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St. Patrick's Day Gigs

25 Feb 00 - 02:20 PM (#184845)
Subject: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

Ok, who's into rehearsal for St. Pats, and how's it going? Anyone wanna share a set list for the day?


25 Feb 00 - 02:29 PM (#184855)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: PaulKnight

Rehearsal???...we don need no steenkeeng rehearsal!!!!


25 Feb 00 - 02:35 PM (#184864)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Clinton Hammond2

Every day is rehursal for St. Pats no?

{~`

But short of being a little quicker to fall back to the cheesey stuff, I'm not really changing my solo show much at all... I've recently been adding new songs so I'll be playing the hell out of them...

And the front guy for our band has been cooling his heals lately, so we haven't had many gigs, let alone rehursals, it's sorta inevitable that we'll be doing pretty much the exact same stuff this year as we did last year...

Sad eh?

But 3 gigs that day, and 10 more that month ain't too shabby eh! LOL!!

{~`


25 Feb 00 - 02:37 PM (#184866)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: PaulKnight

Believe me, i know the drill...between 3-4 gigs a week and RenFest on weekends...I think I've got rehearsal covered...BTW, love ya Molly


25 Feb 00 - 02:38 PM (#184867)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: JamesJim

Going to a party on St. Pat's day and will perform these:

Come In/ The Mermaid/ Rolling Home (to dear old Dublin)/ Goodbye Fare ye Well/ Roddy McCorley (wouldn't be St. Pat's without it)/ Sally Reilly/ The Irish Rover/ Rolling Hills of the Border/ The Asguard II/ Red is the Rose/ Jug of Punch/ Whisky in the Jar/ Fields of Anhenry/ The Wild Mountain Thyme/ The Wild Rover. There will be others, I'm sure, but these will be the main show.

Jim


25 Feb 00 - 03:09 PM (#184888)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Amos

The others will be:

Danny Boy The Rocks O'Bawn
Danny Boy
Danny Boy
The Minstrel Boy
Danny Boy
Minstrel Danny Bawn
Danny Bawn
Bawdanny Moo
Danny Boy and
Danny Boy


25 Feb 00 - 03:15 PM (#184893)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Osmium

Not forgetting

Peggy Gordon, A Song for Ireland, Black velvet band

yes we're doin it to and how many others are doing it in a pub called "the Dublinners", and where located?


25 Feb 00 - 03:24 PM (#184899)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Cara

If you're playing in a pub in the US, you'll likely be playing Finnegan's Wake too and, to my everlasting pain and chagrin, 976 renditions of The Unicorn Song. And Danny Boy, Danny Boy, Danny Boy, and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Sure, it's lke a morn in June, right?)(;


25 Feb 00 - 03:36 PM (#184906)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: sophocleese

I bought a hair band with sparkly green shamrocks wobbling at the end of springs on it. I'll wear it as I watch one of the local bands in a restaurant.


25 Feb 00 - 03:58 PM (#184919)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

I have a black velvet band for the occasion...

And I think the day isn't complete without Balk and Tans and Danny Boy Rest in Pieces.

Osmium, Ironic that. I think PaulKnight is playing at The Dubliner as well. (are you???) Hmmmmmmmmmm.... Imagine that.;)

An NO BLOODY UNICORNS! What's up with that? It's not even Irish...just because what's their faces did the dmn thing...

Sht...the mind IS the first to go...


25 Feb 00 - 04:12 PM (#184928)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Clinton Hammond2

Here Here Molly!

But I have to admit, I feel the same way about green beer, shamrocks, green deely-bobbers, ect, ect, ect...

I once found a web site for a thing called Snakes Day... It was suggested as a reaction to the over-commercizalisation of St. Pats. day... this festival was to be held the day after St. Pats... it invoved wearing all black, drinking black, and touching snakes or reptiles... To encourage a return to the pagan attitudes that St. Pat supposidly drove out of Ireland...

I'm all over that!

LOL!


25 Feb 00 - 04:38 PM (#184938)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Osmium

Molly Mallone

Nearly but not quite. I've heard of him but he sure as hell won't have heard of me. So if that's the songs, what about the tunes that are most likely to get 'em up on their toes. One set of reels I've always found works well is

Return to Camden Town; Mcfadden's Handsome Daughter; O'Dowd's number 9


25 Feb 00 - 04:43 PM (#184942)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

Banish Misfortune, Kesh, Swallow tail

SJ set: Kid on the Mountain, Butterfly
Have to do this for the dancers. Always have a good slip jig set handy.

Hll if I can remember the dmn jig set....

But I AIN'T playin' John Ryan's Puke-a!


25 Feb 00 - 04:49 PM (#184946)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Osmium

Oh I don't know it goes well after The Ballymond and Denis Murphy's and you can always sink with the Titanic if it fails to get attention. Good jig set is

Father O'Flynns; Bees in the Heather; Paddy O'Sullivan's.


25 Feb 00 - 04:54 PM (#184949)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

Don't know them...

I know we do one with Julia Delaney...hmmm. I'll think of it.

NO John Ryan's! You know what happens every time a movie comes out with a cool tune like that? Everyone that goes to Ren Faire says, "Do you know (insert tune here)."

Same for Fisherman's Blues.


25 Feb 00 - 05:02 PM (#184953)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Jon Freeman

Well Molly, won't be coming to your gig ;-)

Round here, we often play Dennis Murphy's/ John Ryan's /Leather Away the Wattle O/ Staten Island as a set.

Jon


25 Feb 00 - 05:14 PM (#184955)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

It's actually fun to do the solos bit, it's just another Danny Boy for me. *g*

Anyone else have a good slip jig set?


25 Feb 00 - 05:18 PM (#184957)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: GUEST,Rich(stupidbodhranplayer............)

We play Sweeney's/Johnny Redman(I think that's the title)/John Ryan's, St Mary's polka/Church St (our gospel set), Denis Murpy's Slide(one of them)/Dan O'Keefe's #2, Off to California/Boys of Blue Hill/Harvest Home amongst others. We DON'T play Danny Boy or the Unicorn. Most of the songs my Mandolin player sings in Irish. Have a good St Patrick's Day and may you only play what makes you happy! Rich


25 Feb 00 - 05:21 PM (#184960)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

You don't do Danny Boy, under ANY circumcising??? I mean...oh, nevermind.

We'll do it on St. Pat's, but one of our gigs is in Sun City, Retirement Central.


25 Feb 00 - 05:37 PM (#184963)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Cara

I heard once that the thing about St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is actually a reference to his Christianizing of the island, because in doing so he squashed the Druids, and one of the symbols of Druidism is the serpent.

Anyone know if there's any truth to that?


25 Feb 00 - 06:21 PM (#184979)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Sorcha

Yes. Don't have references in front of me, but the snake (among others) was a symbol of Cernunnos, god of (among other things)the dead, and the underworld, therefore got translated as the Christian Devil.
No gigs on The Day yet, but have a Sr. Cit. Ctr. dance the week before.
SET: Not all slip jigs, but we do Road to Lisdoonvarna,Captain O'Kane,Swallowtail Jig,Logan Water and then back to "Road.." Makes a nice change of tempo.


25 Feb 00 - 06:34 PM (#184983)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: InOBU

SORCHA DORCHA - New York Cities hardest working Celtic Band is playing at Bagatelle - 12 Saint Marks Place, (8th Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave) 6PM until ?
JIGS REELS SONGS OF MADNESS AND WONDER!
See ya - Larry


25 Feb 00 - 06:35 PM (#184985)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: InOBU

On Saint Patricks Day that is...
Larry


25 Feb 00 - 06:46 PM (#184990)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

I thought there was only one NY city...;)


25 Feb 00 - 06:49 PM (#184993)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Osmium

And if you've never been to Lisdoonvarna go - and look up the Boghill Centre when your there!


25 Feb 00 - 06:53 PM (#184996)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: DonMeixner

The Flyin' Column is at The Hotel Syracuse on St. Pat's weekend for three jobs in two days. 8:00-12:00 on Friday and 2:00-6:00 and 8:00-12:00 on Saturday.

For 30 years we've opened with "Come In". We sing a broad mix of Irish and Scottish vocal stuff. And we have a very fine fiddler for dance sets. "Stack O Barley", "Siege of Innis", "Walls of Limerick". If The Clancy's have sung it, we probably do as well. We do a lot of rebel songs that can be considered historical. The newer songs we do are more like "Song For Ireland", "Emigrant Eyes", "When New York Was Irish". We try to avoid Tin Pan Alley. An we have a few originals we do as well. We have been likened to The Clancy's with drums, The Beach Boys gone Irish, One fellow said You sound like the Kingston Trio doing it right finally. I think those are all compliments.

We are pretty busy year round. Anxious to play at the drop of a hat. But after 30 years as a band we are getting a little old in some quarters. Probably only 25 years left in us.

Don


25 Feb 00 - 06:56 PM (#184999)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Molly Malone

Siege of Innis....oh, the ceili days!

That's what this town needs is a good ol' ceili for St. Patty's.


25 Feb 00 - 07:25 PM (#185013)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Amos

Wow, OBU...and how big does your HTML get when you're actually excited?

A


25 Feb 00 - 07:29 PM (#185016)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: GUEST,Sionnach

just a note as I head off to rehearsal -- old favorites we do include Rising of the Moon/Juice of the Barley/Jolly Tinker/Morrisons Jig/Rights of Man Hornpipe/Road to Lisdoonvarna. A couple of years ago, we added "Ireland" by Garth Brooks, and it's just killer.


26 Feb 00 - 12:46 AM (#185153)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Rick Fielding

Hey Amos, I think you nailed it! This year (once again at the Granite Brew Pub on Mt Pleasant avenue in Toronto) I'll do the first two Danny Boy requests with a smile....and when the third one comes in I'm gonna calmly produce an AK 47 from a Mando-cello case and kill everyone in the room! Oops forgot about our Canadian gun laws! Maybe I'll just ask for fifty bucks...or maybe a hundred....

Rick


26 Feb 00 - 01:59 AM (#185171)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Amos

There ya go...make fokkin green lemonade!:>)

Show 'em how the Highwayman really works.. O Danny Boy...give me yer f'ing wristwatch!

A


24 Feb 01 - 02:55 PM (#405385)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: Roger in Providence

May Morning Dew, Star of the County Down, Spanish Lady, Paddy's Lamentation (aka. By the Hush), Rattlin' Bog, and a few of those previously mentioned.

Roger


24 Feb 01 - 05:17 PM (#405481)
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Gigs
From: GUEST,Sarah2

Rambles of Spring
The Ferryman
The Last House on Our Street
Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
Roddy McCorley
The Liar
There Were Roses
Eileen Aroon
Molly Malone (once they're good and soused)
Wearin' of the Green/Rising of the Moon
William Bloat
Diana
Winnifred Ryan
Rare Ould Times
Gilgarry Mountain
The Irish Rover
...don't have the list wi' me...I forget what else...
oh, and a few Scottish tunes for the guys who show up in kilts...whatever the viola player launches into...

No Danny Boy and The Unicorn only if there are kids under 10 years old; Ricketty Ticketty Tin if there are any teenagers (Leher's a good Irish name, isn't it???), 'cause they always seem to go for the satire.

Sarah 2 (still at work and NOT HAPPY about it)