Whiskey in The Jar - Irish Traditional

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  1. Pixie-Bob

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    I bought my first Telecaster, a Player series two weeks ago and I decided straight way to put it to use in one of my productions. I have to admit that although I love Country music, I have no background in playing or producing it. But I am Irish and Irish Traditional and Country are closely related - so, let's do an Irish/Country number...

    Many people will be more familiar with Thin Lizzy's 1973 cover, which rightly put them on the global music map. The song however goes back to the mid seventeenth century and is an Irish Reel, a format that forms the basis of many country songs.

    I'm not doing the vocals on this one, but I am doing: Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Piano. Drums are programmed in Native Instruments Abbey Road Drums, arranged and mixed in Logic. The Tele proved to be especially suited to the rhythm parts, but I ended up using my Strat for the lead lines as the sustain was better.

    I do hope you enjoy it, this sort of thing fills the dance floor at Irish weddings (if they can still stand up!)

     
  2. tintag27

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    Excellent version! This is a real toe-tapping sing-along hoot! All the instrumentation, vocals and playing is top-notch...
    One tiny request - I would love to hear a good Tremolo pedal on some of those juicy guitar lines!

    PS - what a sweet little kitty cat you have in your avatar !
     
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    I play this every year for Saint Paddy's Day gigs and your version is the best I've ever heard!

    Might have to go with your version instead of a hack Dubliner's version I've been doing next Spring!
     
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    One of my favourite songs! What a treat.
     
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    Fourth listening... Followed you on Soundcloud - what a ripping version this is.
     
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    It's pace is a little faster than I am used to, but always been a cool song. I played backup for a trio that did a lot of Irish folk songs (Black Velvet Band, Rosin the Bow, etc.) and I think every one of those songs sounded best in a small room full of drunks singing along...especially Rosin the Bow.
     
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    A longtime favorite on the Rock (Newfoundland).
     
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    Great song! Who’s that on the fiddle?
     
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    Superlative version! Nice tempo, balance, and guitar work. Plus, that fiddle was ripping it up!
    Sweet!
     
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    I love that song, nice job!
     
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    Played that hundreds of times in my first gigging band. Yours is probably the best version I've heard!
     
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    Very nice.
    If I had to criticize I'd say that the vocal was a little low in the mix.
     
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    I enjoyed that.
    Great version!
     
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    I'll say it too best version I've heard, a little tremolo on the guitar during the solo would be interesting, and who's that on the fiddle? !!! Perfect for this version!
     
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    Cool..

    You playing in London area or at festivals?
     
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    No, I just do home studio recording - no performing at all.
     
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    Thank you!
    The avatar is Josie aged four months. this is her now...

    Josie_July_2019_2176.jpg
     
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    Quite right, don't know why I didn't think of that. I've screwed my arm in and yes, what a difference it makes (who needs a lap steel). I'll get it down and post an update.
     
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    Sounds great, all parts played well. Also, and this is my biggest complement, you left just the right amount of space, and got the levels right for the vocals. Why that's so easy for people to F up I don't know, but 80% of the time something is laid in too heavy and it all goes straight to spew on the cobbles. Excellent Job.
     
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