An Original Irish Reel - Rock Style

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by Erimon, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Erimon

    Erimon Electromatic

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    The Irish Reel is a 4/4 style of dance music. There's an A and a B part with lots of instruments playing in unison. In a typical Irish Ceilidh, these guys will just play these sixteen bars over and over, until nobody is left standing.

    We've got the usual instruments: Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Banjo, Accordion and Bodhrán. Plus: Drums, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar and other stuff - including a Yamaha DX7 E-Piano!

    So grab your nearest human (or dog, cat, bear) and get dancing.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-432096507/the-phoenix-park-reel
     
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

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    Great job. It was the Dropkick Murphy’s first, followed by Flogging Molly that lead me to appreciating and liking Irish music. There is something about it all that makes it hard to sit still.
     
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  4. Erimon

    Erimon Electromatic

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    Beware, listening to this sort of music can result in awkward situations - like this one...

     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    I've been listening to The O'Riellys and the Paddyhats and other new Irish groups lately. The traditional Irish tunes are fun as well. It's the kind of music where, if you're foot isn't tapping after 30 seconds, it's a pretty good indication that you're dead.
     
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  6. Erimon

    Erimon Electromatic

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    Or that you're listening to Bach.
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Better Bach than rap.
     
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  8. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    50% Irish, 50% Dutch. Blond hair and blue eyed, but my beard is red ( or was...in the past few years it grows white). I have two cousins that are red-heads, and that is on the Dutch side. I blame the Vikings.
    Anyways, my point-
    On my usual Sunday morning music fest, listening to streaming radio, the Celtic stations are among the top 3 I listen to. It is hard to not become a toe-tapper when you listen to this music. Something 'cozy' about it, like you really want to be sitting in a pub with a pint and good friends. I have been known on more than one occasion to request my bar-maid brew up an Irish coffee for me, even as early as 10:00 (Don't be alarmed- by my internal clock it's the afternoon- I work graveyard shift). We both enjoy listening to it.
    Nicely done!
     
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

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    Very fine. Thanks for sharing and welcome to G-T!
     
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  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    There is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING on earth like Father Ted!

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    Welcome to G-T.
    I've been playing in a Celtic/Americana band for almost 30 years now. Like most bands in our genre, we mix trad tunes with originals-- a little bit of Irish, Scottish, miscellaneous pub songs and Americana all mixed together in a bucket and thrown at the audience.
    Musically, I like the cut of your jib.
     
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  11. Erimon

    Erimon Electromatic

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    English people watch it because it is so funny. We Irish watch it for its vivid portrayal of reality.
     
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  12. thunder58

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  13. Paulie26

    Paulie26 Electromatic

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    You should check out The Pogues and Blood or Whiskey
     
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  14. jml77

    jml77 Electromatic

    I enjoyed that, is there more...

    As I was reading your intro post this morning, my partner was playing songs from the Christy Moore songbook on Ukelele. And I was reminded of the time in 78 when I used to frequent the Two Brewers in Wandsworth on on Sunday lunchtime to have a pint or two and watch an Irish folk band, Chanter. I was engulfed in wave of nostalgia and on the the spur of the moment I looked for their LP 'Suburban Ethnia' on Ebay and scored myself a copy. So, thank you for getting that wave rolling.

    Now I'm going to listen to your Reels again... hey ho I've just found the other tunes.. cheers ...
     
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  15. Erimon

    Erimon Electromatic

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    Or Whiskey even.
     
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  16. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    I know where you're coming from in your statement. :D

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  17. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

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    I really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing!


    cheers
     
  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Whiskey, whisky. You say tomato...
    Spelling depends where it's distilled.
     
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