Irish music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by brassmaid, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. brassmaid

    brassmaid New Member


    My band i doing a concert with an irish theme but we have a hard time finding the right pieces. We need a good opener and 2 or 3 pieces that are really entertaining.

    Hope you can help :)
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    What have you got for the programme so far?
  3. brassmaid

    brassmaid New Member

    we have this so far:

    Cry of the Celts
    Carrickfergus baritonesolo
    Irish blessing
    Alloway Tales
    Reel McCoy
    Londondary air
  4. brownrob

    brownrob Member

    You thought about Gaelforce or Lord of the Dance or even riverdance? Of course I dont know your level of band, but Gaelforce is tricky enough, the sop part is some craic! :D

    You raise me up, well its very similar to Londonderry air

    I hope this helps!
  5. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    Gathering of the Clan (Andy Duncan)
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    How about your euph player playing The Mountains Of Mourne or Believe Me, If Those Endearing Young Charms (arr. Boddington)???
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    There is also Gordon Langford's trombone section feature of The Irish Washerwoman that's still fresh sounding.
  8. brassmaid

    brassmaid New Member

    Gaelforce and riverdance is out we have done them tons of times.
  9. brassmaid

    brassmaid New Member

    Gathering of the Clan and The Mountains Of Mourne what type iof music is that?
  10. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Mountains Of Mourne is a classic air varie. Alternatively, you can opt for something arranged by Frank Bernaerts, Breathless originally by The Corrs (... although I feel Runaway would score for band much better). No idea what the arrangement sounds like though!
  11. HornMaster

    HornMaster Member

    Donegal Bay (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
    Far and Away (arr Philip Harper....I think)
  12. gerry

    gerry Supporting Member

    Celtic Moods
    The Ellis Island Lament

    go to for an mp3-extract or Scorch file

  13. rikster

    rikster New Member

    what about Macushla (euphonium solo)
  14. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    From our library I have the following

    Dublins Fair City - Euph solo
    Gathering of The Clan
    Gaelic Blessing, A
    Irish Blessing
    Mountains O'Mourne, The
  15. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    What about music that's connected with Ireland, such as film music etc?
  16. Scongie

    Scongie Member

    there's also a slow melody version of endearing you charms by Gordon Langford, and a Euph solo version of the Irish Washer Woman.
  17. alibaba

    alibaba Member

    Molly on the Shore is a good Irish jig type piece.
    It is a bit tricky in places though
  18. sjs

    sjs Member

    We have in our catalogue, new this year,

    The Kerry Dance - Tenor Horn Solo

    You can see the score & hear it on our website

  19. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

  20. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Alloway Tales isn't very Irish!!!

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