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Aye, once bitten, twice no sae shy.
3 years ago her indoors had not heard of CM.
She is still no 4711 devotee, but entirely independently chose CM’s certain song to make her aisle entrance to…i was impressed and surprised as , given the dug n wean nightly carry on i was expecting ‘Anarchy in the UK’,……still she has a few weeks yet to chicken out.
Ps listening to a compilation disc from Derry’s Cool Discs including fascinating tracks of North West artists from Johanna Fegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Best Boy Grip, Teknopeasant etc etc before settling back into more Arab Strap
It sounds like Rory’s getting wed? All congratulations to you, Rory and the bidie in (I had to look it up).
There’ll soon be merry cackling from the back kitchen. Flower arrangements, unicorns and rainbows. It’s all we talk about in there.
I’ve never got the thing about singing songs to show off a voice. That sounds weird to me. Why sing if it’s not about the song? All upside down and back to front.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. There’s tons of rugby on.
Good evening Christy,
Tonight i have been trying hard to listen to music but the bidie-in, her wean and her dug are making that a struggle even with headphones on.
To be fair it is a bit anti-social of me when the mutt wants a walk, the boss wants to tell me about the flower arrangments for the impending nuptuals and the lad wants a game of Top Trumps.
Well a bit of a Friday blast of Saw Doctors and also a more mellow fix of Arab Strap were slipped into the mix of the mayhem,
but maybe we don’t need serene tranquility to enjoy music, just think of what the Barrowlands would be like without the blood, sweat and cheers of the throng….and who could forget the assembled chorus singing and shouting along to Pagan Ritual in the tent by the Lee.
So maybe i am just being selfish and cantancerous to want silence to descend before Mystic Lipstick hits the turntable.
I hope this finds you well Christy
just dropped into Montreaux for a touch of Arab Strap..fair play to you Rory
Hey Christy we hope you are doing well. My partner and I are happy to be back playing live music in Belfast and we are wondering what are your chords for Reel in the Flickering Light.
C Dm Em F G…..in varying combinations…
I’ve been thinking about a couple of things you said
“this song sings like no other”
And about Declan being so sensitive and adaptable
When I listen to you it feels like you let the song sing itself. So the song leads, kind of even does its own thing. The singer is just there? Kind of for the song? Oh dear this is so hard to put into words.
This started happening to me maybe about a year ago. It was Yellow Furze Woman where it started. I knew it was an important song. So I didn’t want to impose myself on it. As I learnt it I let the song lead. I still do. It went in directions I hadn’t thought of. This song taught me so much.
Sometimes I’m surprised we can catch them on a recording. So ephemeral. And sometimes recordings sound completely different to what I thought it went like when I sang it.
I love this stuff.
some use songs to present their voices
others use their vocals to present songs
I’m always drawn towards the latter
pavarotti and john jacko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H72S6ATgigA The Pecker Dunne at Brennans Nine Mile House 5th Jun 1992
I never met Bob Dylan…but I sang with Pecker Dunne
ps based on a very quick youtube trawl, it looks like ‘Ripping Yarns’ is well represented…so, that’s me heading there later…written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones (RIP) – genius work… D
Viva Monty Python humour and links to Yorkshire/ Northern England – Rebecca has found a cracker today.
Michael Palin had an ace series of ‘Ripping Yarns’ years back…brilliant, because the stories were loosely based on Sheffield characters/incidents he’d experienced,plus the mojo of his imagination and humour…so, real life events were taken into more surreal/over the top scenarios/ hamming up the cliches via Yorkshre settings…impossible to describe, but worth tracking down,if possible
A mix up of pythons (name for a tour?). It was Michael Palin from the lanes of Sheffield. Sorry Michael.
How are you today? I’ve nothing much to say apart from I hope you have a good day.
So here’s, a little slice of Yorkshire humour
I did a quick Google on Eric Idle. His Yorkshire accent doesn’t jar and I was wondering why. Anyway, it turns out he’s from South Shields, way oop North. He does a damn fine Yorkshire accent.
Hope it makes you smile.
Ger McNally is still trying to get his breath back after last night! What a win! Full interview on the wireless at 10.45 this morning. Cill Dara Abu!
Something for the soul
Something happened yesterday as I was listening to your itma unaccompliced recording of Lord Baker. I’m not sure I can put it into words but I understood something about folk singing. Liam explains it perfectly in the link above.
Your unaccompanied Lord Baker is stunning. I feel very lucky to play the harp. It can do what’s needed while still making a noise.
I don’t think work will be getting much out of me today.
Such a wonderful song to sing….following the narrative always enthralls…for me this song sings like no other…..it always carries me away….I seldom sing it….
Great news about the album taking shape…
Today I read that The Seekers are discussing gigs for their 60th anniversary next year. All 4 original members planning to tour…fair play to them. My parents were big fans, so the group certainly weren’t hip enough to get my full attention! But,their playing and harmonies caught the ear – and, I guess, made acoustic folk accessible to many people a la Peter, Paul and Mary… from that trio, Noel Paul Stookey is still active and worth checking out.
I hope today went well.
You have me hummin Mornington Ride
Accomplice! I like that even better than campanero and comrade. It’s perfect!
Thanks for that vid. Rebecca… nice start to the day.
Wonderful song, version and a brilliant example of the ‘live’ interaction between you and Declan – a magical mix.
I hope you and all companeros are enjoying the recording process. Great that new sounds are rolling off the production line…
Have a good day
its all rolling along…sounds emerging…new collaborators….mixing soon to begin…title settled..artwork on the air…
For us all this morning
We had some great gigs ….I’ve never had a more musically adaptable accomplice… there was a basic structure to our repertoire but what went over that structure varied from night to night…this clip shows how Declan constantly looked over to assess what way the arrangement was going to evolve..despite us playing a thousand gigs over almost 20 years it was always exciting and fulfilling.. we were, by far, the longest running band either of us played in…..
Good evening Christy,
A Dishwasher had spoke of the New Testament, so i picked up a German edition,
Though i could read,nor decipher ,one single cold word, i was joined by this strange apparition,
He had a face like an Auld painter’s radio,ah Disgrace was his family name,
We played cards, i was happy just to be there, happily losing, happily lucid.
Waiting for morning, waiting to be saved.
Isn’t it wonderful to have Colm & Roisin as part of this community ? I am sure as a Family, they are feeling all of the love and support which they so much need at this difficult time in their lives. Unfortunately dying is part of living; however at such a young age makes it all more harder to bear. We will continue to think of them as they make their journey………..” Let the music keep your spirits high”
Dear Colm & Roisin. It was a major shock to you and your Mam to lose your beloved Dad so unexpectedly like that on 12th June. He was a towering figure not only as your Dad but also a very well respected man within the community, may he RIP. He was always a pleasure to meet whether in your home or at a gig. His love and pride in your achievements shone through and ye will continue to benefit from his great love into the future le cunamh De. His love of and skill with those amazing boats the Galway Hookers was very evident as was the esteem he was held in by that very special community. I will always remember the day he took us out on Galway Bay. I ‘m reminded of John Spillane s line..” and fathers were tall and kind ” Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann “… take good care of one another…H
http://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk – link should access the site D
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