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Here is a cover version of a traditional Irish tune, with two classical guitar parts, vocal harmony, and recorder. Hope it doesn't let the wonderful melody of the old song down! A rather sheepish tip of the hat, too, to all the great musicians who have made much more of this tune than i will ever be able to.
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Uploaded: Oct 26, 2010 - 08:14:46 AM
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010 - 08:14:46 AM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 08:34:14 AM
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kingbee said 3192 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
up the hill
I don't know the original..or any other version of this so I'm coming at it with fresh ears. Lovely playing and the voice..and harmonies work really well. As a recording part of me wants the vocals to be a bit clearer or more forward in the mix..but the way they are recorded now gives a more 'live impression' like I'm sitting in a small pub or club listening to this soi it works well as it is.
I would just say that the penny whistle seems to waver a bit and rather than add, it detracts a little bit from the song.
It sort of feels like it doesn't quite fit or that the melody for that part hasn't been fully though out.
Apart from that a really nice song with great singing and playing
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mrattue said 3191 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
and down again
Agree with you on the whistle. It was quite a while ago i recorded this song and i don't think i did very much work on that aspect. Occasionally seems to work, but more often than not rather detracts, just as you say. Would have been better as a less intrusive instrument perhaps, but that was before Garageband and it was the only other instrument i had!

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RAVENS said 3191 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Very Pretty
I never heard the original, but no need to now. Your voice & harmonies are wonderful. Great stuff!

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mrattue said 3190 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed it. If you ever want to hear the real thing, try 'YouTube-ing' Christy Moore and Shane Magowan's version! Shane is nearly falling over, but it's a blast!

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Symphony101 said 3191 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Very nicely played and sung, enjoyed this a lot !
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mrattue said 3190 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Cheers! Have a Guinness!!
Good to know that it went down well with you. Thought it might be a change from songs about horses!

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Char said 3119 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
I love Celtic.
And I still love it after hearing this, for the first time. You have the perfect voice and delivery even if the Irish accent isn't there. Can't help but want to sing along. And that's the beauty of the piece, isn't it? Thanks.
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mrattue said 3119 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
i love Irish music. i have a terrible tendency to want to belt it out after a few drinks. Something about inebriation just goes with it so well!


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telecaster29 said 3067 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
are excellent, as is the understated accompaniment. sounds like it was recorded live in a folk club. btw i was married in all saints church, clooney, which is mentioned in the song.
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mrattue said 3066 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Always feel a bit of an impostor when i sing Irish songs, being an Englishman, but i do love that stuff, and i have some great memories of singing over there in the pubs on a holiday one year.

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