bucks of Oranmore" played Here      by Noel Hill is the finest interpretation of a traditional tune that I have ever heard. The complexity of the tune beside the masterful playing is sheer magic.
In this recording the effect on the audience can be shared by all who listen...….Any other favourite renditions of this great tune?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 05:54 AM

Séamus Ennis

Seen again here, with young Noel Hill looking over his shoulder


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 06:11 AM

Matt Molloy - with James Galway looking on, [ probably wondering "how does he do that ?"] :)




https://youtu.be/dS7NxJDp4zQ


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 06:34 AM

the post @ 22 Apr 20 - 05:54 AM was mine


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 06:55 AM

My goodness Peter I had never heard that!   Noel was obviously heavily influenced by Seamus's style.....almost identical....thank you.
Kenny I have heard Matt playing the tune during a visit to Ireland. Beautiful musicianship.
Just wondered if anyone has personal experience of either playing the tune or hearing it played well?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 07:09 AM

The purists would hate it, but there's a rip-roaring version on an album called Dancin' To The Ceilí Band, recorded by a band called the Bucks, which included on that track, among others, Ron Kavana, Terry Woods and Paddy Keenan. It's in a medley of tunes at the end of a manic song called Psycho Ceilí in Claremorris. Depending on your point of view, it's either a whole bunch of fun or it's a bloody nightmare. But I love it! The thunderous set of reels includes The Maids of Mount Cisco, The Bird In The Bush, The Star Of Munster, The Bucks Of Oranmore and The Hunter's House. The track ends in a literal car crash...

I'll get me coat...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 07:49 AM

Yes, Noel Hill does Ennis on the concertina. Lord, or as Ennis called it Duke, Gordon is another one of his party pieces.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 08:01 AM

I'll second the Seamus Ennis version. Around the years that was filmed, we used to organise English folk club tours for him.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: Gordon Jackson
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 09:39 AM

Funny you should mention Paddy Keenan, Steve. Many years ago there was a band called The Blacksmiths, a sort of cut-price Planxty. What made them special was a young, pre-Bothy Band Paddy Keenan. On their first album he played a stonking great version of the Bucks. I'm so glad I have that LP, battered though it is after nearly fifty years. Anyway, that's my nomination.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 04:42 PM

Frankie's version[s] :

https://youtu.be/YHBhFQv2-nc


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 07:37 AM

I'll highjack one of Kenny's videos : Seán Keane


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,Wireharp
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 09:39 AM

That Frankie Gavin version is unreal...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 06:07 PM

Nice one from
Joe Burke


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 05:16 PM

Cannae forget Joe Cooley :

https://youtu.be/WdM_nv4i7dA


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bucks (favourite version)
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 05:18 PM

That was John Whelan - here's Cooley [ sorry ] :
https://youtu.be/eSU_p5S5c2Y


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