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Topic: For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

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    Senior Member bigears's Avatar
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    For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

    Hi Everyone, I had hoped to have this ready earlier today, but better late than never, right? This is a tune attributed to the blind Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), called "Morgan Megan". I wanted to do an Irish song and after Larry Alexander did his song using the mandolin, I settled on this tune, using the mandolin samples he mentioned in his post. So the band for this is the Strad, the bass from JABB, a glockenspiel from GPO, and an acoustic guitar and mandolin from Bolder Sounds. I hope everyone enjoys this tune, it's still pretty rough! John

    Morgan Megan

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    You handle the Strad quite well!

    Did you play this all into Sonar?

    Regardless of how you produced it, the sounds are great and the piece makes me want a green beer, or at least go watch the celtics play.

    Well done

    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein


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    Thanks for the cheerful tune, John!

    I drink a can of beer while listening to the charming music.
    A very kind sounding piece I must say, it has heart and generosity!


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    Very soothing and enjoyable tune, you did a great job with the Strad, sounds very real and vivid!. I recommend you to review the rhythmic precision in some sections.



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    Re: For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

    Bigears! Is it too late to celebrate St. Patty's Day? NAaaah - any day is good for some folk music, perhaps an ale or two.

    I'm having a great time --I went back in the archives to find something, and now I'm running into other posts I managed to miss.

    Music from you is so rare here--Now I'm REally glad to have found this. It's an extremely rare genre to see being represented here in the LR, and you did such a nice job of it, really pleasant results. Makes me hope you post again soon.

    I understand Victor's note about "rhythmic precision" - there are some bumpy parts that could be smoothed out in a MIDI editor with the quantization grid turned off.

    Nice, my friend!


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    Nicely done, Mister John. I like that.

    You might work on the general "unsmoothness" of the song. That would improve it greatly, in my opinion. (Is that a word?)

    Way to go!

    Larry G. Alexander

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    Re: For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

    As you know, John, I'm Irish. (My real family name was,
    of course, O'Sosnowskiahan -- but they shortened it
    when my greatgrandfather came to this country.)

    Thus, I can speak with authority, here: very well done.
    This is quite convincing, really; well rendered, and a
    very nice job with the fiddle.

    Much enjoyed!

    My best,

    David Sosnowski

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    Wilton, NH

    Re: For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

    Another one Randy dug up from the vaults... I enjoyed this. Very well done - the "fiddling" on the Strad sounds great.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

    Oh this is just delightful! I love Celtic music, and this sounds to me just like a live performance in a good Irish pub :-)

    The slightly off-beat rhythms in some sections threw me at first, and then I began to look forward to them. The fiddle is dead-on, I think. I did hear one or two notes in the low parts that sounded off (ie, not in the intended chord), but I realize you are still working on it too, and then again I could be wrong, because my hearing is not so good for low notes.

    A realistic and delightful tune. I think I'll go drink a green beer :-)

    Thanks for posting this.

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    Re: For St. Patrick's Day - An Irish Tune

    A nice job for this tine. I'm surprised by the length of the phrases.
    Your instrument organization was good in spacing solo work & the one time unison of the 2 instruments.

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