Re: [Harp-L] RE:What about the Irish

Great job, Grey Owl. Thanks for the tab, too.

Thanks for the Uillean pipes video, Michelle. Coincidentally, I first
encountered the Uillean pipes from listenening to Davey Spillane on
the Irish/Bulgarian/Macedonian fusion album "East Wind". Much of my
inspiration for harp playing comes from vocalists. Here's an extremely
pretty song from this same album sung by Marta Sebestyen:

Imagine it played on harmonica.


On 6/26/15, Michelle LeFree <mlefree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Harping On wrote:
>> From: "Harping On"<harping.onandon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [Harp-L] RE:What about the Irish
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>> I love the sound of the Irish Uillean pipes Michelle and that is a great
>> video.
>> I first came across the irish pipes watching a performance by Davy
>> Spillane on Riverdance. The melody he played is called (Caoineadh Cu
>> Chulainn) and I found it a most powerful and moving performance.
>> Here is the video:-
>> I tried to capture some of the essence of the pipes on harmonica on his
>> song.
>> but it's missing that wonderful drone and soaring sound (a looper sounds
>> good option for the drone)- must give it another try!
>> I also wrote this harmonica part for my Dad R.I.P as a pipe style lament
>> called 'In memory'
> Grey Owl, your tunes are simply beautiful!
> I'd love to hear them with a drone. I recall somewhere seeing someone
> use a blown-up balloon hooked to a harmonica to create a drone effect. I
> don't know, maybe I was dreaming. I should find a balloon and try it.
> Thanks for those tunes,
> Michelle

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