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jansee



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Ive got to ask  Reply with quote

I have irish pub songs on the radio all day while im in the house
And when im pottering in the garden ive always got an irish tune in my head

Whats your choice for gardening music?

As im doing this bit ive got    AFTER THE BALL IS OVER playing away

yep good old IRISH music (can't beat it)
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Sean Ph'lib



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to disillusion you, but "After the Ball is Over" is not an Irish song.  It's an American song, written by Charles Harris at the end of the nineteenth century.  It was the flagship song of Tin Pan Alley.
Personally, my choice of gardening music is supplied by my local robins, thrushes, blackcaps etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At one end of the plot it is mostly bird song. At the other it is the river and wind in the trees.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nature's music is unbeaten. Robins, wrens, blackbirds, and I even caught a bit of greenfinch yesterday.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the above. I find radio`s in gardens a bit of an anathema. I do sometimes sing a bit but I find alot of Irish songs too dismal. However if I have a job in the workshop then music is a must. Beethoven's pastoral  being a favourite, or Ozzy Osbourn.
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jansee



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean Ph'lib wrote:
Sorry to disillusion you, but "After the Ball is Over" is not an Irish song.  It's an American song, written by Charles Harris at the end of the nineteenth century.  It was the flagship song of Tin Pan Alley.
Personally, my choice of gardening music is supplied by my local robins, thrushes, blackcaps etc.


Hi your not disillusion me, someone to love me is an american song too and many more songs, but sung by an irish voice says IRELAND to me,


Ive got will ye go lassie go playing just now (scottish) but still reminds me of the peace of those irish country places and the people.
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jansee



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayland wrote:
All of the above. I find radio`s in gardens a bit of an anathema. I do sometimes sing a bit but I find alot of Irish songs too dismal. However if I have a job in the workshop then music is a must. Beethoven's pastoral  being a favourite, or Ozzy Osbourn.


Hi wayland, and a good morn to you,

A good bit of veriation in your choice,
I too like the classical music, (if the thruth be known most people like a tune they've heard  "maybe for a tv program like all creatures great and small
etc)
Valdi"s four seasons is a favourit of mine,

"whisky on a sunday playing just now"  (and the dogs barking like mad the bread ladies here) not a tune "a for real visitor
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="jansee:29044"]....."whisky on a sunday .....  /quote]
Nah , it's got to be "whisky in the jar-oh" or whatever the correct title is , by Phil Lynott.
This post has reminded me that I used to have a powerful PA system in the loft of my hay barn . We live in a kind of bowl in the hills at the bottom of a valley so no worries about disturbing neighbours . Used to blast out all sorts of new age stuff , Afro Celt , Van Gelis , Jean Michelle Jarre, not to mention Bob Marley and suchlike. Favoured Plainsong and Gregorian chant on a Sunday morning. A Nun who occasionally walks past at the weekend commented that she thought she'd died and gone to heaven !
With apols to those of a religious inclination  
Must check if the sound system is still working. The damp atmosphere has trashed most of the electrical stuff I keep up there. If it is ok then things around here may never be the same again  
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wayland



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would add Tangerine Dream to your fine list Blowin.
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blowin



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayland wrote:
I would add Tangerine Dream to your fine list Blowin.

How could I have missed them off the list ! Has to be their early stuff tho' as I'm not so keen on the later.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I've the radio on its lyric fm, especially if it's a Saturday and they're doing "music from the movies". But most of the time, on a sunny day it's nice to just enjoy the silence apart from the birds singing the chooks clucking the geese honking and the goats bleating

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