Irish music

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

  1. brassmaid

    brassmaid New Member

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    Hi

    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

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

    brassmaid New Member

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    we have this so far:

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

    brownrob Member

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    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

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    Gathering of the Clan (Andy Duncan)
    Riverdance
     
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    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

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

    brassmaid New Member

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

    brassmaid New Member

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

    brassneck Active Member

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    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

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

    gerry Supporting Member

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    Celtic Moods
    The Ellis Island Lament

    go to www.lake-music.com for an mp3-extract or Scorch file

    Gerry
     
  13. rikster

    rikster New Member

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    what about Macushla (euphonium solo)
     
  14. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

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    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

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

    Scongie Member

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    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

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

    sjs Member

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    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

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  20. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

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    Alloway Tales isn't very Irish!!!
     
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