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Thread #162917   Message #3885976
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
31-Oct-17 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
You reminded me, Tim. I did learn a song from my Dad - He always called it The waltz of the bells but I can never be sure that is correct. I have published it on here and elsewhere before and no one else has ever claimed to have heard it before. His story was that he traveled with the Gypsies as a youth for a while in his native Poland. He learned it with them on a 7 string guitar. I have no idea where the extra one fitted in and he also said he played an 11 string - which was like the 7 but with 4 x drone strings above.

Apologies for the poor guitar work as I am no guitarist really but if anyone would like to make sure it progresses in the true folk tradition past my lifetime I would be very grateful :-)

DtG