SEEKINGAccordion, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
I'm a Celtic Multi-Instrumentalist seeking other musicians in the area with like-interests in getting a Seisiun group together to learn, share, and play Traditional Irish Celtic music.
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- Member since:
- May 20 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Kevin Burke, Liz Caroll, James Taylor, Leo Kottke, Norman Blake, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Martin Hayes, Altan, among others
- Acoustic Guitar:
Ed Harris - Wellerman
Ed Harris - WellermanThe song hails from New Zealand, likely some time in the 1830s. We only have it because a 1960s musician named Neil Colquhoun was in the habit of recording old folk tunes; this was one he heard from a man in his 80s, who'd learned it from his uncle. This song has recently been made popular by the brilliant Scottish artist Nathan Evans. It was a request by my dear niece to give it a go. How could I refuse?
Ed Harris - Come To The Hills
Ed Harris - Come To The HillsMy interpretation of this traditional Scottish Folk Song.
Ed Harris - Wild Mountain Thyme
Ed Harris - Wild Mountain Thyme"Wild Mountain Thyme" (also known as "Purple Heather" and "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?") is a Scottish/Irish folk song. The lyrics and melody are a variant of the song "The Braes of Balquhither" by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill (1774–1810) and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith (1780–1829), but were adapted by Belfast musician Francis McPeake (1885–1971) into "Wild Mountain Thyme" - Wikipedia
Ed Harris - A New Dawn
Ed Harris - A New DawnAn original composition inspired by new beginnings...
Ed Harris - The Foggy Dew
Ed Harris - The Foggy DewIt is challenging to determine the original of this particular song or if it is indeed originated as an English or Irish folk song. I am continuing to research it further and I will update once I am able to confirm it's origin. Either way, I found this to be a lovely tune of which I had taken liberty in revising some of the lyrics to better "fit" the story I wanted to express.
Drowsy Maggie/Rakish Paddy/Harvest Storm
Drowsy Maggie/Rakish Paddy/Harvest StormSet of traditional reels
Bog An Lochain-Margaree-The Humours of Westport
Bog An Lochain-Margaree-The Humours of Westport
Ed Harris - St Helena
Ed Harris - St HelenaBonaparte (15th August 1769 to 5th May 1821), also known as Emperor Napoleon I, was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century, being Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814. He was exiled to St. Helena in 1815, arriving in October, and died here in May 1821.
Ed Harris - Lass Of Glenshee
Ed Harris - Lass Of GlensheeThe ballad is a “pastoral” song, a very popular song in England, Ireland and Scotland in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: this literary genre is characterized by the love contrast between a shepherdess and a suitor
Ed Harris - The Water Is Wide
Ed Harris - The Water Is WideThis is the American version of the Irish song, "Carrickfergus". The theme of 2 lovers separated by insurmountable obstacles such as a river, lake, or sea is found in traditional folklore of most English speaking countries. It is through it's haunting Irish Melody that it is best known.
Ed Harris - Crooked Jack
Ed Harris - Crooked Jack"The song is based on the accounts of appalling working conditions for Irish and Scottish workers on a hydro dam project as well as of their experience of working more broadly. ‘The Ganger” was the foreman of a group of working men." - Mainly Norfolk
Ed Harris - Two Island Swans (One Last Cold Kiss)
Ed Harris - Two Island Swans (One Last Cold Kiss)This little gem was suggested by a good friend of mine who is a wonderful vocalist/songwriter! "The Swan Song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song just before their death, having been silent (or alternatively, not so musical) during most of their lifetime." - Wikipedia
Ed Harris - The Skye Boat Song
Ed Harris - The Skye Boat Song"A late 19th-century Scottish song recalling the journey of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye as he evaded capture by Government troops after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746...Alternative lyrics to the tune were written by Robert Louis Stevenson, probably in 1885. After hearing the Jacobite airs sung by a visitor he judged the words of this song to be "unworthy", so made a new set of verses "more in harmony with the plaintive tune"." - Wikipedia These are the lyrics employed here.
Ed Harris - Blue Diamond Mine
Ed Harris - Blue Diamond MineWidely covered and well known tune written by Jean Ritchie.
Ed Harris - Crowley's
Ed Harris - Crowley'sMy take on a couple of traditional reels...
Ed Harris - The Cocks Are Crowing
Ed Harris - The Cocks Are CrowingTraditional Irish Ballad of a young man's last attempt to get his love to marry him.
Ed Harris - The Glad Eye - The Journeyman - The Wayward Son
Ed Harris - The Glad Eye - The Journeyman - The Wayward SonA set of 2 Jigs transitioning into a Reel inspired by John Doyle.
Ed Harris - Star Of The County Down
Ed Harris - Star Of The County DownA slowed down interpretation of this popular traditional song.
She Moved Through The Fair
She Moved Through The FairMy interpretation of one of the most ancient of Irish songs about a man looking for his lost love.
Ed Harris - The Red Crow
Ed Harris - The Red CrowTraditional Tune
Ed Harris - After The Battle Of Aughrim
Ed Harris - After The Battle Of Aughrim"The Battle of Aughrim (Irish: Cath Eachroma) was the decisive battle of the Williamite War in Ireland. It was fought between the largely Irish Jacobite army loyal to James II and the forces of William III on 12 July 1691 (old style, equivalent to 22 July new style), near the village of Aughrim, County Galway. The battle was the bloodiest ever fought on Irish soil; over 7,000 people were killed. The Jacobite defeat at Aughrim meant the effective end of James's cause in Ireland, although the city of Limerick held out until the autumn of 1691." - Wikipedia
Ed Harris - Star Of Munster
Ed Harris - Star Of MunsterPopular traditional Irish Reel
Ed Harris - Swinging On A Gate
Ed Harris - Swinging On A GateA well-known Traditional Irish Reel played frequently during sessions.
Ed Harris - Pigeon On A Gate/The Flogging Reel/Tie The Bonnet
Ed Harris - Pigeon On A Gate/The Flogging Reel/Tie The BonnetStandard Seisiun Set of Reels
Ed Harris - Otzi Man
Ed Harris - Otzi ManAn original tune inspired by 5,300 year old, mummified "Otzi" the Iceman named after the Alpine borderlands between Austria and Italy where he was discovered on 9/19/91.
Ed Harris - Blackberry Blossom
Ed Harris - Blackberry BlossomA Bluegrass/Celtic fusion take on Blackberry Blossom
Ed Harris - Ginseng Sullivan
Ed Harris - Ginseng SullivanBeen wanting to record this fav of mine of one of Norman Blake's signature tunes!
Ed Harris - Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
Ed Harris - Adieu Sweet Lovely NancyMy rendition of the well known traditional English Folk Song...
Ed Harris - Morrison's
Ed Harris - Morrison'sMy interpretation of this standard traditional session tune
Ed Harris - The Galway Girl
Ed Harris - The Galway GirlMy rendition of Steve Earle's brilliant Irish Ballad
Ed Harris - Sailing
Ed Harris - SailingOriginal Score inspired by those who love the open sea...
Ed Harris - Love Won't You Marry Me
Ed Harris - Love Won't You Marry MeA little different take on a traditional tune...
Ed Harris - Apples In Winter/Cliffs Of Moher
Ed Harris - Apples In Winter/Cliffs Of MoherSet of traditional Irish Seisiún tunes featuring fiddle.
Ed Harris - Nowhere To Go
Ed Harris - Nowhere To GoThought I'd try an original blues tune with some Celtic influences...
Ed Harris - Eirigh Suas A Storin (Rise Up My Love)
Ed Harris - Eirigh Suas A Storin (Rise Up My Love)A beautiful tune I picked up from the talented Al Petteway
Ed Harris - Tell Me Ma
Ed Harris - Tell Me MaA rendition of this catchy tune written by John Mitchell Hamilton/Philip Larsen
Ed Harris - MacLeod's Farewell
Ed Harris - MacLeod's FarewellBeautiful tune I came across written by Donald Shaw
Ed Harris - Célina
Ed Harris - CélinaMy interpretation of an old French Canadian traditional tune.
Ed Harris - Ye Bank And Braes O'Bonnie Doon
Ed Harris - Ye Bank And Braes O'Bonnie DoonMelody composed by James Miller in 1791 with direction he could only use the "black keys" on the harpsichord. Lyrics by Robert Burns (1791). The "Bonnie Doon" is a river that flows from Loch Doon to the Firth of Clyde in Ayrshire, Scotland, past Burns' home town of Alloway. The Doon is also mentioned in Burn's poem, "Tam O'Shanter".
Ed Harris - A Time Ago
Ed Harris - A Time AgoAn original piece inspired by the bitter/sweet of "empty nest" experiences...
Ed Harris - Oh, The Breeches Full Of Stitches/Mickey Chews Bubblegum
Ed Harris - Oh, The Breeches Full Of Stitches/Mickey Chews BubblegumMy interpretation of this well known traditional polka. Obviously, I've stepped up the tempo a bit from a polka for fun. Hope you enjoy!
Ed Harris - The Holly Bush/The Fermoy Lasses/Sporting Paddy
Ed Harris - The Holly Bush/The Fermoy Lasses/Sporting PaddyA set of 3 traditional tunes commonly heard during a seisiún.
Ed Harris - A Celtic Prayer
Ed Harris - A Celtic PrayerAn original instrumental tune for the Christmas Holiday season...It is interesting to note that mistletoe was excluded from church decorations, probably due to its connection with the Druids and its pagan and magickal associations. This ancient ban on mistletoe is still widely observed even today. However, it is common to see during the Christmas Holiday season!
Ed Harris - Righteous Joseph
Ed Harris - Righteous JosephA very old Celtic Christmas Tune
Ed Harris - Little Drummer Boy
Ed Harris - Little Drummer BoyA Celtic instrumental rendition of this popular Christmas tune
Ed Harris - Christmas Day Is Come
Ed Harris - Christmas Day Is ComeTraditional Celtic Christmas Tune
Ed Harris - Taladh Chriosda
Ed Harris - Taladh ChriosdaTraditional Celtic Christmas tune...
Ed Harris - Good King Wenceslas
Ed Harris - Good King Wenceslas"Good King Wenceslas" is a popular Christmas carol that tells a story of a Bohemian king going on a journey and braving harsh winter weather to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen (December 26, the Second Day of Christmas...Wenceslas was considered a martyr and a saint immediately after his death in the 10th century" - Wikipedia
Ed Harris - New Year's Eve On Christmas Day
Ed Harris - New Year's Eve On Christmas DayA Christmas Holiday solo guitar piece consisting of 2 separate tunes chained together.