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Author:  MadmanWithaWhistle [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Celtic Round/Canons for three people

Hi all,

Does anyone know of any good canons/rounds/chants that could be sung by three people? My band and I like to do songs as well as tunes, and I recently came across a few incredible songs that are sung in round by three people. I need more! Anything from the six Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany) would be much appreciated.

Regards,
Cameron

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Celtic Round/Canons for three people

Seven nations. Don't forget Galicia. :)

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:00 am ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
Seven nations. Don't forget Galicia. :)

I see that Wiki doesn't count Galicia, because no Celtic language has been spoken there into modern times, unlike all the others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_nations

Meanwhile, back (somewhat) on-topic, I don't know any Celtic rounds, but a favourite round which I used to sing with a band I was in nearly 40 years ago is the following Zen round, sing to the tune of Frere Jacques:

"Life is butter
Life is butter
Melancholy flower
Melancholy flower

Life is but a melon
Life is but a melon
Cauliflower
Cauliflower"

:)

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:36 am ]
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benhall.1 wrote:
Zen round

I'm unfamiliar with the concept.

Author:  cboody [ Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Celtic Round/Canons for three people

PM me and I'll send you a collection with some English ones in it. Words for some but not all. Your choice of pdf or abc files. None from the Celtic areas though I don't believe.

Author:  benhall.1 [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:13 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
Zen round

I'm unfamiliar with the concept.

You're not ready. But one day, you will achieve enlightenment, at which stage you will come across them every now ananda zen.

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Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:47 pm ]
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Have you ever heard the Zen saying, "When you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him."?

Author:  benhall.1 [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Celtic Round/Canons for three people

Nanohedron wrote:
Have you ever heard the Zen saying, "When you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him."?

Nope. Cain't say's I have. Is that there one o' they Golden Valley Zen sayin's?

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Celtic Round/Canons for three people

It's attributed to the master Linji (Rinzai). It's probably apocryphal, but I take it to heart. :twisted:

Author:  benhall.1 [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:22 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
It's attributed to the master Linji (Rinzai). It's probably apocryphal, but I take it to heart. :twisted:

Oh yes. I've just looked it up. Who'd have thought?

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