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Old 03-16-2018, 05:54 AM   #11
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Default Mixed up tunes

OK, so I always enjoyed hybridizing tune names for sets, but could also do the same for mixed-up tunes:

The Earl of Aden?
Bonnie Highlanders?
The Green Battle’s O’er?
Corribus?
The Barren Captain Norman?

Anyone think of any others hybrid tune names?

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Old 03-16-2018, 06:40 AM   #12
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Two I absolutely can not play together are Scotland The Brave and Wha Saw the 42nd. I need a buffer tune in between and Rowan Tree does well.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:30 AM   #13
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I've not noticed this issue much in Scottish pipe tunes, but it's a big problem in traditional Irish reels.

The vast majority of Irish reels have two parts, the first part low, the second part high.

There are dozens (hundreds?) of Irish reels in A minor (Dorian, actually) that have distinct first parts but very similar second parts.

The second parts all start

E-A-A-A some-thing-some-thing
E-G-G-G some-thing-some-thing
E-A-A-A some-thing-some-thing...

and it's very common when you have a group of people playing together for at least one person to go into a different something-something.

It reveals something about how the tunes evolved. Breandan Breathnach, in Folk Music and Dances of Ireland, says:

Among practitioners the first part of a piece is known as the 'tune' and the second as the 'turn' whence the story of the local Priest who, having dispersed the dancers at a crossroad gathering, asked the blind musician, with heavy sarcasm, whether he could play the Our Father.

The musician replied that if his reverence would whistle the tune, he was sure he would be able to turn it for him.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #14
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Ah, erteple,

We've all done it... a time or two... I would suppose...

And those who haven't... probably shall... :)

I know I have...

And 'twixt today... and Sunday... "The Day" in between... now
being fast upon us... more of these "sudden medleys"... may
soon be in the offing... :)

And with which... for me... the high hand down... in "Roddy
McCorley"... has been known to lead me... immediately and
quite straightway into... that oh so... and quite similar portion
of... "A Nation Once Again." :)

There are others... but this one example... should suffice... :)

And the Best of Good Fortune... to All... upon the morrow!!...
what with the groundswell of sloshed Guinness... and God
Knows what all else... midst the sardine-packed pubs... and
not to mention... following some Equestrians... astride their
four-legged... and previously well-fed mounts... in parade!! :)

Ah, erteple... if such mix-ups... are the worst things to befall
us in piping... we shall all be... damned lucky!! :)

Nonetheless... have a grand roarin' time of it!!

Regards to You, and to All,

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"Roddy McCorley" is presently known as "Sean South."


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Old 03-16-2018, 10:26 AM   #15
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Not that I play the second tune on the highland pipes but I can't play beginning of "The 24th Guards Brigade at Anzio" without the words of I Dream of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair running through me head......
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:37 AM   #16
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Ah, erteple,

We've all done it... a time or two... I would suppose...

And those who haven't... probably shall... :)

I know I have...

And 'twixt today... and Sunday... "The Day" in between... now
being fast upon us... more of these "sudden medleys"... may
soon be... in the offing... :)

And with which... for me... the high hand down... in "A Nation
Once Again"... has been known to lead me... and straightway
into... that oh so similar portion of... "Roddy McCorley." :)

There are others... but this one example... should suffice... :)

And the Best of Good Fortune... to All... upon the morrow!!...
what with the groundswell of sloshed Guinness... and God
Knows what all else... midst the sardine-packed pubs... and
not to mention... following some Equestrians... astride their
four-legged... and previously well-fed mounts... in parade... :)

Ah, erteple... if such "mix-ups"... are the worst things to happen
to us in piping... we shall all be... damned lucky!! :)

Regards to You, and to All,

Pip01


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Old 03-16-2018, 11:27 AM   #17
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Not that I play the second tune on the highland pipes but I can't play beginning of "The 24th Guards Brigade at Anzio" without the words of I Dream of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair running through me head......
Terribus always reminds me of "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians"
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