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I like Hyfrydol for its I-vi-ii-V turnarounds.

Very Celtic (in the Enya sense, maybe not so much the trad sense).

Also very old-time rock and roll. 8)

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One from me. A bit sloppy but I had to record a clip on the new Chieftain C. It is a fun instrument.


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Good King Wenceslas

Here is a statue of King Wenceslas in one of my favorite parts of Prague.
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Here is one from Shan:

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O Little Town of Bethlehem, recorded on my new Tommy-tweaked Walton C.



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Adrian wrote:
Here's one from Judy:

"Hyfrydol" - JudyK

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It's not the smoothest I've done but finding time to record anything is getting hard.

I was delighted that Mark said "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" was a Christmas song. Hadn't heard of that song but knew the melody. Hyfrydol is shorter label I used on the mp3. This melody is also used in Robin Mark's version of "I Will Sing The Wondrous Story". What a great melody!
Very pretty, Judy!

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Adrian wrote:
One from me. A bit sloppy but I had to record a clip of the new Chieftain C. It is a fun instrument.
Adrian, I wish I could be as sloppy as you. Man, that's wonderful playing!

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Adrian wrote:
Here is one from Shan:

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O Little Town of Bethlehem, recorded on my new Tommy-tweaked Walton C.



"O little town of Bethlehem" - Shan
Wow, Shan, you really do justice to that song. Great ornamentation!

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O Little Town of Bethlehem, recorded on my new Tommy-tweaked Walton C.

"O little town of Bethlehem" - Shan

Nice job, Shan. :thumbsup:
I might have to play this song in public in a couple weeks and I've been wondering which whistle to use. I've actually been leaning towards a Tommy Tweaked C because the sound is sweet but still 'full'. Now to hear this played makes it all the more likely.

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Adrian wrote:
Here is one from Shan:

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O Little Town of Bethlehem, recorded on my new Tommy-tweaked Walton C.



"O little town of Bethlehem" - Shan


Excellent! :thumbsup:


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Adrian wrote:
Here's one from Judy:

"Hyfrydol" - JudyK

JudyK wrote:
It's not the smoothest I've done but finding time to record anything is getting hard.

I was delighted that Mark said "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" was a Christmas song. Hadn't heard of that song but knew the melody. Hyfrydol is shorter label I used on the mp3. This melody is also used in Robin Mark's version of "I Will Sing The Wondrous Story". What a great melody!


Judy, you know I'm a big fan of yours. This is delightful and I could listen to this kind of music for hours and hours. More please.


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"Hyfrydol" - JudyK

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What a great melody!

It is a great melody and this clip turned out very well. Can't help but love the strings.

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Adrian:

Your playing just makes me smile - I really like the lilt you gave the song and the Cheiftain is sounding really nice. Phil may be a bit 'left' spiritually and politcally for my taste but that's a nice instrument!

Judy - love the dulcimer especially for that tune. Very well done!

Shan - =D> =D> Sweet! I like the ornamentation - well played; the half-whole thing baffles me. I can't make it work - I try to avoid it! You did it very well - nice going!!

Well done - chocolate for all !!!! :mrgreen:

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I miss the forums he had up for awhile though.


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I liked listening to some of the clips on Phil's site, but it got too frustrating on dial-up. :cry:

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Adrian ... how in the world do your fingers work like that!? Wow! \:D/

Shan ... Love it! The Tommy tweaked Walton sounds great in your hands. I sure am glad you found PWA when ya did! :D


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Where is the folder? Are there certain tunes to choose from or can I pick any Christmas tune that I like?


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Wow, how nice listening to these tunes! I'll have to start playing Christmas tunes....
That dulcimer recording was wonderful, Judy!


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Where is the folder? Are there certain tunes to choose from or can I pick any Christmas tune that I like?


Zoukie

Shadoes and Connie are the tune-meisters on TPE but I think you can record and post any tune of a Christmas carol providing it is in the public domain.

The 2007 Christmas folder is in the upload folder and the instructions on how you get to it are in THIS thread.

Looking forward to hearing your Christmas tunes.


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What he said.:) Just be sure to upload your tune to the Christmas 2007 folder once you get there.

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What he said.:) Just be sure to upload your tune to the Christmas 2007 folder once you get there.
Yes, just make sure it's the 2007 folder, not the 2006 folder like I did at the beginning of this season. :)

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Hi whistlers and whatever you are!
I didn't follow your advice strictly... :oops: (see my depression thread on Whistle-shop-talk) I really felt like trying to record something. Christmas tunes are the best (well, after murder ballads) and I've managed quite well to play Joy to the world on the whistle.
I actually think it sounds really good to be me!!!! I played some bouzouki and this time I recorded the back-up track first and then the whistle. Maybe one reason why it's better is that it's not in the middle of the night and I had dinner first.


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In the bleak midwinter

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Plain and simple and played on an Overton F.

I like this tune very much. It was written by the English composer Holst when he found Christina Rossetti's poem "In the bleak midwinter" . She is one of my favorite Victorian poets.


Here is the poem / carol:

1. In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

4. Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

5. What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Tune by John Baptiste Calkin.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said:
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth He sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!"


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Aaron, very nice. I love the sound of the bell. What kind of bell is it?

It's a tuned metal handbell, of the sort used in bell choirs. These are usually sold in sets, but I searched eBay and found a seller who was offering individual replacement bells, for under US$6 each, and so I ordered a couple in keys that would go with my tabor pipes.

Here's the specific kind.

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Zoukie has given us a pennywhistle Christmas tune!

Joy to the World

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It's played on my Dixon Trad key of D and I play some simple back-up on my cheapo bouzouki.

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Adrian, this is a lovely drawing. Is it yours?

The tune sounds nice. That Overton suits your playing style very well.

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I love Christmas music!

Zoukie ... you're right -- "Joy to the World" sounds really good! So that's what a bouzouki sounds like .... \:D/

Walden .... Very cool, as usual! 8)

Adrian ..... "In the Bleak Midwinter" may be my favorite piece of yours so far. It's gorgeous! :thumbsup:


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