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The Rocky Road to … somewhere else

Alan Woods 25 Nov 13 - 03:56 PM
GUEST 06 Dec 13 - 05:40 AM
MartinRyan 06 Dec 13 - 06:00 AM
Alan Woods 06 Dec 13 - 01:15 PM
MartinRyan 06 Dec 13 - 02:46 PM
Mrrzy 07 Dec 13 - 12:27 AM
Alan Woods 07 Dec 13 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,Peskymeme 09 Dec 13 - 11:07 PM
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Subject: The Rocky Road to Somewhere Else
From: Alan Woods
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 03:56 PM

Hello

I'm looking for songs that are similar in character to 'The Rocky Road to Dublin'

any suggestions?!

Thanks
Alan


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to Somewhere Else
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 05:40 AM

I think "The Song of the Iron Road" by Ewan MacColl is somewhat akin to "The Rocky Road to Dublin"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfxLF97IdeE


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to Somewhere Else
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 06:00 AM

Hi Alan

You thinking of the lyrics, the galloping slip jig rhythm - or both?

Regards


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to Somewhere Else
From: Alan Woods
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 01:15 PM

Hey Martin

I was thinking of songs with a similar rhythm.
...driving verses and a strong chorus

thanks
Alan


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to Somewhere Else
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 02:46 PM

"The Bansha Peelers", taken at a fast clip, is the first that comes to mind.

Regards


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to … somewhere else
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 12:27 AM

Brennan on the moor?


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to … somewhere else
From: Alan Woods
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 07:38 AM

Thanks Martin,
I have lyrics for the 'The Bansha Peelers' but I'm not overly familiar with the air.......there seems to be no versions of it on YouTube but I'll dig into my own collection to see if I have a recording tucked in some nook.

Brennan on the Moor! Thanks Mrrzy
I hadn't thought of it

'Paddy Works on the Railway' and 'The Hot Asphalt' have occurred to me since as being in a similar vein


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Subject: RE: The Rocky Road to … somewhere else
From: GUEST,Peskymeme
Date: 09 Dec 13 - 11:07 PM

Rocky Road to Dublin is a unique ballad. I have heard Foggy Dew played that way, although usually more of a mournful lament. I would mostly agree with Brennan on the Moor. Even Star of the County Down can be played with that rhythm, although the idea of the lyrics is much different. Another possibility would be to energize Banna Strand a little and see how that turned out.


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