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  1. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Two most-recent originals...

    The Pagoda - a reel in D Major.


    https://youtu.be/M8Ckh2Jg1eI

    The Innocents' Jig - in G Major
  2. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Thanks, catmandu2. Very much appreciated. Aidan
  3. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Oops... I messed up in #6 above. Here's the OM version of "A Tune For Fee".


    https://youtu.be/YvJP34_669w
  4. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    That's very kind of you to say, Jill. A few observations. 1) It's just the way my mind works... I become fascinated with a single phrase and then my brain just takes itself off into some sort of...
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    Re: Me and my clones-"The Clumsy Lover"

    Very clever, indeed, Charles and like all of Tijn's work excellently played. Oh, and just a little spooky.
  6. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    And finally for this morning, a little "portmanteau" of tunes played on my domra which I put together a few days ago, featuring a number of my own compositions (Miss Benson's Fancy, The Kindness Of...
  7. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    One of the tunes which I hold most dear is A Tune For Fee, dedicated to my partner who is, objectively, one of the warmest, kindest and most beautiful people I've had the pleasure to meet and...
  8. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Michael Gregory's is a tune I wrote as a thank you to a person with whom many who frequent the mandoverse will be familiar. One of life's true gentlemen, Michael gifted me one of the mandolins which...
  9. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    The Kindness Of Strangers is a mazurka which I wrote as a thank you to the many people from various corners of the world who have contacted me since I began work on my website and associated YouTube...
  10. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Miss Benson's Fancy - a jig in D Major - is dedicated to my partner's friend of many years, one of the warmest, most generous and supportive individuals I;ve had the pleasure to meet in my time on...
  11. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    The following hornpipe in G Major is set out in two versions. Tenor guitar and mandolin.

    The title refers to the area on the southern shores of Lough Neagh where I grew up, also known as The...
  12. A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    A friend who follows my YouTube output suggested that I might like to post some of my work in this part of the forum. I hope that sits OK with people. I thought I'd post a few of my recent...
  13. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Volume 2 of the Irish Mandolin Tunebook is now complete...
  14. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    GRMMA, Jill. That's really kind of you to say. Part 1 of The Seven Derries kind of wrote itself but I spent quite a bit of time on part 2. It was going nowhere until I hit on the "GBdg BedB"...
  15. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    A lot of my efforts in recent days - as well as the usual focus on traditional Irish tunes - have been on original compositions.

    I've been delighted to be able to share four polkas written by...
  16. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - for April 01/05/21

    Hi John... There's a lot of effort required to produce materials of such complexity and consistently high quality. AIdan
  17. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Here is Matt playing the two airs I mentioned in the post above...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1B3KYR4ECU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ6UDpD80HI
  18. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    A while ago, in another thread, I recommended Jon Antonsson's website which is aimed at Irish flute players but which contains a number of tools such as drones in a variety of keys and a "bodhrán...
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    Well, Michael, as you say it's not really a slow Irish tune. It was originally a Scottish tune, if I remember correctly and it's a long way removed from big Irish airs such as, say, An Raibh Tú Ag...
  20. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    I'm afraid I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on that one. I have heard way too many mandolin and banjo players utterly massacre slow airs by using tremolo. I'm willing to be...
  21. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Hi... A little cryptic. Do I take it you mean tremolo?
  22. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for March 20121

    Excellent stuff, as ever. It's no mean feat to create and then record these arrangements. There's more than a hint of Planxty in some of the interplay; in the "bigger mixes" in particular...

    I...
  23. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Wow... I tried transposing The Showman's Fancy into C and it turned from being a tune which is so mando-friendly that it practically plays itself into a rubik's cube of a tune. Fair play to you for...
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    Re: Looking for some help....

    That's quite a question and for some of us who grew up with this music or who came to it many years ago, it's fairly difficult to answer.

    I'd say the first port of call would be to immerse...
  25. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Jill McAuley has very graciously allowed me to use one of the tunes she's played on her excellent YouTube channel (from which I get much inspiration!) to enable she and I to play a "virtual duet". ...
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