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A couple of traditional Shetland Islands' tunes just 'coz I felt like it. The first is a jig, Da Full Rigged Ship and the second a reel, Da New Rigged Ship.
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Comments: 27
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Uploaded: Sep 29, 2005 - 05:27:38 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:41:00 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 02:14:40 PM
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Hardware:
Ted Brewer electric fiddle, iMac G5, eMagic a62m midi, Zoom Player 1010 effects unit.
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GB2
Comments
cjhoose said 4437 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
fiddle ahoy!
Caresses me ears just right.
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Komrade K said 4437 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
fiddle ahoy!
Thanks CJ - Actually I recorded this whilst I was trying to warm up my fingers to
play a bit on our collab!
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snowdragon said 4437 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Just love this stuff
nicely done.
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Komrade K said 4433 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
Just love this stuff
Thank you
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BobRoberts said 4437 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
B E A utiful
Music to my ears. Literally.
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Komrade K said 4433 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
B E A utiful
Thank you for dropping by!
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Sean Romaine said 4437 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Don't know much about
this traditional sound. But it sure does sound peacful. A great piece to end my crazy day with. Oops! spoke to soon and now that you picked up that tempo, I'm ready to go have an ale :-P Just kidding. Excellent playing. Thank you!
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Komrade K said 4433 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
Don't know much about
Ha ha - that'll teach you to comment before the track's over!! Thanks for your
feedback.
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drakonis said 4436 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
playful
Very well played! This was still your electric fiddle? This sounds acoustic!
Very warm feel to the sound. Sometimes music just needs to be sparse,
no accompaniment, and this felt good!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 4436 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
playful
Hi Drak - yes it was definitely the electric fiddle but I spent a lot of time playing
around with the settings trying to get a more acoustic sound (so I'm very glad
that effort paid off!). I've just got a preamp so will be recording acoustic
instruments soon. Thanks for your comments!

KK
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thetiler said 4436 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
Thanks for sharing
Sorry I didn't hear this sooner!

Love your playing

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!
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Komrade K said 4433 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for listening!
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caroline said 4436 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
heart of a bear! concentration of a gnat!
we came, we heard, we left - we returned and the second time we danced a bit, the old man said it sounded like 'fiddler on the roof'!, the bear shuddered (it reminded him of the ancestors dancing for kopeks) - and when it took off - whooosh - fabulous! so now it's on the ipod for those - 'hmmm, what shall i listen to now? days' - thank you xxx
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Komrade K said 4433 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
heart of a bear! concentration of a gnat!
Fiddler on the roof???!!!! Don't think the bear should worry - I doubt they had
bears in the Shetlands and certainly not kopeks.
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said 4435 days ago (October 1st, 2005)
Sad and Shiny
and beautiful and wavy and not bouncy and then wavy and bouncy and
faster and more bouncy and wavy and happy and over too soon.
Komrade K said 4433 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
Sad and Shiny
Thanks for your feedback Death - one of the most enjoyable comments I've had
on MJ!
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Rebsie said 4425 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Jigging in the rigging
Sorry it took me a while to get round to commenting on this one. As
always your fiddle-playing is mesmerising and full of expression and
character. I recognise the second tune and love the energy you've
brought to it. You really have an instinctive feel for British folk music
and bring your own unique interpretation to it. I'm very impressed.
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Komrade K said 4423 days ago (October 13th, 2005)
Jigging in the rigging
Glad you wrote 'jigging'! Thank you for your comments - my interpretation does
tend to be my own but I'm not sure this is always a good thing, I often think I
ought to try and be a bit more authentic.
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Rebsie said 4417 days ago (October 19th, 2005)
Jigging in the rigging
Authentic? Pah!
No. Just be yourself. You're doing great.
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Feter said 4125 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
Da Ship !!!
just so wonderfull ....what pure music should sound like ... thank you ..!!
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tydelwave said 4021 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
OH!!!!!!
I know a cellist that played these at one of my concerts!(I know they're meant for fiddles, but us cellists just have to break out way into everything.) It's so funny that I ran into this song here! Nice job!
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Komrade K said 4013 days ago (November 27th, 2006)
T'would be good...
... to hear these tunes on cello. There's lots of Shetland tunes I love, might post some more one day.

Thanks for listenin'

KK
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chestnut said 2936 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Terrific!
Two lovely tunes beautifully and sensitively played. it's great to hear the music speak for itself! Thank you- it's brilliant!
Ken
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Komrade K said 2927 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Thank you
I was thinking of dropping this set from MJ because I feel I play these much better these days but following your comment I'll leave them up for a bit.

Cheers

KK
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magnatone said 2905 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Da Ships
so GLAD you linked this in chat in 2009!!! what gorgeous playing - your skill on that fiddle is just amazing!
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Komrade K said 2905 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
Still one of my favourite tune sets.

Following on from our chatroom discussion earlier there's two tunes here - the first is a jig (6/8) and the second is a reel (4/4). Often the pulse of the accented beats of a jig and a reel will be the same so it's easy to move from one to the other without jarring. With one number I do live the rest of the band are playing a groove in 4/4 and I'm playing a jig over the top - works really well.

KK

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Demeter7 said 2478 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Oh my gosh!
You are brilliant. I can't imagine how hard it must be to play that fast. Love it. Thank you.
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