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garyvol
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(3/5/04 10:08 am)

music question


Hi Folks,
Our music taste were mild, Beatles music type stuff, me some smooth jazz.
Ever since our trip from Ireland, my wife and I have mixed the Celtic/Irish music into our listening.
Has this happened to any of the other sheep here in Micheles's flock.???:D
No answers are required.
just curious.
-gary



gillespie
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(3/5/04 12:40 pm)

MUSIC


I have never been to Ireland "yet"...going in May. I absolutely love the Celtic sound....listen to celtic/irish mustic all the time! LOVE IT....Enya is my favourite



Anita
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(3/5/04 12:58 pm)

Fiddle music!


I have always loved Irish music, but the trip to Ireland rekindled my love of fiddle music in particular. I had found an old fiddle hiding under a chair in an antique store and bartered with the owner, handing over a porcelain figurine I had won in a draw plus $50 bucks. I started learning to play about three years ago, taking Suzuki lessons, but when I came back from Ireland I have been learning strictly Irish fiddle tunes. It's so much fun, and there has been a resurrgence of popularity in Irish music here. There's even going to be a St. Patrick Day parade in Vancouver this year, and numerous Irish pubs have sprung up and some even offer tradition Irish sessions. Now I'm on the hunt for a better fiddle. I think I won't recover from this disease :D



garyvol
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(3/5/04 1:08 pm)

music


Hi Anita,
That is such a cool story. goood luck fiddling. Another instrument of late that the Irish bands play is something called a Dulstema (spelling??). We viewed a local concert the other week, and there with the fiddles,guitars,harps,etc was this fella playing the dulstima instrument, such a dreamy tune that comes out of it.
-gary


PS. Next step for Vancouver is to turn a local river green for St. Paddy's day.:rollin




twanda49
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(3/6/04 1:12 am)

music


I've been a fan of Blue Grass since Hector was a pup. When I started listening to Celtic music, it became obvious that Blue Grass comes directly from the Celtic tradition. Now I can't get enough of either.
Marsha



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2251
(3/6/04 2:45 am)

Ceili House


Hi Everyone,

This is a nice topic. For those that like ceili music you can listen to it on RTE on your computer. They do a new show every week from various parts of Ireland. This is the link: www.rte.ie/radio1/weekend...house.html

Michele

P.S. Gary, is it a dulcimer?



Anita
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(3/6/04 1:31 pm)

instruments


Gary, what does that instrument look like? Lots of instruments have made their way into Irish music over the years, another one is a bouzouki, which is traditionally a Greek string instrument. I have one, inheritted it from my aunt, it's very pretty, similar to a mandolin, but with a longer neck, and a tear-drop shaped body. Some Irish instruments are quite simple, like the tin whistle, and others are quite complex, like the Irish pipes. Have you ever seen anyone playing the Irish pipes? There's an awful lot to remember with the bellows under both arms and various chanters you don't want to sit too close to the fellow playing those things. You might get injured!



Allison
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(3/6/04 8:17 pm)

Irish music


Gary, what a great question! We hit Ireland in 95 for the first time...In my car (which is about the only place where I have time to listen to music!) is a shoebox full of CDs. If there are 20 CDs in it, then 15 are Irish, and one is Carlos Nunez, a Galician mucician who happens to play with Irish musicians. (The Galician influence is very strong in Irish music, as I understand.)

We feel extremely lucky to find a pub with local musicians when we are in Ireland. (The seeds of an October trip are germinating in my head now, so I will be back for suggestions for the southwest corner in coming months!)



Anita
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(3/7/04 2:05 am)

green river


As for turning the river green, well it wouldn't take much to turn the 'muddy'...I mean 'mighty' Fraser green from its present state of deep brown, probably just have to stir up the seaweed a bit. It might be interesting to find out what's been sitting down there at the bottom all these years besides a few sturgeon.



Irene Lee
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Posts: 9
(3/7/04 8:15 pm)

Re: Irish music


Galicia, Spain is considered the lost Celtic nation. When the Celts moved out of central Europe, they made their home in Galicia and its neighbor province Asturias. They didn't stay long, I believe only a hundred or two years. Caesar pretty much ran them out and those that stayed where massacred.
The capital of that ancient Celtic nation is La Coruna. It were my great-grandparents were born. It was a pleasant surprise to discover the Galician-Celt connection since my husband's great-grandparents all came from Ireland.

The Celts influenced Spanish music not vice-versa. Bagpipes can still be heard and seen in Galicia today. Its Celtic roots are very strong and easily seen on the streets. If you want to hear a great CD that incorporate the two sounds, buy The Chieftain's "Santiago".

It's a journey through Galicia, Cuba (where most of the Galician emmigrants went to in the 1700 and 1800's), Mexico, and Ireland.

It's named after Santiago de Compostela and the city of Santiago, Cuba.



garyvol
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(3/8/04 8:54 am)

music


Hi Irene Lee
I've listened to some of the Chieften music. I'll keep an ear tuned for Santiago.
The history of the Celtic is interesting. Perhaps their style of music was an influence for when Ireland was invaded by the Vikings. As I understand it, some of the Vikings stayed perhaps due to the milder weather and/or other influences such as music/tradition.

Anita: I think Michele spelled it correctly, Dulcimer.
The instrument is many stringed, lies slightly tilted on a table. The player has two little drumsticks and does a wonderful job of tapping the different strings.
Amazing how he did not miss a note.

-gary




jennifer
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(3/8/04 9:49 am)

Irish Music


Like all of you, I am a huge fan of Irish music, everything from traditional to contemporary like The Cranberries.
The dulcimer Gary mentioned is a hammered kind. My husband bought me one for last Christmas that is played lying across the knees kind of like a guitar. I am not very good at it, buy my husband can play anything with strings. (I think he bought it for himself:lol



wojazz3
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Posts: 380
(3/8/04 6:00 pm)

Re: music question


Hi all:

What? develop a love for Irish music .... hmmmmm

Well, first I bought a tin whistle and worked on that, then I bought a bodhran and worked on that. After all of that, I decided I need a band so my wife decided to play some guitar (she's a very accomplished clasical guitarist) and we scrounged up a violin player who now has to act like a fiddler. As it stands, we have now actually rehearsed once (that was Saturday) which is a good thing because we have our first gig tonight. No, we don't have them all memorized. Thankfully, we all read like crazy so it shouldn't be a problem. By the way, the bands new (trademarked) name is "Under Lough and Quay". I'd love to add a concertina to the group, but I don't think that I can learn to play it that fast. We'll be adding a bass player too. Not traditional, but we need a male vocalist that sings better than I do.

The uilleann pipes are a fabulous instrument and not as overpowering as their scottish cousins. Pat Broderick who owns Cregg Castle along with his wife is an accomplised player. Worth the stay to hear him play.

Another opportunity to hear a variety of celtic music is the NPR show "The Thistle and Shamrock". The website is at:
www.npr.org/programs/thistle/
and you can find when and where it plays in your area from that site.

Bill



edhodge
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(3/8/04 7:43 pm)

music


Bill, still cracking up about your "Lough and Quay"- too funny! :lol

We found it so interesting to listen to the car radio in Ireland. We soon figured out why they love our country music- the Irish roots are as obvious as a 6 month old dye job.

Since we were blessed to hear such great trad music in Ireland, I now listen to Clannad, Enya, Sarah McLachlan and the Chieftans a lot. I also bought the Irish Rovers the other day (remember that old song, "The Unicorn"?). Couldn't resist some pub songs CDS but most of all, we love the CDs that we bought in the pubs, featuring the folks playing that night. Next time I am buying every single one they offer!

If anyone goes to Malachy Kearns' Bodhran shop in Roundstone, please check for a CD for me. They were featuring a CD of Irish Women, playing in the shop and I am kicking myself daily for not buying it then. Just need to know the name of the CD so I can buy it off the 'net.



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Allison
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(3/8/04 8:12 pm)

 Music


When we were in Malachy's shop last April, we picked up two CDs from his top 10 list, Christy Moore Live at the Point, and Folan & Davey, Skin and Bow (all fiddle and bodhran [sp?]). Never a moment of regret!

Diane, speaking of regrets, I don't know how many times you have been to Ireland or plan to return , but here's a lesson I've learned: if you see it and want it, BUY IT! I passed up too many things during my first two trips, and now take an extra bag to fill with sweaters and tea and pottery! My husband wanted to buy one of the "mistakes" bodhrans in Malachy's shop on our last trip, and he has been kicking himself ever since...

Bill, you are so clever!! :lol

Allison



Anita
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(3/8/04 8:51 pm)

 The Rovers


I remember the Irish Rovers from when I was a kid and they had a weekly show on CBC. It was one of the few shows my dad would sit and watch. In 1986 at the World's Fair here in Vancouver they had an on site pub called The Unicorn, boy was it a popular place. Best thing was that, weather permitting, the front opened up and everyone who couldn't get in could still here them play. They were there every weekend and as a college student I worked the summer sweeping up the grounds and trying to hang around the front of the pub. Sure was a clean spot there ;)



Michele Erdvig
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(3/9/04 2:25 am)

Music


Bill, I love Lough and Quay! Very clever. :lol

Diane, Why don't you send Malachy Kearns an email? He might know the exact CD you want. E-Mail: bodhran@iol.ie Web: www.bodhran.com/

Michele



stannseniors
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Posts: 85
(3/9/04 10:09 am)

music


There was a song they did at the ceili and at a few pubs when we were there - a few of the groups at the pubs groaned when it was requested - because they play it all the time---was it "the rover"? At the Ceili they have you clap during the song at certain points - does anyone know what that was and where to get it? There was also another song i loved about a woman from a certain town -dang if i can rememeber anything else about it - but i really liked it.



Allison
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(3/9/04 12:43 pm)

Wild Rover


The lyrics begin "I've been a wild rover for many's the year, I spent all my money on whiskey and beer."
We have a local Irish band in our Albany NY area, and this is always one of their most popular songs. Many different groups have recorded it. Try a google search for "Wild Rover". "And it's no, nay, never (clap, clap, clap) No nay never no more, and I'll play the wild rover, no never, no more. (Can you tell it's a favorite of mine??):D



stannnseniors
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(3/9/04 1:14 pm)

That's IT


thank you, i couldn't remember - i think i'll suprise my hubby with it- any favorite group/cd that has it?
I really widh i could rememer the other song - about the "girl from ------" I can hum the tune - but that doesn't help us on this site. I think it's an old tune - does anyone know a site i can sample old tunes?



Anita
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(3/9/04 1:34 pm)

Songs


You can probably find The Wild Rover on a lot of CDs of Irish music as it is one of the more popular tunes. I have a 'best of' CD of the Irish Rovers that has it and a lot of other more popular tunes. The other song you're wondering about I will need more of the words as there a lot of Irish songs about girls from somewhere. I found a website when I was researching my trip: www.finditireland.com
There are a lot of links to all things Irish and I think they had some music links.



Mark D
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(3/9/04 4:46 pm)

music


Allison,
Is that group the Mckrells, or Hair of the Dog ?
I am from East Greenbush, NY, now living in Burlington, VT
My wife and I are going to Ireland March 26th with Kevin Mckrell of the Mckrells. The music is gonna be AWESOME !
Cheers !
Mark



Allison
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(3/9/04 5:57 pm)

Music


Mark, that's too funny! I was referring to Hair of the Dog (www.hair-of-the-dog.com), but we are also fans of Kevin McKrell for years, too! (www.mckrells.com) I don't think I have ever talked to anyone who has gone to Ireland with him or Hair of the Dog. You will have to report back! Do you come back to the area for the Irish Fest in September? (Are you a fan of the Refigerators?)

For those of you who might be wondering, the McKrells are a local band with deep Irish and bluegrass roots. They organize tours in Ireland (and I think they used to play in some Pubs as they toured), taking large groups of people/fans/friends along for the fun. Mark, do they still play over there??



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2274
(3/9/04 6:16 pm)

Words & Music Online


Hi Everyone,


Try these for words and music:

www.contemplator.com/ireland/

www.ireland-information.c...-midis.htm

Michele



Mark D
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(3/9/04 8:24 pm)

Music


Hello Allison,
I went to high school with Kevin, I started following his bands in the 1980's when he lead the group Donnybrook Fair.
I love his voice, and really look forward to jamming with him in Ireland.
Craig Vance, and David McDonnell will be cohosting the trip. They are going to be playing at our hotel pubs every night, plus some inpromptu sessions.
We will be staying at the following hotels:

Connemara Gateway Hotel (Oughterard )March 27, 28
Wyatt Hotel (Westport) March 29, 30
Yeats Country Hotel (Sligo) March 31, April 1
Imperial Hotel ( Galway ) April 2,


Cheers !
Mark



mikey
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(3/10/04 11:10 am)

Black 47


I did a similar trip with Black 47 this past year and it was a blast.



wojazz3
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Posts: 383
(3/11/04 10:26 am)

Re: Words & Music Online


Great links Michele. The link to the history of Danny Boy on one of the pages is a good one too. I copied off what they believe to be the original version of the tune. Can can hear the popular version in the old one.

Another enormous archive of various traditional mucis including Irish is:

sniff.numachi.com/~rickhe...aidxA.html

Huge number of tunes, may with the music also. Most don't have guitar chords, but you can usually find those elsewhere.

Bill



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2316
(3/19/04 3:06 am)

More Music


Hi Everyone,

Try this link and listen to the music: www.celtradio.com

Michele



garyvol
Unregistered User
(3/19/04 7:03 am)

music


Hi Michele,
This is an excellent music link. Very cool.
thx
-gary;)



jennifer
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(3/19/04 9:41 am)

Irish Music


If you go to Accu Radio www.accuradio.com/ you can listen to both a traditional Celtic station and a modern one (bands like Black 47). The great part is you can skip songs you don't like!
Jen



Dude
Unregistered User
(3/22/04 11:17 pm)

RadioCelt


Aaaaah, Michele, what a treat. Thanks for the link! I listen to the trad music here in my hobby room while piecing a quilt; as luck would have it, the Single Irish Chain pattern.
Judy



bkrathbun
Unregistered User
(3/22/04 11:38 pm)

Music in Ireland


We are planning a trip to Ireland in September, 2004. There will be 5 of us total, and 4 are the members of the Irish Minstrels of Spring Valley, Minnesota. My question is, how would a group go about setting up some places to play in the pubs in Ireland, or getting in on some jam sessions with the "locals".



garyvol
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(3/23/04 9:29 am)

music


Hi bkrathbun,
I'm not an expert. I just listen, can't play a thing.
However, my wife and I stopped in on Dublin's Temple Bar. One of their daily music sessions is 4-7Pm. I've attached a photo link of a 4 person group at the table. They were later joined by a another fella that played a tin whistle. He asked if he could join in. They sounded good. Perhaps you could email the Bar and squeeze in your own gig during that time.
Perhaps Sir Bill, the music leader of his group named "Under Lock and Key" (American Spelling) is a regular of Michele's forum and can give ideas.

f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph...m=7696.jpg

p.s. Please note the pint of my Schmitty's ale in lower right corner of photo. awesome.;)

--well Queen Michele, as the jester of your court I have a reputation to uphold.
-gary:lol



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2341
(3/24/04 12:30 am)

Re: music


Hi bkrathbun,

Generally, the Irish are pretty casual about their music sessions. Once you determine where you will be you might do a search for pubs in Ireland (or look in the Irish golden pages online). Then you could email or call places you are interested in and ask what their policy is. I'm sure many pubs would be delighted to have you provide music for a while.

You might want to post under a new heading of your own to get more replies on your specific inquiry. It is buried here on this long thread.

Michele

P.S. Gary, I can taste the Smithwick's now!




MarthaA
Unregistered User
(3/31/04 1:26 pm)

Baltimore Fiddle Fair


We've got tickets on hold for 2 nights for the Baltimore Fiddle Fair in May. The website is
www.baltimore-ireland.com...20fair.htm

Looks like great fun! I wanted to pass it along in case anyone else is going to be in the area at that time.
Martha

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