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Canadian midi site back on line

Barry Taylor 03 Jul 99 - 12:50 AM
Dale Rose 03 Jul 99 - 01:18 AM
Joe Offer 03 Jul 99 - 03:33 AM
Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON 03 Jul 99 - 09:53 AM
Barry Taylor 03 Jul 99 - 10:42 AM
Margo 03 Jul 99 - 04:49 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jul 99 - 05:36 PM
Helen 03 Jul 99 - 06:11 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 03 Jul 99 - 07:02 PM
Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON 03 Jul 99 - 08:20 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 03 Jul 99 - 11:29 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 04 Jul 99 - 12:08 AM
Dale Rose 04 Jul 99 - 12:18 AM
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Subject: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Barry Taylor
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 12:50 AM

FYI... After a short sabatical to relocate to a new ISP, I have hoisted my traditional Canadian tunebook (midi files) to a new site. I hope to maintain a tune a week pace to expand the collection. Enjoy, eh?


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Dale Rose
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 01:18 AM

Eh, OK! I like what you have there, a LOT, Barry. Nice Work. I know I had seen it before, but this time I bookmarked it and put it where I can find it again!

Slight Tangent ~~ Here's another link, featuring a video of one of Barry's tunes. It's the Ennis Sisters from Newfoundland doing I'se The B'y and Excursion Around The Bay. Ennis Sisters Video compliments of The Pier, Toronto's Waterfront Museum, which can be found HERE


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 03:33 AM

Glad to see you're back, Barry. I added you to our Links Page. Somebody else posted a link to your old site there, and only that person can remove it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 09:53 AM

Barry:

Glad to hear you're back. Your site is one of the best things to have happened to the Internet since I've been surfing, which ain't that long.

You might recall that I sent you an e-mail a while back regarding the "Emigrant's Daughter" and the fact that the band in which I play, the Kingston Ceili Band, have adopted that particular piece as an integral part of our repertoire. At this time, one of the ladies in our group is singing it solo, but we are working on an arrangement which will include all the instruments in the group, fiddles, flute, guitars and bodhran. It should be a spectacular sound.

And while on the subject, on June 13 last, the same young lady sang the Emigrant's daughter at an outdoor Mass to commemorate the 1500 famine victims buried in a mass grave here in Kingston 150 years ago. You could have heard a pin drop, and literally, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Keep up the good work. If we ever get to recording the piece, we'll make you famous.

And to all the mudcatters who have faithfully read the above reference to the Emigrant's Daughter, trust me, it is well worth downloading both words and music from Barry's site.

Jack Hickman


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Barry Taylor
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, Jack! I am amazed and thrilled to advise that An Emigrant's Daughter has been recorded twice now. Perhaps that signals the birth of a new folk song worthy of inclusion in Ye Olde Mudcat database! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Margo
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 04:49 PM

Dale, I tried your link to the Ennis sisters but with no success. Could you post the address?

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 05:36 PM

Here's the URL, Margarita:
http://www.thepier.to/ennis.htm
Both of Dale's links work for me, so the problem may be on your end. I trained Dale myself, so he does links quite well, thankyouverymuch.
If you have Windows 95 and want to copy the URL from a link, point to the link and click your right mouse button. A menu will appear. Choose "copy shortcut." Then you can paste that URL into your browser's address bar, or a link you're posting, or an e-mail message, or wherever. One of the best features of Windows 95 is the selection of things you can do by clicking that right mouse button.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Helen
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 06:11 PM

Barry,

I echo the sentiments here. Your music site is one of the best I have found on the net. The only other one I love as much as yours is Lesley Nelson's Contemplator site, so imagine how wonderful it was to find your Tunebook included on Lesley's site.

I think that I can safely say that I have not found another site with so many beautiful arrangements of tunes. You are truly gifted to bring out the best in each tune.

Thank you, Helen

PS. Joe, I thought it might have been me who put the link on the links page but it must have been someone else.


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 07:02 PM

Jack,

As you know I lived in Kingston for three years. Yet for some reason I never knew about this grave site. I recently read about it in a book printed 1964. Where in Kingston is it -- presumably somewhere along the lake?

Glad to hear the band is still going. Maybe I'll get to hear you again on one of my rare visits. How long has the band been going now -- I think you were already in operation when I moved there in 1982.


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 08:20 PM

Tim:

The original grave site was near where the Kingston General Hospital power house is now situated. That was the location of the "fever sheds" during that period of the 1840's. When they built the power house, in about 1969, they moved the remains as well as the beautiful marble "Angel of Mercy" monument to a corner of St. Mary's Cemetery in the north end of town, near where QECVI is now located.

And as far as the band is concerned, I'm told by people who kept better track than me, that we've been going since 1981. We're starting to think of a reunion for our 20th anniversary, if I can find someone to do the work.

Regards.

Jack


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 11:29 PM

Thanks, Jack.

I should mention that Toby Rider has put up some Real Audio clips of some older, most deceased I think, Cape Breton fiddlers which he got off of home tapes and I think a couple of deleted LP's. You can find them at the site http://www.tullochgorm.com/ (sorry Joe I forgot how to do the HTML thing) There are also two songs in Gaelic.

Click on the link to the Cape Breton sound files.

Barry, I know at least three completely different songs called Banks of Newfoundland. One of them is a variation of the one for which you posted lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 04 Jul 99 - 12:08 AM

Barry T. -- Maybe mention on your site that The Kelligrew's Soiree was written by the late John Burke. Credit where credit is due.


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Subject: RE: Canadian midi site back on line
From: Dale Rose
Date: 04 Jul 99 - 12:18 AM

Margarita, it might also be a problem with the player. You have to have Windows Media Player. I did not, so I downloaded it just to see and hear that clip. Now I use it for a lot of things. (I had a media player, but apparently not "modern" enough.)

It is also possible that they were down at the time you tried to access it. I have had that happen at different sites that I have tried to go to.

If you prefer to use your own player, rather than the one on their page, then paste this url in the file/open box of your media player.

http://www.thepier.to/ennis.asf

(same as the other except it substitutes asf for htm.)


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