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06 Dec 02 - 04:41 PM (#842595)
Subject: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: InOBU

I have to say, in finding a highlight that speaks to what Mudcat is... (besides the overall wonderous event of seeing the English speaking world's folk tradition laid out so well...) is seeing in music the spirit of brother and sisterhood in conflict, in presenting opposing views with beauty and respect...
On the Violet CD, there is an North Irish Loyalist song, "The Campsite at Drumcree" from Derrymacash and a North Irish Repulican ballad, Henry Joy McCracken from Martin Ryan, both performed beautifully, both speaking to the concerns of their community from the heart, and OH! to hear a big concert of us all, with Marin and Derrymacash on stage together, in harmonious disagreement, but sharing the comradery of music.
Cheers
Larry


06 Dec 02 - 05:03 PM (#842611)
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From: Aidan Crossey

Larry ...

Sorry to burst your bubble, mate. But I wrote Drumcree as an utter piss-take. Oooops! Jesus ... could there be others out there who think it's for real, rather than just a bit of a sleg that kicked off the Drumcree threads?


06 Dec 02 - 05:26 PM (#842621)
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From: InOBU

F's sake! I was listening to it, while writing, I will have to have another listen! Jeeze! I was thinking about how, I for example was not in favor of Nazi's marching in Skokie, but what a great way to express the Orange possition, so much better than much recent Loyalist singing! I'll have another listen! Be careful mate, you may have created the next, Bright Orange Hero's of Comber!
Cheers
Larry


06 Dec 02 - 05:29 PM (#842624)
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From: InOBU

The only down side of the CD is there is SO much, that you listen to everything once, and that takes DAYS before you can give things a real close listen... when I looked up the album notes, I though to my self, odd... thought Derrymacash was a Nationalist... hmmmm my brain must be slowing down... guess it is!
Hope to see you at the great northern gathering
Larry


06 Dec 02 - 05:43 PM (#842635)
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From: Amos

Nahh, Larry, dinna beat on yerself -- Derry is a true chameleon, and he sings like an Orangeman!! LOL!!    But you are putting your finger on one of the really magic things about this whole story - the weave of all those voices coming from so many places and being brought out side by side really does something to you. I can't tell you how many times I got chills just reflecting on it, and I am delighted to hear you point it out!


A


07 Dec 02 - 01:21 AM (#842861)
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From: michaelr

A highlight of the Rose CD is Deni's original song "There I Must Lie".
There's been some discussion here of songwriters who work in the trad idiom, i.e. who write songs that sound as if they were old.

"There I Must Lie", written from the perspective of a condemned Anne Boleyn, is a shining example of this demanding craft. And Deni has a wonderful voice, as well!

Cheers,
Michael


07 Dec 02 - 03:06 AM (#842886)
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From: Joe Offer

I spent the afternoon today in the parking lot of the women's center where I work, assembling donated bicycles and listening to the Mudcat CD's. Several people stopped and listened for a while, and they were really impressed by the music. I was proud to say that the people who made those recordings are my friends. It made for a delightful afternoon.
-Joe Offer-


07 Dec 02 - 10:57 AM (#843022)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Amos

YAAAAY!



A


07 Dec 02 - 11:52 AM (#843049)
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From: John MacKenzie

You just can't resist it can you Amos? Honestly some people have no self control!!! ¦¬)


07 Dec 02 - 01:01 PM (#843085)
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From: GUEST

Is there a listing of the cd's and what songs are on each? Can't afford to buy more than one at a time.


07 Dec 02 - 01:32 PM (#843101)
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From: Tweed

GUEST, go here and click on each of the five CD images for the song and artist list of each. The page is a bit long so use your scroller and check it out.
Mudcat CD Ordering and CD info

Yerz,
Tweed
P.S. Haw! Beat Amos to this one;~)


07 Dec 02 - 01:34 PM (#843104)
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From: Celtic Soul

I'm only hoping that there will still be stock *after* the holidays (and, I mean through Valentines Day)...

There's no way in hell of my affording even one until the expenses of the season are over. Not merely Christmas, but my wedding on Valentines day to boot.

So...can anyone tell me what the chances are of there still being any in, oh, say...April?


07 Dec 02 - 01:35 PM (#843105)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Joe Offer

Hi - I added this thread to the crosslinks. The Mudcat CD's are five different colors, all listed above. I think there's a list of tracks for each CD in the first message of the thread for that CD. Here's Orchid, my current favorite.
-Joe Offer-


07 Dec 02 - 02:34 PM (#843144)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: InOBU

Deni's original song "There I Must Lie". I'll second that, also Tant Que Vivai, by Callie, wow... but, I think I am going to be descovering gems on this collection for weeks.
Cheers Larry


07 Dec 02 - 04:03 PM (#843177)
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From: Amos

CS!! My dreams are shattered!!!

Congratulations to you and your lucky fiancé! Your team provided some of my happiest Mudcat CD moments!!



A


07 Dec 02 - 04:14 PM (#843185)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: mg

can't engaged couples register here for their favorite CD's rather than for china or silver? Is there a rose one? That sounds best for a Valentine's wedding...


mg


07 Dec 02 - 04:20 PM (#843186)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Amos

Mary:

Yes, there's a Rose CD which has this play list.

Are you in line for a weddnin' then?

A


08 Dec 02 - 12:58 AM (#843363)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Amos

IF you experience any special moments fromt hese (reemarkable!) CDs please continue to describe them here. Much appreciated,


a


08 Dec 02 - 05:36 PM (#843485)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: InOBU

Hookay... listening to the grear Rick Fielding with Genie this morning before meeting. Rick, you remind Genie of someone, she can't place... it is driving her nutz! (And living with me, someone else driving her nutz is a mouthfull!) Cheers Larry


08 Dec 02 - 05:36 PM (#843486)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: InOBU

that should read the GREAT rick fielding, not the grear r f....


08 Dec 02 - 06:05 PM (#843505)
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From: Amos

HE really is great, but some days are a little more grear than others! :>) Rick sounds a little like that Candjun fella who did all those songs, doesn't he? Oh, you know-- what's his name -- no, not Joni Mitchell -- not Stan Rogers --- Gordon somebody... (:>) Or maybe a little like John Denver, but with his scrotum intact?

A


08 Dec 02 - 09:38 PM (#843603)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: mg

I was thinking of for Celtic Soul...I'm going to have to wait a bit for mine too...but I think I am going to start with Plum. mg


09 Dec 02 - 12:10 AM (#843684)
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From: Amos

All right!!

The rest of you -- those orders need to get in soon or the batch might all get shipped!!! Don't lose the opportunity -- this my be one of those amazing moments that shows up and disappears!!

Post magic moments here!

A


09 Dec 02 - 12:22 AM (#843691)
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From: NicoleC

I managed to listen to just "Orchid" on this busy weekend and all I can say is that we have a bunch of talented folks around here.

And Kendall -- damn! Awesome version of "Rolling Home!" You sound kinda like a cross between Johnny Cash and Dan Fogelberg.

Highlights for me off this CD are also The Creek, Sing with the Angles, and "Beans Bacon and Gravy" may be a rough recording, but it has a ton of charm. It reminds me of going to my grandparent's church -- they didn't have a choir, just whoever wanted to play that day.

I really like The Parting Glass and Letter From Lilac Acres, too. Okay, I like most of it!


09 Dec 02 - 03:25 AM (#843716)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Genie

(Not the same Genie InOBU is referring to, above.)


Celtic Soul, Who is this "boot" fellow you're marrying, anyway?*


Genie

"... my wedding on Valentines day to boot..."


09 Dec 02 - 09:04 AM (#843805)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: MMario

Where to start? first off - TWENTY THREE tracks on this one CD! I'm listening to Plum as I type - less then halfway through and what I have heard so far is already worth the price and more - only one track that didn't thrill me; and I blush to think I submitted it!

All I can say is I thank Amos for his charity in including it.


09 Dec 02 - 10:15 AM (#843827)
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From: Amos

We all do that MM -- we are our own worst critics. Believe me, it took no charity!

A


09 Dec 02 - 08:53 PM (#844226)
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From: Mudlark

MMario....I feel the same, only about mine...other than that, Plum SHINES, you included. I couldn't afford all 5 so got a Strawberry...so much, much good music...all different yet all so good. I am astounded at the consistent beauty and polish exhibited on these CDS. Way to go, Mudcats!!! Also...a word on the composition of each CD that I've heard...Amos, you did a marvelous job! The music flows, one cut to another in a seamless blend. Not an easy job, I expect, given the variety of music you were dealing with.


09 Dec 02 - 09:31 PM (#844238)
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From: Amos

Awwww, Nancy, thanks --- I gave it my best shot and it is very gratifying to hear it was satyisfactory!

Blushes and snogs,


A


09 Dec 02 - 09:59 PM (#844258)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Alice

I still have to order the set but I plan to when I can. I've been thinking in the last few days that I wish we had Andrés singing Amazing Grace on one of the CD's, but I know this is really a great collection and everyone (Especially AMOS) put forth something very special for us to share.

Alice


10 Dec 02 - 08:46 AM (#844457)
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From: MMario

You know the best part of this? (For me at least) - For those I have met - and even those whom I have not - each song seems to bring a sense of presence. These just aren't your everyday recordings..


10 Dec 02 - 09:29 AM (#844491)
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From: Amos

Wow....

A


10 Dec 02 - 11:49 AM (#844600)
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD remarkable music moments...
From: Llanfair

Mine arrived today, and I've just started listening to "Rose" The quality of the performances and the reproduction is phenomenal!!! I am so proud to be counted amongst this exceptional group of musicians.

I have to admit that, when I saw the actual CD's and read the notes, I shed a few tears of pleasure.

It's my age, you know!!!

Cheers, Bron.


10 Dec 02 - 12:02 PM (#844622)
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From: Amos

Awww, Bron, that's what yer SUPPOSED to do!!

I've shed a few of my own over the songs in there, not to mention over the good cheer people are reporting from 'em!

A


17 Dec 02 - 08:30 PM (#849330)
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From: Amos

Anyone sees an opportunity to pormote these puppies in other circles, by all means do so!! Magic moments should be widely distributed!!

Looks like we're gonna have them on the air for an hour-long show in the NYC-NJ play area in a couple of weeks!! Boundless thanks to Ron Olesko for running with the ball!! Let's take the show international -- that's where it came from after all!

Hope Dick is ready with his mop-up team.


A


17 Dec 02 - 10:13 PM (#849377)
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From: kendall

Well, NicholC, that's quite a compliment! Thanks.


18 Dec 02 - 01:10 AM (#849441)
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From: Genie

Geez, Amos! All the CDs being aired in the NYC-NJ area? Who knows where they'll end up being played?

I had no notion of such things when you started the project. Now I'm getting stage fright! *BG*

Genie


18 Dec 02 - 02:04 AM (#849447)
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From: michaelr

Another memorable moment is InOBU's "Yvette's Song", which puts his original lyrics to the tune (if I'm not mistaken) of Clannad's "Mheall si lena glorthai me".

Nice job, Larry. The folk process at work. Well done!

Cheers,
Michael


18 Dec 02 - 08:39 AM (#849554)
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From: Amos

Stage fright? Just breathe deeply and focus your attention on the jewel case, and you'll be fine!LOL!

A


18 Dec 02 - 05:42 PM (#849855)
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From: Uncle_DaveO

I've been pushing the set on Paltalk, and in two banjo lists I belong to.

Dave Oesterreich


18 Dec 02 - 07:32 PM (#849958)
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From: Nancy King

I have listened to four of the five so far, and they are a fabulous anthology of folk music today. I'll have to listen again, more closely, to decide what my favorites are, but for now I'll just say I think JustaPicker is JustaOneFinePicker!

Cheers, Nancy


19 Dec 02 - 01:13 AM (#850099)
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From: michaelr

I'll second that, Nancy!

Michael


19 Dec 02 - 12:33 PM (#850457)
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From: Lin in Kansas

They're all incredible, but "When You and I Were Young" (Sandy Paton and Friends) on the Rose CD brought an actual lump to my throat. Talk about singing with feeling! It seemed to me that every word of that old song had special meaning for the artists (and now to me as well).

Thanks to all of you talented people on all five CDs. There's been one keeping me company while I work since I received them. They're definitely a treasure!

Lin


20 Dec 02 - 12:33 PM (#851204)
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From: Amos

I felt the same way about it, Lin!

So glad they're bringing some joy!


A


20 Dec 02 - 02:33 PM (#851289)
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From: Don Firth

I'll be along shortly. Gonna order all five as soon as the nickels stack up high enough.

Don Firth


11 Jan 03 - 05:34 PM (#864712)
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From: Genie

As I listen to these CD over and over, new "highlights" emerge for me.

Llanfair, your rendition of "Twa Corbies" is superb! I love the background accompaniment!

Harvey Andrews's "From The Heart" (Plum) really "tears me apart," as the lyrics say.

Yes, "The Creek" is a great song, and I love Justa Picker's and Rick Fielding's pickin' (the first songs on the CDs).

There are just too many highlights to list 'em all here.

Genie


12 Jan 03 - 01:58 AM (#864991)
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From: Ebbie

At the moment I'm listening - again!- to Margaret V singing 'Down by the Sally Garden' (Rose). Lovely, lovely voice.

And now Mudchuck, et al, on Fill One Room... tender, true voice... So many songs to learn!

Ebbie


12 Jan 03 - 08:57 AM (#865101)
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From: Roger the Skiffler

Further to Lin's post, I was listening to the CDs on my Discman (tm) over New Year while Herself, Sis-in-Law and Ma-in-law (Maggie) were playing cards. I had been told off by Herself for humming or whistling along but couldn't resist joining Sandy and the gang on "When you and I were young, Maggie" in honour of ma-in-law. She at least appreciated it and joined in, tho' Herself gave me one of her looks!

RtS


05 Jun 08 - 06:16 PM (#2358781)
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From: Amos

Returning to this thread after five and one-half years, it still brings a lump to my throat.

I believe you can still get these CDs, try emailing Dick Greenhaus, whom God Bless for all he did to make it happen..

Regards,

Amos


05 Jun 08 - 06:41 PM (#2358798)
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From: Jean(eanjay)

You can still get them, I bought the set in December. I'm in the UK and sent a cheque to bill\sables. The CDs were sent to me direct by dick greenhaus.

It's a good way for me to hear mudcat members that I may not have otherwise heard, so they are interesting. I'm enjoying them and its a good way of supporting mudcat.


05 Jun 08 - 06:51 PM (#2358814)
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From: katlaughing

I still cry my eyes out when I listen to these, esp. when I hear those who have passed on since they were made. It does bring them a bit closer, again, but oh, I miss them.

'Twas a fine thing you did on your part, too, Amos. One thing I do regret is not sending something in for it.

They are the best thing to come out of Mudcat, imo.


05 Jun 08 - 09:17 PM (#2358945)
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From: Art Thieme

refresh


05 Jun 08 - 09:23 PM (#2358951)
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From: kendall

I have the whole collection. Priceless!


06 Jun 08 - 01:20 AM (#2359043)
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From: Sandra in Sydney

they are fantastic - if I have time before I head to the singing (& more) session I'll put one on after what I'm listening to finishes.

I love how each one ends with Harvey Andrews "The Song (Reprise)

they are treasures

sandra