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Re: Whiskey for Justin
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010, 07:09:08 PM »
Here is what the original version sounded like, just in case people were wondering.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOKIhXW48cM

It's nice to see that people appreciate a band like the Dubliners in the modern day, it is testement to their continuing influence on music, and of course the gret taste of our forum users. ;)


Thanks for bringing that one in, Justin. That was the performance I watched to get a sense of a traditional arrangement. I ended up playing slower. Theirs is more of an upbeat tempo and of course, the quick phrasing of the chorus. Also, I ended up with a Texas swing in my rhythm (no doubt, from living in Texas since 1974) as opposed their banjo style romp.

Maybe we should all do versions of the Dubliner catalog and revive the irish balladeer spirit and see where that inspires people to go to. For example, I think Metallica's version is quite inventive and totally within their style, even if it wasn't a truly traditional arrangement. It somehow fit, for them. Might we do the same with other songs?

I also appreciate other celtic music. Loreena McKennitt does a version of "Bonnie Portmoor" for the "Highlander" soundtrack that is absolutely haunting.

My wife likes the stuff, too. Our cat, Jade, was listening to the Dubliner version of "Whiskey in the Jar." Not bad for a white Turkish Angora. Anyway, wife and I have a few albums from a group called Afro-Celt Sound System. Just as it describes, it is a melding of celtic and african music, which blend together well, believe it or not.

Finally, one last bit I am particularly proud of.

To start, I am of mixed heritage. My mother's father was from Germany. He and his family immigrated to America when he was 10 years old. My father's family is a mix of english, irish, and scottish. One time, while driving somewhere, my wife was looking at one of her many catalogs. It was "Cash's of Ireland." Looking at the neat stuff, she said, "I wish I had some irish in me."

In my best irish accent, I said, "Aye, lassie, do you want some, then?"

She punched me in the arm and I knew my job was done.
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Re: Whiskey for Justin
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2010, 07:13:21 PM »
hahahahahaha  fucking awesome :rockon:

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Re: Whiskey for Justin
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2010, 07:27:15 PM »
hahahahahaha  fucking awesome :rockon:



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