mercoledì 14 marzo 2018

The gigs are getting close.

I've written a book of 24 tunes for Paddy's night. I actually wrote out a few more and was heading for 30, but then I realised that was too many tunes to nail down before Saturday.



Anyway, I only need to play for about an hour before the main troupe of musicians come on. 


"A too ra la too ra la too ra la lei"

PBs tonight.



Should be a fun play because the band is sounding good. I'll be pulling out the Orange Blossom Special and playing a few bass tunes.


I know this post is similar to my last one.  Think of them as a series if you like. It's just that I've been very busy writing charts and practising Irish tunes. I've also been working a lot. I'm hoping no one will need me today. I told them I'm tied up tomorrow too, which I am.


"I can't listen now. I'm tied up writing charts."

Shelley suggested that I'm a bit grumpy when I'm writing charts. It's just that she likes to tell me things when I'm thinking about transposition and chart accuracy - remember that my son will be sightreading these charts. I've only got a bass player to back me, so we'll both have to work pretty hard to fill all the gaps.

"Have you heard that Rose is still up north and there's a storm coming."
"Never mind. I think I'll put this one into G. That'll be a good key for the fiddle."
"Can you feed Trace's cat?"
"Yeah, later. Bugger, I've slipped back into F! Where's the twink?"



Sorry Shelley, but writing charts takes quite a bit of planning. I'll do my best to be a fun guy today.
Ah, who am I kidding? I'm a grumpy old bugger.



9 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Happy Pie Day!

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Have you fed Trace's cat yet?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Pie Day?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Yes. Today is Pie Day.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

The cat is fed.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Pie are squared.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Sir Cumference was fat because he ate too much Pi.

Robert ha detto...

Thanks for the chords and melody to Believe me if all... I often sing it but realize now I have the melody a bit off.
If I remember correctly Thomas Moore stole the melody from a violinist playing on the streets of London.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

It's funny how we get melodies a bit off over time. I've realised that I do that too.