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2/17/20 7:02 P

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Not sure what Mardi Gras show music might be. I do love some Cajun songs. And Creole, and Zydigo. Had a nice session on sunday, playing some songs in playlist 3. Really like "Star above the Garter".

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2/16/20 10:08 A

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Have to learn some tunes for a Mardi Gras show this Friday. And then, mercifully, my schedule opens up again so I can focus on writing and recording my own stuff again.

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1/27/20 11:40 P

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Would think it is good to play a range of music. We call ourselves a Celtic Band, but also play some texas swing, folk, bluegrass, gospel, blues. Would like to add some cajun, zydego.
Your band would probably do well in the Portland music scene, as it seems pretty broad. But that is a long way from Boston.

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1/23/20 6:38 P

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I've put music to poetry before... it really brings out some beautiful work.

My band is definitely eclectic. When forced to pick a category I resort to indie-rock, or art-pop, or torch rock. It's a little bit all over the place, which was the plan... don't get locked in to a particular genre. Of course the down side, how do you market yourself? I'm lucky in that there's a room in the Boston area that is really open to different stuff. But finding other places to play is a little more of a challenge.

I'm the lead singer and the primary songwriter. I play keys to write, but I don't play keys in public.

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1/22/20 5:37 P

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Hi Amber - The band I play in is made up of retirees. We mostly just like to play music together. Currently most of our gigs are making music of people who don't have lots of live music in their lives. We have played for money, but those were mostly for english county dance group, contra dances, wine and waltzes, and at wineries, weddings, etc. We do call ourselves a celtic band. All of the band does read music, so new music is usually bringing another Irish or Scottish tune to try, and if we like it, the add to play book. Four of our band are also choir members, so do sing some of our songs.
My wife has been a musician (piano player) since in Jr. High, but decided that making music for a living wasn't what she wanted to do, so got a degree in Journalism. She has been an accompanist, played for community theater musicals, etc. She says she wouldn't have married a musician, but okay to marry an engineer who plays music. haha.
You do sing with your band? What type of songs do you write? We are working with a poet, writer, in taking some of her work, and putting it to music.
What type of band do you play in?

Gary in Oregon.
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1/20/20 12:38 P

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How did it go with presenting a new song to the band?

I just finished a song today. The lyrics are always the hardest for me. The melody and chord structure are a little easier (and more fun). But I'm excited because this is my 4th song written towards my goal of completing an ep this year. Right on the tails of releasing a full length next month. I want my processes to move quicker so I'm aiming for new product every year or 2. No longer than that.


That's sweet you work with your wife. Couples that work together tend to stay together longer. A deeper incentive to work out the kinks as they arise.

From the instrumentation your band is probably an irish folk band? no drums or guitar? Any singers?

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1/19/20 11:40 P

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Live out in Oregon. My wife and I have played in the same band for the last 15 years. There certainly has been turnover as people come and go. There are three of us from the original group Currently 7, with fiddle, bass, cello, celtic harp, mandolin, and irish tin whistle. Hope it goes well with the new guy.

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1/17/20 10:43 A

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what part of the country do you live?

I live in the northeast.



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1/16/20 1:09 A

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The forecast for our area was for a big winter storm to hit the area. As it got nearer, the snow amounts forecast kept going down. Got up this morning with just a dusting of snow. Went out for breakfast up north, and it actually snowed for a time. After a couple of hours, nothing on the ground. Up in the mountains, they got 5 feet of new snow. A good place for it.

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1/14/20 12:31 A

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Had a very fun gig today. Instruments played were a fiddle, cello, mandolin, bhodran, harmonica, guitar, bass, irish whistle. Play list was a mix of Irish, Scottish, Welch, English, old-timey fiddle tunes, folk songs, texas swing, Canadian, and waltzs. Lots of thanks from audience when we quit.
Think it is important to make lots of music in the new year.

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