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  1. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    Now all I need is a guitar solo starting in the breakdown... Any suggestions?
  2. Pixie-Bob

    Country Fused with Irish Traditional

    Since one came from the other, it should be easy enough to fuse the two? Country - Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Outro Irish - The same 16-bar melody repeated over and over (drunken people dancing don't need complexity) Country is typically Ionian, Irish is Mixolydian. This song is called The Sligo...
  3. Pixie-Bob

    Sleepy Maggie

    First things first - Sleepy Maggie is NOT Irish, it's Scottish. It's the only Scottish tune in my Celtic Electric album. What's the difference between a Scottish and an Irish traditional reel? The Scots reel is more melodically complex over a greater span of time. So whereas an Irish reel...
  4. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    I'm so very glad to have made you day, thank you :D
  5. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    You're very kind - thank you.
  6. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    You know, I think you may be right!
  7. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    If they come bangin' on your door - just tell them that it's mastered to -8 LUFS, and they'll be fine.
  8. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    So are my bones...
  9. Pixie-Bob

    The March Of Cúchulainn - Celtic Rock

    We've got a disco bass playing octaves, a Korg M1 piano knocking out a house groove, an electric guitar doing power-chords. Then we have an Irish Fiddle and Tin Whistle playing the melody. How does that lot work together? Let's find out...
  10. Pixie-Bob

    Haste To The Wedding - The Biggest Jig of All

    There is no doubt that this is the most popular and famous of all the Irish jigs. My number one objective though was to not produce a cover of the amazing Corrs version of this tune, after all - I'm not remotely as pretty as those three Corrs colleens. In the absence of all that prettiness...
  11. Pixie-Bob

    Roll Out The Barrel - A Rock Reel

    Thank you. I'd love to visit Shetland sometime and see what you've seen.
  12. Pixie-Bob

    Roll Out The Barrel - A Rock Reel

    And there's the King of the Fairies... This started off as an homage to Horslips, and then went away off on it's own.
  13. Pixie-Bob

    Roll Out The Barrel - A Rock Reel

    Go raibh maith agat. I've done the Scottish version of Drowsy Maggie - Sleepy Maggie.
  14. Pixie-Bob

    Roll Out The Barrel - A Rock Reel

    Thank you very much. I'm very glad that it got to you somehow. I'm playing the acoustic and electric guitars and the bass, everything else is sequenced.
  15. Pixie-Bob

    Roll Out The Barrel - A Rock Reel

    What makes this Irish reel a little different, is the appearance of the iv chord. This is very rare in Irish music. It's only there for half a measure, but it's the getting to it and the movement away from it that creates the unique tonality. Plus, this one has a banjo.
  16. Pixie-Bob

    King Of The Fairies - Fast Irish Rock

    One of the major objectives of expelling the Brits was to reclaim our culture. I think we did pretty well at that. I'm very glad that when I was growing up in Dublin in the 1960s, that I could experience a revival of Gaelic music and literature along side experiencing the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
  17. Pixie-Bob

    King Of The Fairies - Fast Irish Rock

    There are native references to the tune pre-Cromwell - so, 1649. I would imagine that it was certainly doing the rounds during the time of O'Neill and O'Donnell. Many of these Victorian references appeared in the early 19th century simply because at that point, the entire country had been...
  18. Pixie-Bob

    King Of The Fairies - Fast Irish Rock

    That was the intent - to create something different to the original (which is played on a tin whistle, not a flute). But I'm very grateful to you for you own, honest and personal assessment. Thank you for taking the time to listen and reply.
  19. Pixie-Bob

    King Of The Fairies - Fast Irish Rock

    This is my first cut of this 160 BPM Irish rock tune. It started off as an homage to Horslips who recorded a version in the early 1970s and then it veered off into Thin Lizzy-ish territory. We've got the usual stuff: Electric Guitar and Bass, but also some Minimoog sounds in there as well along...
  20. Pixie-Bob

    Celtic Rock - Were You At The Rock?

    This song first appeared in published form in 1847. Here's the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_you_been_at_Carrick? This is a slow one and my arrangement does take a while to build up, so hang in there! We have the Uilleann Pipes singing the melody and the Tin Whistle doing...
  21. Pixie-Bob

    Celtic Rock - Celtic Electric

    This is my celtic rock arrangement of a traditional Irish reel - Cooley's Reel. I've moved away from the traditional structure and gone for an arrangement that you would be more likely to find in modern dance music (build, drop, breakdown). Along with the traditional, melodic instruments: the...
  22. Pixie-Bob

    Non-Americans: What American slang do you find funniest/weirdest/most charming?

    Like so many English words, 'route' is a loan-word from French. We pronounce it the same way they do - 'root'.
  23. Pixie-Bob

    Non-Americans: What American slang do you find funniest/weirdest/most charming?

    In most cases, about three inches...
  24. Pixie-Bob

    Non-Americans: What American slang do you find funniest/weirdest/most charming?

    The most irritating habit is when they begin every sentence with "So...", regardless of context. Don't get me started on the overuse of "Like" :mad::mad::mad:
  25. Pixie-Bob

    Sleepy Maggie - Celtic Folk

    That's the Irish version. They are very similar.




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