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Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:42 pm
by Mark
Excellent version! Lovely to hear 'Camburn', 'feeaather' and also 'blawed' instead of 'played', which I hear every Whit and while... :)

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:48 am
by GrahamHart
Bitch ! :)

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:38 pm
by GrahamHart
:D

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:37 pm
by TeamKernow

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:07 pm
by TeamKernow

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:08 pm
by TeamKernow
Craig Weatherhill: Drehafva'n Loor (Moonrise)
Mellotron M4000D (3-violins/cello):



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Cue the video above at 00:07 + mute sound on the video below - play both simultaneously while watching the one below.


Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:49 am
by Marhak
Many thanks, TK, from Marhak and Mellotron. I've wanted one of these since first hearing one in 1967! This is the first digital model, only developed last year, all 100 instruments and vocals 24-bit sampled from the original mellotron tape archive. It'll do pianos, organs, harps, harpsichords, saxes, flutes, brass, woodwinds, bells, gongs (incl. the full J. Arthur Rank), strings, guitars, mandolins and even human vocals, from male and female solo voices to full choirs. Not electronic imitations, but recordings of the real things. It allows you to mix one sound into another, has the superb pitch-bend facility its predecessors had, and a tone control that lets you brighten or mute the sound. It even keeps the 8-second note limit of the originals (which takes a bit of getting used to). It looks just like the top section of a Mellotron 400, but has extra keys to create a full 37-key 3 octave keyboard (the big ones only have 35-note manuals). There are only about 1,000 mellotrons in existence, and only 100 of this new model. A fabulous thing, with jaw-dropping sounds, and a 40-year dream come true! Have just devised a strings/choir backing to one of Matthew Clarke's new songs so, hopefully and before too long, you'll be hearing a song, in Cornish, with mellotron behind it.

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:06 am
by Marhak
The other advantage of this new model is that it weighs just 33lbs. The MkII Mellotron, used by Mike Pinder in the Moody Blues, weighed a colossal 350lbs, and even the M400 model weighed in at 150lbs!

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:23 pm
by Marhak
Matthew Clarke and Skwardya have now produced "Gras dhe Nev" (available on line - just google Skwardya's Facebook page), including mellotron after 1st chorus and onwards (16-violins/mixed choir blend). Last sound is just the mellotron strings.

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:55 pm
by TeamKernow

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:09 am
by TeamKernow
CROWNS - 'Little Eyes' :


Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:14 pm
by TeamKernow
Dalla play the 'Newlyn Reel':



A great but interestingly exotic tune.

Is it:
a)Cornish?
b)Coming from the longstanding Penzance Jewish community?
c)Inseminated by Russian sailors?
d)Breton?
e)Other?
f)Some/All of the above?

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:19 am
by TGG

TK, It is properly called the "Newlyn Fishermen's Reel" (Plethen Pyscadoryon Newlyn" in modern parlance). It is clearly of Eastern European origin, but nevertheless a collected dance during the 70s. The shortening of the name is rather unfortunate, as is also the tendency - especially in sessions - to just simply repeat the 'B' part and miss the change of form & rhythm in the more staccato 'A' part. There is also the danger that the wandering accompaniment misrepresents the style of the tune, possibly your reason for the 2nd query.

TGGFor The (Real)Reason Why!

Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:37 pm
by TeamKernow
Louis Eliot - on tour with Grace Jones 2011 (LE guitar solo 02:52-03:20 ; visible from 04:50) :



:idea: Kernow In The City - St Piran's Celebration London Gig + Party - Saturday March 10th 2012 :idea:

"London’s Annual Celebration of Cornish Music and Art for St. Piran’s Day (Cornwall’s National Day) - returns for its third year with a fantastic line-up of Cornish talent including the acclaimed singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph and stand-up poet Murray Lachlan Young. Following the success of the previous two events at the ICA, Kernow In The City returns for its third year at a new home - Rich Mix - with a fantastic line-up of some of Kernow (Cornwall’s) most exciting talent!

This year’s headliner, indie-folk troubadour Ruarri Joseph is often likened to Tom Waits, Cat Stevens and even, by the NME, to Dylan. Former Rialto lead singer Louis Eliot and his band The Embers bring their joyous rural sound and rip-roaring songs to the big smoke.

One of the UK’s best-known exponents of spoken word and stand-up poetry, Murray Lachlan Young currently sits as BBC 6Music’s Poet In Residence and is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

Featuring ex-members of Slowdive, The Loose Salute are the point where dream pop and surf rock meet, bringing the west coast sound to Cornwall’s north coast. Folk-punk party starters Crowns kick the night off with their rousing singalong anthems.

Plus contributions from Cornish visual artists and daytime activities being lined up include a Cornish film showcase and the opportunity to learn to speak Kernowek at a Cornish language workshop. Proper Cornish pasties and some of the region’s finest ale will be on sale at the event to make sure everyone gets a flavour of Kernow at its best.

Come one and all to London’s Cornish cultural event - Kernow In The City at Rich Mix! "

With:

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Grace - another side...


Sublime Skunk Anansie...


Re: The Duchy Of Cornwall – Cornish Music Talent – Past Pres

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:51 am
by GrahamHart
Nice gig if you can get it. Still, I'll keep practicing...