The Parson's Farewell to Lady Cullen

  1. Gelsenbury
    This is a collaboration between David Hansen and me - with many thanks to David for his generosity!

    A few years ago, David had a video on YouTube of The Parson's Farewell and My Lady Cullen - two English tunes from the Playford collection, nicely combined as a set. I remember this video from when I was learning the first of those tunes. (I also recorded a video, but I think I posted it in the Newbies group at the time - in any case, I can't find an existing thread on these tunes in this group here.)

    The video isn't up any more, which David confirmed when I contacted him about it. But he still had his recording, and to my delight he offered to send it to me to save me the trouble of recording a backing track. In the process, I got the best backing band in the world - David's arrangements are well known and loved around here, so no need to say more.

    I feel slightly selfish to replace David's beautiful Sobell mandolin with my own inferior picking, but this has certainly helped me re-learn these lovely tunes. Playing mandolin alongside David's concertina is certainly one of the highlights of my mandolin career so far. I hope you enjoy the music!
  2. Brian560
    Everything in this fits perfectly together. Welcome back Dennis
  3. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Beautifully played Dennis, and nice to have you back.
    I enjoy reading you too.
  4. Ginny Aitchison
    Ginny Aitchison
    What a great combination, Dennis and David. David helped me out many years ago with some music notation, I'll never forget that.
  5. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Great collaboration, Dennis, and good to see you back after your absence.
  6. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Ha, ha, where is my head?
    Sorry John, I was just too excited that Dennis is back with us again. Your fine playing too.
  7. Frithjof
    Oh, Simon. It looks like you are not only a bit distracted at the moment because Im going to be a grandad, again! (stated in another thread) but also a little confused at the moment.
    Now I fear about my composition in December this year when Im going to be a grandad, again!

    Dennis, you played the mandolin very well. To play to the backing track of the David Hansen Band is certainly a thrill. Thanks to both of you for this nice recording.
  8. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Oh, Yes I meant David. Sorry David and John and Dennis.
    I have to get out to the woods before the end of the week, get some fresh air.
  9. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Great collaboration and nice to have you back Dennis!
  10. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    The mandolin complements the concertina very well, highlighting and amplifying its character by the percussive element it usually hasn't.
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