Week #207 ~ Grey Eagle

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week the voting was close. The winner by one vote was Grey Eagle, which was submitted as a bluegrass tune. I'm not familiar with it!

    I found this standard notation on Traditional Old-Time Music.

    Here's a fast version on You Tube:



    Here's another version:



    If anyone has any more links, that would be great!
  2. Eddie Sheehy
    That's Donal Lunny on the bouzouki...
  3. OldSausage
    OldSausage
    I've always enjoyed watching this guy do it:

  4. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    Here is a link to Pete Martin's transcription in notation and tab here on the cafe.
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/pdf/petemartin1.pdf
  5. luurtie
    luurtie
    Here's the first one from me...

  6. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    Excellent!!!!
  7. Frankdolin
    Frankdolin
    Another great tune Luurtie! You must have a "speed learn" button!
  8. jonny250
    jonny250
    yes, i agree - well done Luurtie
    its a cool tune that i havent really heard before so will have a go...
  9. luurtie
    luurtie
    No "speed learn" button Frank. If I want to play like Joe Clark I may never be able to post anything. All versions I found were very different, so I listened to several versions on spotify and found a recognisable version that I could play with ease...
    It's strange how an easy version can sound so nice..
  10. Marcelyn
    Marcelyn
    That's a great version Hendrik. You've got a grip on so many styles--it's really impressive.
  11. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    A pleasant arrangement, Hendrick - all the other versions are pretty difficult especially Sam Bush's solo.
    Apparently Grey Eagle was a race horse at the time of the American civil war and sired Robert E. Lee's famous horse, Traveller.
  12. luurtie
    luurtie
    I forgot to tell, I was inspired by the version of "Evan Dykes & George Claude". You can find it on Spotify...
  13. jonny250
    jonny250
    Well, here is my effort - not very refined as i was kind of hangin' on by my fingertips - but having fun too all me backing up, except the double bass which is thanks to Band in a box
    I've really enjoyed having a go at this tune the last couple of days!
  14. luurtie
    luurtie
    Very nice Jonny!
  15. laura809
    laura809
    Excellent Luurtie and Jonny. I made the mistake of trying to learn Sam's solo. Now the week's over and I can't even play it at half speed.
  16. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin


    Spent ages trying to make an acceptable version of this one but it wasbeyond me so I had to do the A and B parts separately. It was good practise though.
  17. laura809
    laura809
    That was a good idea to do the parts separately. I might have to try that too in order to get something recorded for this one. Good job!
  18. Frankdolin
    Frankdolin
    Nice tunes by all!
  19. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin


    At last- a continuous version
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