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Name Our Band!

Susan-Marie 11 Apr 02 - 10:21 AM
GUEST 11 Apr 02 - 10:27 AM
DMcG 11 Apr 02 - 10:33 AM
SharonA 11 Apr 02 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 11 Apr 02 - 10:43 AM
Skipjack K8 11 Apr 02 - 10:51 AM
Mikey joe 11 Apr 02 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,jonesey 11 Apr 02 - 11:34 AM
SharonA 11 Apr 02 - 11:53 AM
Long Firm Freddie 11 Apr 02 - 05:34 PM
Mr Red 11 Apr 02 - 06:13 PM
GUEST, #6(b) 11 Apr 02 - 06:14 PM
SharonA 11 Apr 02 - 06:33 PM
GUEST,Al 11 Apr 02 - 06:40 PM
RolyH 11 Apr 02 - 07:09 PM
GUEST,longarm 11 Apr 02 - 08:36 PM
alison 11 Apr 02 - 09:12 PM
Susan-Marie 11 Apr 02 - 09:15 PM
GUEST,jonesey 11 Apr 02 - 09:40 PM
GUEST,longarm 11 Apr 02 - 11:24 PM
Susan-Marie 11 Apr 02 - 11:25 PM
Alice 12 Apr 02 - 12:53 AM
Susan-Marie 12 Apr 02 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Declan 12 Apr 02 - 08:37 AM
Susan-Marie 12 Apr 02 - 05:04 PM
gnu 12 Apr 02 - 05:37 PM
greg stephens 12 Apr 02 - 06:18 PM
SharonA 12 Apr 02 - 06:24 PM
Alice 12 Apr 02 - 06:34 PM
Micca 12 Apr 02 - 06:38 PM
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Subject: Name Our Band!
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:21 AM

I started singing with an Irish trad band a few years ago and since then many of you have given me advice on getting over stage fright, singing with loud accompaniment, etc....

Now I have another question.

Our band, which is currently called the Greentop Ramblers, is thinking of changing our name to better reflect the celtic music we play (we think "Ramblers" sounds too bluegrass). We've kicked around ideas ranging from a variation on Greentop Ramblers (Greentop Rovers, Greentop Ceilie Band), a factual description of what we are (the Tuesday Night Living Room Irish Band), picking the name of our favorite tune (Banish Misfortune, Tenpenny Bit) or something in gaelic (anyone know the Irish gaelic for "music and fun" or "a bunch of amatures with lots of enthusiasm" or "music, then beer"?).

Any suggestions are welcome. If we use your idea we'll send you a free copy of our first CD.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:27 AM

I like the Tues night living room Irish band. Or how about the Greentop Tenpenny Bit. good luck

Doc.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: DMcG
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:33 AM

Stick to Tuesday Night Living room Irish band. If you use the acronym Tnlrib and throw in an apostrophe or two you can probably convince most people its a Gaelic name anyway!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: SharonA
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:41 AM

I agree that "Ramblers" has got to go. I'm not crazy about the "Tuesday Night" idea (too specific – besides, it gives at least a subconscious impression that you won't do weekend gigs).

But if you like the reference to weekday performing, then how about... "Daily Ceili"?


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:43 AM

We once played a Plastic Paddy pub as 'Toss the Dog'


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:51 AM

Step on the Craic

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Mikey joe
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:57 AM

Music and Fun - "Ceol agus Criac"

Music then beer (sort of) - "Anois Ceol, Ansin Beoir" (bit long that one)

Banish Misfortune aka "Varnish Meforeskin"


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,jonesey
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 11:34 AM

Had a pub band in rehearsal with the working name 'Celtic Crossroads' as we were doing material from Scotland and Wales as well as Ireland. Always liked the name 'Spancil Hill' for a band. 'Sally Gap'(it's a lonely crossroads in the Wicklow Mtns. outside of Dublin) is another I've kicked around. Hope these are helpful. the main thing is to copyright the name asap in case you release a cd.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: SharonA
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 11:53 AM

Varnish Me Foreskin???????????

Ew, who wants to walk around with a varnished foreskin? Sounds awfully crackly to me.

That name could get you some very interesting gigs, though!!!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 05:34 PM

Can't go wrong with a tune name, I reckon. They often sound interesting and a bit out of the ordinary. I looked at irishtunes.net, and one name struck me -"Scatter the Mud".

But there's absolutely loads to choose from!

LFF


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 06:13 PM

If its a living room flavour you're after, what about "Tonic Sofa"
I'll get my coat..........


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST, #6(b)
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 06:14 PM

Sally's Gap and the Unicorns Shillelagh and the Green Doubleknits Celtic Moods Stoned Monuments Irish Spring and the Manly Men Leprechaun Cowboys Blue Unicorn Heads Shillelagh DeLay


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: SharonA
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 06:33 PM

I love "Irish Spring and the Manly Men"!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 06:40 PM

Barn Uncle Bill and the Sailors


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: RolyH
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 07:09 PM

The name Banish Misfortune has already been used by a folk group.They recorded a few albums on the Kicking Mule label in the 80's


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,longarm
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 08:36 PM

How about 'Lords Of The Ringpulls' (all based on Celtic legends of course) I came up with this the other day and would be really chuffed if someone used it!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: alison
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 09:12 PM

"Ceol agus Craic" - music and fun....

I liked "Step on the Craic"....lol


slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 09:15 PM

Well gee longarm, then don't tell us about it! ;-) But the suggestion to go to my celtic mythology books is a good one.

Thanks for the gaelic, mickey joe. Ceol agus Criac has potential. My Irish phrase book yielded Aris! (Encore!) but not many people would recognize it as gaelic.

I really like Celtic Crossroads jonesy, I almost hate to steal it from you.

And everyone else - may thanks for your suggestions and keep 'em coming.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,jonesey
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 09:40 PM

Hi Susan-Marie, Please, take it! Seems there is/was a 'Spancil Hill' already.(see the 'Where is Spancil Hill?' thread floating around)from New England. While not getting out of the Celtic Music business I 'am' moving to Nashville to pursue my career as a songwriter and wont really need the name, so feel free with my blessing. I'm always coming up with names for projects in which I get involved...some only lasting for 1 performance. Here's a list of some rather dubious ones 'Folkadelic'(funk drummer, bass, acoustic guitar, banjo)we did a funny version of Cream's 'Sunshine of Your Love' with the banjo playing straight bluegrass over P/Funk groove. The drummer had toured with James Brown so you can imagine... 'Cowboy James and the Soul Patrol'(same band...different name) 'Fred Zeppelin'(bluegrass covers of Led Zeppelin songs long before the current pretenders) A friend of mine and I in 1974 used to do a bluegrass version of 'Good Times, Bad Times' with guitar and mando. We called ourselves F.Z. at parties. Currently I've got a party band with my 2 nephews called 'The Fabulous Saddleblasters'(mando, guit.,snare w/brushes)we do covers of some Green Day songs along with other mish mash oldies and country classics...it's really a fun thing. Ok, sorry to have digressed, but you got me thinking...good luck!!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,longarm
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 11:24 PM

Well gee Suan Marie, 'chuffed' over this side of the pond means pleased(Celtic cockney!) so if you or anybody else wants to use it you are most welcome! Just let me know if you do and I can tell everybody'I named a band'!!!!!

Seeya.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 11:25 PM

ANyone know of a gaelic equivalent of "Rambler"? Traveler maybe, or Nomad? Hmmmm - Celtic Nomads? I think I'd better go to bed, I'm obviously getting silly.

Jonesy, you sound like you're having a great time - good luck in Nashville.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Alice
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 12:53 AM

Tenpenny Bit is already takean - that is Mudcatter Robin's group. Quite some time ago, we had another thread for naming bands. I'll see if I can find it. I think one of my offerings in that thread was:

Gaelic Bread


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 08:16 AM

longarm - Boy is my face red! I should have realized my interpretation of chuffed didn't make sense in context! Sorry.

Alice - thanks for reviving the other thread. I think my band mates are going to be amazed at all the help I've gotten on this.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,Declan
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 08:37 AM

Taistealai (pr tashtalee) would be the Gaelic for Traveller or Deorai (pr Joe Ree near enough)is emigrant.

Oiche Mhairt (pr ee-ha wawirt) is the Gaelic for Tuesday night but might be difficult for your fans to pronounce.

I've always thought "Many More" or its Gaelic equivalent "Go leoir eile" (pr guh lower ella) would be a good name for a band - this band gets billed for most festivals but never seems to show up and play!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 05:04 PM

DeClan - Good ideas, all! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 05:37 PM

Broom. Re broom the ceiling, an old (Irish ?) Kent County tradition, where a broom is used to beat the ceiling in musical accompanyment. The album covers and titles flow from it.


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 06:18 PM

II agree with LFF..name the band after a fiddle tune. there are thousands to choose from. Just to narrow the field, here are a few that have caught my fancy over the years: "Fasten the Leg in Her";"Squeeze her Thighs";"Slip it in Easy"; "Blue Dick";"The Old Wife Pissed and Paddled in it";"Kiss my Arse";"The Little House under the Hill". (the last one sounds quite polite but its a slang expression for an anatomical part).


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 06:24 PM

I like Declan's "Many More" idea. What's Gaelic for "To Be Announced" and "Too Numerous to Mention"?


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Alice
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 06:34 PM

Susan-Marie, if you are in America, a word of warning that a gaelic name will 99% of the time be mispronounced and misspelled. Tune names in English are tried and true for good band names (for example, Cherish the Ladies!)... so, go through tune books or online and try out the titles.

alice


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Micca
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 06:38 PM

Has anyone suggested " ainm" (pr Ann-im) which is gaelic for name, if I remember rightly


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: Alice
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 06:56 PM

Here are some names that are titles of tunes:

Idle Road

The Irish Music Club

Kitty's Rambles

Give Us Another

The Gaelic Club

Drink And Be Merry


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 07:14 PM

Alice makes the point I was trying to make in my post about the Gaelic version of "Banish Misfortune". Not only is there the potential for misspelling and mispronunciation of Gaelic names, but also the potential for misinterpretation!!!


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Subject: RE: Name Our Band!
From: GUEST,Ben
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 11:57 PM

I like the name 'the morrigans call' which in gaelic history was the goddess of war


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