I'm visiting the UK next week! (May 10-24)

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  • #60800
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
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    Next week the girls and I are traveling from London to the Scottish highlands, then back down. We will be in the UK from the 10th to the 24th. I’m taking my fiddle and hope to do some jamming.

    If you’ve been to the UK or live in the UK, please feel free to give me travel advice!

    #60802
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
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    Have a good time and stay safe !

    #60803
    cricketcricket
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    If you meant University of Kentucky, I might have advice…lol.  But I guess it’s the other UK…lol.  Just kidding.  Have fun, guys.  I know people from there and know that when you eat a sandwich you’re eating a “sarnie,” and that’s about all I can think of.  They love American music over there, so the jamming oughta be great fun. Jean Ritchie went over and tried to show them American ballads and each one, they were like, no, that’s our ballad..lol.  So, it’s all got roots over there. Happy travels, mates!

    #60806
    AvatarJoe
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    We do expect pics and videos John.  haha have fun.

    #60808
    FrederickFrederick
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    Have a delightful time as I’m sure y’all will. Looking forward to your stories upon return.

    #60809
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
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    Could be university of Kansas ?????? Two weeks is a long time ! Like whos going to keep Me and Cricket and all the rest of the kids out of trouble ??? Oh goody no parent and home alone ! Cricket you got any good mischievous suggestions or things to get into ??? oh boy fun , fun , You could leave early Daddy / Doctor John ! yippee ! I mean we’ll miss You !

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    #60815
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Hahaha Steve. I’ll still be in WiFi zone for most of the time, so don’t let things get out of hand. 🙂

    I’m compiling a list of tunes that would be fun to play “on location” which I can later incorporate into lessons. Please let me know if you think of any more! (I won’t be traveling to Ireland, unfortunately.)

    Edinburgh Castle
    “Flowers of Edinburgh”

    Battle of Bannockburn
    “O Flower of Scotland”

    Trossachs National Park
    “The Braes Of Balquhidder” (“Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go”)

    Loch Lomond
    “Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”

    Afton Water near New Cumnock
    “Flow Gently Sweet Afton”

    #60816
    ruckydooruckydoo
    Participant

    I first heard and learned ‘Flow Gently Sweet Afton” in a one room school up near the Canadian border almost 70 years ago.  With a bit of YouTube help, I scratched it out on  fiddle.   Always loved  it!

    #60817
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Steve, as soon as some of my early gardening work gets caught up, I”m gonna start some trouble…lol!  I gotta hurry before teacher gets back to the classroom.  YOu can get started without me, but I’ll be up to something as soon as I can!

    #60818
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
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    Sorry John , I tried to look up some UK tunes and all I could find in my search is far out crazy stuff top 100 was like rap and crazy stuff new age ,acid like rock , Hey your on your own !

    #60820
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
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    John I just though of a UK song , Johnny Horton’s song ,[ Battle of new Orleans ,  ] That would fix You right up there laddie ! Put that under there bloody bonnet !  Ha !

    #60821
    Nancy ParkerNancy Parker
    Participant

    Hi John – Below is a tune to add to your list:

    #60824
    Nancy ParkerNancy Parker
    Participant

    Hector the Hero sheet music can be found on the Happy Hollow website.

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    Go to Tune of the month.  Go to Archive tunes. Go to October 2009.

    #60825
    Nancy ParkerNancy Parker
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    #60828
    Avatarkjdebolt
    Participant

    Have fun.  I loved Scotland when I visited.  I was driving through the countryside and around a turn (in the middle of nowhere) there was a man in a kilt playing a bagpipe.  Amazing Grace no less.  I often think that droning amazing grace sounds like that bagpipe.  Cheers!

    #60829
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Great tune. I’m sad I won’t make it to a Tattoo! I’m there the wrong time of the year for that.

    #60830
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
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    Two more:

    At the Scotland/England Border:
    “Blue Bonnets Over The Border”

    In Glasgow:
    “Bluebells of Scotland”

    #60831
    ruckydooruckydoo
    Participant

    Hector  The Hero woke up a bunch of my British red blood cells.  Will probably never learn it but will listen to it frequently from now on.  Thanks Nancy

    #60836
    Avatarkjdebolt
    Participant

    I was there for the tattoo (1978) long time ago but it was wonderful!!!!!

    #60862
    rodgerrodger
    Participant

    I did this very poor, & I will try to do it over, but I’ve got to start somewhere so I’ll put it up, but this is one of my favorites.  I only did the first half…haven’t learned the whole thing yet.   It’s an Irish tune called King of the Fairies.

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