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Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition

GUEST,Marie 23 Jan 08 - 11:48 AM
Jack Campin 23 Jan 08 - 12:37 PM
PoppaGator 23 Jan 08 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 23 Jan 08 - 12:43 PM
PoppaGator 23 Jan 08 - 01:20 PM
Amos 23 Jan 08 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,Marie 24 Jan 08 - 04:02 AM
peregrina 24 Jan 08 - 08:20 AM
Joe Offer 24 Jan 08 - 01:55 PM
MartinRyan 24 Jan 08 - 02:02 PM
Joe Offer 24 Jan 08 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,Marie 24 Jan 08 - 02:56 PM
PoppaGator 24 Jan 08 - 03:11 PM
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GUEST,Marie 25 Jan 08 - 04:02 AM
ard mhacha 25 Jan 08 - 05:10 AM
MartinRyan 25 Jan 08 - 07:38 AM
Brendy 25 Jan 08 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,Marie 28 Jan 08 - 04:09 AM
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ard mhacha 28 Jan 08 - 06:35 AM
GUEST,mrsmac 28 Jan 08 - 07:34 AM
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Subject: Song Advice
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 11:48 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering if someone could nominate some suitable songs for the competition Scór. Its senior scór competition and its for the solo singing competition!!
All help greatly appreciated
Marie


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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 12:37 PM

Googling "scur competition" gives me links about secure computing for business and angling competitions on a lake in Ireland, and "scur song" gives me some lyrics in an Italian dialect I don't recognize (Sardinian?).

What are you talking about?


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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 12:38 PM

I guess you have to put that accent mark into Google to get the desired results.

I don't know what she's talking about, either.


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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 12:43 PM

THIS is what it's all about!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 01:20 PM

Thanks, Martin.

I thought it might be an Irish word, but that was hardly made clear.

A more specific thread title would have helped, too. Of course, those of us who suffer from terminal curiosity are going to take a peek, if only because of the open-ended, ambiguous title!


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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 01:52 PM

See here also.

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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 04:02 AM

Nice to see everyone is so welcoming on to the site!!!

Well it is song advice I am looking for, specifically from people who recognise or understand the Scór competition. Apologies for the confusion and thanks for the help!


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Subject: RE: Song Advice
From: peregrina
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 08:20 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Song Advice-suitable songs for Skor competition
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 01:55 PM

I changed the thread title to make it a little more specific to the subject - but I don't put diacritical marks because they give us trouble in titles.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Song Advice-suitable songs for Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 02:02 PM

Joe

The competition is specific to the Gaelic Athletic Association a.k.a. the GAA! I suggest you make the title ".... for Scor (GAA) competition".

Regards


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Subject: RE: Song Advice-suitable songs for Skor competition
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 02:34 PM

No can do - not enough space. Best I can do is Song Advice-suitable songs for GAASkor competition, so I think I'd better just let it be.
Can somebody explain how such a competition works? I didn't know one could choose one's own songs for such competitions. I thought people competed singing the same song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Song Advice-suitable songs for Skor competition
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 02:56 PM

In this competition there are many sections such as Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation, Ballad Groups, Question Time, Novelty Act, Set Dancing

In this you represent your own local GAA club and compete at County level. You can pick your own dances, tunes or songs but they must have some Irish background or culture. There are two Scór competitions, one at junior level (up to age 16) and senior level (over 17 I think!!).
If you succeed you then go to represent your County at Provincial level.
I sang solo singing two years ago and made it to the Leinster final singing My Own Dear Galway Bay. I have loads of songs but looking for something really suitable this year.

hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Song Advice-suitable songs for Skor competition
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 03:11 PM

Joe, the title as currently composed includes the word "song" twice. If you delete the first instance, there'll be plenty of room to stick in "GAA" with a space before and after:

Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition?

Hopefully, this'll be the end of discussion of the thread title and someone will finalloy come up with a suggestion for Marie. I'm just a dumb American and can't help her on that score...
    As Mike, my Irish pastor and poteen supplier, would say, "BRILLUNT."
    -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Song Advice-suitable songs for Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 05:02 PM

Marie

I've never attended a Scor competition - so can't really offer much useful advice. I live in Kinvara - where Patrick Fahy, who wrote the words of "Galway Bay" (his title) was born. Where are you from? A good local song can be a good idea for events like Scor. Good luck with whatever you choose, anyway!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 04:02 AM

I'm from County Longford here in Ireland.
Galway Bay is a fantastic song and I got great marks for it when I sang it 2 years ago. I'm just not sure should I do it again, perhaps changing but whether to change to another English or to a song i nGaeilge is the hard part for me!!
I'm sure I'll sort something out, thank you!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: ard mhacha
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 05:10 AM

That Skor looks completely out of place, just Scor would have been ok, as for songs, go to maureenderry on You Tube for a wide selection of Irish songs, suitable for the Scor.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 07:38 AM

Longford? What about one of John Keegan Casey's songs? Best known for The Rising of the Moon , one or two others of his are still sung. I think Tim Dennehy recorded A-boating on Lough Ree recently, and I recall hearing one other a few years ago in Glasson, just across the border into Westmeath! Aaaaagh... what was it called? I'm sure some of the older singers in your area will know them.

Regards
p.s. Of course, you could always be sneaky and sing "Galway Bay" again - using the original ("Skiberreen") tune instead of Tony Small's excelent one!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: Brendy
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 03:39 PM

Something as gaelige, Marie...

Go through any early Clannad or The Bothy Band's material. They all have their merits.

Two personal favourites are An Coinleach Glas an Fhomhair and Cásadh an tSúgain.... the latter being a song that has never failed to leave me in a crumpled heap of emotion by the time the last verse comes around... It is very close to me, that one...

Either way, choose a song that you can identify with.
... and have fun!!

B.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 04:09 AM

Thanks so much for all your help. I have made the decision, and I'm doing a song as Gaeilge but its Gleanntáin Ghlas Gaoth Dobhair a Paul Brady number but its my own traditional style. Quite a strong song and one I really enjoy singing.

Great links to those songs though, will definately be learning them for competitions down the road.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 04:25 AM

Go n-éirí go gheal leat!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: ard mhacha
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 06:35 AM

A good choice, the Johnstons did an excellent version, I have it on an old 45, Paul Brady was with the Group at the time.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: GUEST,mrsmac
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 07:34 AM

Marie i've been adjudicating scor competitions in Ulster and Connaught for about 12 years now. the advice i would give you is to go for something traditional - stay well clear of the likes of "Grace" or "A song for Ireland or anything too commercial. Even though we're not allowed to judge on the choice of song we have to judge how you interpret it and its very difficult to bring anything new to this type of song. A simple song sung well is a lot better than a difficult song that you can't do justice to. And don't forget the performance has to last less than 6 minutes. 1 of my students won the all ireland Scor sinsear with the "the flower of Finae" another got to the all-ireland with "the green linnet".

hope this helps!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 09:30 AM

Sound advice, Mrsmac!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:19 AM

Thanks Martin and mrsmac, from training children for junior scór I cant bear the "commercial" songs like the ones you mentioned so I never touch those for competition. A friend of mine won All-Ireland Junior scór years ago with the "Flower of Finea", fantastic song it is.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: AnCailínÉireannach
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 07:35 AM

Well this competition is tonight, feeling a little nervous, but thank you again to everyone for their help. I did decide on "Gleanntain Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair" which was written by Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, so fingers crossed.

Thanks again
Marie


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: peregrina
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 07:38 AM

Good luck to you!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Feb 08 - 07:47 AM

Go n-éirí go gheal leat!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: AnCailínÉireannach
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 04:39 AM

Go raibh míle maith agaibh. Bhuaigh mé...I won, unexpected to say the least, 10 other solo singers on the night but I'm thrilled

Regards,
Marie


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: Willa
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 04:43 AM

Well done, Marie!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: Megan L
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 04:51 AM

Well done


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 05:18 AM

Maith thú!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: peregrina
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 05:56 AM

great news - congratulations!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: ard mhacha
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 05:48 AM

A very good choice of song , well done, what County do you represent?.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: ard mhacha
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 05:51 AM

Sorry I should have looked up the Thread, County Longford, how`s the Slashers doing?.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 07:33 AM

What counties do u meet in the semi final? The girl who won in Tyrone sang the lark in the clear air - a lovely singer!


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 07:56 AM

While I am not entirely happy with the rigidities that competition can bring, where is the English/Welsh/Scottish equivalent to Scór?


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: AnCailínÉireannach
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 10:47 AM

Longford Slashers entered this year for the first time in a long time ard mhacha and were unlucky not to win recitation and Novelty act to be honest.
Counties we meet in semi final are Westmeath Dublin Wicklow and I'm not sure of the other one. Looking forward to it.
Tyrone singer will meet other counties in the province of ulster


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: ard mhacha
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 01:57 PM

Good to see another Club entering Scor, I have enjoyed some great competitions down the years, this is a wonderful event, all credit to the GAA for bringing this marvelous talent to the fore.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: AnCailínÉireannach
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 06:41 PM

I enjoy it too, amazing the amount of people you get to know from going to it each year both Junior and Senior. Also started recently is school scór for children in Primary schools which I think is a great idea, encourages people within clubs to start with Junior scór when the children progress past this stage of education


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: ard mhacha
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:25 AM

Richard, you could say the Welsh Eisteddfod was similar, likely the Scots have a traditional folk festival, you might inform us of an English equivalent.

The Scor entails competitions in, music,song, dance, recitation, novelty acts, quiz, there may be one or two items I have overlooked.

Anyone visiting Ireland would find it worthwhile to attend a Scor, I am always amazed at the young talented entrants, such a high standard each year.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: TradFan984
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 01:01 PM

Hi

I know I'm bringing up this thread a year later, but I just had a query if anyone can help. I'm hoping to sing in this competition for the first time. I know there's a maximum of six minutes for the song, but does anyone know is there any minimum? The songs I'm favouring are all around 3 and a half to four minutes.


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Subject: RE: Advice-Suitable songs for GAA Skor competition
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 01:10 PM

that should not be a problem,I would suggest Rambling Irishman,Donal Og,The old woman from wexford.Rocks of Bawn .


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