Blind Accordionist



Blind Accordionist

Postby artelagro » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:19 pm

I received, in the post this morning, a book of original compositions by Tom McIver which has been produced as part of a crowdfunding appeal by Gary Blair to buy an accordion for a talented, 10 year old blind boy from Siberia called Roman Semeryak

https://www.facebook.com/gary.blair1/videos/10154020915371793/

Tom visited me roughly 12 years ago when I was starting to learn to play and he was starting to compose. About a month later, the postman delivered three music scores, one of which, to my surprise, bore my name (I told you I was famous). I later asked him when he was going to publish a book of his compositions and now we have the answer. I am going to work through his pieces at my own speed but if you want to hear a sample of his work then here is Gary Blair playing his ‘Graham Wilson’s March’
https://youtu.be/0CCjLNU0Jwc

Graham Wilson himself plays it at https://youtu.be/EMpoh2_ZXco
The above tune is included in Tom's book.
If you want to support the wee lad then the crowdfunding site is open for only the next couple of days.
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Re: Blind Accordionist

Postby Matt Butcher » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:19 am

Garth, sorry, I missed this at the time. That's a cracking, foot-tapping tune. I'd like to hear the one named after you!!!! What an honour. Sounds like the book's being sold in a real good cause too. I'm in the stone age when it comes to the Internet but none of the links above seem to get me to the book or the crowd funding...
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Re: Blind Accordionist

Postby artelagro » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:48 am

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Matt, Thanks for your interest. If all goes well there will be photos of a couple of the scores added here.

What Tom compiled consists of 7 double sided pages which, when folded turn into a 28 page book or leaflet containing 13 original tunes and, more importantly, his reasons for composing them. The script is written in Tom’s pure Glasgow dialect but if you need any help with the translation then I will be happy to help.

I was a bittie disappointed with the early response to this post but will take this down to the library and get a number of copies made if more people are interested. It may be more appropriate to have the book digitised (if that is the word) and trust any members who download it to donate something to this very worthy cause. My computer skills are limited (being polite here), so any help on the technical side of this will be welcomed.
As usual click on the photos to enlarge.
p.s. tell Soulsaver I haven't mastered the positioning of the photos yet.
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