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What songs on a typical singround night?

Nick 20 Jan 10 - 08:06 PM
Bill D 20 Jan 10 - 10:08 PM
Mr Red 21 Jan 10 - 01:11 PM
Tattie Bogle 21 Jan 10 - 02:37 PM
Tootler 21 Jan 10 - 07:12 PM
olddude 21 Jan 10 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,999 21 Jan 10 - 07:41 PM
Bill D 21 Jan 10 - 07:47 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jan 10 - 09:26 PM
Allen in Oz 29 Aug 11 - 02:50 AM
GUEST 29 Aug 11 - 08:28 AM
Tootler 29 Aug 11 - 11:13 AM
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Subject: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Nick
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 08:06 PM

I did this a long time ago but thought I'd do it again as I can't remember where I posted it last time. Came back from our weekly music gathering (we are not a folk club and I definitely don't think of us as being primarily traditional but see below!) and thought I'd share the list of what we went through tonight.

High Barbary
A Hundred Years Ago
Unknown Country song
Fol-de-rol-de-riddle-i (not sure of real name)
Thousands or More
Tell Me Ma
Adieu sweet nancy
Country song
Close to the Wind
Set of three fiddle tunes
Love in America
Blues in D (for Kate Mcgarrigle)
Accordion Tune
Second Accordion Tune
Mountains of Mourne
Set of three fiddle tunes
Hole in My Bucket
Shepherd Song
My Love Has Gone
Put Out the Lights
Set of Three Fiddle Tunes
Cousin Jack
Country Song
Galway to Graceland
Sailors Life
Set of three fiddle tunes
Unknown drugs song
Northern Tide
At Seventeen
I Can Hew
Fathom the Bowl
Stormy Winds Do Blow(?)
Vincent
Bring Us a Barrel
Both Sides of the Tweed
Three Score and Ten
One Starry night
Too Long (?)
Sisters of Mercy
Lord franklyn
Big River

Hmmm.... more traditional than I thought. Not bad for three hours either - 41 songs and tune sets. I go to places sometimes and can't work out why people get through so little in an evening.

It'll be different next week.


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 10:08 PM

hmmm... I didn't keep notes from a couple weeks ago....will try to remember a reasonable list. (We have a monthly topic to stir folks ideas...this month was "Writing and the Written Word: songs about (or merely mentioning) notes, letters, books, sentences ("the judge he passed the sentence and the clerk he wrote it down"), messages, dissertations, etc., etc."

I did "Do You Think That I Do Not Know" (from a Henry Lawson poem) and a gospel song about a verse in the Bible..(many of the usual songs involving specific mention of letters were done...(Ambletown...etc.)


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 01:11 PM

I chose songs that had some relevance for the night. Kiwis in the audience - Tamaranui. Ozzies - South Australia. Canadians - Farewell to Nova Scotia. 11th November - Old Barbed Wire. etc. Otherwise fall back on chorus songs.


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 02:37 PM

Och we're into the Burns season up here now, probably going on till mid-Feb at least!


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Tootler
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 07:12 PM

Is there such a thing as a "typical" singaround night?

Singarounds vary widely, some are noticeably oriented toward traditional song with most singers singing unaccompanied while there are others which are more country/pop in content with most singers accompanying themselves, usually on guitar.


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 07:36 PM

Well it is usually some old country song


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 07:41 PM

"Och we're into the Burns season up here now, probably going on till mid-Feb at least!"

I hope your fire crews can handle it.


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 07:47 PM

adding to above..

"Letter Edged in Black"

No, there are no typical singing sessions unless there IS a topic as we do. If it is group of people who know each other well, there are certain songs that may pop up...or be requested.


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 09:26 PM

I attend one monthly song circle where you can expect that most songs are done every two or three months (and almost all are from Rise Up Singing). We sing "Waltzing With Bears" almost every time a certain person is there; and "Today" for another - and you know, that's OK. We sing "Julian of Norwich" (Sydney Carter) whenever there's a thought of snow; and we sing "River" (Bill Staines) and "Goodnight Irene" at closing, almost every month.

I go to another singaround where the host uses her Website to post all songs we sing - and we've rarely repeated a song in the two years the circle has been going. Gee, I see we even have a posting for that song circle in the local newspaper.
Guess which song circle I like better.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 29 Aug 11 - 02:50 AM

Irene Goodnight
Will the Circle be Unbroken

et al

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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Aug 11 - 08:28 AM

I'm posting anonymously to spare the blushes of the people involved, and I won't list the songs either, that would be a dead giveaway. But the list is quite varied, including traditional English, Scottish and Irish songs, blues, modern songs, country, instrumentals and recitations. Sounds brilliant. Downside is, with minor variations, it's the same every time. Each to his own, they seem to like it that way, and there are even non- participant supporters who turn up regularly, but I felt like screaming "Change the bloody record!"


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Subject: RE: What songs on a typical singround night?
From: Tootler
Date: 29 Aug 11 - 11:13 AM

"...can't work out why people get through so little in an evening."

It depends on the amount of chat between the songs.

I have noticed that in neither folk club I go to regularly do we seem to get round more than twice regardless of how many folk are there. On a week when the turnout is small, there tends to be a lot more chat between the songs so we don't get through so many.

It also depends on the MC. Some like to move things along and some are quite happy to let the discussion flow a little.


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