Monday, February 27, 2012

Dick's Maggot ...

Is that a tune title?
Actually, yes.

A couple of CFC's improving concertina-players will be attending a workshop in Lewes on Saturday.
We are invited to get our heads round this tune ...

Roland is offended by the title, and we struggle to find the notes.

However, elementary research indicates that 'maggot' derives from a lost dialect of Irish gaelic for 'fancy' - you know: 'sweetheart' and all other romantic terms of endearment.
(Citation required.)
I hope you all feel better now.


Parkingspaceman said...

Ahem. The lack of hexagonal case, buttons and bellows and the presence of strings leads me to the conclusion that the instrument on display is not a concertina. It might be a dulcimer of the Appalachian persuasion, or possibly a type of portable ironing-board from the Caucasus.

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

Well observed, nit-picker.
(Note the intentional pun, PSM.)
This borrowed item from youtube demonstrates the tune, not instrument.
Free-reed renditions of 'Dick's Maggot' in the public domain challenge the cochlear receptors, and have no place in CFC's shop-front.

Parkingspaceman said...

Are you calling me a 'nit'?
Sometimes the tune's name is more memorable than the tune. "My Lady Hunsdon's Puff" - discuss. (Write on one side of the paper only, or the ink comes off when you wipe).

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

Be advised and seriously warned.
NEVER address your loved one with the term 'maggot'.
I remain in severe pain!