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  1. A brae is another name for "hill"
  2. Have a great time, and a safe trip! Hope you hear some great tunes.
  3. Good for you, Bonsai! Sounds like a blast.
  4. I have only heard Charles Mingus. But not his free jazz stuff. The tunes I heard by him were the structured chord progressions with soloists following that progression. Years ago, I listened to a lot of jazz, went to clubs to hear performers, but I lost my interest. Now and again I'll put in a CD of jazz-but somehow it doesnt grab me like it used to. However- I think Dave Brubeck is great!
  5. I have played free form jazz a few times. I used to play the bass. I even own a John Coltrane CD. However much fun it may be to play, when I step back & listen to it, it sounds like muddled garbage. This is just my opinion. I never made much sense to my ears. I was playing my bass to someone else who didnt care what key I was in, and someone else who didnt care what key he was in! A bunch of kids could do the same thing with minimal knowledge of their instrument. I also think that "creating" something is cool, but you have to know that everything you create isnt "great". To some people this music is great, just not to me.
  6. Toc- good work fiddling! I heard someone Woo-hoo in the middle of your clip. That's how I felt too. Woo-hoo!
  7. Bach cello suites & Itzhak Perlman's "a la carte" cd
  8. Thank you both for the information. Gamina, I can understand why you love it. When I heard it, it was beautiful. Thats why I wanted another listen.
  9. I was driving home from work tonight & heard an interesting song on the radio. Just wondering if anyone had any information about it, so I could get another listen. The announcer said it was a french name that translated to "sad song-happy song". It was played by someone named Jasper Wood. It was the 3rd part in a 5-6? part work by some french composer who had a female name. If anyone who knows this work, please let me know--Thanks
  10. Hi Yankee, I have the tunefinder's version of this song. I agree its not easy, and it seems to me that Celtic Fiddle Fest has a different & better version. If I was MADE to study this tune, I think I would go about it this way: Memorize the patterns and don't read the music. It keeps repeating anyway, and once its memorized, you wont have to read the jibberish of all the accidentals. Maybe Simon can give you some helpful advice. Remember that one time he posted his MP3 of Chief o'Neills favorite? That sounded an awful lot like Kevin Burke! If he can play that tune, maybe he's got some wisdom to share about "Harmonium", and making it sound like Kevin Burke. Good luck on studying this tune. Why do you have to learn it?
  11. That song is GREAT!!!! I may not play it myself, as I only have a crummy version of it, but Celtic Fiddle Fest does this song. It is one of my favorites on that CD. Yankee, do you have this CD? If you hear it done by them, it may change your mind.
  12. Hey Dunvegan, I was just curious if you ever got these cd's & how you liked them. FYI- they have a NEW CD coming out in mid-October!!!!! I cant wait to hear it. It is supposed to have a cello in it too.
  13. Hi Caleb, The Celtic Fiddle Fest is made up of 3 guys: Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham & Christian Lemaitre. They call themselves the Celtic Fiddle Fest. It isn't a compilation of a whole bunch of artists. I've seen these guys in concert & I think it was the most inspiring concert I've ever been to. It was simply the best-the awesomist!! I hope they come out with another CD soon. So far they have 2 CD's. By the way "Dark Island" is played on one of them! I think you and Yankee like this song? Did you listen to any of the samples on the website?
  14. Dunvegan, Try the green linnet site: http://www.greenlinnet.com/catalog/detail.cfm?ProductID=108 You can listen to the whole cd and order it there [This message has been edited by Callie (edited 08-22-2001).]
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