Thursday, 27 August 2015

Ingram from Rudall and Rose sold on eBay US

This is only the second or third piccolo I have seen marked Rudall and Rose, even if it was bought in from Ingram (like flutes marked Wylde from Rudall and Rose)
It was in poor condition and sold for around 30 pounds. I forgot to bid and its repairs were beyond my skills. Interesting none the less

Friday, 14 August 2015

McConnells Four Leaf Shamrocks

A quick link to a YouTube of McConnells Four Leaf Shamrocks:

Here is a link that has their setting of Babes in the Woods:

From the comments:

As played by McConnell’s Four Leaf Shamrocks

78 RPM recording, October 25, 1924: Rereleased on Topic’s Irish Dance Music CD. 

Simplest setting yet? Lots of whole notes, no filigrees. Get a load of this lineup: 2 violins, piano, piccolo, bagpipe, cornet, and traps. Just a wonderful record. 

T: Babes In The Wood
S: McConnell’s Four Leaf Shamrocks
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
|: A/B/A/G/ FA | de f2 | ga/g/ fe | df A2 |
A/B/A/G/ FA | de f2 | ga/g/ fe | d4:|
|: ef/e/ ed | ce a2 |ee/e/ ef | ge cA |
ef/e/ ed | ce a2 | e/f/e/d/ cB |A4:|
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