Hi all, here is a version of the Jenny Lind Polka which I have just learned from the music supplied by Nigel Gatherer on his Gathering website. I have not heard the tune played but just took it from the music, so I am sure there must be many more interpretations of it. A new tune to me and one I am glad I found!
Recorded on my JK mandolin and a Lowden acoustic guitar using Reaper software into my laptop.
Nice video as always John, here's my take on it....I changed the strings to D'addario FT74's after hearing this and it's much better now!!!!
Nice version Tosh. Now I want to change my strings too - mine have been played a lot and been on for some time. You get used to the diminishing response of the strings as you hear them all the time so the deterioration is not so obvious.
That neck looks broad, but then you have 5 courses of strings; an interesting instrument.
Hi John, yeah it is a bit broader, but not that broader. It's only 5cm longer than normal as well so is not that bigger. The strings Paul put on were D'addario's EJ70's and a .54 C string that was for guitar. As great as the instrument is, I needed to get it more comfortable to me and the FT74's are my preferred choice, especially the wound A string (and I stuck on an FT76 Mandola C string), which makes a big difference to me. I feel a lot happier now and am having a bit of fun working out the C string! I've been doing Archibald Keppoch and Ye Banks & Braes down there and I'm exploring the low end. It's amazing what a change of string can do for you.....
T:Jenny Lind's Polka
D:Mary Bergin: Feadoga Stain 2
A/G/|:FA/F/ GB|Af f/e/f|Ae e/d/e|Ad d/c/d/A/|
FA/F/ GB|Af f>f|ge e/c/A/c/|1 ed dA/G/:|2 ed d (3d/e/f/||
|:gg/f/ e/f/g/e/|dB B/A/G/B/|cA A/F/D/F/|AG G (3d/e/f/|
~g>f e/f/g/e/|dB B/A/G/B/|cA A/F/D/F/|1 AG G (3d/e/f/:|2 AG G||
Just been recording a new version of Jenny Lind along with a great Northumbrian tune called Nancy Clough. The concertina player is John Thomson, one of our regular trio who make up The Old Bores. I am playing my JK bouzouki on this medley.
Once again, John and John, your posting is very easy on the ears. I especially enjoyed the close-ups of John playing the concertina. And your accompaniment, John, really supports the melody. I had not heard Nancy Clough before. A very nice tune. For those interested, you can find it on thesession.org and in the Montreal Session Tunebook. The "Dynamic Duo" strikes again. I'm looking forward to more. Thanks
I can see the dancers as I listen to this. Hoppin' tune!
Another great drop of "J&J Rare"
bump so I can learn it