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Appledore is a beautiful and probably ancient village in Kent, England, with associations with rebels such as Wat Tyler and Jack Cade. This track is an anthropological recording of The Appledore Processional, an imagined turn of year processional dance from pre-christian times living on under the guise of the village's Christian festivities.





© Martyn Kember-Smith
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Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009 - 12:52:56 PM
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2009 - 01:05:07 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 02:26:29 AM
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said 3173 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Customs
Always interesting to me how the customs and traditions become adopted by religious groups in an effort to bring people to the fold.

This is a nice execution you have made, thank you.

. - Harold
drakonis said 3173 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
field recording?
Very pretty melody and playing. The overall recording level is a little low. Wonderful to hear something new posted... Happy New Year KK!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 3173 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Thanks Drak
Actually I always have problems with the recording level (partly as a consequence of the fiddle's wide dynamic range) and I don't want to whack up the compression. Any suggestions?

Cheers and a glorious New Year to you.

KK



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Joe Brady said 3173 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Nice recording....
Truly a medieval feel for me, with wonderful tones from the fiddles. Picturing one of those village dancing things just before the heavy drinking gets started. Your tone control is very nice, I really enjoy your playing.
Joe
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Komrade K said 3171 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Hadn't given much thought to...
...what happened after the procession but you're right, heavy drinking should be part of it! Thanks for listening.

KK
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Feter said 3173 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
The Appledore Processional
Man ...you songs always so intereguing with too many ideas and arts ...
the feel of the medievel folk essence and beats .I woudl rather go and do
extra search about this story ..an impressive work with such scale and feel
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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davisamerica said 3172 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
amazing ....
this is brilliant
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Komrade K said 3171 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Thank you!
I try... I try...

KK
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Skean said 3172 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
As Swedish I am
I love Fiddles.. This is excellent it makes me want to dance TX for sharing.

peace
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Kenta
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Komrade K said 3171 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Dancing?
That would be great to see - send me the video clip!!!

KK
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Skean said 3170 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Hahaha
Im too shy for that... http://www.folkdrakt.se/bild/jamtland/Klovsjo.jpg
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bud said 3172 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Excellent recording
I really like the simple percussion and stately stride of your playing.Great hearing a new post from you - I hope you're doing well.
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Komrade K said 3169 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Thank you Bud
Glad you enjoyed - I haven't forgotten that track of yours I was going to add fiddle to indeed I was looking at it just the other day (although I may have to ask you for that MP3 of that part that wouldn't load again). Otherwise I'm doing fine... it's just the others ;-)

KK
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Morning Light said 3170 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Treasure!
Impeccable transmission from an unadulterated/unaltered place ....really cool!!! I especially enjoy when you bring in the beautiful string touches midway, to crystalize sublime:)
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VicDiesel said 3169 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Very folksy
This sounds very plausible as a folk tune.

The fiddle and percussion are not quite in sync. That distracts.


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Komrade K said 3169 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
You're right
Fiddle and percussion aren't quite in sync - I had thought about sorting that out when I was recording but I was pushed for time at that point. Also I quite liked that way as it reminded me of some of the carnival processions we have hereabouts when the bands aren't quite together.

Cheers

KK
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jiguma said 3169 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
I agree
with both you and Vic - there is a sync differential, but it makes it sound more realistic.
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jiguma said 3169 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Lovely post Martyn
When we lived on the edge of the Peak District National Park in '86 I was surprised at how many of the old tunes and traditions had found their way into the annual program of the local church. As our daughter was in a school attached to the parish church we had a real taste of it all (although we had to go 20 miles to catch some serious Morris dancing (is that an oxymoron?). "Well Dressing" was the local speciality.

I get hairs on the back of my neck rising hearing this - top stuff!

Neil



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Komrade K said 3168 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Dressing well...
I spent a lot of holidays in the Peak District as a teenager and saw a few Well Dressings myself - at Eyam I think. Lots of villages which have nothing to do with the Peaks have taken it up now - great example of how quickly traditions get entrenched.

Thanks for listening!

KK
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Ed Hannifin said 3168 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Just to my taste, Martyn....
...the drifting in and out of the percussion is so like what I've experienced...It sounds like old English folk LP's to me... Get a singer in there that sounds like Martin Carthy and you're all set...

Can't wait for the video of the dancing...
bronco said 3166 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Precise and beautiful
Wonderful control of your instrument. I know how easy it is to play a sour note on fiddle but you are right on the mark on every note. Your timing and tone are excellent also. Enjoyed this very much.
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slumbering said 3047 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Lovely...
It makes me want to be in a processional dance... i love this kind of music and you've done beautiful work here.
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Demeter7 said 2418 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Saw your post.
Absolutely lovely. Processionals are thrilling because of the scope...whole villages taking part. The graphic is perfect. Thank you.
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