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12-01-2005, 08:06 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows the name of this tune. It seems I've heard it before. This is off of a CD by Slainte Mhath and they have it listed as Magnus Memory but I can't find it listed in the couple of tune search sites I checked. Maybe it just sounds like another tune I've heard before and I'm confusing it. Here's a link to the clip on the band's website ---> Slainte Mhath (http://www.slaintemhath.com/disco.htm) Just click on #10 Magnus Memory on the CD title "VA". And secondly, does anyone know where the music might be found. Thanks.
12-01-2005, 09:45 PM
I think it may be the second or third part to the hornpipe
"The Bumpy Road". It's on my instructors list of must learn tunes.
12-01-2005, 11:16 PM
I know it's a bit off the topic of the post, but there doesn't appear to be anything recent on the Slainte Mhah website linked to in the first post. Is S&M still a going concern? (never mind the off-colour joke that's bound to spawn).
12-02-2005, 05:03 AM
The tune is Magnus Memory. I haven't been able to find the music either.
12-02-2005, 05:47 AM
I believe the tune was written by Steve Young former PM of Polkemet Pipe Band. The Magnus is Magnus Orr who has been on this Forum. Either of them might be leads to getting the tune. I do have the music somewhere. The question is where. I will have a look over the next few days and see if I can find it. Jim.
12-02-2005, 06:59 AM
Magnus Memory is in Bruce Gandy's 2nd book.
I just got VA and their self-titled album. Haven't listened to anything else. Very different albums. The self-titled is your traditional Cape Breton folk, wheras VA is what some might refer as being more "progressive".
12-02-2005, 10:14 AM
Just for what its worth, I compared the Slainte's tune Magnus Memory with a recording I have of The Bumpy Road. The 4th part of Bumpy Road is very close if not exact to Magnus Memory.
My question is, are they one in the same?
12-02-2005, 11:40 AM
No they are two completely different tunes. The Old Bumpy Road is by Philip Greer from Ireland. Magnus Memory is by Steve Young. The fourth part of the Bumpy Road begins in D Major as does Magnus Memories... And there is a beat long F in the fourth measure of each part in both tunes - probably what confused you. And they're both hornpipes... and some, namely "old", people would contest that all hornpipes sound the same. Perhaps to the rudimentary, uncultured ear, but the trained musician could hear the many nuances of difference between two round hornpipes. Trained musician I am not... perhaps a musician in training. Anyways, they're two completely different tunes. No question about it.
12-02-2005, 11:44 AM
What an absolutley gorgeous tune! Love that A, B C, D modulation. The deliberate pace and articulation of the arrangement is rare to hear. Gotta get that tune book (and CD).
12-02-2005, 01:04 PM
Thank you Too Long. The long F is the same in both.
I guess some may consider me old but I'm not one who thinks all hornpipes sound the same :lol:. Maybe after I get more experience it will be easier to distinguish the difference between two similar tunes. The journey has been enjoyable.