Kilve October 2017 - MP3 Recordings
This page has music recordings from the WCCP residential concertina weekend in
Kilve Court, Somerset, held in October 2017.
They were informal recordings, made on a Sony SX733 digital recorder and minimally processed using Audacity, both by Paul Hardy.
Only a subset of the event is presented: my solos, plus the main group performances and some bar session tunes.
These recordings are audio copyright Paul Hardy 2017, made available for personal listening by Kilve attendees. Ask Paul Hardy and any copyright holders for permission for any other re-use.
TL;DR - Highlight
Stranger on the Shore (excerpt). By Acker Bilk, arranged by Claire Wren. Performed by the Concertina Intermediate Band aided by the massed Kilve Concertinists. This is the last minute and a half of the full performance listed below. Hair raising!
Saturday Tutor's Concert
Paul Hardy. Traditional Scottish air Roslin Castle, played by Paul Hardy on a George Case English concertina from 1859, still in old pitch. Performance was not helped by a sticking key, and loud bangs from the kitchen being closed up!
J25 Band subset. Six players from J25 perform Dixie, Drunken Sailor, and Dark Island, led by Claire Wren.
Claire says: "Dixie is arranged by David Farnon. I arranged Drunken Sailor twice. First for Concertina Band (for Butleigh Court again) then later I borrowed bits of it to do a fresh arrangement for my choir. I adapted the choral arrangement for Concertina Band.
I arranged The Dark Island for a friend who used to play it on his accordion at the folk club on Exmoor I frequented. This arrangement was written in 2008."
Sally and Paul Barrett. Sally and Paul play The Abbess by Andy Cutting, and Mrs Saggs by Chris Wood, then "Melody by James Hook" (1746-1827).
Sally, Paul and Andrew. Sally and Paul Barrett and Andrew Collins play Nellie the Elephant by Peter Hart, arranged for recorders by Philip Evry.
Saturday Bar Session
Unfortunately I was late in turning on my recorder so missed some of the session favourites played by the massed concertinists, but here are a few from a bit later in the evening.
Sunday Hymns Session
Hymns. Arranged and led by by Claire Wren. This is the main playing sections of the hymns session, with most of the talking between hymns elided.
Tutor groups showcase. Extracts from the showcase, with Anglo and English beginners, improvers (simple ensemble), duets, etc
(37 minutes - mainly of interest to those who performed). Main groups playing were led by Steve Grayland, Colin Sleath, Sally Barrett and Paul McCann,
whose duets tutor group play Zemlyanka (The Dugout) written by Konstantin Listov in 1941-2, and the Angry Birds Theme by Ari Pulkkinen.
Apologies to any of the other tutors whose description of their sessions I've elided - some speakers were too far from the microphone to be clear, and I wanted to concentrate on the playing.
Strawberry Fair. Trad, arranged by Claire Wren. Performed by the Concertina Intermediate Band. Claire says:
"Strawberry Fair was my first ever go at arranging a piece of music for concertina band - in this case it was for the Butleigh Court Concertina Band. I did it in 1989 - handwritten at the piano."
White Horse March. By Claire Wren. Performed by the Concertina Intermediate Band. Claire says:
"White Horse March is an original composition. It describes the jaunty wrought-iron horse over the archway to White Horse Mews where I once had a flat. It was written in 1997."
Stranger on the Shore. By Acker Bilk, arranged by Claire Wren. Performed by the Concertina Intermediate Band aided by the massed Kilve Concertinists.
Sunday Bar Session
A small group of concertinists stayed on overnight on the Sunday after the formal events had finished, and these recordings were made in the bar that evening.
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