I've been having fun with what I call my "Music For The Fun Of It" series at You Tube. So far I've done a music video for Halloween ("The Raven") for Christmas ("O Holy Night") Valentine's day ("Let Me Call You Sweetheart") and now for St. Patty's Day which is coming up, I've done a rendition of the traditional Irish tune, "A rovin."
All of these productions have featured Garritan instruments.
Something a bit different this time is that I've used instruments in Gary's World Library which is still under development.
So here's a sneak preview of this much-anticipated collection of world instruments.
"A rovin" - a St. Patty's Day jubilee
To whet your appetite for this great up-coming Garritan library, the instruments used on this recording are:
--Bandoneon - a small Accordion.
--Shepherd's Pipe (a hand made flute).
--Bodhran - hand-held Irish drum.
--Uileann Pipes - something like Scottish Bagpipes, except the sound is more delicate - powered by bellows under the player's arm, instead of blown.
--Guitarron - a folk bass.
--Jaw Harp (we don't say--you know, J**'s harp anymore--do we?).
And the late great Garritan Stradavari is also featured, playing the fiddle line.
There are sound effects mixed in, and Irish-style spoon playing provided by Colby Wallace via a You Tube video I found. Sonar editing managed the extraction and tempo manipulation to make Colby's playing fit in to my rhythm section.
I based the arrangement on a MIDI file first sequenced by Barry Taylor.
Google Images was the resource for all the images of Irish landscapes, pubs, and the female Irish beauties.
Go get in the St. Patty's mood, and catch a glimpse of how great this new library is.