"Hey, Jim. Thanks for weighing in.
As for your age...we had a guy in my band Claddagh Ring who started with us at around 54 or 55 (the age I am now), and stayed with us until the group broke up (he would have been about 67 then...and quit due…"
"Let's see if I can answer your questions...
1. unlearning: I haven't had the opportunity yet to formally study traditional Irish singing, so it's all self-trained mimicry, as you called it. I base my ideas on over 20 years of…"
"I sang a lot as a kid...I was an only child, so it was one way I kept myself amused. Singing with the radio or records or while playing piano or guitar, as well as the singing we did in school. I joined Glee Club in Junior High (much more…"
"Thanks for the comments. Yes, the videos were disappointing; we did some really good stuff that day, and those two were the only ones the guy running the sound made of our performance. And as for the banjo...she'd only been playing…"
"Hey Devery, I had a chance to listen to and watch your posted songs and video. Nicely done, lady,...nicely done. Your Claddah Ring performance of "Siuil A Run" (one of my favorite songs) was a wonderful surprize, followed by equally…"
mostly a singer, I play a little guitar, bodhran, whistle, flute, accordion
What level are you at ?
Intermediate Level 2 (5 years+)
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13 years as member of local group Claddagh Ring. Current group, Go Leor, has only 2 members right now (looking for more). We do a lot of a cappella (due to lack of instrumentalists) and language pieces (since we are both into languages).
Hey Devery, I had a chance to listen to and watch your posted songs and video. Nicely done, lady,...nicely done. Your Claddah Ring performance of "Siuil A Run" (one of my favorite songs) was a wonderful surprize, followed by equally impressive versions by Go Leor of "Hey Ca Thro_Deils Awa2" and "Puirt Go Leor". These acapella performances/recordings showed alot of work in arrangements and presentations. I loved it all.
I watched the video first and was disappointed,.....outdoor performances are really hard to record: wind, audience noise, not being able to hear oneself to stay on key, some mistakes from the banjo,.....but the song performed, "Billy O'Shea (O'Shay)" is a great song and was done well. Can't wait to hear some more. Cheers,