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chorus song suggestions

Tattie Bogle 24 Sep 17 - 08:05 PM
FreddyHeadey 24 Sep 17 - 04:14 PM
the lemonade lady 24 Sep 17 - 02:05 PM
GRex 18 May 11 - 04:47 AM
GUEST,Megan M 17 May 11 - 10:07 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 May 11 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,MMario 20 Sep 04 - 09:34 AM
The Unicorn Man 19 Sep 04 - 05:58 PM
Noreen 19 Sep 04 - 05:44 PM
black walnut 19 Sep 04 - 12:27 PM
Georgiansilver 19 Sep 04 - 05:52 AM
GUEST,Crystal 19 Sep 04 - 05:13 AM
Kaleea 18 Sep 04 - 11:42 PM
dick greenhaus 18 Sep 04 - 09:55 PM
Carly 18 Sep 04 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,MMario 18 Sep 04 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Crystal 18 Sep 04 - 10:04 AM
webfolk 18 Sep 04 - 06:35 AM
Chris Green 18 Sep 04 - 06:02 AM
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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Sep 17 - 08:05 PM

Might depend where you come from, and what people in your locality know! And what is a renfaire?
In our neck o' the woods, it will be mainly Scottish, with a few Irish, and the occasional American and English. And some mainly for care home gigs! So here is my Scottish list, which probably has a few notable omissions
Killiecrankie
Both Sides o' the Tweed
Rose of Allandale ( but sung as the Corries did it in a martial 4/4!)
Follow the Heron
Doon in the Wee Room
The SS Shieldhall
The Crinan Canal
The Union Canal (and many other songs by Robin Laing)
Pittenweem Joe (and any other John Watt songs)
Mingulay Boat Song
Skye Boat Song
Westering Home
Caledonia (Dougie Maclean)
Any other songs with Caledonia in the title (quite a few!)
Jamie Raeburn
Jamie Foyers
Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
I belong to Glasgow
Miles and the Road to Dundee
Anything by Matt McGinn
Anything by Jim McLean
Anything by Ewan McVicar
Anything that Hamish Imlach used to sing
Anything by Robert Burns, Tannahill or Fergusson
Auld Lang Syne to the original tune
Anything by Davy Steele
Anything that Tony Cuffe used to sing
Yellow on the Broom (+ anything else by Adam McNaughtan)
Braw Sailing on the Sea
Anything by Jim Reid, including Violet Jacob poems he set to music
Any other of Violet Jacob's poems, which others have set to music
Any of the much requested songs of some of our current talented songwriters.....and I could go on!


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 24 Sep 17 - 04:14 PM

some other threads

How to End An Evening
thread.cfm?threadid=160790 

Good A Cappella Chorus Songs
thread.cfm?threadid=8561 

what is your favourite chorus song?
thread.cfm?threadid=65904 


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 24 Sep 17 - 02:05 PM

Can I refresh this?
Good... Thank you


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: GRex
Date: 18 May 11 - 04:47 AM

I always get a great audience response when singing "When All Men Sing"



      GRex


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: GUEST,Megan M
Date: 17 May 11 - 10:07 PM

Mmario, I've run into the same thing at renfaires! Even to the point of being asked not to do a song that another group used to sing but *didn't anymore.* Also, I really like the Pyrates Royale! Are you familiar with the Crimson Pirates from NYRF?

Okay. Songs that come to mind:
- "Johnny, I Hardly Knew You"
- "Rocky Road to Dublin"
- "All Through the Ale"; the only version I've heard at faires is the "All For Me Grog" with the noggin' this and noggin' that -- there are variants, like this one, that I like much more.
- "Barley Mow" is a good sing-along and...well, "upbeat" is an understatement...
- "The Whistling Gypsy Rover" and "Queen of Argyle" aren't exactly upbeat, but they're good for singing!
- "Whiskey, You're the Devil"
- "P Stands for Paddy," particularly as the Bedlam Boys do it.
- And I know someone probably does "Tom of Bedlam" already, but if they do "For to see mad Tom of Bedlam," you could do the "From the hag and hungry goblin" version.

Hope this helps! Let us know what you end up singing.

Cheers,
Megan


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 May 11 - 09:14 AM

I found out that today's "old folks" are more like my age! I found a great site for the Parkinsons group I work with:
A Compilation of Sing-Along, Folk, & Rock Guitar Songs


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 09:34 AM

Kaleea - the problem being finding "great ones" someone isn't already doing at the same faire!!!!


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 05:58 PM

"The Folkaholicks" My group are in to chorus songs we nicked "The Cotton Mill Girls" off of "Run of The Mill" who sing it a lot, because it's a great song, simple to play and very catchy.


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 05:44 PM

Hi MMario! See the following previous threads, and come across the pond to hear some first hand at our festivals (or wait til Getaway 2005 when some of us might be over again, fingers crossed.....!)

what is your favourite chorus song?

Good A Capella Chorus Songs


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: black walnut
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 12:27 PM

A.M. - I wanna hear your Buffy the Vampire song!!!!!!

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 05:52 AM

Alan Bells "Windmills" is a great, rousing chorus song.
"The Mingulay Boat" song also gets 'em going.
"My name is Jock Stuart"(A man you don't meet every day)
Donovans "Goldwatch Blues"
Just a few for you to consider. Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 05:13 AM

Red Haired Mary is a great song!


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Kaleea
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 11:42 PM

Golly gee, Mmario! If you are finding yourself at Renfaires with audience participation needed, check out the tons of songs often thought of as Irish "pub tunes" as many have verses for you & choruses &/or refrain for all.   Some of my favs are:

Red Haired Mary
All For Me Grog (my all-time fav "drinking song!)
The Fox
et al.


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 09:55 PM

Well, one way t5o start looking is to do a DigiTrad Search for "cho:" (without the quotes.)


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Carly
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 02:42 PM

I'm not familiar with most of the groups you list, so I may be totally off-base (or off-key?) but I suggest that you ste...uh, learn from the best and take a look at the Copper Family's songs. I know that we who love them hear them in our heads with twenty-seven harmonies, but I have found that songs like Thousands or More are very helpful when trying to get an audience of nonsingers to ohmygoodness sing! Hal and Tow, John Ball (new but sings "old") and Let Union Be also come to mind. See you at the Getaway!

Mike, I want to hear your Buffy song!


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 12:59 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! Mike - I'll take you up on that.


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: GUEST,Crystal
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 10:04 AM

The spoof versions of many of these old standards go down well. Les Barker does lots of great stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: webfolk
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 06:35 AM

Jez Lowe's stuff usually gets them going, Durham Gaol, High part of the town, that sort of thing


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Chris Green
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 06:02 AM

"Babylon Is Fallen" - authentically English Civil War and a great full-throated bellow! It's in the digitrad here http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=415


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 05:08 PM

Leo, you could do worse than The Rich Man and the Poor Man, a/k/a Hi Ro Jerum, in the DT at
CLICK HERE

It's a jolly crowd pleaser, in my experience.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 05:01 PM

Hey Leo, I've written a great chorus song about the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not exactly RenFaire material, but audiences really seem to enjoy singing the chorus. We shall discuss further at Ramblewood over a pint or two.

Mike


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Subject: RE: chorus song suggestions
From: MMario
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 12:38 PM

I should post a list of songs that I *can't* use [or rather - shouldn't use]- but at the moment will just bother posting the groups/singers whose repetoires I would rather not rip off any more then I already do...

The Pyrates Royale
The Corsairs
Empty Hats
Shanough the Minstrel
Jim Hancock
Barby Holder
Three Hams on Rye
Molly and the Tinker
Wench Works
The Bard O'Neill

On the other hand - I'm working on stealing LEARNING a number of songs from Jed Marum and Mike Campbell. (Though again - the ones I'm drawn to aren't really chorus songs..)


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Subject: Need singalong suggestions
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 12:29 PM

it's one thing to sing all the "standards" of a favorite singer or group when around the campfire or at a casual sing-around in someone's home - but not so cool to do so if performing at the same venue with the other musicians.

As I get to do more actual performing at various ren-faires I'm running into this more and more (it doesn't matter as much if I'm just singing for a friend or two - when I'm singing for an audience and trying to get tips and/or CD sales - it certainly does!)

Sing along songs and chorus songs seem to be more popular - but so many of them are "taken"

And the songs that I tend to gravitate to tend to be A)sad B)suited to solo voice (sensible since I only have one!) c) no chorus

so - I'm looking for songs that would be more upbeat, have a good singable chorus, not be wildly out of place at a renaissance faire. they don't have to be "period" - just not glaringly anachronistic to the average patron.

Things along the line of "wild Rover" "Wild Mountain Thyme" or 'Barett's Privateer's' - though I'd also like to steer away from the shanty/sea song end of it since there are a lot of nautical groups at the various ren-faires.

any suggestions?


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