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These are extracts, not full tracks. They
have been recorded live at Circle Dance events on minidisc, so
they are not studio quality. In particular the sound
balance is not perfect, and you may hear the sound of dancers'
feet, or odd bits of conversation. But they do give the feel of
I hope to add more of my own mp3's, and would also
be interested to discuss being a shop window for musicians
without a website. To buy CDs (studio-recorded) by Bob
Minney and hear mp3 samples, click here.
Copyright of sound files remains with the
performers. You are welcome to download sound files for your
personal non-commercial use only.
If you want to play the files
more than a couple of times, please download them to your hard
drive and play from there, otherwise it uses up too much of my
Music by COSMO KOLO. See
DANCE & MUSIC for a
little more info about the band.
FERNY HILL 2.39
Mb , time 2.37, from an original of 3.32. Mis-titled
- see below. Paul Gee plays whistle, I am on bouzouki, John
Hofton on flute, and the late Helen Oak adds wordless vocal.
Rikki choreographed a dance to a slower version of this by
Celtic Tiger, which they call Ferny Hill on their CD. But I
think this is a mis-titling on their part. The Chieftains'
version of this tune on the CD "The Long Black Veil" is called
Dunmore Lassies, while their Ferny Hill is a different tune
altogether. I note that these seem to be the only 2
instrumental tracks on the CD!
SHIR AL ETZ 1.18
Mb , time 1.17, from an original of 4.27. NB This
extract fades in. Helen and I sing this Israeli song,
Paul Gee plays guitar on this one, John Hofton flute, and me
Music from ALNMOUTH, JULY 2003. Recordings
from a residential Circle Dance weekend on the Northumberland
coast, taught by Sophia Hatch, with all live music, played by
Bob Minney (accordion, vocals), Helen Oak (percussion, vocals)
and me (flat-backed bouzouki, vocals).
DANCE FROM LEROS
2.63 Mb , time 2.53, length of original 7.32 NB This
extract fades in and is from the end of the piece.
Adrian Pointon joined us on guitar. Vocals Helen and Bob.
2.00 Mb, time 2.11,original 4.42. The song is from
Macedonia in 7/8 rhythm, again with Adrian on guitar. All
three of us sing on this - mine is the louder male voice. This
website also has lyrics to a
version of this song.
SYRTO 2.21 Mb, time 2.24,
original 4.45. A semi-improvised instrumental - i.e.
the initial melody is improvised by me on bouzouki, but around
a basic tempo, structure and key that I have used before for
the dance Syrtos Kritikos - the Syrtos from Crete. (Aka
Kritikos or Syrtos Kritikos Chaniatiokos). The inspiration
came from music by Loudovikos Ton Anogion, which Laura Shannon
has used for this dance.
To buy CDs (studio-recorded) by Bob Minney
and hear mp3 samples, click here.
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HOW TO PLAY THE MUSIC FILES
For those new to playing sound files......If you
double-click on the links, you should be able either to download
the files to keep on your hard drive, or open them and play them
from this site. You may be given the option, depending on how
your computer is configured. If you have problems, try
right-click and you should find various options - "save target
as" should enable you to download the file to your hard disc. If you want to play the files more than a couple
of times, please download them to your hard drive and play
from there, otherwise it uses up too much of my bandwidth!
In order to play the files you need some sort of
mp3 or media player. If you download a file and double-click on
it, it should play in whatever default player is on your
computer. If you have Windows, Microsoft has given you the
Windows Media Player (helps stop you going off and bothering to
look at other companies' products....). If you want to download
a good, fast, free player, I recommend Winamp (search on Google
OTHER DANCE AND MUSIC PAGES on this
EVENTS page for details of
local dance groups, dance days, residentials, etc.
LYRICS to some Circle and
International Folk dances.
IRREGULAR RHYTHMS from
Eastern Europe, Armenia, Turkey - an adaptation of my drumming
or instumentalists' workshop handout, with beat count and names
of some dances for a variety of rhythms from 5/16 to 22/8.
NOTES for some
of my circle dance choreographies.
A collection of Circle Dance ARTICLES.
Some may be humourous.
LINKS to many Circle and International
Folk Dance and related sites, and music sites with lyrics or
sound files or general background.
CDs & TAPES some new, some
secondhand, various genres, plus some available through
Amazon.co.uk, for whom I am an affiliate.
VIDEOS of me demonstrating a few of my
choreographies, to which there are also dance notes.
Other websites If you want mp3s of music
for International Folk Dance (some are for dances done in Circle
Dance too), a good source is Balkan
& West Asian Folkdances MP3 Library. See also my LINKS
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