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AliceH 08 Jun 10 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Willa 08 Jun 10 - 09:30 AM
GUEST 08 Jun 10 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,leeneia 08 Jun 10 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,Guest Willa 08 Jun 10 - 09:43 AM
Arkie 08 Jun 10 - 10:24 AM
katlaughing 08 Jun 10 - 10:41 AM
dwditty 08 Jun 10 - 11:06 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: AliceH
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:06 AM

Please can anyone help me find songs/music recording suitable for playing at a funeral I am arranging for my elderly father who passed away last week. I am his only daughter. Where/how to download legally and details of recording I can pass onto funeral director. I am more than willing to pay performing rights etc but need to give details to funeral director in next 2 to 3 days if poss. I would have posted this a few days ago but was busy organising barn dance for friend's birthday etc etc.

My 93 year old father passed away last week. He liked TRADITIONAL IRISH folk songs - John McCormack (please excuse spelling errors), Bridie Gallagher, Mary O'Hara, and also TRADITIONAL Hawaiian music - eg. Sol Hoopii.
Unfortunately his CDs were cleared out of his house when he moved into a nursing home about 3 years ago. I have a few of his tapes (copies of his LPs/CDs he made for listening in car years ago)but not commercial ones. I found one Mary O'Hara CD but must have been old "remastered" one from old recording - could not make out the words.


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:30 AM

Dear Alice

This thread may be of some help.thread.cfm?threadid=92333#1764329

You don't say whether you're in the UK or USA

If in the UK you might find that your local library will have suitable CDs in their collection, so that you could borrow them for a few days.

I'm sure other 'catters will be along soon with more suggestions


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:35 AM

Hello again, Alice
here's a link to John Mcormack songs on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=john+mccormack+irish+tenor&aq=1


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:38 AM

The funeral home probably has access to a vast amount of music, probably through computerized sources of some kind. Ask them.

Was your father a Christian? Most hymnals have an index in the back called 'Tunes and sources of hymns." Look there for 'Irish,' and it will give the names of tunes in the book that came from Ireland.


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST,Guest Willa
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:43 AM

Here's Mary O'Hara on You tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ddeZGXZyQ


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 10:24 AM

Who Will Sing for Me is used often here in the Ozark Mountains. Here is a youtube performance by Emmylou Harris. She introduces the song as Angel Band but it is in fact Who Will Sing for Me.

Who Will Sing for Me

The lyrics used by Emmylou are available on the internet but they have been changed a bit from the original. She has the melody right.

Here are lyrics used by the Greatful Dead.

I often sing for those I love
Who go to live with Christ above
No more on earth their forms I'll see
When I am gone, who'll sing for me

Who'll sing for me when I am gone
As I so oft for friends have done
And it won't be long 'til when I'll see
When I am gone, who'll sing for me

The time to go is drawing nigh
'Til I too must say goodbye
Just over there with Christ I'll be
Get all my friends to sing for me

Who'll sing for me when I am gone
As I so oft for friends have done
And it won't be long 'til (when) I'll see
When I am gone, who'll sing for me


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 10:41 AM

I have THIS ALBUM and the music is very beautiful, traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar tunes. Not sure if that is what you are looking for, but I see you can buy it in mp3 format which you could then put on CD, as far as I know.

There's also an mp3 download available of a Sal Hoopii CD.

If you search Amazon mp3 downloads, I'll bet you can find others, too.

My condolences on your loss.

kat


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: dwditty
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 11:06 AM

Just a Little While to Stay Here (public Domain) Geoff Muldaur's Version Here

If you like gospel, Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name (search on YouTube - lots of examples. Also Public Domain


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST,Gail
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 11:52 AM

When my grandmother died a couple of months ago, the funeral director told us that both the church and the crematorium had huge collections of MP3s and CDs and had the UK licences allowing them to broadcast the music at funerals etc. I suspect this is now common practice.

All we had to do was choose from their lists, which included some Fureys songs she had liked.


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: clueless don
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 01:53 PM

You may wish to consider a song called "The Place I am Bound". It was recorded by the Kips Bay Ceilli Band on their CD "Digging In". A short excerpt may be heard at Amazon. Looks like it may be downloaded there for 99 cents (American.)

You may decide that it is not what you are looking for, but I find it to be a very hopeful, upbeat song.

Don


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 01:55 PM

Irish American men of a certain age love Danny Boy. If the church doesn't like it, too bad. Likewise Oft in the Stilly Night is very lovely. mg


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: Aeola
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 06:30 PM

Beth Neilson Chapman, has some really good ones written from her own experience.


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: AliceH
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 06:35 PM

Thank you very much everyone for your suggestions. It's now 11.35 pm here in UK so will look at this tomorrow. Apparently the crematorium will only accept an original CD so yes, as suggested in first post from "Willa", the simplest solution would be to borrow one from the library! Why did I not think of that in the first place?! I think my brain has been in the wrong gear these last few days.
Best wishes, Alice


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 08:18 AM

Alice,

Your brain will feel all out of synch for a while now but it will gradually come back online. Meanwhile, just keep asking questions and the rest of the world will help you.

Condolences and best wishes at this sad time.

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 09:25 AM

The Joy of Living is one of my favourites even if it brings a tear to my eye just to read it!

It should be available as I heard it at a funeral a couple of years back.

Condolances on your loss and good luck with the search.

DeG


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 09:38 AM

What about: The Life of a Man


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: open mike
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 05:51 PM

this band has hawaiian music mixed with celtic influence
http://www.hapa.com/

http://www.myspace.com/hapaworldmusic

this record co.specializes in Hawaiian slack key music
www.dancingcat.com


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 06:15 PM

What would the PRS do about it if the music requested was only available as a download?

(I've come across that "original CD only" policy from crematoriums before - I was not impressed back then, and that was before downloads had really taken off).


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: squeezeboxhp
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:22 AM

The Funeral song, Keith Marsden,Cockersdale.
this one beats all especially at a cremation


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: Charmion
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:30 AM

If you have a friend who can sing, I suggest "Aignish on the Machair" from the Songs of the Hebrides collection by Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser. My aunt has put me on notice that I have to keep enough voice to sing it at her funeral, whenever that may be.


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Subject: RE: Urgent Req:Funeral songs or music : please help me
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:07 AM

The main reason why crematoriums ask for 'originals only' is because CDroms are notoriously unreliable. You'd be surprised how often someone makes a compilation that hasn't been finalised - which prevents its use on anything other than the computer which burned it.

Some CD players are designed not to play CDroms, though they are becoming quite rare. For example, the CD module for an Inter-M PAM series amplifier would only play 'commercial' CDs, though ones we've sent away to be serviced now come back with that restriction lifted.

For PRS and MCPS purposes it does not actually matter whether a CD is an original or not as long as you submit the correct logging details when the track is played in public (not to be confused with copyright infringement by unauthorised duplication).

This also applies for radio broadcasts - it's the audio that matters, not the storage medium. In the old days, radio stations needed stacks of vinyl, but these days most tracks are stored on a computer retrieval system. At Oldham Community Radio we use P-Squared's 'Myriad' system, which automatically prepares the returns for PRS.

You may find that an employee of a crematorium may use PRS as an excuse because it's simpler that way. The company I work for maintains the sound systems for crematoriums run by Salford City Council (UK), so I do understand their frustration!


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