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Old 27.10.2011, 17:39
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Re: Irish music

Well I just listened to Curragh of Kildare on You tube and well, its not as I remembered it and maybe you're right

Nostalgia is an interesting thing:

A little more up to date, The Script. Always good to hear songs talking about places you know
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Well I just listened to Curragh of Kildare on You tube and well, its not as I remembered it and maybe you're right

Nostalgia is an interesting thing:

A little more up to date, The Script. Always good to hear songs talking about places you know
I actually went to you tube to see if I was wronging Mr Kennedy, I'm happy to say.....I didn't. The script are excellent - saw them warm up for U2 the year before last in croker, was fantastic.
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Old 27.10.2011, 23:35
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Because there are plenty of rap and hip-hop artists of all races? It's predominantly dominated by one particular race, yes, but is it appropriate to label it that way? I mean, let's call basketball "Black Sport" while we're at it. Anyway, off-topic.
Reminds me of Herr Hummel, a long-running comic with a Zurich theme that appears in one of the free newspapers. For those who don't know it, it's about an oldish guy who doesn't really fully understand the world, or even his direct surroundings, which doesn't keep him from developing theories about it.

In one of the episodes, Herr Hummel is talking to his neighbour and asks what music she likes. She says, she can't remember the name, but it's the music Black people make.

He replies, you don't mean Hips Hops do you?

And she replies, no, she means Gopsel.

Later there was actually an album called "von Hips Hops und Gopsel", the title of which was obviously ost on those who hadn't read the earlier comic.
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Anything by Great Big Sea





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Old 28.10.2011, 00:59
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Rubberbandits, Horse Outside. Not quite Irish music as you know it but one on the best vids I have laughed out loud to! Best watched with the volume high..
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Re: Irish music

How about Oisin McAuley from Danu? He's $h!t hot on the fiddle if that's what you're after. We went to university together and he was great then & has only got better. Go to youtube for either his name or some Danu stuff to get your feet moving!
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Try Altan and also Christy Moore

Brian Kennedy

Second Christy Moore especially Live at the point and Fairytale of New York


The "story" at the start is brilliant and then an incredible rendition of the song...for me the perfect live track


Oh and his version of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ...haunting.
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Oh and the Saw Doctors too - love them
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new to winterthur and looking forward to some irish music there, anyone like to join me on a monthly basis?
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Re: Irish music

With a Greek Cypriot background, try Sharon Shannon- get mixes of trad irish with world trad. Super energy! Think Zooidakis from Crete (forgive the spelling) but less singing, and a button accordion instead of mandolin & bouzouki.

By the way one of my friends played with the High Kings and arranged music for the albums :-)
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Sean O'Riada....


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Sean O'Riada....


Thank you, thank you.

I was about to ask when someone would suggest we listen to some proper traditional Irish music. O' Carolan, for instance. To mention a few: I have Derek Bell's (a dead Chieftain) CD of harp music - really beautiful. "Carolan's farewell to music" would melt any heart. So ... dear old Sean O'Riada who was making classy Irish music before the Chieftains started. There is a lovely CD of him playing traditional harp music on a slightly clanky 18th century harpsicord. Then you can find both Seamus Ennis and Liam O'Flynn playing the Irish pipes on Youtube. THIS is the real thing...

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Re: Irish music

So, you know Carol-Anne also....small world.
Seriously, though, I first heard O'Riada on b/w tv in the mid-late sixties and was completely captivated.
He was hosting some series on traditional Irish music.
I've had several replacement copies of the O'Riada Sa Gaiety album over the years, lost a few copies in my travels.
Know what you mean bout the clanky harpsichord.
But what he did transcended that somehow.
Poor quality technically on the production side of that particular album but still wonderful stuff and has a fond spot in my collection from Bach, Sibelius, Nina Hagen, Chicken Shack, Mariza and many many others.
Really happy that it's on YouTube for others to sample.
Just noticed a 3-cd item on Amazon. Will have to check that out.
My mother used complain, incessantly, about Seamus Ennis, couldn't stand the pipes and semi-inebriated banter.
Had a major in circumstances a few months ago and now find I've got loadsa time to search for musical gems.
Will certainly spare a few moments, at last, to sample the venerable FZ.




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Thank you, thank you.

I was about to ask when someone would suggest we listen to some proper traditional Irish music. O' Carolan, for instance. To mention a few: I have Derek Bell's (a dead Chieftain) CD of harp music - really beautiful. "Carolan's farewell to music" would melt any heart. So ... dear old Sean O'Riada who was making classy Irish music before the Chieftains started. There is a lovely CD of him playing traditional harp music on a slightly clanky 18th century harpsicord. Then you can find both Seamus Ennis and Liam O'Flynn playing the Irish pipes on Youtube. THIS is the real thing...
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