On 30 Jun 2011, at 08:15, John Dally wrote: > Here are a couple of youtube items that already fit the bill for July. > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHBO8CGAIeQ&feature=related > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKC0ZoVqfzU&NR=1 > > What's your take on the tune?
Hi John, Two very contrasting renditions.  It's a lot easier to play Roxborough Castle in dotted rhythm, as is done here. I prefer it played absolutely straight, which is really very challenging. A commonly played tune which is rarely played well. I quite like this rendition here . . . seems to have been videoed during a casual session by a bystander.  Awful, awful, awful! This version has the tune played in a manner way beyond the performers ability or understanding of the tune, and apparently on a poorly set-up instrument. Francis To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html