Celtic Rock - Were You At The Rock?

Pixie-Bob

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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 harmony. Also we have: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano, Violins, a Synth and my 2014 American Deluxe Strat (into the Bassbreaker head) doing the rock bit.

Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, along with an appreciation of the context of the song - may in some cases stimulate moist-eye-syndrome. It certainly does for me.



If you would like to hear the song explained and sung in the Irish language, this is my favourite performance by Liam O'Maonlai.

 




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