Rowlands, Dave

Calls and Responses Jun 2017 in Chanter 2017 Summer

Editor’s Note: There was something of an editorial oversight in the last edition. Somehow, Jon Swayne’s response to Andy Letcher’s question on tapering bores (p.11) acquired an extra paragraph at the end of his article. At this point I must confess I have no idea where the paragraph came from and who wrote it! So, I will reprint it as a “Call” and hope that there are some “Responses” – and to both Jon and the questioner – apologies!

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Bonny Lad if you can shew me the way to Wallington Dec 2015 in Chanter 2015 Winter

Bonny Lad if you can shew me the way to Wallington This odd looking tune is displayed in the FARNE archive, in the section devoted to the Henry Clough Collection, with the following note :- “This may or may not be a version of the more common tune of a similar title; it is included as a curiosity and to see whether anyone can decipher its meaning - the ending has shades of The Rocky Road to Dublin, and while strain 2 is evidently in 9⁄8 strain 1 is more erratically written.

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Besom in Bloom - Gracing and variation Sep 2015 in Chanter 2015 Autumn

These are notes from Dave Rowland’s workshop given at the Blowout, June 2015. The workshop is designed to take a simple tune and look at some specific gracing that may work on our pipes, and to look at how we can vary a tune during our playing of it. It is designed to accommodate Jon Swayne style Border pipes, and others, in the key of “D”. It is based on two statements by Breandon Breathnach, the Uilleann piper and collector of tunes.

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Bundle and Go...(part2) Sep 2012 in Chanter 2012 Autumn

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Bundle and Go...(part1) Jun 2012 in Chanter 2012 Summer

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A tune from my library – Up stairs and to Bed Sep 2009 in Chanter 2009 Autumn

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The Downfall of Dancing – a broadside ballad Jun 2009 in Chanter 2009 Summer

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a tune from my library – Riding on a Load of Hay Jun 2009 in Chanter 2009 Summer

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a tune from my library – Life, Let Us Cherish Mar 2009 in Chanter 2009 Spring

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O'er the Hills & Far Away compiled by Matt Seattle Mar 2007 in Chanter 2007 Spring

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The Find Dec 2006 in Chanter 2006 Winter

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Second by Meridian Sep 2005 in Chanter 2005 Autumn

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Blowout 2005 Dec 2004 in Chanter 2004 Winter

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On Grogan the Gentleman piper Mar 2004 in Chanter 2004 Spring

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Blowout 2004 preview Dec 2003 in Chanter 2003 Winter

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Larry Grogan the gentleman piper Dec 2003 in Chanter 2003 Winter

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After the Brawl by Stocai Dec 2002 in Chanter 2002 Winter

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California Farm, Dorset Dec 2002 in Chanter 2002 Winter

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989 by Xim Sep 2000 in Chanter 2000 Autumn

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Lost Innocence Nov 1998 in Newsletter 1998 November

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Photo Gallery Jun 2017 in Chanter 2017 Summer

Many thanks to Dave Rowlands for sending in a wonderful selection of photographs taken during his travels in Iberia and Madeira. I’ve selected just a few of his images to share with you. Top left: From the monastery at Poblet, Catalunia. Top right: Decoration on a park bench in Madeira. Bottom left: Toledo Cathedral. Bottom right: On the church of San Jeronimo in Madrid (restored 1880)

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