Cynthia Wigington


Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

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The Snows They Melt the Soonest, Take 1, dulcimer

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This is such a haunting winter song, and we are in the deepest coldest part of it here in Vermont, so I felt compelled to play although I haven't got it down...
Cynthia Wigington
02/13/15 07:10:04PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thank you Cory. I built a cardboard dulcimer in September I think. It does help to have been a music major as you know, but I don't have a teacher. You'll fly with John. You're doing great.

Cynthia Wigington
02/13/15 03:34:23PM @cynthia-wigington:

Janene, I'm glad you enjoyed the strummed version, just starting to dabble in finger-picking on another haunted one - Month of January.

Cynthia Wigington
02/13/15 03:27:41PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thanks Ken for the very nice compliment. They are saying -24 F. tonight...brr...more like Greta and I will be under the electric blanket!

Janene Millen
02/13/15 03:21:19PM @janene-millen:

Cynthia, we are attracted to similar hauntingmusic. Smile.gif I did a fingerpicked version and posted here in 2012. Can't remember where I first heard it though. Enjoy hearing a strummed version.

Ken Backer
02/13/15 03:13:52PM @ken-backer:

Hi Cynthia.. pardon my late comment on your very nice playing and singing of the tune I am not familiar with at all. Very pretty. I know you are freeeezing in Vt, so are we in Ontario. Just throw another log or something on the fire and have Greta sit on your feet.Grin.gif

Cynthia Wigington
02/10/15 05:41:05PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thank you Helen. Go to youtube and check out my Samanthra...LOL you're mentioned as I couldn't stop cracking up while playing it, so I never did put it up here, until I can do a "sane" version, if possible...

John Keane
02/09/15 05:52:09AM @john-keane:

Cynthia, we never tabbed that one out. We just sat down and figured out what we wanted to do with it. Unless we are using a specific tune to teach a workshop and need to provide paper copies for participants, we rarely tab stuff out.

Cynthia Wigington
02/08/15 05:32:39PM @cynthia-wigington:
Thank you Lynn, I'm seeing the same Vermont snow blowing sideways, up to 18 inches up my way. The book I got the tune from is in my comment below, so you can play it too. Sure glad we met.
Cynthia Wigington
02/08/15 05:17:00PM @cynthia-wigington:
Your welcome John. Since so many people are thanking me for introducing the song, which was the whole point really, I got it from the Mel Bay book Celtic Songs and Slow Airs. I hope now that you and Karen do it together on the beast and show us all how good it can sound. OK, so now can I have the duet tab you did at Christmas of Pachelbel and The First Noel?
Lynn austin
02/08/15 04:40:53PM @lynn-austin:
Just sat down with a cup of tea to catch up on FOTMD as the snow is blowing sideways here in VT and listened to your lovely tune. I'm not familiar with it either and love it's haunting beauty. Thanks for sharing was lovely ...
John Keane
02/08/15 02:35:10PM @john-keane:

I really like that tune, but I've never heard it before. Thanks for introducing it to myself and others. Smile.gif

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 06:51:47PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thanks so much Gordon, it means a lot as I so enjoy all you music as well.

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 06:48:28PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thank you Patty and I'm glad you like the tune as well. It is different. My Macbook can probably do that, and a kind soul on here has offered to help, it's just technology and I well...don't quite know how I figured youtube out.

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 06:44:54PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thanks John, I listened to all of these. She has a lot more voice than I ever did. In my 20s, I know, you think I'm still in my 20s, I heard a woman sing She Moved Through the Fair so marvelously that I only dare sing it when I know no one is near. I was excited to see That Anne sang with Bert Jansch, who is also amazing. No stew for me, but I'll be over for tea Monday, love those tea loafs!

john p
02/07/15 05:56:41PM @john-p:

Glad you found more Anne Briggs, she was one of the most influential of women singers at the time, almost defined the genre.

Do give 'She Moved Through the Fair' a try. It's one of those Mixalydian tunes that drops off the end of the fretboard in drone style, I've noticed you have a technique of using both finger and noter at the same time and are never afraid to borrow notes off the other strings when it suits you. You should have no trouble.

Other Anne Briggs songs I would commend to you are (they all play well in drone style) :

Hills of Greenmore (The Granmore Hare)
Blackwater Side
Willie O Winsbury

In fact almost anything of her's is going to work well Smile.gif

I've been cooking mutton stew tonight, to keep the cold at bay, I shall be cooking Tea Loaf on Monday.

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 05:53:27PM @cynthia-wigington:

Glad you like the tune Brian. Good luck with your research.

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 05:10:28PM @cynthia-wigington:

john thank you so much. I agree that this is lovely stuff, and I did find Anne Briggs singing it so beautifully. I also caught her version of She Moved Through the Fair, which was also quite fine...I'm thinking of you, having tea but no cake, where's the cake?

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 04:05:49PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thanks Pam, and now you are playing it too.

Cynthia Wigington
02/07/15 02:12:35PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thanks Lisa, I hadn't heard of it either, but it was in a book of Celtic tunes I bought, and was more and more drawn into it. Can't do without it now. 20 below F two nights ago it a bit much. Time for the February thaw.

Lexie R Oakley
02/07/15 01:56:40PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Very frosty lovely song Cynthia, you sang and played it beautifully.