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Name our band

Pete 26 Feb 99 - 02:40 PM
Liam's Brother 26 Feb 99 - 03:30 PM
Lonesome EJ 26 Feb 99 - 04:00 PM
SeanM 26 Feb 99 - 04:19 PM
MMario 26 Feb 99 - 04:23 PM
Pete 26 Feb 99 - 05:41 PM
catspaw49 26 Feb 99 - 06:55 PM
Alice 26 Feb 99 - 07:30 PM
jo77 26 Feb 99 - 08:27 PM
Den 26 Feb 99 - 08:52 PM
Cap't Bob 26 Feb 99 - 09:49 PM
katlaughing 26 Feb 99 - 11:07 PM
Big Mick 26 Feb 99 - 11:16 PM
Mary K 26 Feb 99 - 11:27 PM
The Shambles 27 Feb 99 - 06:47 AM
Paulied 27 Feb 99 - 10:45 AM
Lonesome EJ 27 Feb 99 - 11:49 AM
Alice 27 Feb 99 - 02:02 PM
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Scotty Rotten 28 Feb 99 - 01:10 PM
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alison 28 Feb 99 - 08:38 PM
Will (inactive) 28 Feb 99 - 08:51 PM
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Subject: Name our band
From: Pete
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 02:40 PM

A few friends and I have just formed a folk/trad band and need a name!! Any suggestions?

Pete


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 03:30 PM

Hi Pete!

Years ago, a group of people I knew in New York were forming a band. Margaret Barry, the Irish traveler who had supported herself all her life busking at fairs and markets, selling broadsides and having the "rare ould craic" in pubs from London to New York, was staying in my home at the time and the guys asked her their opinion on the band name they were considering. The name was in Gaelic and, while I don't remember the exact translation it was probably along the lines of "The Poets of the Night Who Fly Through Our Frosted Windowpanes with Musical Gifts" or similar. Margaret, who spoke no Gaelic and understood only slightly more, was at an uncharacteristic loss for words while the band members focused on every wrinkle of her furrowed brow. "Why don't ye call yerselves The Rigamaroulds," was her reply.

This could be a lot of fun. Tell us where you're from, how many in the group, instrumentation, whether you want a serious or humorous name, more about your music and everyone will have a suggestion, I bet.

All the best, Dan


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 04:00 PM

Here are some winners discarded by my band :

The Swinging Richards

Viagra Jones

American Standard

Rick Slick and the Tortion Bars


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: SeanM
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 04:19 PM

I'd just like to state that one of your names, 'American Standard', is taken. Specifically, by one of the more virulent White Power bands out there. Considering the original AS company manufactures toilets, I can't think of a more appropriate match...

M


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: MMario
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 04:23 PM

when my singing group decided on a name, we spent eight weeks proposing and discussing names... the one we finally ended up using (and loving)came from an off the cuff e-mail discussion 10 minutes before the printing deadline that required a name for the group.....

MMario


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Pete
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 05:41 PM

Well we are from Ireland, and there are 5 of us. One guitar player/singer, 1 bouzouki,fiddle, guitar & 5 string banjo player, 1 whistle player/singer, 1 tenor banjo player and 1 bodhran player/singer. We will play all the standard ballads Dubliners/Christie Moore stuff and mix in a few jigs and reels. Open to bookings for St Paddy's night!!! looking forward to all suggestions!!

Pete


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 06:55 PM

Have you considered the "Irish Massengils"???

I've always thought those 2 companies should get together on both product and advertising. I mean you could have the vacuous bimbo say her line: "I just LOVE the new Shape."......followed by the Irish stud saying: "And what a fine, fresh scent."

See, if you could sell the companies, you could probably get the commercial music contract which would get your new band off to a flying start. Just a thought.......

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Alice
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 07:30 PM

I just refreshed the thread called "Help Name an Irish Band", and although the band is in Australia, you may find it interesting to read.

alice


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: jo77
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 08:27 PM

How bout 'Cant keep her sober'

:)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Den
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 08:52 PM

I always thought, since I play the whistle myself, if there were more than one whistle player you could call yourselves, "The Whistling Mothers", or how about Duncan Disorderly, The preening Accountants, Tog Mor, Ash plant, Christie Mor, Murphy's Law, Comeallya I think I need to lie down now,


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 09:49 PM

Our band is called the POSEY LAKE AKADEMY STRING BAND. Before you fall off you chair laughing, I would like to point out that there several advantages in calling your self either an Academy or Conservatory, ~ such as Randall Street Conservatory, etc. If you have a good story teller in your group there are all kinds of tales that you can make up about things going on at your institution, reaserch projects,etc. This comes in handy especially when a string breaks or the band just needs a rest. We have even been known to give out computer generated diplomas. We play Irish, folk, sailing songs using about the same instruments that you fellows have


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 11:07 PM

How 'bout A Fifth of Forth, oops, wrong country, eh?

Celtic Quintus? Quintus Maximus? QuinMax? Eno'!

***grin*** This IS fun!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 11:16 PM

How about "I'm Not White, I'm Irish"?

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Mary K
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 11:27 PM

what about "Nila" (just a name I've heard- no meaning)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: The Shambles
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 06:47 AM

The Black Stuff?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Paulied
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 10:45 AM

Aon Fhocail Eile

One other word


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 11:49 AM

I was devastated to hear that the name"American Standard", a name that has stood for years for the highest quality in bathroom fixtures, has been adopted by a white supremacist band. Is nothing sacred?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Alice
Date: 27 Feb 99 - 02:02 PM

Pete, give us a little more about the character of the group. Are you all from a particular town or county? Did you have a previous name you have dropped? Is there a word or idea with which you identify?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From:
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 12:10 PM

I have always thought that "Eyrie" would be a good name for an Irish band, since it looks sort of Irish, and it would stick in a mind that was trying to work out of it was an acrostic, misspelled (should it be eerie or Eire or airy or Erie?) and means something completely different.

Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Scotty Rotten
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 01:10 PM

How 'bout...Five Leaping Leprechauns...Mud Pie Five...Green Beer Quintet...Cosmic Space Motor Club...Five -Leaf Clover...The Folkin' Five....these are _SO BAD_! ...No wonder I've never named a band in my life!...one more...Pink Chicken Good Luck, Scotty


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From:
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 07:59 PM

hot socks!


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: alison
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 08:38 PM

Hi,

What about a literary slant on it...... Enid Blyton....

Five go mad in.........(insert name of town)

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Will (inactive)
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 08:51 PM

oooh ... I really like the "Enid Blyton" suggestion.

continuing in that vein, you might consider "E. Nesbit" (Five children and it)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 12:23 AM

How about "The Fenian Five"...maybe too political..."The Hibernian Union"?...You guys said you are from Ireland, that mean you are in America now? How about "Paddy West"?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 01:03 AM

Paddy Far West?
Bold Fenian Five?
Gael Gaol


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Cuilionn
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 11:48 AM

I reca' bein' verra proud o' masel' when I figgerit oot th' TRUE meanin' o' th' waird "Thingamajig:" 'Tis th' male equivelent o' a Sheena-na-gig. Dinnae ken how ye cuid mak a band name oot o' that, tho'...

Gael-Gotha / Gae directly tae Gael / S쳌-Beg For M•r / th' ForMORians / Shameless Seamus / Ce•l Heat...

Or ye cuid allus fall back on "Th' Pleasant Mother Pheasant Pluckers..."

*ahem.* Sori!

--Cuilionn, whae rilly ocht tae be wrichtin' her term paper insteid.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Cuilionn
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 11:51 AM

Ummm.... Peat an' th' Bogmen?

Sori!

--Cuilionn agin


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Margo
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 11:57 AM

How about "the Bonnie Green ________________". You choose the last word. It could be comical, filling in with an object that isn't normally green except that you're Irish. It could be serious, as you could choose something that is representative of Irish national pride.

Or as the title of the song about Napolean, you could call yourselves "the Bonnie Bunch of Roses" and all dress up like the little General. I know, it's pretty far fetched, but that's the way I think; eccentric and obtuse.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: finch
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 12:18 PM

"Dr. Erin and her Gaelic Archipelagic Antipodeans"

ArchipelaGaelic ? "Dr. Emu's...... "

As I play Hawaiian, was thinking of the geographically appropriate "Moose Sandwich Island Nordiques "


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Allan C.
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 12:40 PM

IRE! (Perhaps you do an angry protest song or two?)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: The Shambles
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 12:43 PM

Resevoir Fish?


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Mippy
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 03:49 PM

Real Ugly Dudes

Possum Face

Wobbly Dog

Rutting Pigs

The Beatles


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Mippy
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 03:50 PM

Real Ugly Dudes

Possum Face

Wobbly Dog

Rutting Pigs

The Beatles


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 03:56 PM

Gaelbirds
Spend the Nightingael
FarthingGael
Gaelly On We Go
Lace Curtain
Paddy O'Furniture


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 08:19 PM

Hi Pete!

When you mention The Dubliners, I think...

Ha'penny Bridge
or
O'Connell Street Irregulars.

Tunes, as you know, have some very evocative names. Why don't you run down the list of tunes you have and see if there's a name in there for you?

All the best,
Dan Milner

P.S. Then, there always The Rigamaroulds. as far as I know, it's not taken. They went with the long Gaelic name.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Alice
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 08:51 PM

Irish Setters

I feel like we're not taking you seriously enough. (sorry)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 09:05 PM

Chucky R. Law and the Republicans ****Grin*** You have to be an Irish speaker to get it.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Alice
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 10:45 PM

Here we often eat garlic bread along with pasta or pizza
garlic bread causes garlic breath

my two offerings

Gaelic Bread
or
Gaelic Breath


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 01:00 AM

"Moo Cow Down Along the Road," "Fein-again's Wake" (or "In Finnegan's Wake"), or with a nod to last year's Irish song themes thread, "Love, Death, and America." I suppose "Kiss Me: I'm Irish" is taken. --seed


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Craig
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 10:12 PM

How about;

The Whiskeymen or, if you all have beards, The Whisker(s)men

The Sly Dogs

It's Good To Be The Kings-men


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Craig
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 10:13 PM

Sorry, couldn't help myself.


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Elizabeth
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 10:37 PM

What about:

Black Water (we all like a drop now and then and I understand this is a translation of the gaelic for Dublin)

Eires 'n' Graces (bad pun)

Perfect Fifth

Kevin (sorry, but a friend of mine has always wanted to have a band called Kevin!)


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Mike Billo
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 10:42 PM

How about "The Surreal McCoys".


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From:
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 11:54 PM

Sloe Eire...
Rambling Irishmen
Galway Bay Band
Suo Gan
Stand in the Light
Ballyhooley Kings
The Rollicking Boys of Tandaragee
Over the Waterfall
Molly's Fancy
Last Night's Joy...( I just love band names) harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: gargoyle
Date: 03 Mar 99 - 11:23 PM

Pete's Dragoons


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 03:26 AM

Picks O'(or, "of")Eire/Picks O'Erin
or, reversed:
Eire's Picks/Erin's Picks

Gimme A Fifth!
Erin O'Raugh(Raw)
Sure'n Tis Us!
The Stomp Time Five
The Fifth Estate (as in print journalism)

Pete,
Have any of us gotten close to something you all like? Thanks for the fun!

kat


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Pete
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'm surprised there are still so many good names left. I liked 'Duncan Disorderly' but we are going to go for a slant on a previous suggestion and call ourselves "Get the 'folk' out" So keep a look out for us.

Thanks again

Pete


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: alison
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 06:08 PM

Hi Pete,

Same sort of Idea.. saw a pop band the other night who advertised themselves as "What the funk?"

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: A Celtic Harper
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:54 PM

Well, there is a successful band here who call themselves "The Mother Folkers," and refer to it as the "most carefully pronounced name in show business....." (They sell lots of T-shirts) But, I don't know guys - that can get a little old after a while, and you may lose some potential fans who'd be put off by it. Other bright ideas below:

F'Eire Maiden Slime (from a Dylan Thomas poem, I disremember which) The Cloak, The Boat, and the Shoes (Yeats) All Souls' Night Nuns and Mothers Nuns & Roses All Kindly Toes (a band in the De Lint fantasy novel, "Drink Down the Moon") Midnight Oil Blood & the Moon (Yeats again) Crazy Jane and the Bishop (""")


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Subject: RE: Name our band
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 10:09 PM

A friend of mine claims to have been in a band called FREE BEER. The pubs they were to play in would advertise all week: Friday night: FREE BEER. They played to large, but somewhat unruly, crowds.

How about The Potato Beetles?


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