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Thread #161856   Message #3849975
Posted By: GUEST,Guest Jiagos
11-Apr-17 - 05:25 AM
Thread Name: Up Tempo Song Suggestions
Subject: RE: Up Tempo Song Suggestions
Thanks for the above suggestions and I should have talked a bit more about the music we play.

Our repertoire includes traditional style songs like Marco Polo, Water Is Wide, She Moved Through The Fair as well some Ian & Sylvia songs, Dylan. Some of our songs were penned by members of the trio. We have also tried a few old pop songs such as Day Dream Believer.

Our instrumentation is 1 female vocal, 2 male vocal, 2 six string guitars, 1 12 string guitar, various percussion and mandolin. (and a concertina which we tried for the first time a week ago and it worked well even though I had only worked out how to play 4 chords).

Collectively we have about 35 songs that we are reasonably happy with, individually the list is much larger and draws on a folk, country and jazz influences.

The idea of sea shanties is appealing, we already have a few sea songs but they are not shanties.

It is easy to fall into the trap of playing songs from the same source and in the same style. We were just hoping Mudcat members could help us avoid a getting in a rut.

Phil, another member of Jiagos