Week # 381 ~ Jump at the Sun

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Jump at the Sun, which was submitted as a jig. I'm not familiar with this tune, which is also known as The Acidic Fairies, Dancing At The Sun, Fairies On Acid, Jump At Sun, The South Of France, The Spy! This tune was written by John Kirkpatrick.

    Here is a link to fifteen settings of the tune on thesession.org. Be sure to read the comments, too, as there are other suggestions on how to play it!

    This is a video of the composer himself playing this tune, the last in a medley.

  2. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    It's a great tune. Here is my take on a Paul Hathway Octave tuned ADAD.
    My camera had a mind of its own on this one.

    Hope you can see it - I'm having problems viewing embedded videos at the moment.
    If not here is the link.

  3. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Great performance, James. I like the return to monochrome film too!
  4. JL277z
    James wrote: "Hope you can see it - I'm having problems viewing embedded videos at the moment. If not here is the link."

    I can't see any of the videos either, on this page *and* many other MandolinCafe pages recently, they're just black boxes with nothing to click to make them play. Thanks for providing the actual YouTube URL link, it's literally the *only* performance here that's accessible. And a fabulous performance too James, super nice!

    JourneyBear has started a thread about the video problem at Forum Software Support.
  5. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    This tune has a thread as another tune from 2011. Here is my version from then (not embedded because of the video problem which seems to be affecting all except widescreen videos)https://youtu.be/1TnHyR-SFhI
  6. Bob Michel
    Bob Michel
    I decided to play it in what I believe is its original key of Gm, and went looking at thesession.org for another suitable Gm tune to pair with it. The one I came up with is "The Princess," from the 11th (1701) edition of the Playford collection. I really like the way they go together.

    Played on my Sobell with guitar backup:

    Bob Michel
    Near Philly
  7. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    I've finally got around to recording this great jig -- I've been very fond of John Kirkpatrick ever since his involvement in the seminal "Morris On" album and his work with Richard Thompson and Brass Monkey.

    This three-part harmony arrangement for contra dance band is by Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni. I have adapted Evelyn's setting to a mandolin quartet (two mandolins and two tenor guitars).

    1921 Gibson Ajr mandolin
    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
    Vintage Viaten tenor guitar (x2)

  8. Gelsenbury
    Bob's set with The Princess is just stunning! I'll sleep well with those melodies in my head.
  9. llamela
    Finally, one I recorded some years ago, before the days of go-cams. I actually stuck the camera to me head with tape.

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