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Christmas 2007
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Author:  Adrian [ Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:16 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Adrian wrote:
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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.


Thank you.

Not my drawing. I wish I was that good!

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:20 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
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.


Very joyful :D

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:21 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
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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:


You are very kind - thank you.

Author:  jrc [ Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:22 am ]
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You guys all were awesome - Zoukie, Adrian and Walden.

Zoukie - do you like the Trad? I'm on the fence with it ... it takes/allows so little air that I find I have to make an effort to not over-breathe. what do you think?

Adrian the Overtons sounds amazing and your playing was really outstanding on this one.

Walden - a three holed whistle and a bell ....




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Kudos to all!!!!!!!!

Author:  Susi [ Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:55 pm ]
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Thank y'all!

Jrc - I just LOVE my Trad. Just for the reason you mentioned, that it requires so much air. It is so easy to play, it's just amazing. It is true that you need to hold back to not overbreathe, but I think that's a good thing. Once you've got control over that, it's a wonderful instrument. I have three Dixons, the trad and two Polymer whistles and they're all great.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:14 am ]
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One from me.

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Silent Night

Played on a Burke Al C.


This one of my favourite Christmas tunes. I love that it was written for guitar.

My grandfather said that one Christmas when he was fighting in the trenches in WWI that they sang it with the Germans by singing it in both languages. They sang lots of other carols to each other. They didn't kill anyone that day and he said it was one of the most memorable days of his life.



(Blackhawk, not a single Irish ornament in this clip to illustrate what we were talking about.)

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:50 am ]
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Very pretty, Adrian!

Author:  jrc [ Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:45 pm ]
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=D>

Silent Night was beautiful, Adrian.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:55 am ]
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Here are two from Judy:

Right-click to downloadThe
Cherry Tree Carol

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Hyfrydol

JudyK wrote:
I recorded another version of "Hyfrydol" using the baritone dulcimer this time. I really like this melody -- it's a joy to play. The 'new' tune is "The Cherry Tree Carol", also played on the baritone dulcimer. This is an alternate tune to the carol Walden has already posted. This is a longer (verse-wise) version than I normally post -- but a friend here at home requested I record it for her.

Author:  Susi [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:58 am ]
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Really neat, Judy!

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:38 am ]
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And one from Whistlenut:

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O Come O Come Emmanuel

Author:  Blackhawk [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:33 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Here are two from Judy:

The Cherry Tree Carol

Hyfrydol

JudyK wrote:
I recorded another version of "Hyfrydol" using the baritone dulcimer this time. I really like this melody -- it's a joy to play. The 'new' tune is "The Cherry Tree Carol", also played on the baritone dulcimer. This is an alternate tune to the carol Walden has already posted. This is a longer (verse-wise) version than I normally post -- but a friend here at home requested I record it for her.
Beautiful, Judy! Keep 'em coming!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:36 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
And one from Whistlenut:

O Come O Come Emmanuel
Very well done, Josh! Is that an A whistle?

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:42 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
And one from Whistlenut:

O Come O Come Emmanuel


Very nice Josh. Well done.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:08 pm ]
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One from Blackhawk

O Come All Ye Faithful

Blackhawk wrote:
It's on my Gen Bb.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:14 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
One from Blackhawk

O Come All Ye Faithful

Blackhawk wrote:
It's on my Gen Bb.


Nice one Darvis. You are really on top of the timing now! That Gen is a beaut!

Author:  whistlenut [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:38 pm ]
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That was awesome, Blackhawk! "Oh Come Oh Come Immanuel" was played on my Silkstone Low A. I ended up playing that for church on the same whistle the next day.

Author:  Shan [ Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:08 pm ]
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Well, after a Christmas shopping trip this afternoon that included me locking my keys in the car (and fishing them back out again with a wire hanger, since I was kind to myself and left the window open about an inch :roll: ), I decided I needed a little refreshing of my Christmas spirit, so I sat down and finally listened to the last 7 or 8 posts or so. That did the trick! I even think my headache is starting to go away.

All y'all did fabulous work!! :thumbsup: Cheers all around! Zoukie - glad to see a post from you esp. since I don't think I'd heard you play before.

I'm learning a lot here listening to you guys. I'm so glad I found PWA when I did!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:04 am ]
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Shan wrote:
I'm so glad I found PWA when I did!
We're glad you did, too, Shan!

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:52 am ]
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Adrian -- Silent Night is wonderful!

Josh -- that's a beautiful piece. It seems to me to have a Native American sound in spots ... a bit haunting in some of the ornaments.

Darvis -- Beautiful! Love it!

Do you guys realize we're over 45 clips so far? WOW! Image

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:11 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
Adrian -- Silent Night is wonderful!

Josh -- that's a beautiful piece. It seems to me to have a Native American sound in spots ... a bit haunting in some of the ornaments.

Darvis -- Beautiful! Love it!

Do you guys realize we're over 45 clips so far? WOW! Image


Might have been fewer without your encouragment. ;)

Author:  Susi [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:25 am ]
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Very very nice recordings, everyone!!

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:25 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
Adrian -- Silent Night is wonderful!

Josh -- that's a beautiful piece. It seems to me to have a Native American sound in spots ... a bit haunting in some of the ornaments.

Darvis -- Beautiful! Love it!

Do you guys realize we're over 45 clips so far? WOW! Image


There's nothing I can add to what Judy said ... all very nice.

Adrian, you can hear this song is important to you - thanks for letting us in on that part of your life.

Josh I really like the way you changed the end of the phrase - the"shall come to you" line - way cool.

Darvis - are you the same Blackhawk we had to 'beat' to get a recording from :shock: ? Sweet job mate!!!

Well I guess I can add something after all ... nice recordings guys!!

peace - jrc

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:26 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Here are two from Judy:

The Cherry Tree Carol

Hyfrydol

JudyK wrote:
I recorded another version of "Hyfrydol" using the baritone dulcimer this time. I really like this melody -- it's a joy to play. The 'new' tune is "The Cherry Tree Carol", also played on the baritone dulcimer. This is an alternate tune to the carol Walden has already posted. This is a longer (verse-wise) version than I normally post -- but a friend here at home requested I record it for her.


Judy these are awesome - Hyfrydol is my favorite. I may record that song too :D ! Really sweet - thanks for sharing them with us.

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:38 am ]
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jrc wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Here are two from Judy:

The Cherry Tree Carol

Hyfrydol



Judy these are awesome - Hyfrydol is my favorite. I may record that song too :D ! Really sweet - thanks for sharing them with us.



I'd love to hear your version of Hyfrydol. That would be fantabulous, Jim!

Hmmmm .. :-k .. there have been so many great tunes I'm running out of superlatives .... \:D/

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