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Songs for st Patricks night

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Subject: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 06:58 PM

Any suggestions for good songs to sing at St Patricks night (for a female singer)

Want to learn a new song and sing it at my local session.


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 07:43 PM

'Oh No ! NOT the Fields of Athenry' - MUCH more fun than the Original


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 08:03 PM

"The Lark in the Clear Air"? (Samuel Ferguson) Absolutely beautiful song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLoBEC5mNYI


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 09:30 PM

Here's a site with many songs of different types. When you click on a title, you will see the lyrics, and you should be able to hear the tune when you click 'download MIDI file.'

http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 05:48 AM

thanks for the suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 05:52 AM

lark in the clear air is gorgeous but a bit beyond my vocal talents. Was thinking possibly of song for ireland by Dick Gaughan but will check out the contemplator site!


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 06:38 AM

'Song for Ireland' was written by Scottish-born Phil Colclough, not Dick Gaughan. Mary Black has also recorded it.

Another of Phil's songs is 'The Call and the Answer'... De Dannan's version is excellent.


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 06:41 AM

Ooops! 'De Danann'! It's on 'A Jacket of Batteries'...


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 07:31 AM

Depends if you want the audience joining or a nice lilting Ballad. Fields of Athenry Suits a female voice well. The Rose Of Tralee too is ideal. An Old Maid In THe Garret, very suitable too. 4 I'll be doing on our Club's St Pat's party are probably the best singalongs, The Irish Rover, Fields Of Athenry, The Wild Rover and Dublin In The Rare Auld Times.Have a good one. Oh and one I've just learnt an old Rebel song by Maureen Hegarty, The Dying Rebel, actually a song from a Mother's point of view and little performed these days, lyrics and chords on www.unitedirelandtripod.ie Good luck


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 07:48 AM

'I'll Tell Me Ma' - great as a song and as a session tune, too... then there's Stanley Accrington's 'update' on the story, 'Belfast City'.

'Muirsheen Durkin'... another with a good session tune.


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST,Seonaid
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 08:25 PM

Irish songs? The ears perk up...
Of course, it depends on where you're singing. I never had much luck singing at instrumental sessions -- they never knew what to do with a vocalist, especially if she wasn't someone's girlfriend.
If you think people are really going to stop playing and listen, try "If I Was a Blackbird" or "Galway Shawl". "Fanny Power" (aside from being a terrific feminist slogan!) is a nice tune, and there are decent English lyrics recorded by the trio Cailleach.


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 08:58 PM

Here's a list I cull from on St Pat's. Yes, I know they're not all Irish.

As I Roved Out
Banks of Sulan
The Blacksmith
Boozin'
Cold Blow and the Rainy Night
Courting in the Kitchen
The Crack was 90
Finnegan's Wake
I'll Tell Me Ma
Invitation to a Funeral
It's Not the Day
Jack-a-Row
John Barleycorn
Johnny Jump Up
MacPherson's Rant
Maid When You're Young
Mount and Go
Patrick Street
The Raggle Taggle Gypsies
St Patrick was a Gentleman
The Scotsman
Seven Drunken Nights
The Sick Note
Star of the County Down
Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
Whisky in the Jar
The Widow's Promise


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 05:13 AM

Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man! Great chorus too!


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 02:48 PM

was thinking of maid when you're young as so much funnier when sang by a woman....will check out all the other suggestions too. Might sing Spancil hill also!


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: RamblinStu
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 03:25 PM

The people that booked me for my St Patrick's Night gig, got in touch today, with specific requirements

Molly Malone
Galway Bay
Wild Rover
and
The Fields of Athenry

Don't you just love St Patrick's Night

Stuart Pendrill


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 03:51 PM

The session I'm singing at is run by band called " no frills" and they play celtic, bluegrass and gypsy/klezmer on an assortment of instruments and sing a little bit. I went to one of their open sessions ( they also do gigs) last week and had a blast! Its funny the whole etiquestte turning up to a session and trying to sing...much easier when its an english folk club and you just put your name on the list at the door! I mentioned to what looked like the head musician in the group that I'd like to sing and then never got asked so just before I was about to leave I said rather loudly in a brief lull " can I sing a song?" which sounded a bit pushy, but hey ho, it seemed to go down ok!! I agree the whole vibe with instrumental sessions is very different!

The no frills band are playing at the grosvenor arms in Stockwell ( London) on St Paddys night and they are great if you're around!

Emmie


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 04:04 PM

Thanks everyone...have decided on the blacksmith, Spancil Hill and maid when you're young to choose from.


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 05:08 PM

The
Snowy
Breasted Pearl


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 05:19 PM

You might also like The Lass of Aughrim or the similar Lord Gregory


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Subject: RE: Songs for st Patricks night
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 05:24 PM

Or
Avondale, the song about Parnell.


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