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 Post subject: Singable dance tunes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 pm 
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Hey guys,
Can you guys give me the names of ITM tunes that a vocalist can sing that aren’t airs? I’m thinking of things like “Britches Full of Stitches” and “The Rattling Bog” which have optional vocals.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Singable dance tunes
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Hi Aaron

Like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3TXIDVw-9U

or this ( in Irish though mind you )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QejBl2OuPWU

Both great tunes in themselves
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:49 am 
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Those were great.
:thumbsup: Yes, those are exactly the types of tunes I am looking for. :)


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Any tune can be lilted. Pick your favorite and go to town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jjb3P2SvLQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnUOq0euqYQ


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"Cunla" (as performed by Planxty) is words set to the tune of the double jig "The Frieze Breeches".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqSaWpYEwY0

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The Dean's Pamphlet. Sly verses by Jonathan Swift. Tune is Packington's Pound.

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awildman wrote:
Any tune can be lilted. Pick your favorite and go to town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jjb3P2SvLQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnUOq0euqYQ


Thanks for the links, awildman. I had not had much success when looking for lilting. :)

(Also thanks to other people for links.)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:49 pm 
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AaronFW wrote:
Thanks for the links, awildman. I had not had much success when looking for lilting. :)


If you're at all interested in the Scottish type of trad, google on "Puirt à beul".

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(apologies if any are shown in the linked-to videos, I can't play them to check where I am now).


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e0DHzVtjzo

The Mason's Apron.

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The Mason's Apron.


You really should hear Robbie McMahon do that one, brilliant.

Here's a version @ ITMA, not the older recording I was thinking of but it will do.

If you go the lilting route though, every dance tune can be mentioned here. Image

I am still a bit unclear what the OP is after, there are thousands of dance tunes that have songs set to them, from The Blackbird or Taimse in Arrears to Con Ó Drisceoil's brilliant summary of 'King Lear' (set to Tatter Jack Walsh)and about as many song airs that are re-purposed as dance tunes. But I somehow feel that's not quite what the question is about.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
Con Ó Drisceoil's brilliant summary of 'King Lear' (set to Tatter Jack Walsh).


One of the best summaries I have ever heard. A must for any student of Shakespeare :lol: . It is my favorite of all Con's songs.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
...Con Ó Drisceoil's brilliant summary of 'King Lear' (set to Tatter Jack Walsh)..


Nice

The Pool Song is another amusing take on the same tune. Lyrics by Jimmy Crowley.

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Lyrics by Jimmy Crowley.


No, that's another Con O Drisceoil one, the air is 'The Clonmel Cows' (according to himself, in his book). Crowley was the first to record it though, in 1975.

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Right you are. Funny, I could have sworn that the notes to 30 Years A-Greying credits Jimmy Crowley. Perhaps whoever wrotes the notes knew it only from Crowley's cover, and assumed.

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