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Post by slejhamer » December 15th, 2005, 7:49 pm

Finally an easy Doug Sparling arrangement! :lol:

Jus' kiddin', this sounds great and really is easy to play. Good beginner's fingerstyle piece. Nice work again Doug.

I'm looking forward to any Spring-themed Celtic tunes you might come up with (hint hint.)

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Post by dsparling » December 15th, 2005, 8:39 pm

Hey, thanks, glad you enjoyed it slejhamer!

Yeah, I'm trying to do some beginner arrangements - hey, the Guitar Noise banner is "Free Online Guitar Lessons and Easy Guitar Songs," so I'll try to make 'em easy :)

One more Christmas tune in standard tuning should be coming up in a week or so (still need to make an mp3)...and I've already got a lesson planned for January, and it is an easy Celtic tune in standard tuning...maybe not "Spring themed," though :). I'm open for suggestions...

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Post by slejhamer » December 18th, 2005, 9:02 am

Well it's not specifically Spring themed, but Jug of Punch is one of my favorite tunes. The group Altan has a very sweet version.

Also, An Cailin Gaelach "sounds" like Spring, though I have no idea what the song means. :) The Verdant Braes of Screen, too.

I can probably get you song samples if you don't have access to them, but they are on iTunes as well. Great band, sort of a folky Celtic sound.
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Post by dsparling » December 18th, 2005, 11:37 am

Jug of Punch would be good, I'll put it on my list.

I've got nearly every Altan CD - seen them a few times as well, back when Frankie Kennedy was still alive and playing flute.

"An" is Irish for "the," "Cailin" is "girl" and "Gaelach" is an adjective - "Irish" or "Gaelic" - so "An Cailin Gaelach" is "The Irish Girl."

Actually, for January I'm planning on doing "Buachaill on Eirne" (Boy of Ireland) in standard tuning. This tune is found in many Irish music tutours - uilleann pipes, whistle, fiddle, etc - but was also done by Clannad and more recently by The Corrs. Considering the title, it might be a good one to pair with "An cailin gaelach."

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Post by slejhamer » December 18th, 2005, 11:51 am

"Buachaill on Eirne" - another of my favorites! The Clannad version gives me the chills; haven't heard the Corrs version though. It is actually one of my goals to learn how to play that song on guitar - I'm definitely looking forward to your arrangement! :D

Thanks for the translations too - so I guess "cailin" has been Anglicized as "colleen." Makes sense.
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Post by dsparling » December 18th, 2005, 12:23 pm

slejhamer wrote:"Buachaill on Eirne" - another of my favorites! The Clannad version gives me the chills; haven't heard the Corrs version though. It is actually one of my goals to learn how to play that song on guitar - I'm definitely looking forward to your arrangement! :D
Great! - I've got a guaranteed reader :) Seriously, it's a very nice tune. I've not actually heard The Corrs version either...it seems to be a quite common tune for beginners - I think it's in nearly every uilleann pipe book I have (I played for about six or seven years - finally sold them, but I still have quite a whistle collection). And yes, the Clannad version does give the chills...
slejhamer wrote: Thanks for the translations too - so I guess "cailin" has been Anglicized as "colleen." Makes sense.
Yep, that's exactly where it came from...

There are actually a lot of Anglicized Irish words that have made it into the English vocabulary. "Brogue" means "shoe" in Irish - Speaking with a brogue refers to speaking with a shoe in ones mouth (making one hard to understand). Another is "shanty" - as in a "shack" or "ramshackle cabin." One source claims it comes from "Sean Tí." "Sean" = "old" and "ti" = "house" or "Old house"...

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Post by geoo » December 26th, 2005, 8:19 pm

Never saw this thread or I would have piped in too. I really appreciated this lesson. Its one of the ones I really like playing. Its fun and easy. You did a great job with it.

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Post by dsparling » December 27th, 2005, 6:53 am

Thanks Geoo! I've always loved this tune, and I'm glad I had a chance to put together a lesson of GN.

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