The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113557   Message #2418294
Posted By: GUEST,David Ingerson
19-Aug-08 - 09:59 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: The Creggan White Hare
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Creggan White Hare
I'd recommend singing it unaccompanied with no harmonic support at all. That was the way it was originally sung, of course, and many traditional singers still sing it that way. The story, the melody, even the imagery are powerful enough to carry the song (and an audience) without any guitars or whatevers. In fact, often when I hear a song like this sung with accompaniment, the instruments frequently obscure the words, ruining the whole point of the song.

Just my two cents.

It is a great song, fun to sing and can definitely hold an audience.