Hello all 8-string lovers:
2014 was a sparse year for blog posts, but for good reason. We’ve been busy. Our band Noonday Feast has been working weekends on its first album, while also playing gigs to fund the studio! As of Winter Solstice 2014, it is complete and available. We call it Waves and Tides. Here are a few clips from the album. See the video below.
Although, we are working on new material and will probably go back into the studio soon, to begin work on Noonday Feast II, I intend on posting more of my favorite mandolin tab Irish Tunes, I’ve been working on. Keep your eyes open.
Enjoy the album. You can buy it through this link.
Buy “Waves and Tides” by Noonday Feast
All of the tunes are original except for two. We are far from traditionalists, but see tradition as a foundation for exploration. You will easily be able to hear my love of Irish Music in these works, but you will also get a taste of folk, and at least one electric guitar solo.
This album is mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki heavy.
I’ve recently been turned on to a great tune called Farewell to Whalley Range.
See the mandolin tablature and standard notation here: Farewell to Whalley Range
See the video of the tune being played by its composer below…
We played it during the last session in Marshall this past Tuesday.
Note the photo from the session…Notice Tim…guitarist/bazouki player for the band Noonday Feast (see: http://www.noondayfeast.com).
Tuesday night session in Marshall, NC at Goodstuff. With Tim Potts of Noonday Feast playing guitar.
Here is a clip of Dónal Lunny & Michael McGoldrick to play along with.
A new session started up in Marshall, NC. I think its on every Tuesday. You might want to call Good Stuff in Marshall to find out. That is where it’s hosted.
I heard two great tunes my last time out. Here are the tabs.
Farewell to Erin Mandolin Tablature and Standard Notation.
Teampall An Ghleanntain Mandolin Tablature and Standard Notation.
Here is the Bothy Band playing Farewell to Erin
and here is Elly Marshall, David Surette and Owen Marshall starting off a set with Teampall An Ghleanntain.
This past Saturday, I performed a few jigs and reels with the band Noonday Feast, here in Asheville.
The above video is of the tune Attfield’s Lament, which I posted a few months ago. This tune picked up another name recently. Farewell to Prince Rhaegar.
Below you will find a great couple of non traditional but well written tunes called, Waves and Tides and Crow Hill.
Plenty of mandolin/bazouki content here. These are original compositions by Noonday Feast.
Many Moon’s ago, I commented on my enjoyment of the tune Muireann’s Jig. I found some time to tab it out, and here it is.
Find me at Celtic Week and lets have a go at it?
Here is a video to play along with in the mean time.
More than two months later, I still haven’t posted those recordings I thought I’d get around too. Work has been particularly busy. However, I needed a break and I needed to play some more mandolin. I got the idea to record some tunes from the Asheville Celtic Mandolin Collection song book.
Here you will find, The Maple Leaf and Banish Misfortune.
I realize I’ve recorded Banish Misfortune before on this YouTube channel, but it was worth redoing.
As always, both of these tunes were recorded with a metronome.
Haven’t yet had a chance to post the previous sets mentioned. Yet, yesterday morning a particular mood came over me and I made a recording of Jacquelyn’s First, a single reel, and Roscommon Reel. I also found the time to tab out Dunford’s Fancy, a tune by the Waterboys.
Here is the mandolin (tab) tablature and sheet music for the above mentioned tunes.
Dunford’s Fancy Mandolin Tab
Jacquelyn’s First Mandolin Tab
Here is the recording of Jacquelyn’s First and the Roscommon Reel.
PS- You’ll notice on the tab for Jacquelyn’s First, it says “capo 1st fret”. I started playing it a half a step higher at first on the octave mandolin.