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#37 Dirge

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

While half-heartedly looking for a pic of one of my duets to goad everyone with I was reminded I have the music for 'Classical Gas'. Is that contemporary enough? It's on 'to do' list, I can only stumble through it at the moment; does that count?

I think it'll sound good on the 'box. Still not really rock and roll per se though, is it?

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:16 AM

I think it'll sound good on the 'box. Still not really rock and roll per se though, is it?


But is it beyond the Mason Williams Line? ;)

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:47 AM

The riff in "Burning Bridges" by Status Quo is very danceable and playable to and sounds very similar to an Irish Trad tune (which *might* be a Kilfenora slide).



I started a similar thread on melodeon net out of interest , there are probably more melodeon players than concertina players with dance sides.

One reply was that the Burning Bridges riff is a tune clled Darby Kelly. The cavalry tune is said to be Swedish !

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 06:30 AM

Interesting! There's a MudCat thread talking about Darby Kelly, and one poster refers to the "Quo connection": http://www.mudcat.or...?threadid=30123

If Darby Kelly was indeed an Irish drummer, perhaps he came from Kilfenora and the tune associated with the song became the Kilfenora Slide? ;)

There's a good "chicken & egg" discussion to be had on whether the Cockney rhyming slang "Darby Kelly = Belly" preceded the song (or the other way round) .

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 06:44 AM

This may have been the father & son referred to in the song:

"Kelly: Darby Kelly departed Jan 1st 1794 aged 52 years. His son Darby Kelly died Oct 15th 1819 aged 30. Erected by his sons Tim Pat and John Kelly."

http://www.from-irel...honnaoffaly.htm

The dates would certainly fit!

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:43 AM

Interesting that Darby Kelly had been with Theobad Wolf Tone and the United Irishmen against English rule.Then went with Wellington to fight Napoleon. The Irish must have eventually realised that Napoleon was not the supporter of Republicanism now he was imperialist. One wonders what would have happened to Ireland had the French won! Many Irish songs did make an anti English hero of Boney as did many in England, intially, who were Republican Jacobins. Why do we fall for false totalitarian prophets?

I'm sure Status Quo had all this in mind !

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:32 PM

Would these be contemporary enough?

One - Metallica
http://www.youtube.c...jwWxFLuE&fmt=18

The Unforgiven - Metallica
http://www.youtube.c...pnUYmrcM&fmt=18

Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
http://www.youtube.c...5Uch52TI&fmt=18

Stairway To Heaven / The Celtic Tribute to Led Zeppelin
http://www.youtube.c...q_ORctQk&fmt=18

By: The Boys of County Nashville

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:46 AM

Would these be contemporary enough?

One - Metallica
http://www.youtube.c...jwWxFLuE&fmt=18

The Unforgiven - Metallica
http://www.youtube.c...pnUYmrcM&fmt=18

Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
http://www.youtube.c...5Uch52TI&fmt=18


It's all accordion.




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