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I sing Irish, Scottish, English, and American folk music, including very tradition sean nós (a cappella and ornamented) style of Irish singing. I play guitar accompaniment, and tunes on fiddle and tin whistle.
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- Member since:
- Jun 16 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Bothy Band, Nic Jones, De Danann, Danú, Clancy Brothers
- Acoustic Guitar:
Space RomanceThis is a filk song (a science fiction folk song) for voice and fiddle, using a bluegrass waltz style. Think of it as an advertisement from the Planet Meblar Board of Tourism!
The Healing Blade
The Healing BladeMy favorite type of song to sing is the balladry of Ireland and Britain. I love its complex melodies requiring a big pitch rang, but based on very simple harmony. I composed this song in an attempt to emulate that style.
The House Carpenter
The House CarpenterThe dark tale of lovers who end up paying for their selfishness! Probably of Scottish origins.
Planxty Fanny Power (tin whistle)
Planxty Fanny Power (tin whistle)This tune is a planxty, which is sort of a cross between a waltz and a jig. It's by the Irish harpist and composer Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Anne is playing a Jerry Freeman Blackbird whistle.
How Can I Live at the Top of a Mountain
How Can I Live at the Top of a MountainAnne learned this beautiful love ballad, sung here in sean-nós ("old style," meaning a cappella and ornamented), from the singing of Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill.
Rocky Road to Dublin (lilting)
Rocky Road to Dublin (lilting)Anne Johnson uses a vocal technique called lilting to sing a version of the hop jig (similar to a slip jig) "The Rocky Road to Dublin" as recorded by the great uilleann piper Seamus Ennis.