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
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.
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 :-)