Week #453 ~ The Maids of Feakle

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    Oops, yesterday slipped by me.... we were finally getting snow here!

    This week's winner is The Maids of Feakle (I had it misspelled in the poll!)

    Here's a link to two settings of the tune on thesession.org

    Here's the video that Jill linked to in the poll discussion:

    I see looking this tune up on YouTube that it's often played in a set!

  2. gortnamona
    love the Donie Nolan vid, he's a fine singer as well.
  3. mandoween
    Lovely tune! It was a lot of fun to learn.
  4. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Nice one mandoween!
  5. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    Very good, mandoween, and you must do more of those slides.
  6. dustyamps
    Nice playing, thanks for sharing.
  7. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Nice playing, M.
  8. mandoween
    Thanks Jill, Bertram, dusty, and John!
  9. JL277z
    That's a good one, mandoween! You play it with a nice lilt/rhythm that brings the tune to life, an enjoyable listen. And yeah that slide is cool too!
  10. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    This one took an awful lot of practice to get up to speed, so well done Mandoween.
  11. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Nice one, MM.
  12. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    The wet tuning gives it a jaunty feeling, Maudlin, and the 4-square rhythm goes with it, too.

    I picture Phil Collins' measured steps...
  13. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Nice job maudlin mandolin, nice steady pace to the triplets thrown in as well!
  14. JLewis
    Maybe a dumb question Bertram, what's a "wet tuning"?
  15. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    Wet tuning is an idiom borrowed from the world of accordions, meaning a slightly different pitch in unison pairs which creates a tone with a pulse, which can be reproduced with paired string instruments such as the mandolin. Beautiful wet tuning requires more thorough adjustment than exact unison (aka dry tuning). There is one thread on that here, but there are more.
  16. JLewis
    Thanks, Bertram. I've heard of that tuning practice but forgotten the term if I ever heard it.
  17. mandoween
    Nice job, maudlin! I like how well you articulated all the notes. That's definitely something I want to work on in my own playing.
  18. mandoween
    Thanks for the kind words, maudlin and JL277z!!
  19. gortnamona
    well played mandoween and maudlin, great tune but tough enough to record, i just couldn't manage to play it twice through without blundering. sorry about the wrong title, not sure if that was a Freudian slip or corrective text
  20. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Fine triplets there, G!
  21. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Lovely stuff Lawrence! Great pace to it.
  22. Frithjof
    Three good submissions.
  23. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    Fair and fearless indeed, Lawrence, with a wide stride and no need to hide.
  24. gortnamona
    cant stop playing this one at the minute, so thought i would have another crack at it , this time on the forester and hopefully in tune had a lot of fun with this one, the dairy maid goes well after it, had intended to record both but got cold feet

  25. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Great stuff Lawrence and aways a treat to hear that Forster in action!
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