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soulgazer
01-01-2007, 01:20 PM
Hello everyone!

Once, I've heard a really beautiful, flute based, melody on an Ireland oriented radio station. It made me feel like I was dancing in the green fields of Ireland.

Anyway, I really (REALLY!) liked it and I've been in a constant search for it ever since.
Would ask from the lot of you to point out any known/representative Irish melodies/songs you may be familiar with. Maybe I would be successful in locating my piece among your recommendations.

Much thanks in advance to all.

Cizzie
01-01-2007, 04:22 PM
Well It's probably not what you are looking for but Low Man's Lyrics - Metallica is pretty Irish sounding! (Kirk Hammett is half-Irish!)

Falcatarius
01-01-2007, 04:35 PM
There's a lot of good compilations out there of classic celtic/irish tunes.

One that comes to mind is "The Celtic Experience" collection by William Jackson. I think it's about 3 cd's and it's got all your essential tunes in there.

Also check out the Irish Rovers and Clannad if your interested in getting into the genre. Another good one (albiet, slightly "folkier") is Great Big Sea.


However, if you're just searching for one single, specific song. I highly doubt you'll be able to find it. Unless you find an online community that knows these things more then we do.

Edit: Oh, and one more thing. If your looking to get into the Genre, you're going to need to experiment as to what style you're looking for, as there's a wide range of stuff.

Cheers
-Falcatarius

PS: Cizzie, that was the silliest unintentionally silly reply to a serious question i've ever seen. Nothing personal, there's nothing wrong with what you said, but it just made me chuckle.

Dr._Rock
01-01-2007, 04:44 PM
Ween - "The Blarney Stone"

Alucard II
01-01-2007, 07:51 PM
try Cruachan. Irish folk metal/rock band. got some very cool stuff :)

Brandon860
01-01-2007, 08:14 PM
well there's always Flogging Molly

Cizzie
01-02-2007, 06:58 AM
PS: Cizzie, that was the silliest unintentionally silly reply to a serious question i've ever seen. Nothing personal, there's nothing wrong with what you said, but it just made me chuckle.


hehehe, I was being serious! I know it's prolly not what he's looking for but hey! ít's an Irish tune!

sadistic_monkey
01-02-2007, 09:51 AM
Try Mist by John Butler. It's a 2 minuteish Acoustic instrumental.

thesmallprint3
01-07-2007, 08:38 AM
Well, erm, Mundy is an excellent well known singer songwriter (in Ireland!) and he plays a lot of acoustic music - try "Gin and Tonic Sky", that's a very popular track. :)

rafarquhar
01-07-2007, 11:12 AM
well there's always Flogging Molly

I was just wondering why nobody had said that yet.

frodoisdead
01-07-2007, 11:38 AM
delaney had a donkey - val doonican.

neidnarb11890
01-07-2007, 01:43 PM
Yes, Flogging Molly=awesome

phatsack
01-07-2007, 01:45 PM
Yes, Flogging Molly=awesome

also Dropkick Murphys

Anarion614
01-07-2007, 08:02 PM
The Chieftains!!!! they do more than just Irish, but still...

Lost_Rose
01-07-2007, 08:40 PM
also Dropkick Murphys

dont insult us :peace:

but Floggin molly, the pogues

Patches McGee
01-07-2007, 11:53 PM
Ween - "The Blarney Stone"



YES!


Also try Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys


Good ol' Irish Punk.


And there's always the Dubliners but I haven't heard much from them, unfortunately

Siftings
01-07-2007, 11:57 PM
I got so excited because I was gonna say Flogging Molly

....but they really are great

punkgirl91
01-09-2007, 04:06 PM
U2, there irish and one of the best bands ever

Masochist_Lust
01-10-2007, 07:50 PM
Folk Metal absolutely poons... I dunno where the bands are from, but you could enjoy some of them, even though it isn't what you're looking for...

Ensiferum
Wintersun
Heol Telwen
Folkearth
Finntroll
Moonsorrow

--Masochist Lust

ieatcellphones
01-10-2007, 08:26 PM
when i think irish, i think boondock saints.

and beer.

Greenday #1
01-10-2007, 08:49 PM
Well if your lookin for irish melodies, i grew up around Dublin and all we listented to was Thin Lizzy. Whiskey In The Jar is a great song to learn. And then theirs other bands like Flogging Molly and The Pogues. Good stuff right there.

Lost_Rose
01-11-2007, 10:13 AM
Thin lizzy's version is rubbish it doesnt do the song justice not traditional enough!

Listen to The Brobdingnagian Bards version great flute melodies!

Virage
01-11-2007, 12:32 PM
Any Thin Lizzy and their whiskey in the jar is not a rubbish version of that song its just different.

7PlaGues
01-11-2007, 12:40 PM
the wolfetones are great irish folk
the dubliners
derek warfield and the sons of erin

Lost_Rose
01-11-2007, 03:15 PM
Any Thin Lizzy and their whiskey in the jar is not a rubbish version of that song its just different.

If you actually read what the guy is asking for then you will retract that statement! I enjoy their version but for what he is looking for it is useless. You have to look at the context of the statment before you critacise it!

dazzler16
01-11-2007, 05:17 PM
U2, there irish and one of the best bands ever


We dont believe that!!!



For Irish Music and trust Me on this one Go for Mary Black, Luke Kelly, The Dubliners(lukes Band), The Fureys, Clannad,

Really just download some of the songs on this page.

http://unitedireland.tripod.com/index.html


when i think irish, i think boondock saints.

and beer.

thats cos your an eejit I do love that movie though.



Oh and I am VERYVERY sorry to say the kind of tunes you were actually talking about are almost impossible to get even here in Ireland

soulgazer
01-15-2007, 01:35 PM
ok.. im putting this for someone!!! i didn't wrote it, he's kinda a jerk and smells (like daisies)...

==start==

as aforesaid, i search for a song with a strong flute motiv, which also contains violine, probably. guitar tunes are NOT what i'm looking for.

==end==

Phill-Rock
02-23-2007, 08:27 PM
If is was folk rock/metal then you could try "cruachan", otherwise there's SO much music like it that its gonna be very hard to find it, you should give "the pogues" or "christy moore" a listen too.

TOcheesehead
02-24-2007, 12:08 PM
try the Young Dubliners, they're really good.

DanRev
02-24-2007, 07:42 PM
Irish rebel music for the ****ing win


Oh, come out you black and tans,
Come out and fight me like a man
Show your wives how you won medals down in Flanders
Tell them how the IRA made you run like hell away,
From the green and lovely lanes in Killashandra!

/whiskey

The_crimson_tc
08-25-2007, 09:43 PM
the fureys-lonesome boatman. flute based, and a friggin' immense song.

Wulver
08-26-2007, 12:11 AM
Well, my sister's a fan of that Celtic Woman series. I've never really listened to it personally, but maybe you'd like it?

Thefallofman
08-26-2007, 02:23 AM
I've always thought the vocal melody to On The Turning Away by Pink Floyd was really Irish sounding. And a great, great tune.

Hobolad
08-26-2007, 01:54 PM
Pogues, Dubliners- Ireland rocks.

Grand Wazoo
04-13-2008, 12:05 PM
The best Irish song imo is Rising of the Moon by The Dubliners (Luke Kelly = God.) Their versions of songs like Whiskey in the Jar, The Irish Rover (with The Pogues) and The Rocky Road to Dublin are definitive. Also check out the Wolfe Tones.

ray555
04-16-2008, 12:40 PM
U2, there irish and one of the best bands ever

Thinking U2 are a great represtative of Irish music is like someone drawing a shamrock in your guinness, you will be punched by an Irishman for doing so.

catalyst329
04-18-2008, 05:16 PM
The tossers are a great celtic band.