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denmagic

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St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« on: March 05, 2007, 09:29:59 AM »
Hi all,

I work as a mobile dj some weekends and I wanted to compile a new St Patrick's 'essential' play list for a pub I work in. 

Something to suit young and old.  Oldies and new songs.

What would your top Irish tunes be for the saints day?

Your suggestions are very welcomed.

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Christopher

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 10:29:23 AM »
Hiya Denmagic,

Probably the piece of music I'd suggest might not be played in a pub but to my mind it is essential music for St Patricl's Day which is an important day for Christian Churches of all denominations in Ireland. It's a hymn called St Patrick's Breastplate. The tune is a traditional Irish air which was adapted by Charles Villiers Stanford in 1902. The version by Martin O'Malley might be suitable for playing in a pub but the Tim Keyes' Oratorio 'St. Patrick's Breastplate' on YouTube is on the long side. 

Christopher

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 05:14:57 PM »
The wests awake

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 10:41:09 PM »
St. Patrick's breastplate is well known to me with the doxology bit in it.We were force fed it at school when the school became the first school to have a whole Songs of Praise programme with Geoffrey Wheeler.
    Christopher, with respect, I love it, but  as you say ,it is not really pub music.
       Den, Van Morrison does a version of "Be thou my vision",but again maybe not likely DJ material.
        Maybe Google Irish Songs and you will probably find what you are looking for.There are many sites with lyrics and samples of the music...good luck.
     Al, what about ,"How the West was won" by Gerry Fitt. ??? ;D
      What about the Pogues, Den?

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007, 12:57:06 AM »
OK then Ireland's Call and the Parting Glass might be a couple of good numbers.

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007, 12:01:50 AM »
Aye, the "Parting Glass"  Sinead O'Connor or Liam Clancy.Now that is a song which would go well at a funeral also(not being sarcastic).

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 12:25:30 AM »
St Patrick's Day Parade.com offers a number of good songs.

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 03:16:16 PM »
Big Strong Man.....it's a goodie
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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 08:07:29 PM »
Wendl, is that the one which goes, "He's got an arm like a leg, he;s got a punch that would sink a battle ship"   etc. ???

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007, 08:33:49 PM »
Must have Star of the County Down..

here for mp3, lyrics and music chords  http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/star-county-down.html
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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2007, 08:39:09 PM »
Good one Bogey, Van Morrison and the Chieftains doing that one.

denmagic

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2007, 10:18:00 PM »
Thanks guys   but if I played any of those the audience would probably fall asleep or 'glass me' lolol (hopefully not)  ;D

I'm thinking along the lines of something more popular:

Pogues, Saw Doctors, Snow Patrol, U2, Van the Man ...etc..

What are your fav home grown songs?

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2007, 07:56:13 AM »
hate Van Morrisson. >:(

denmagic

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2007, 08:23:39 AM »
So do I but his 'brown eyed girl' is a good song.  Don't like any of his other stuff or his personality.

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Re: St Patrick's Day Music Survey
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2007, 02:05:15 PM »
Have you never listened to Astral Weeks?
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