Albert Wrigglesworth's Blog – September 2011 Archive (4)

Slow Barn Dance

Finding this site along with Irish Tenor Banjo has been quite exciting for me these past few weeks.  On other sites, the welcome for some of this music is not as warm.  Yes there are those who like "Celtic" music, but far and few between.  Over the pond here in Canada bluegrass seems to have taken front seat, along with Old Time Music as a very close second runner up.  The trouble with the "Celtic" label over here is that all music from the United Kingdom has been grouped together.  it is…

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Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 22, 2011 at 3:01 — No Comments

Star of County Down

Hi there folks;

This is a tune I play on Fiddle more subdued, such as a ballad.  On the Tenor I play it more as a lively dance. 

This tune caught my ear about ten years ago, and I have it as a staple where ever I play.  I have heard this played as slow as can be, and at lightening speed.  Most Irish bands I have heard have a tendency of playing this at "sub-light" speed and can really give you a cardiac work out.

Please note the sheet music…

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Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 17, 2011 at 23:52 — 4 Comments

Blind Mary - sheet music

I wasn't quite thinking when i had posted the Blind Mary sound file a few days back, and didn't post a link to my arrangement.  It is PDF format.

I have also included the tab for it with the notation and put chords as well.  The sound file has me playing with a pic, but it sounds equally fine if you finger pic it.

Blind Mary

Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 15, 2011 at 2:21 — No Comments

BLIND MARY

I have been cleaning up my workshop and lo and behold I found an old 6 string guitar I converted to tenor.  Kept the neck as is, just re-spaced the nut and altered the tail piece to accommodate the new spacing. Never did close up the holes in the head stock - I guess I should for appearances sake-naaa.

started "noodling" around and made this recording for you.  Enjoy!!!

Blind Mary

blessings to…

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Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 12, 2011 at 3:40 — 6 Comments

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