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Christmas 2007
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Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:14 pm ]
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A new one from jrc:

jrc wrote:
"Canu Cwnsela". I've read it's a traditional Welsh "Wassail" - is that a cousin of a "carol"?

I used the Gen Bb and guitar. I have no idea what the original is supposed to sound like - probably nothing like this version!



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Canu Cwnsela

Author:  khl [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:25 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
A new one from jrc:
jrc wrote:
"Canu Cwnsela". I've read it's a traditional Welsh "Wassail" - is that a cousin of a "carol"?

I used the Gen Bb and guitar. I have no idea what the original is supposed to sound like - probably nothing like this version!


Canu Cwnsela

Nice tune and nice playing.

Wassail, according to this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassail "the term itself is a contraction of the Old English toast wæs þu hæl, or "be thou hale!" (i.e., "be in good health")." So, putting my mind to work, I take it that 'wassail' is an early version of 'wassup'.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:52 pm ]
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Jim

Super clip! Isn't the Gen Bb a fantastic whistle. Love your guitar playing.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:55 pm ]
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Here is a group doing a modern wassail over apple trees. It is still done where i am from to protect the apple trees from evil spirits. We pronounce it wusseling.

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Author:  jrc [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:09 pm ]
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Thanks guys -

I had hear the term 'wassail' previously but had no idea about the reality of the practice ... you never know what you'll learn from PWA :lol: !

I'm liking the Bb more and more ... another example of good advice from PWA members. and no tweaks ... just the 'out of the box' whistle.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:10 pm ]
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It's a good excuse for a drink and sing song in Cornwall.

Author:  jrc [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:12 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
It's a good excuse for a drink and sing song in Cornwall.


As if they needed one?

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:43 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
Adrian wrote:
It's a good excuse for a drink and sing song in Cornwall.


As if they needed one?


The Cornish off on another pagan booze-up. This is walking distance from home in Cornwall.

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Cornish funeral. Another good reason for a boozy wake. Note traditional Cornish bagpipes and kilts.

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Cornish Celtic Gorseth - (Celtic festival) Another booze-up at the end of the day.

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Jim, you're right. We don't need much of an excuse. :D

Author:  Walden [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:48 pm ]
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And there's cheerleaders!

Author:  jrc [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:15 pm ]
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Walden wrote:
And there's cheerleaders!


Walden, that made me laugh out loud!

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:54 am ]
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Maori cheerleader!

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Author:  shadoes [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:18 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
A new one from jrc:

jrc wrote:
"Canu Cwnsela". I've read it's a traditional Welsh "Wassail" - is that a cousin of a "carol"?

I used the Gen Bb and guitar. I have no idea what the original is supposed to sound like - probably nothing like this version!



Canu Cwnsela


Do you have the sheet music for this? Very nice playing. lovely tune.

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:57 pm ]
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shadoes wrote:
Adrian wrote:
A new one from jrc:

jrc wrote:
"Canu Cwnsela". I've read it's a traditional Welsh "Wassail" - is that a cousin of a "carol"?

I used the Gen Bb and guitar. I have no idea what the original is supposed to sound like - probably nothing like this version!



Canu Cwnsela


Do you have the sheet music for this? Very nice playing. lovely tune.


X: 1
T:Canu Cwnsela (Wassail Song) (Mari Lwyd)
M:3/4
L:1/16
C:Traditional Welsh
K:G
|B2|e2B4G2|F2A4GF|E2E4D2|d2d4f2|e2B4G2|!
F2A4GF|E2E4D2|d2d4B2|e2B4G2|F2A4GF|!
E2E4D2|d2d4f2|e2B4G2|A2F4D2|F2G4||

Cut and paste the above here to get the sheet music and listen to the midi.
http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html

Author:  jrc [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:09 pm ]
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shadoes wrote:
Adrian wrote:
A new one from jrc:

jrc wrote:
"Canu Cwnsela". I've read it's a traditional Welsh "Wassail" - is that a cousin of a "carol"?

I used the Gen Bb and guitar. I have no idea what the original is supposed to sound like - probably nothing like this version!



Canu Cwnsela


Do you have the sheet music for this? Very nice playing. lovely tune.


Thanks Shadoes - I found it on the internet, but I can't get the link to open now. Looks like Adrians' whistle tabs are your best bet at this point.

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:09 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Maori cheerleader!

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I have Maori cousins.

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:35 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Maori cheerleader!

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I have Maori cousins.


Yes, I was sure I saw a resemblance!

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:37 pm ]
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Ooops! I think we are a wee bit off topic :oops:

Author:  jrc [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:18 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Ooops! I think we are a wee bit off topic :oops:


I love this place!!!!

To entertwine two threads - wasn't the first YWAM ship the "Maori"? I remember reading Loren's book and the difficulties with the first ship, yes? I can't find my copy right now.

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:45 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Ooops! I think we are a wee bit off topic :oops:


I love this place!!!!

To entertwine two threads - wasn't the first YWAM ship the "Maori"? I remember reading Loren's book and the difficulties with the first ship, yes? I can't find my copy right now.


You are right! Before my time though. 'Maori' was bought in '73 but we were not in YWAM til 1982.

I really do think we should try to keep to topic here as otherwise it will be very difficult to find the Christmas music clips. :oops:

Author:  jrc [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:47 pm ]
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Agreed - sorry.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:11 am ]
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jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
OK, it's back in the folder with bass and organ added.

The link is HERE


Cool!!! That's a good start - Judy, are you there? Anyone else?

thanks Ren - you really fattened up the song. Nicely done.


Thanks, Jim. 8)

OK, Judy, how 'bout fattening this thing up even more? :mrgreen:

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:55 am ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
OK, it's back in the folder with bass and organ added.

The link is HERE


Cool!!! That's a good start - Judy, are you there? Anyone else?

thanks Ren - you really fattened up the song. Nicely done.


Thanks, Jim. 8)

OK, Judy, how 'bout fattening this thing up even more? :mrgreen:


Yeah Judy, where's your harp?

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:29 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
OK, it's back in the folder with bass and organ added.

The link is HERE


Cool!!! That's a good start - Judy, are you there? Anyone else?

thanks Ren - you really fattened up the song. Nicely done.


Thanks, Jim. 8)

OK, Judy, how 'bout fattening this thing up even more? :mrgreen:


Yeah Judy, where's your harp?


Great idea! A harp would give it just the right amount of "sparkle". 8)

Author:  jrc [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:35 am ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
jrc wrote:
Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
OK, it's back in the folder with bass and organ added.

The link is HERE


Cool!!! That's a good start - Judy, are you there? Anyone else?

thanks Ren - you really fattened up the song. Nicely done.


Thanks, Jim. 8)

OK, Judy, how 'bout fattening this thing up even more? :mrgreen:


Yeah Judy, where's your harp?


Great idea! A harp would give it just the right amount of "sparkle". 8)


...yeah , a harp ... cool ... 8)

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:03 pm ]
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Here is one from Shan

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It came upon the midnight clear


Shan wrote:
Played it on my Tommy-tweaked C, because that's the whistle that sang it best. I thought I was going to record it on my new Gen Bb, but I'll have to find another tune that works better for it.

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