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I need a new band name...

Jo Taylor 18 Nov 99 - 07:34 PM
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Subject: I need a new band name...
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:34 PM

The naming of bands is one of those things that comes round from time to time... this is the time. Having finally persuaded our French friends that Father O'Flynn is really a bit naff, we don't play the tune, French people can't say it, and we're having a change of line-up anyway - we need a new name! Line-up: Me - flute, whistles (or possibly a bit of cello too if I can reclaim it, left it with a friend in England 5 years ago...) Steve - D/G melodeon; Christian: fiddle; plus a guitarist and possibly a bodhran if we can track down the really excellent player we saw in a bar recently! (They do exist!)Repertoire: mainly instrumental unless one of us is forced, I mean persuaded - to sing. Irish, mainly but Steve & I want to introduce more English stuff, some Breton & some Quebecois. Context; mostly bars, some festival work, hopefully dances because that's what I really like to play for. There's a picture on the Mudcat resources photo site of us at a festival last year, the one on the yellow stage - we're now missing Erwan the Breton (2nd from right) who lives 2 hours away in Brittany, making it a little difficult to commit / commute, and Patrice (on the right), the poser in the stripey shirt who wanted to be a pop star!
We'd like a name which is quite short and easily pronouncable for native French speakers, I think preferably not more than two syllables - one suggestion was Bastringue (low dance hall, din, paraphernalia) but Christian told us that there are already rather a lot of French bands with that name, it would be quite good to have a little more of an Irish flavour... help!!
Jo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: annamill
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:56 PM

I think "Hokey Pokey and the Druids" from the thread with the same name would be absolutely wonderful. ;-)

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 08:05 PM

Jo how about "Pog Mo Galles" as in "Kiss my French" half Irish Gaelic half French? the o should have the litle stroke over it like the a in Aine that lengthens it so it is not the short o as Pog rhymes with bog but the o as in cloak.


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 08:32 PM

How about "Irlandaise"?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Michael K.
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 08:45 PM

Band names I've always liked but have never seen used:

''The Drugs That Elvis Took''

''Barley Breath''

''Second Helping''

''Wingtips''


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 09:20 PM

Celt O'Cois? Gaelcois? Don't know what cois means when it stands alone thta way, but I like the sound.


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 09:39 PM

How about "Gallimerick"?

"BreTone"

"The Whole Frenchilada"

"Mountain Deux"

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Matt
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 10:21 PM

Sorry folks,

The Celtic band here in Bakersfield is called Blarney Rubble.

My next band will be called the Pinos Mountain Boys, after

Mt. Pinos, which lies thirty miles south of town.

( I hope I got that pronunciation right...)


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Colonel KC
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:42 PM

Now that he's left the group, I think "Erwan the Breton" would be a great name for the band. After all nobody names a band after someone in the band anymore. Besides, think all those Bretons who'd be worried about getting erwanned when they weren't looking.


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:45 PM

How about "Father O'FLynn Has Left The Building"

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Áine
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:52 PM

OR - 'Laissez Les Gaelcoise Roulez'

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Blackcat2
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 09:49 AM

ok it's campy - but what about - The Black Velvet Band?

pax

blackcat


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Bert
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 09:56 AM

The Fest Noz Four


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 10:01 AM

"Le Celts" "Bog Frogs"


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 10:04 AM

"The Bow Rheims"?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: paddymac
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 10:43 AM

How 'bout "Bantry", as in Bantry Bay where the French almost landed in 1796, or Kilalla, where they did land in 1798. mayhap the French pronunciation would be more appropos in your market.


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 10:49 AM

There was a guy in a Rumpole story by John Mortimer named "Jean-Pierre O'Higgins" How about that? Or "Cois-Y-Irish?"

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 11:10 AM

There was a road sign, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, UK that was just begging to be used for a band name, and I really wish someone would use it... The sign has now had the 'and' taken from it, so loses the appeal, but it pointed to a pretty little group of villages around an equally pretty geographical feature.

The name?

Anna Valley and the Clatfords.

LTS


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 12:13 PM

Beaucelts


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Little Dorrit
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 06:36 PM

Sisters of Merci? Kell que chose? Quand ne Mara?

Sorry pathetic I know!


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: JamesJimFolk
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 02:34 PM

Bonnie Broom!


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 02:38 PM

How about Symbolics - you can be Sym and the rest ......

LTS


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Mandochop
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 05:25 PM

What about the "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" or the "Dead-Sexy Hooligans"

MAndo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 07:10 PM

Gosh, what a response! Sorry I haven't commented as yet, but computer decided to have a little rest... it does that after storms sometimes, a friend told me it might be due to a build up of static - when there's a storm about I shut down, turn off, unplug - and it won't pick up the graphics wotsit when turned on again. Even fiddled around with its innards last time. Third time the bloody thing's done it. Turn it on the next day, everything's fine. Well that's off my chest.
I'll have to read and inwardly digest all the above - Micca's suggestion stuck out because Steve-the-melodeon-player's dog is called Pog. We used to live in the same village in England, I had Daisy-dog and he had Maisy-pog but the old dear seems to have lost her prefix in later years! Keep them coming - I'll download these and peruse when off line. Cheers -
Jo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: thosp
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 08:14 PM

? erin amies


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: WyoWoman
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 10:29 PM

this is one of the funniest threads I've read. I love it.

Please be sure and let us know what you actually decide on.

WW (making the dogs stare because she's laughing for no apparent reason)


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 08:49 AM

Try the canonical list of wierd band names at: Click here


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 09:00 AM

Some names:

"The Buffalo For Lunch Bunch" (we never used this, but it did come up, as we were all Native American in that group)

"Steaming Green Puke" (a VERY punk band that wanted me to be their lead guitarist...I declined, as the name...and band, for that matter...seemed to be unlikely to get much work...still, it's nice to be asked...LOL)

"Dainbread" (Appropo!)


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Fortunato
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 10:41 AM

Brewer's Droop Celtabillys Frenchkiss

regards Fortunato


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: JedMarum
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 11:01 AM

Celtic Cajun
Celtic Omnibus
Omnibus Chateurs
Celtic Chanson


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: JedMarum
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 11:08 AM

ooops, I left the explanations:

Celtic Cajun (because the term Cajun is well known and may evoke an attractive image)
Celtic Omnibus (if my translation is correct this is Celtic Highway)
Omnibus Chateurs (highway singers)
Celtic Chanson (celtic song)


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Penny S.
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 12:34 PM

Broceliande (The Arthurian Breton forest - I tried to do Brocelirlande, which sounds good but looks appalling).

Penny


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 08:43 PM

This is great! Damn machine still playing up, I've been struggling all day to persuade it to do more than 16 colour, 640x480 (which is not nice when you're a graphic designer, one needs a few more colours...) now got 1024x768 high colour back (thanks to a friend) but it's totally illogical and I'm rather pissed off, it's 2.20am and I've just got in after a big hassle that you don't want to know about...
...So it's so wonderful to come in here and be cheered up. Might be a slight change of plan on the line-up, might all be Brits, a really excellent fiddle player & singer is interested in working with Steve & I, and another Devonshire immigrant will be movng here shortly who is a guitarist & singer. Keep them coming, yes, of course I'll let you know. Don't want to end up with a name by default which has happened in the past - you put together a band for one gig and think of a silly name and get stuck with it. We had a jug band in the UK which ended up being called Septic Tank by that process (it grew from sessions in the cellar bar of a pub called the Crown & Sceptre alias the Brown & Septic), but got changed eventually, can't really do weddings and suchlike with a name like that. And an Irish band in Devon landed the name Malone's Rangers.

Going back to the Pog one, didn't I once hear that the Pogues' name started as Gaelic for Kiss My Arse? (pardon me). Rambling again, good night!
Jo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Mbo
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 08:49 PM

Right-O! The Pogues' orinal name was "Pogue Mahone" which means, as you said "kiss my arse." To be less offensive to the public, the band shortened it to just "The Pogues."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Hope I'm being helpful!
Date: 22 Nov 99 - 09:04 PM

Semen Strings?


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Steve_Bellows
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:20 PM

How about a blend of a traditional folk song and a mutual friend "The old Dunn cow".


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Erwan_le_Breton
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:32 PM

Qui dit que j'ai quitté Fazzer au Flynne? Merde alors, sacre bleu, zut!! Pourquoi pas, "Erwan-a-be-back-in-ze-band"


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Pog
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:41 PM

Pog Mo Galles? No way! Last time I kissed a French dog I ended up with eight puppies!

Pog


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:45 PM

Ce n'est pas toi! Les francais ne disent pas les phrases-la! Je crois que c'est un homme de les Pays Noirs qui me blague, hein? Ou peut-etre un homme de pas loin d'ici qui s'appelle Steve aussi...
Jo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Marion
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:54 PM

Just curious Jo, where are you? Are you Montrealers by any chance? I went to school in Montreal and the regular band at the Old Dublin Pub were a big part of my Celtic/folk awakening.

Anyway, if you are in Montreal, let me know what band name you settle on and I'll keep an eye out for future visits. Marion


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 06:57 PM

Marion, I'm in France - Normandy, near Bayeux - would love to see Montreal but it's just a teeny bit far away - thanks anyway!
Jo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: CE Morgan
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 10:07 PM

I'm in a new band with the same quandary right now. The best suggestion we've been given is to go through all your tunebooks (Ryan's, O'Neill's, etc.) and pick the name of a tune that tickles yer fancy.

Using this method, our band's short list included "Plaid Mantle", "Banshee's Cry", "Upstairs in a Tent", "Minstrels' Fancy", and my personal fave, "Rum and Onions"! (No decisions yet.)

If you're all Brits, why not something that would celebrate your foreign-ness: "Expatriates", "English Twits", whatever.

Best of luck! Cindy Ellen


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Fortunato
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 11:52 AM

How about "the Bangers" from Bangers and Mash?

regards Fortunato


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: ChrisE
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 11:52 AM

Dulaman


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Penny S.
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 01:01 PM

Tapestry? Tapis?

Caen Stones?

Penny


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 05:48 PM

MMM, its hard to think of a name for a band but I am in a number of bands and let me tell you how we found our names. I am in an Accordion and Guitar duo (me on Accordion) and we calkl ourselves 'AAAAG', which stands simlpy for 'An Accordion And A Guitar' simple eh!! we play all aroungd the english folk festivals. I am also in another band which is named after a car number plate number, which one members dad was looking for, Crazy but it works. Were called 422 and have just gotr through to the BBC Radio Two Young Folk Awards, so listen on the 8th of December between 8 & 9 and you'll hear us. My tip to finding your name. Open a Thausaurus on the 57th page and pick the 1st word in the 6th line down and call yourselves that!!

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 07:12 PM

Pog, I didn't see your posting last night, just the two from your aliased parents above it; I do apologise for bandying your name around on the internet without your permission.

Yes, we have a dog on the threads now. Wonder if she's ever met a possum?

Steve (P), I also apologise for unjustly accusing you of interference! Steve (the one wot really wrote it), I've thought of a ruder one than that but I'd better tell you off the forum!

Jo


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 07:40 PM

Sam, I can't find a thesaurus, but I tried it with a French-English dictionary, resulting in the word "cohesion," with an accent over the "e." With the Scrabble dictionary, the word was "billbug" (weevil).

Re the Young Folk Awards - GO SAM!!! (I wish I could listen over here.)


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 07:57 PM

Sam, I can't find a thesaurus, but I tried it with a French-English dictionary, resulting in the word "cohesion," with an accent over the "e." With the Scrabble dictionary, the word was "billbug" (weevil). The French word for "weevil" is "charancon," with another accent my computer won't do under the second "c."

Re the Young Folk Awards - GO SAM!!! (I wish I could listen over here.)


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Subject: RE: I need a new band name...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 05:10 AM

I don't know how they find them, but some of the obscure words that computer companies find as passwords for new internet accounts are quite fun, although you may end up being called Axolotl, which people might think is a rock band, or a medicine for piles....

LTS


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