For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

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Altophile
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For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by Altophile » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:07 pm

Those who like Tennant's arrangement of "Wild Mountain Thyme" will almost certainly also love Steve Marsh's arrangement of "Will You Go Lassie, Go", which can be heard here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ_doUJxkSI

Yes, it's the same song:-)

BTW, Steve Marsh arranged Irish folk songs for classical guitar, in a book published by Mel Bay entitled, well, "Irish Folk Songs for Classical Guitar", and these are some very fine arrangements. You can hear many of them on YouTube by searching the titles followed by "Steve Marsh".

Titles

1. A Good Roarin' Fire
2. The Harp that Once... (this is very pretty)
3. From Clare to Here
4. Fields of Athenry
5. Sheebeg and Sheemore
6. Will You Go Lassie, Go (also very pretty)
7. Come Back Paddy Reilly
8. The Foggy Dew
9. Come, My Love
10. Terence's Farewell
11. Croghan a Grove
12. The Cliffs of Dooneed
13. Crooghn a Venee
14. Dobbin's Flowery Vale
15. The Lovely Sweet Banks of the Suir
16. The Spanish Lady
17. The Lowlands Low
18. The Last Rose of Summer (tremelo version, I think all on the first string)
19. The Downfall of Paris
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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by Jack Douglas » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Lovely playing and arrangement. Thanks for your post!
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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by llebron » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Nice music. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by richtm » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:08 pm

There is also David Russells: Meassage of the sea to mention.
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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by Flawiler63 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:42 pm

thanks for the link. Unfortunately the video is "not available" anymore...

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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by Altophile » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:35 pm

Flawiler63 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:42 pm
thanks for the link. Unfortunately the video is "not available" anymore...
Where are you located? I just clicked the link and was able to listen to it.

BTW, you can buy that single tune as an MP3 at Amazon and elsewhere, or you can buy the whole album, which is excellent, at the guitarist's website, here:

https://mattwithers.com.au/cds/

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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by Flawiler63 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:01 am

Flawiler63 wrote: ↑Saturday 13 January 2018, 22:42 pm
thanks for the link. Unfortunately the video is "not available" anymore...
Where are you located? I just clicked the link and was able to listen to it.

BTW, you can buy that single tune as an MP3 at Amazon and elsewhere, or you can buy the whole album, which is excellent, at the guitarist's website, here:

https://mattwithers.com.au/cds/
I live in West Cork, Ireland, and the video is not available here. But thanks for making me aware of Steve Marsh's book - I am always on the lookout for good arrangements of celtic music for the classical guitar. I will be off now to practise some of David Russell's arrangements :D .

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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by dory » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 pm

I may order Steve Marsh’s book. The arrangement sounds easy and it is pretty. I have bern playing a lot of late 20th century music which I have developed a taste for, but my husband has been complaining “why don’t you ever play anything pretty anymore? “ I thought what I was playing WAS pretty. I want something easy and pretty to appease him.
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Re: For Those Who Like "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Post by Altophile » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:13 pm

dory wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 pm
I may order Steve Marsh’s book. The arrangement sounds easy and it is pretty. I have bern playing a lot of late 20th century music which I have developed a taste for, but my husband has been complaining “why don’t you ever play anything pretty anymore? “ I thought what I was playing WAS pretty. I want something easy and pretty to appease him.
I'm glad you like it, Dory. BTW, one of the prettiest tunes I've ever heard is "The Fields of Athenry", as performed by guitarist Hanan Harchol. I heard it yesterday for the first time (thanks to Steve Marsh), and I find Harchol's arrangement of this tune every bit as beautiful as Cavatina by Stanley Myers. I never thought I'd be able to say that, as Cavatina captivated me like no other tune ever had the first time I heard it. I posted another thread about Harchol's arrangement, along with some links, if you're interested.

Steve Marsh offers an arrangement of this tune, but after hearing Harchol's sweet, lyrical version, I can't imagine ever playing another. Unfortunately the sheet music isn't available, so I'll have to put Music Slower Downer to work:-(

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