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Pete 11 Jan 00 - 03:37 PM
peg 11 Jan 00 - 03:39 PM
Rana 11 Jan 00 - 03:51 PM
Jack The Lad 11 Jan 00 - 04:15 PM
annamill 11 Jan 00 - 04:26 PM
kendall 11 Jan 00 - 04:27 PM
peg 11 Jan 00 - 04:32 PM
MMario 11 Jan 00 - 04:33 PM
InOBU 11 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM
Bert 11 Jan 00 - 05:30 PM
MandolinPaul 11 Jan 00 - 05:46 PM
peg 11 Jan 00 - 05:52 PM
Victoria 11 Jan 00 - 05:58 PM
ransom 11 Jan 00 - 11:21 PM
catspaw49 11 Jan 00 - 11:34 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 11 Jan 00 - 11:58 PM
paddymac 12 Jan 00 - 01:56 AM
Roger the skiffler 12 Jan 00 - 10:57 AM
catspaw49 12 Jan 00 - 11:00 AM
InOBU 12 Jan 00 - 11:14 AM
Patrish(inactive) 12 Jan 00 - 11:17 AM
Roger the skiffler 12 Jan 00 - 11:38 AM
catspaw49 12 Jan 00 - 03:54 PM
danlbear 12 Jan 00 - 04:13 PM
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Subject: Name our band
From: Pete
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 03:37 PM

I'm putting together a 4 piece traditional irish band and am looking for an origional name - all the good ones are gone! We are made up of a whistle player/singer, bodhran/singer, bouzouki/5 string banjo/guitar and a fiddler. We play and sing mostly Irish stuff but a bit of Scottish and Bluegrass. Any suggestions? Pete


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: peg
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 03:39 PM

How about Celtic Blue? It is actually a color of paint available from Sherman Williams...


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Rana
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 03:51 PM

After the discussions on certain players at sessions, what about

3 Musicians and a Bodhran

:-) as he ducks quickly.

Rana

Seriously though, I would avoid Celtic this etc since it is flogged left right and centre and can put you anywhere fronm the traditional to the new age


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Jack The Lad
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 04:15 PM

Greengrass


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: annamill
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 04:26 PM

I heard this name mentioned at an Irish folk jam a while back and have always loved it. "The Malarkey Brothers".

Good Luck. Love, annap


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: kendall
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 04:27 PM

Woad on the Road


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: peg
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 04:32 PM

hmmm, good point about the "C" word...

what sort of sense of humor does your band have? How evocative do you want your name to be? Is it a foot-stompin' pub band? A serious ballad-singin' band?

how about The Stout Pilgrims?

Fergus Dancing?

there is also the option of naming yourself after a tune... Toss the Feathers

Geese in the Bog (I like this one)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 04:33 PM

check back through the forum - several threads in the last year have dealt with this....lots of good names have been suggested.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: InOBU
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM

Hummm, you guys in NYC? Only kidding...
The other day I was making a joke with a bartender about a certain band that I refered to as the McThingies... then I though, Hmmm not a bad name for a band that does not take itself too seriously.
Larry
(or from the Commitments - and AND! and)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Bert
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 05:30 PM

Go with what Peg says and call yourselves "Color of Paint"


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: MandolinPaul
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 05:46 PM

Check out this link:
CLICK

Paul.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: peg
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 05:52 PM

ooh that link is great!! I just did it and the name that came up was "Dusty Divide Grasscutters"

Maybe you could work with that somehow? The Dusty Grasscutters? The Grasscutters? Dusty Divide? Or just plain Dusty?

peg


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Victoria
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 05:58 PM

One of our discarded favorites was "Tinker's Dam" :-)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: ransom
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 11:21 PM

how about: Green Is Not A Color

or: Moss Grown Fat (cf. American Pie)

or: Moss


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 11:34 PM

Luigi

Spaw


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FERRYMAN^^^
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 11:58 PM

How about "The Ferrymen" here's a song fer ye lads and lasses...Yours, Aye. Dave

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FERRYMAN

All the little boats are gone, From the banks(?) upon the Liffey, The ferrymen are stranded on the quay, Oh the Dublin docks are dying, and a way of life was gone, and Molly it was a part of you and me.

Where the strawberry beds, Sweep down to the Liffey, I(You) kiss away the worries from your(my) brow, Cause I love you well today, and I'll love you more tomorrow, And if you ever loved me Molly love me now

Twas the only job I knew, It was hard but never lonely, The Liffey Ferry made a man of me, But it's gone without a whisper Forgotten even now, Oh it's over Molly over can't you see

[Chorus]

But now I'll tend the yard, And spend me days a talking I hear them whisper Charlie's on the dole But Molly we're still livin' and darling we're still young, That river never owned my heart and soul.

[Chorus]

@irish @boat @nostalgia filename[ FERRYMAN GE oct99

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: paddymac
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 01:56 AM

From an earlier thread from down under: "Spuds & Suds".


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 10:57 AM

Call yourself "Support" and you'll get lots of poster publicity!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 11:00 AM

Why not go for "Truss" instead and get the geriactric crowd?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: InOBU
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 11:14 AM

By the way Pete:
Let us know what you come up with, and where you are playing...
Larry


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 11:17 AM

Sakabona - a magic word
aikona - nothing in swaheli


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 11:38 AM

'Spaw, don't ever say I don't feed you the straight lines!
Say "good night", Gracie
RtS


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 03:54 PM

Good night Gracie.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: danlbear
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 04:13 PM

how 'bout..."riverwind"

Dan


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 04:20 PM

or The Wind Breakers. How about "Cornedbeef and Methane"?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Frankie
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 04:51 PM

...The Erin Boys is available as far as I know.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: beachcomber
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 04:57 PM

Why not call the band "Gallowglass" (They were mercenary,foreign influenced, not completely Irish, like your line-up's content?. That 5-string can be used only as chording accompaniment, is that correct? Let us know how you fit it in as it is very difficult to play irish trad on the 5-string, I think. Particularly jigs and hornpipes etc, reels are ok though. regards.

beachcomber


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Ells Weaver
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 05:24 PM

How about "Quasi-modal"? Gives it that strange familiarity and inside joke for traditionalists.

Just a thought. Do let us know what you pick.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From:
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 05:39 PM

Hair o'the Dog Drop o' the True


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 07:21 PM

I think the original "Pugma Ho" split many years ago so the name is free. I can't spell it in Gaelic and the phonetic equivalence is not exact but it means "Kiss my arse (or ass, in America)"


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: InOBU
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:03 AM

Well, though it is rather a common name for bands, in the States, Pog ma hone, is closer to the Gaelic, I would, if I absolutly had to use that as a name, use Pog MaHonney s Celi Band.
all the best
Larry


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Mbo
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:47 AM

Of course The Pogues original name was "Pogue Mahone." I like the Gallowglass suggestion. After reading about O'Neill & O'Donnell at the battle of the Yellow Ford and those axe-wielding gallowglasses--it only makes sense--you do wield guitars (axes) don't you? Oohh howabout "Giant's Caseway"? I'm not going to say the best names, of course--I'm saving them for one day...one day...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:52 AM

How about "Woad to Hell" ....or "Rocky Woad"....
or wear Stetsons and be "Woadeo Cowboys"......
or serve your audience some kind of Irish stir-fry and be
"Wok and Woad"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Eve.N
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 02:17 PM

This is my first visit to this site and I find your suggestions very amusing (those that are meant to be anyway!) What about calling your group 'the hour glass'?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Mbo
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 05:34 PM

'Spaw, what about "Woad Air"?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Barney
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:07 PM

You really can't beat Blarney Rubble. Since a Bakersfield band already has it, you could probably appropriate it for your neck 'o the woods.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Pete
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for the suggestions - We are going to go for a play on the Blarney theme with 'Snog the Rock' Our first few gigs are actually at weddings, but watch out! As for the 5-string its used mainly for accompaning songs and a few bluegrass standards, but does sound well chording along to the tunes. Cheers Pete


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 09:53 PM

Howsa bout "Elmer McFudd and the Woad to Wuin"?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 10:00 PM

Well, if you don't want any of these, we can keep trying like Leej did. I like his....but you can go with something straightforward, like "Yagib"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: SandyBob
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 12:51 AM

How about The Ruddy Bottom Boys?

SandyBob


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 01:55 AM

How about: Pete (Your last name) anad the Connemara Mountain Boys, or the McGillicuddy Reekers, or the Knockmealdown Mountaineers, or the Blue Thatch Hill Boys, or (and I know this one's no longer in use) Fiddlin' Ginger Billy and the Black & white Pudding-Benders?


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