I'm visiting the UK next week! (May 10-24)
May 2, 2018 at 11:18 PM #60800
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!May 2, 2018 at 11:21 PM #60802
Have a good time and stay safe !May 3, 2018 at 6:34 AM #60803cricketParticipant
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!May 3, 2018 at 6:50 AM #60806JoeParticipant
We do expect pics and videos John. haha have fun.May 3, 2018 at 8:40 AM #60808FrederickParticipant
Have a delightful time as I’m sure y’all will. Looking forward to your stories upon return.May 3, 2018 at 10:25 AM #60809
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 !
May 3, 2018 at 12:07 PM #60815
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Steve Srader.
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.)
“Flowers of Edinburgh”
Battle of Bannockburn
“O Flower of Scotland”
Trossachs National Park
“The Braes Of Balquhidder” (“Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go”)
“Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”
Afton Water near New Cumnock
“Flow Gently Sweet Afton”May 3, 2018 at 12:55 PM #60816ruckydooParticipant
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!May 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM #60817cricketParticipant
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!May 3, 2018 at 5:19 PM #60818
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 !May 3, 2018 at 8:29 PM #60820
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 !May 3, 2018 at 8:45 PM #60821
Hi John – Below is a tune to add to your list:May 3, 2018 at 8:58 PM #60824
Hector the Hero sheet music can be found on the Happy Hollow website.
Go to Tune of the month. Go to Archive tunes. Go to October 2009.May 3, 2018 at 9:00 PM #60825May 3, 2018 at 9:30 PM #60828kjdeboltParticipant
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!May 4, 2018 at 12:49 AM #60829
Great tune. I’m sad I won’t make it to a Tattoo! I’m there the wrong time of the year for that.May 4, 2018 at 1:29 AM #60830
At the Scotland/England Border:
“Blue Bonnets Over The Border”
“Bluebells of Scotland”May 4, 2018 at 6:09 AM #60831ruckydooParticipant
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 NancyMay 4, 2018 at 10:28 PM #60836kjdeboltParticipant
I was there for the tattoo (1978) long time ago but it was wonderful!!!!!May 6, 2018 at 2:20 AM #60862rodgerParticipant
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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