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
    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.
  5. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    Here's the first one from me...

  6. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
  7. Frankdolin
    Another great tune Luurtie! You must have a "speed learn" button!
  8. jonny250
    yes, i agree - well done Luurtie
    its a cool tune that i havent really heard before so will have a go...
  9. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    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
    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. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    I forgot to tell, I was inspired by the version of "Evan Dykes & George Claude". You can find it on Spotify...
  13. 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. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    Very nice Jonny!
  15. 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
    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
    Nice tunes by all!
  19. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    At last- a continuous version
  20. GHall
    Just passing a little time on another snow day and decided to play a little music

  21. Gelsenbury
    So ... Where can I buy your album?
  22. GHall
    Funny you should ask - she's supposed to start recording with Clay Hess in a few weeks. Hopefully by the spring or early summer
  23. Jairo Ramos Parra
    Jairo Ramos Parra
    I would buy the cd too ...
  24. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    What a very talented young lady, and what a very fine duo you make. Your backing is just so spot-on behind that mandolin. She makes all those tunes seem so effortless, and travels all over the fingerboard!
  25. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    I especially love those licks high up the neck, but the rest is also great!
  26. bbcee
    Yes! All of the above, plus the way she plays around with the time.

    Fantastic news about recording with Clay Hess - it's time!
  27. Gelsenbury
    Well, that's great news! Let us know when the album comes out!
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