SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Flute, Fiddle, Bagpipes, Accordion.
STATUS CHANGE -- I AM IN AN IRISH BAND NOW (THE BARLEY SAINTS) AND THINGS ARE GOING PRETTY WELL. We are not looking for any new musicians at this time but I intend to keep this profile active in case things change.
I'm an Irish music fanatic -- Irish Traditional, Irish punk, Irish pub songs, 17th century harp tunes -- I love it all. I am looking to join, or start, ANY kind of Irish music act. Ideally, I guess I'd like to do mostly bawdy pub songs, interspersed with jigs and reels, and some covers from bands like Gaelic Storm, The Dubliners, and The Pogues.
MY MUSICAL SKILL SET:
--VOCALIST-- as a singer, I'm pretty good -- not great -- but I'm versatile and have a large Irish repertoire. Thus far I've sang lead but I would gladly give way to a better singer and sing backup.
--BANJO -- Instrumentally, I am strongest with the Irish tenor banjo. NOT the bluegrass, 5-string banjo. This is my go-to instrument for the lively, Irish dance tunes (jigs and reels and horn pipes and such).
--MANDOLIN-- although this was the first instrument I learned after guitar, I'm weakest on mandolin. Some tunes just require mandolin, and so I obey.
-- BOUZOUKI-- I play the Irish bouzouki to accompany other instruments, but mostly I use it to accompany myself when I'm singing Irish songs. (So I play a lot of Bouzouki).
--OCTAVE MANDOLIN-- I love playing this because it's the most versatile of all my instruments. It sounds great strumming then transitions smoothly into playing dance tunes. I'm playing it in the profile video.
On a more personal note, I've been a musician for 30 years, but I've never been in a real band (I do attend Irish sessions as often as I can, and I have a few friends I play with informally, at home and at parties). The main reason is that I've been working second shift for the last twenty years. Now, however, I've started a day shift position. So, I'm primed and ready to do something more with my music.
ANY IRISH MUSIC FANS OUT THERE -- HIT ME UP!!!
(Veen dot Ray at "G")
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 14 2017
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Pogues, Dubliners, Young Dubliners, Gaelic Storm, Blaggards, Flogging Molly, The Tossers, Slide, Turlough O'Carolan -- just about anything Irish
- Vocalist - Baritone:
1930's Kay Irish tenor banjo
Trinity College Irish Bouzouki
Trinity College Octave Mandolin
Seagull S8 Mandolin
Various amps, cords, mics, and PA componants. Nothing very impressive.