Sliabh Gallion Braes - An Irish Lament

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  1. Pixie-Bob

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    There are lots of laments in Irish music. In fact, growing up in Dublin in the 1970s - lamenting was second only to following the English First Division football team.

    Sliabh Gallion Braes is an old Irish Lament which tells the story of someone leaving their homeland for the last time. The location is actually in County Tyrone. My production features the Uilleann Piples on melody, Tin Whistle playing harmony, drum, bass and acoustic guitar. Part of my Celtic Electric series.

    If you are Irish and far from home - best avoid this.

    The lyrics for the first verse:

    As I went a walking one morning in May
    To view your fair valleys and your mountains so gay
    I was thinking of your flowers all going to decay
    That grow around ye bonny, bonny Slieve Gallon Braes

     
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    Very nicely crafted Pixie-Bob. We've had a lot of your countrymen over here ever since the great hunger. Celtic music helped shape the base of bluegrass music and, along with the bloody French Canadians, have created some of the best dance music stringed instruments could ever make. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Lovely arrangement. It's a beautiful, haunting melody and I like to hear that strong bass part anchoring the ethereal voices of the more delicate instruments. Excellent playing all-round!
     
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    Nice.
     
  5. Pixie-Bob

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    Thanks. It was the beer doing the mixing last night, so I've uploaded a "sober" version of the mix :rolleyes:
     
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