Tune of the May: Da Slockit Light - post your recording here

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Tune of the May: Da Slockit Light - post your recording here

Post by Anyanka » Tue May 14, 2013 4:48 pm

I guess I'd better go first.... have spent a couple of hours trying to record the tune without massive mistakes, and finally managed to do it. It's a long long way from how I'd like it to sound, but there it is:

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/anyankha/da-sloc ... ht/s-sLpUe[/soundcloud]

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Post by Glenn » Tue May 14, 2013 8:07 pm

I can't see the link Anyanka.
Maybe you played too quietly. ;)

I will record it thus weekend when I'm back from my business trip.
Guess I'd better practise it first.
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Post by Matt Butcher » Tue May 14, 2013 9:07 pm

I can't see it either, just appears as a black rectangle on my screen.

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Post by Glenn » Tue May 14, 2013 9:58 pm

Ah. Now I can hear it. Good recording and nice playing.
May I ask what accordion you played it on?
I will probably use my Burini which doesn't have your folky sound but I will try to find as suitable register.
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Post by Matt Butcher » Tue May 14, 2013 10:22 pm

Now I can see a white rectangle. Where is the recording, what could I search for on YouTube / Soundcloud / Google...?

Edited to add: Just realised what a stupid question that sounds: what could I possibly search for to find a recording of "Da Slockit Light" by Anyanka on accordion? Hm, what keywords could possibly get me there? Having said that, I can't find it...

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Post by Glenn » Tue May 14, 2013 10:35 pm

Matt, it's a soundcloud and should appear in your browser when you click on the rectangle.
Try bog standard Explorer.
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Post by Matt Butcher » Tue May 14, 2013 10:45 pm

My work computer won't let me look at any media and I don't think I can change the browser on my old Ipad, only safari. Any chance of a normal link? and sorry to be so awkward...

I can't find it by going into Soundcloud and searching for "Da Slockit Light", "Anyanka" etc. either... There is an Anyanka doing duets with Dr Schizzo, is that you?

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Post by BobM » Tue May 14, 2013 11:37 pm

If you click on the blue strip at the bottom of the waveform on Anyanka’s post, there’s a link to the Soundcloud page..
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Post by Anyanka » Wed May 15, 2013 9:19 am

Thanks for your replies & your interest! The direct link for Matt: https://soundcloud.com/anyankha/da-sloc ... ht/s-sLpUe" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You wouldn't find it by searching as I've modestly set it to "private".

I played the tune on my Pigini Wing on the MM reeds (it's swing tuned); recorded with a little Sony voice recorder.

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Post by jarvo » Wed May 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Okay that works too.......... :mrgreen:

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Post by Don Roberts » Wed May 15, 2013 8:14 pm

Well done Anyanka, you will be a champion. Nice tune, I think I have seen it in one of our local session books. I'll have to look it up.
Also like the tuning of your Pagani, musette has it's place but swing is nice too.
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Post by Anyanka » Thu May 16, 2013 11:21 am

Don, there's an Acrobat file of the sheet music here: http://www.kgbaron.co.uk/Da%20Slockit%20Light.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by mjh » Fri May 17, 2013 11:17 am

Nice playing, it's a good start for the totm :) It will take ages for me to get to your level.. Let's hope others get to post their renditions before time runs out for this tune.
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Post by Anyanka » Fri May 17, 2013 2:08 pm

Thank you for the kind words.

As for time running out: there's no rule that says you have to post in the same month; no need for any tune to get closed down at all!

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Post by mjh » Fri May 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Well that helps! I don't even know where I got that idea :roll:
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Post by BobM » Fri May 17, 2013 6:31 pm

Hopefully I’ll have mine up next week; as long as I’m not phased by the red light that is..
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Post by hatless » Fri May 17, 2013 11:31 pm

I enjoyed that very much. I know the tune from an old Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian pipes cassette tape I used to have. Your version has a lovely swing to it, and a softness. Accordions can sound very aggressive - Northumbrian pipes too, come to that - but this is quite the opposite, sort of wistful.

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Post by Glenn » Sun May 19, 2013 2:25 pm

So here's my rendition (is that a proper word?) of Da Slockit Light, warts an' all

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/accorman-1/da-slockit-light[/soundcloud]
1) Ballone Burini 46C (4+5) cassotto (LMMH) 3/3 PA; 2) Accordiola Piano V (5+5) cassotto (LMMMH) 3/3 PA;
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Post by Matt Butcher » Sun May 19, 2013 2:33 pm

Great stuff, that's two very enjoyable ones.

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Post by Anyanka » Mon May 20, 2013 1:45 pm

Nice one, Glenn - thank you!

By the way, I dislike the title of the tune. 'Slockit' sounds like slog, slug, sluggish... or like an expletive.

Here's what Wikipedia says about it (in it's article on Tom Anderson): "[it] was inspired by the depopulation of the area of Eshaness where he was born. Each time the occupants of another croft moved out, or died, another light was 'slockit', (Shetland for extinguished).
"I was coming out of Eshaness in late January, 1969, the time was after 11 pm and as i looked back at the top of the hill leading out of the district, I saw so few lights compared to what I remembered when I was young. As I watched, the lights started going out one by one. That, coupled with the recent death of my wife, made me think of the old word ‘Slockit’ meaning, a light that has gone out, and I think that was what inspired the tune.” – From a tape recorded interview with Tom Anderson by a student in 1970."

The Husband calls the tune The Light Socket.

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