Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ashokan Farewell

A real treat in this post, Ashokan Farewell played by the composer himself.  Sheet music and chords included below as usual.  Meant to be played as the last song when saying goodbye.

Kesh jig

In this post you'll find the sheet music, chords and a recording of the Kesh Jig!  It is even in a set with Morrison's, which we plan to do :-)

Odessa Bulgarish

Here you will find the sheet music and chords for the great klezmer tune Odessa Bulgarish, in the key of A minor. It can be played nicely in first or third position on fiddles, and in third position on violas.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vashon RISK starts fall season Sept. 24th @ 3:45pm

Celebrating our fourth year of excellent folk orchestra music, the Rock Island String Collective is beginning fall rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept 24th, 3:45 - 4:45pm.   Note the new time!  Everyone is welcome to join, no audition is needed, invite your friends and family!

Fall season will run nine weeks through mid November.  Our set list this season will bring back a handful of favorites from last year, and will introduce a new Beattles melody, a Blues song from Tracy Chapman, new Irish, Cajun, French Canadian and Klezmer tunes, a gypsy swing song, and maybe even a piece from the Red Hot Chili Peppers!  As always, the songs have been arranged for string orchestra by your fearless leaders, Kim Thal and Shane Jewell.

Location: Minglement Conference Room.

Cost: $5/per day or $40 for the 9-week session. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Concerts: We are hoping to do a concert at Chautauqua Elementary School during their lunch hour on Tuesday, Nov. 19th around noon (save the date). More info on that to come.  For more info on our schedule this winter, visit the calendar page.
New Pieces:
  1. Kesh Jig
  2. Morrison's Reel
  3. Ashoken Farewell
  4. the Terk in America
  5. Bosco Stomp
  6. Banish Misfortune
  7. Give me one Reason to Stay Here
  8. Drowsy Maggie
  9. Minor Swing
  10. Round the Horn
  11. Imagine
  12. Poleen
  13. Fluer de Mandragore
  14. Jolie Blon
  15. Under the Bridge
Pieces from last season: