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The music forum

Postby DaRC » 02 May 2016, 17:22

Well the music forum was dead (through an accident)
long live the new music forum :wink:
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Re: The music forum

Postby DJ Droood » 02 May 2016, 23:06

What kind of music do folks want on here? I have lots of recorded music, but very little of it is "sacred", in a direct sense. Very little of it is "good", in a direct sense, either. But it is always fun to share. I've heard so much good music on this board. I wonder if Jack Sharpe is still around? He was an early DIY inspiration....and Malcolm B and Explorer....many moons ago I had a streaming "Radio Druid" internet station. I don't have the drive to keep it up anymore, but I would love to see something similar revived. :damh:
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Re: The music forum

Postby malcolmb » 09 May 2016, 10:10

DaRC - :yay: :yay: :yay: - Sincere thanks for reincarnating this Forum - I was waiting for it to appear but it wasn't on the Main Board listing. By chance, I came to the Creative Bardic Pursuits section for another reason and lo and behold, there it was. What a perfect way to bring happiness to a Monday!

D J Droood -
What kind of music do folks want on here? I have lots of recorded music, but very little of it is "sacred", in a direct sense. Very little of it is "good", in a direct sense, either. But it is always fun to share. I've heard so much good music on this board. I wonder if Jack Sharpe is still around? He was an early DIY inspiration....and Malcolm B and Explorer....many moons ago I had a streaming "Radio Druid" internet station. I don't have the drive to keep it up anymore, but I would love to see something similar revived. :damh:
Good questions. One of the most valuable aspects of the old Music Forum was advice to Bards etc seeking instruments such as harps, tuition and advice on recording and so forth. So 'how' to make music was as important as actually making it. It would be great to see more of that here. As for what kind of music to post, I don't think we should limit genre. To me, any music is good music. I am sure the ancient Bards sang songs about daily life as well as the people's beliefs and today's popular musicians do the same (although not necessarily with the same skill! :wink: ). I also always remember that old quote from the Bible (Psalm 100) - " Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing." It seems equally appropriate that we Druids to do the same for the Earth Mother and Sky Father, irrespective of our musical skills! Making a (vaguely musical) noise is what I do!

I can very much appreciate how much work was involved in "Radio Druid". There is "Wyldwood Radio" which does broadcast "Pagan" music and occasionally a few of my songs. It would be interesting to hear of others.

http://www.wyldwoodradio.co.uk/
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Re: The music forum

Postby Currywuerst » 10 May 2016, 06:46

While not quite as melodic or cheerful as other Pagan music, I've really been into Folk/Black/Atmospheric Metal from the Isles such as Saor from Scotland and Waylander from Ireland. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but I love it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpPMmhmmMdk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFuFj5fTiYY

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Postby winterfire » 10 May 2016, 11:38

Well that certainly woke me up Currywuerst! Thank you. I couldn't make out the er lyrics but enjoyed the music. :)
wyldwood have been having problems with their server but they have an app you can download to listen.
Have you any new musical projects in the pipeline malcolmb?

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Postby malcolmb » 10 May 2016, 12:29

Have you any new musical projects in the pipeline malcolmb?
Hi winterfire - I usually spend the winter and spring months writing new pieces for the next CD. I then arrive at around mid May and conclude I don't really like any of the new tracks and then descend into gloom mode. As they say, history repeats itself and here I am again in mid May! :shrug: :gloomy:

I only have access to a real singer and recording studio once a year for a few days in late July or early August so I still have some time. It is likely this year I will have a new singer which will breathe some new life into my songs but of course I have no idea who she will be or her singing range. Life is never easy!

This is a rough mix of one of the new songs. Sung by computer generated voices (called Vocaloids), the vocals are not very clear but you will find the lyrics at the bottom of the link page. Still needs some work and a real singer will I am sure give it some life:

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13198632
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My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

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Postby winterfire » 10 May 2016, 13:14

No need for gloom there malcolm! Blessings on your work.

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Postby malcolmb » 10 May 2016, 20:00

No need for gloom there malcolm! Blessings on your work.
And Bright Blessings to you, winterfire for bringing the Sun to my dusty, dismal attic writing room. I must do some urgent spring cleaning! Or perhaps later!
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My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Postby Whitemane » 11 May 2016, 11:53

Anything and everything that can add perspective to the Druid life should be fair game. That includes musical genres, instruments, lyrics, technologies, and perhaps even a brew for musical inspiration :gulp:
May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you,
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Postby malcolmb » 11 May 2016, 12:08

Anything and everything that can add perspective to the Druid life should be fair game. That includes musical genres, instruments, lyrics, technologies, and perhaps even a brew for musical inspiration :gulp:
Sounds good to me. OK, who's buying the next round? What do you mean "it's your turn"? Oh dear, this could be expensive! :duck:
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My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: The music forum

Postby winterfire » 11 May 2016, 18:41

I have Mead! Song about Mead, anybody? :)

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Postby Whitemane » 12 May 2016, 02:16

I have Mead! Song about Mead, anybody? :)
Sweet honey mead!
Gift of Bridget,
Gift of the bees.

Opening lines, who will add to them?
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Re: The music forum

Postby malcolmb » 12 May 2016, 10:43

Druid libation
Too many glasses
Will buckle the knees!
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My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

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Re: The music forum

Postby Tracy G » 12 May 2016, 19:05

Puts fire in my belly
And fire in my head—
May I have another, please?
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Re: The music forum

Postby Songs from the Psaltery » 14 May 2016, 19:55

Hello to the Music Forum :)

Really enjoyed the talk given by Philip Carr-Gomm on Druid Wisdom today at the Fintry Trust in Surrey. Certainly whetted my appetite for taking the Bardic grade - which I am about to start! I think it's going to be a fascinating path. An impromptu invitation from Philip to play bowed psaltery for the group before his talk was a nice surprise - I played a little 13th century tune called 'Chansonette' - and I couldn't resist taking my psaltery out into the beautiful gardens afterwards to have a little play amongst the rabbits, birds and butterflies...here's something I filmed (an instrumental version of one of my own songs called 'The Murmer of Starlings. The vocal version is also on my You Tube channel :) )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OryKJHzwv1w

Just thought I'd share. Thanks, Philippa.

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Postby malcolmb » 14 May 2016, 20:07

Hello Philippa - Thank you so very much for posting your beautiful piece. I loved it. I think that is the first time I have heard a bowed Psaltery played. Such a lovely tone. Look forward to hearing more of your music - I suggest it is best to post a song or tune here on the Music Forum as a new Topic which ensures it gets seen and enjoyed.

Wishing you every joy in the Bardic course.

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My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Postby Songs from the Psaltery » 14 May 2016, 21:24

Hello Philippa - Thank you so very much for posting your beautiful piece. I loved it. I think that is the first time I have heard a bowed Psaltery played. Such a lovely tone. Look forward to hearing more of your music - I suggest it is best to post a song or tune here on the Music Forum as a new Topic which ensures it gets seen and enjoyed.

Wishing you every joy in the Bardic course.

Blessings
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Thanks Malcolm, still figuring this forum out! :-D

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Re: The music forum

Postby DJ Droood » 15 May 2016, 03:06

Beautiful sound!

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Re: The music forum

Postby winterfire » 15 May 2016, 07:34

Hello Philippa, I have loved your music since hearing 'Two Swans'. So glad you are joining us onhere! Blessings on your Bardic journey.
Linda x

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Re: The music forum

Postby Songs from the Psaltery » 15 May 2016, 10:54

Beautiful sound!
Psalteries do have such lovely tone - and they sound really good played in the open air!


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