Week #257 The Peeler's Jacket

  1. Marcelyn
    Barbara asked if I'd go ahead and post this week's tune. By a pretty sizable lead, our winner turns out to be a reel called The Peeler's Jacket, also known as The Flannel Jacket, Gilbert Clancy's, and The Peller's Jacket.

    Here's ABC Notation
    X: 1
    T: The Peeler's Jacket
    R: reel
    M: 4/4
    L: 1/8
    K: Gmaj
    G2BG DGBG|FGAB c2Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BGAF|
    G2BG DGBG|FGAB c2Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BG~G2:|
    |:gagf d2ef|gfga bgaf|gagf d2eg|fdcA BGBd|
    gagf d2ef|gfga bgaf|gbag fdeg|1 fdcA BG~G2:|2 fdcA BGAF||

    X: 2
    T: The Peeler's Jacket
    R: reel
    M: 4/4
    L: 1/8
    K: Gmaj
    |G2 BG DGBG|FGAB (3ccc Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BGAF|
    |G2 BG DGBG|FGAB c2 Bc|dggf d2eg|1 fdcA BGGF:|2 fdcA BGBd||
    |:~g3 e d2 ef|(3ggg ga bgaf|gage d2 eg|fdcA BGBd|
    |~g3 e d2 ef|~g3 a bgaf|gbag fdeg|1 fdcA BGGe:|2 fdcA BGAF||

    The ABC along with links to midi sound files, sheet music, and discussion can be found at...

    Tab can be found here...
  2. GKWilson

    Here's a Nashville version.
  3. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    The "Nashville version" is of course from Dave Hum who sadly passed away in 2012. Dave was a fantastic musician from the UK who could play many different styles on the 5 string banjo, including celtic which is relatively rare on the 5 string. It's worth checking out his you tube channel and website which is maintained by his family in his memory. I've been a fan of his for a while - he will be sadly missed.

    Here's my version

  4. luurtie
    That was very nice James, you get a nice ringing sound from that Eastman. I'm glad that there's good mandolinexample on the internet now.
  5. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    That sounds really nice, James. And is different from the notation posted above, or am I mistaken?
    Is that an 804?
  6. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    Thanks folks for the kind words. I took slight liberties with the first version posted on the session by substituting one of the notes played on the A string with an open E just to get a bit more open ringing sound out of the oval hole. It's a 504. I'm a big Eastman fan, I also have an 815. I was very tempted by a 915 with a violin finish in the local music shop the other day. It looked fantastic and playing it alongside a used 815 they had which sounded very like mine, it was noticeably darker with a woodier tone. Mind you they had a great 515 every bit as good as my 815 and my 504 was every bit as good as the 804 they had in violin finish (heralded as the only one in the UK). I suppose everyone is different but the 915 did stand out, but was also 1000 more than I paid for my 815.
  7. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Great sounding mandolin with a really solid performance. The oval hole mandolins tend to have that really sweet ringing tone which is perfect for tunes like this one... well done!
  8. Fishguy
    I used a little band-in-the-box magic on this one, but here's my stab at it...
  9. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    Excellent- Band in a box really is magic if it produced the second mandolin part.
  10. Fishguy
    Nope that part was me. But the background track was all hocus pocus
  11. dustyamps
    The Peeler's Jacket from O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland
  12. gortnamona
    quick blast once through, of the top of my head i can't think of another tune were i play the high b on an up stroke

  13. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    Very good from Gortnamara and dustyamps. There is a high b played on both up and down strokes in Connaugtmans Ramble.
  14. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    Interesting observation Lawrence regarding the up stroke on the high B. A quick flick through "Mally's top 100 Irish session tune book" failed to find a reel with a single up on the B ( as opposed to an up down). Seems to be more common in jigs, as Maudlin noted, Connaught man's, and also the mug of brown ale. I've decided to use this as an excuse for why I found it so singularly difficult to do the walk down from the high B in this tune. Sounds like a good trivia question -name the reel with a single high B on the upstroke.
  15. gortnamona
    i had problems with as well James, i only played the tune through once for good reason
  16. Obiwan
    So I'm on vacation in Maine, it's not perfect but I still managed to get it done. The room has a nice fire place and you may be able to hear the waves from the ocean in the back ground. Great atmosphere to play mando, every one did a great job,
  17. Marcelyn
    The waves do come through really clearly and provide beautiful backing to your great picking. I won't pretend I'm not jealous--the ocean is my favorite place to be.
  18. Obiwan
    Thanks marcelyn I love coming up here , I like this song, I was having trouble with controlling my pinky on this one. Had to adjust where I put my thumb on the neck.
  19. David Hansen
    David Hansen
    Just like everyone else I had some challenges playing this tune, so much so that it has taken me weeks to get a passable version. It was a lovely day today so I shot the video on my deck.

  20. Gelsenbury
    Very nice videos from everyone, and a good idea to start the tune with that triplet. I'm finding this hard too, but reels and I don't tend to get along generally, so that's not unexpected. I'll make a point of learning this and other nice reels to get over this specific difficulty.
  21. llamela
    A must for any knee fetishist.
  22. Frithjof
    Hi everybody,
    I'm new in this group. Your contributions are so amazing it takes all my guts to follow you. After lurking around a whole year I take heart to post my very first video:
  23. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    That's a good first post, Frithjof. Clean and with good timing. Way to go.
  24. Marcelyn
    You picked a tough song to take on as your first post, Frithjof. It sure sounds great. Hope you post here often.
  25. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Very nice playing, Frithjof. That mandolin has incredible sustain as well as a distinctive look. Is that a bear carved at the top of the neck? Please tell us something more about this mandolin! And welcome...
  26. Frithjof
    Thank you for the hearty welcome and nice comments.

    I stumbled over this lovely mandolin in Markneukirchen, Vogtland aka Musikwinkel because the region is well-known for a long tradition of instrument making. Mention that Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. was born in Markneukirchen, Germany in 1786.
    Unfortunately there is no label insight the mandolin and I had had never contact to the former owner himself. It is certainly build in this area and a few decades old. The chimera on the head stands sentinel over good tone and sustain. Sometimes I hear a growl close to my left ear
    You may see some images in the album on my profile.

  27. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    Well played Frithjof.
    My Herwiga bowlback was made in Markneukirchen. Have you visited the musical instrument museum there?
  28. Frithjof
    The museum is still on my to-do list, maudlin.
    Unfortunately the museum just closed its doors as I arrived in the late afternoon five years ago. By that reason I ended up in the small music shop in the neighborhood where I found my mandolin – fortunately!
  29. dustyamps
    Welcome Frithjof and thanks for joining in. Your mandolin has great tone.
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