Entries in the Ildhafn journal of Music

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Posted by Elena y Delyn to the Music journal on Nov 14th, 2016

Last week there was no session due to everyone needing time to recover after St Catherine's and the Bal d'Argent. We now have a group comprising primarily members of the Guild of the Silver Rondel - well done to Sympkyn, Emrys, Katherine of Glastonbury, William de Cameron, Katherina Weyssin, and Yvonne Gwyn (and myself too, just quietly) for passing their silver semibreve test over that weekend! Very proud of our wee band - great work guys!

Posted by Elena y Delyn to the Music journal on Oct 31st, 2016

Last week there was no official session due to it being Labour Weekend and most of us being at camp Braythwayte til late Monday... a fair whack of music was played there unofficially however :)

Session Notes - 31st October 2016

Present:

Posted by Elena y Delyn to the Music journal on Oct 17th, 2016

Session Notes - 17th October 2016

Present:

Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer
William de Cameron, tenor recorder
Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
Elena Harper, bray harp

Tunes played

Posted by Elena y Delyn to the Music journal on Oct 11th, 2016

Monday Night Music Session on 10th October 2016: 
For a while now I have been meaning to publish what we're up to, partly for the purposes of motivating the group's progress, and also for the information of those regular members who might miss a session, as well as anyone who may want to join us in the future (either regularly or just joining in with us at events).

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Music journal on Mar 30th, 2015

Attendees:

Eleanor, Katherine of Glastonbury

 

Music played:

Black Alman

 

Parts:

Katherine on Sap with Harp - did not place accidentals in second section

Eleanor on tenor with tenor recorder. changed last note to a g instead of Bb to match the g chord played by harp to give piece for 'final' sound

 

Lorraine Alman

Katherine: Sap on Harp

Eleanor:  Tenor on Tenor recorder.

 

Earl of Essex Measure - first half

Katherine: Sap on Harp

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Music journal on Mar 16th, 2015

Attendees:

Eleanor, Katherine of Glastonbury Emrys

 

Music played:

Black Alman

 

Parts:

Katherine on Sap with Harp

Emrys on Tenor on viola

Eleanor on Sap with flute, and tenor with tenor recorder.

 

Plan for next week:

Earl of Essex

Katherine: Sap on Harp

Emrys: Alto on violin

Eleanor: Sap on Flute, Tenor on Tenor recorder.

 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Nov 22nd, 2014

Our first attempt at this sort of evening of music: all-in, anything goes ...

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Nov 19th, 2014

We're still enjoying the Red Book of Montserrat; and some other stuff too.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Nov 5th, 2014

Our new piece for the evening was Tant con je vivrai,  a virelai by 13th composer Adam de la Halle.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Oct 22nd, 2014

We're working our way through the Red Book of Montserrat, learning the pieces and then memorising them.

Posted by Katherine of Glastonbury to the Music journal on Oct 20th, 2014

In attendance: Emrys, Cecelia, Katherine of Glastonbury 

We played:

Voltati in Ca Rosina 

Discussed learning Ly bens distonys as could be not too difficult to get to a danceable speed

The official Bransle

-Katherine top line (and chords)

-Emrys second

-Kelsie third (alto recorder)

Started playing this for the first time tonight. We'll practice trying to get speed a bit faster  

Belle Qui

Black Almain 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Oct 15th, 2014

Red Book of Montserrat night again.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Sep 17th, 2014

Lots from the Red Book of Montserrat, because we all felt like it

Posted by Katherine of Glastonbury to the Music journal on Sep 15th, 2014

In attendance: Emrys, Cecelia, Katherine of Glastonbury

 

We played:

 

Belle Qui

Emrys top line 

Cecelia and Katherine 3rd line (Katherine also adding chords)

We can play this at a danceable speed. 

 

Washerwomen's Bransle

Matt bass drone

Cecelia and Katherine top line (Katherine also adding chords)

We'll need to speed this up a little so it could be danced to.

 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Sep 10th, 2014

Back to singing, after a few weeks' break.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jul 31st, 2014

Still working on If ye love me.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jul 10th, 2014

First attempt at Cuncti simus and If ye love me.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jun 25th, 2014

Time to relax (and start on new stuff) after our Bloth performance.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jun 20th, 2014

Practice for the Bloth, more Red Book.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jun 13th, 2014

La Tricotea continues to improve. 

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