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Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves – Mandolin and Fiddle

Mandolin and Fiddle – Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves

Jake Jolliff belongs to the great young mandolin players in the uSA. He plays in the band Joy Kills Sorrow, but also as a duo together with Alex Hargreaves on the fiddle.

A complete concert of the duo has recently been filmed and is available at youtube – see my playlist below.

Her is a video from the beginning of 2010 – almost three years ago:

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves playing Old Dangerfield at the Ken Cartwright Performing Arts Center in Stayton, Or. on the 3rd of January, 2010.

Pictures from this concert: http://staytondailyphoto.com/2010/01/alex-hargreaves-jake-jolliff-concert/

and: http://www.flickr.com/photos/willamettevalley/sets/72157623126823902/detail/

The sister of Alex Hargreaves – Tatiana Hargreaves – played some pieces with her viola in this concert – another great sound to discover:

Tatiana Hargreaves Shows the Boyz

… almost 3 years later the duo sounds like this – again Old Dangerfield to compare with the first video:

04 Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves 2012-12-16 Old Dangerfield

Now the complete playlist of the current concert:

Playlist 2012

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves live at the Newberg Music Center in Newberg, Oregon on 12/16/2012.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzXGd8kyK27haQQzhUQz7RrM1vCQRzzI1

Enjoy Jake Jolliff und Alex Hargreaves – mandolin and fiddle!

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The Warlocks (Strathspey) – With Sheet Music and Tips…

Yesterday I have played some tunes that I have found on the site of the Scottish Fiddle School in Boston some time ago. Especially the first tune in the 2003 collection is a great tune that I like to play – “The Warlocks”.

I have found some  youtube videos of the piece:

Strathspey, March, and Reel

A slower version – The Warlocks starts at ca.  4:22.

Warlocks

An awkward occurence in some tunes is having to play notes on the same fret on adjacent strings. Here Nigel Gatherer demonstrates his method of approaching the problem, using a 19th century fiddle tune – The Warlocks – as an example.

Playlist The Warlocks

Sheet music can be found on the site of the Scottish Fiddle School in Boston – more information in the following post:

Scottish Fiddle School – Jigs and Reels, Strathspeys and Waltzes – Free Sheet Music for Fiddle, Cello and Mandolin

The sheet music collections for the last years are available on: http://scottishfiddleschool.org/music/

Enjoy playing “The Warlocks”!

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Trip to Skye / The Curlews – Two great…

Some days ago I have listened to Folk Alley and heard a recording that I liked immediately. This was a medley of two Irish tunes played by Eilen Ivers (fiddle) and John Whelan (accordion): Trip to Skye by John Whelan and a tune that is called Darach DeBruns but that is actually a tune named The Curlews and was composed by Josephine Keegan

The recording I heard has been published in 1987 in the album Fresh Takes:

Fresh Takes– John Whelan, Eileen Ivers

Label: Green Linnet
Released: 1987

This recording with Eileen Ivers and John Whelan is also contained in some other collections with Irish music, and I have found several videos at youtube. I have selected the follwing video:

John Whelan & Eileen Ivers – Trip To Skye Darach DeBruns

Trip to Skye – John Whelan

I have found the sheet music for Trip to Skye at thesession.org and on some other sites, you can find the links at the end of this post.

Here is another version of Trip to Skye, played by the group Skolvan:

Skolvan – Trip to Skye

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Scottish Fiddle School – Jigs and Reels, Strathspeys and…

Every year in August there is a  Scottish Fiddle School on the Thompson Island close to Boston.

For one week you can learn how to play fiddle in the Scottish style, but there are also courses for guitar, cello or bagpipes, and the fiddle style of Cape Breton.

On the website of the Scottish Fiddle School you can find lists with the tunes played every year as well as a compilation of sheet music provided by the teachers for the students. For every year you can find a set of 20 – 30 selected tunes in a PDF document.

If you like to play this kind of music you can easily get enough music for the next wekks – a great collection of Scottish tunes playable on fiddle but also on the mandolin.

The sheet music collections for the last years are available on: http://scottishfiddleschool.org/music/

 

One of the teachers at the Scottish Fiddle Scholl is Hanneke Cassel, a great fiddle player that I have discovered some years ago. I have compiled a playlist with some interesting youtube videos with Hanneke Cassel:

Playlist Hanneke Cassel

Read more “Scottish Fiddle School – Jigs and Reels, Strathspeys and Waltzes – Free Sheet Music for Fiddle, Cello and Mandolin”