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Nov 29, 2021 - 2:54:42 PM
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m06

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A tune that I came up with a few weeks ago. The A and B parts complete both came to mind together which doesn't often happen for me. I sometimes come up with one part and then have to return to the tune later to find the other part, and then tweak both parts so they sit together.

This is the first original tune I've posted on the Hangout. It's a reel, which are traditional round here as well as in the old time repertoire. I play it with a fiddle player in A but for this recording I'm tuned a half step down G#D#G#CD#. The tune title came to me from watching and listening to a farrier who occasionally travels out to stables on a farm close to one of the places I work. The A part of the tune reminds me of his hammer beats.


Edited by - m06 on 11/29/2021 14:56:21

Nov 30, 2021 - 5:24:19 AM
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DC5

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Very nice Mike. I'd love to hear it with the fiddle.

Nov 30, 2021 - 5:58:40 AM
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m06

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quote:
Originally posted by DC5

Very nice Mike. I'd love to hear it with the fiddle.


Thank you Dave. I'll try record it in A with fiddle and banjo next chance I get to play together and post the recording to this thread.

Nov 30, 2021 - 8:15:04 AM
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ClawJam

USA

228 posts since 12/21/2012

Sounds great! makes me want to shoe a horse!

Nov 30, 2021 - 8:22:04 AM
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7377 posts since 11/4/2005

Beautiful tune, very well played.

Nov 30, 2021 - 11:18 PM
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518 posts since 4/1/2009

I think any farrier would be glad to work with this tune in the background!

Dec 15, 2021 - 4:47:14 PM

m06

England

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This evening before our band rehearsal started I got to play Farrier's Reel with my fiddle playing friend. Here is our recording. We're playing in A.

The creaky door sound effect was one of our band mates arriving just as we kicked the tune off.


Dec 18, 2021 - 8:24:34 PM
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191 posts since 8/31/2008

Very nice with the fiddle in there, hearing some other instrument like a irish drum? Bluegrass bow patterns are definitely a bit different, I play fiddle as well. Picking up on the bowing patterns there, fairly medium tempo yet still driving...

I am of Irish and Scottish ancestry but was "Born in the USA" like the Springsteen song!

Thanks for sharing from across the waters,

John Mahoney (Dalgity- scot's)

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