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Author Topic: O'Neill's Music Of Ireland  (Read 15043 times)
Twist
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« on: March 31, 2009, 08:10:47 pm »

I was wondering if anyone knows where to get a complete copy of this music? I found it at http://www.freesheetmusic.net/oneills.html

You can only download a Zip of only the first 200 songs. The remaining 1650 are not zipped so saving them one at a time would be a big pain...... and time I could better spend playing my MO.

I am interested since I want to learn as much as I can and it is also my name (O'Neill).

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 07:18:45 am »

Hi Twist,
For Celtic music I go to http://www.thesession.org most of the time. It's not just Irish but also music from the other Celtic nations. Heaps of great tunes that are free to download, midi, sheetmusic in dots and ABC.
This may be an alternative place to visit.

A favourite of mine at the moment is St Patricks An dro. It's a Breton dance tune
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/2290

I'm a big fan of Carlos Nunez, incredible Galician piper, recorder and whistle player.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sIHWBL7En8
I've been using this tune to practice doing ornaments.

If you ever get the chance to watch Carlos Nunez & Amigos DVD (with the Cheiftans) please do so. There are heaps of Highland and Galician pipers playing with him, it's truly a jaw dropping experience!!!

Hope this helps.
Karen
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 02:32:07 pm »

A favourite of mine at the moment is St Patricks An dro. It's a Breton dance tune
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/2290

Great stuff!

I just took the liberty of transposing this one down a whole tone.  The ABC is:

X: 1
T: As Covas Do Rei Cintolo (St. Patrick's An Dro)
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K:Faj
|:D/2E/2F/2E/2 DA|FD EA|G/2A/2G/2F/2 E D/2E/2|F D/2F/2 E2|
D/2E/2F/2E/2 DA|FD EA|G/2A/2G/2F/2 E D/2E/2|F/2D/2E/2C/2 D2:|
|:D/2E/2F/2G/2 AA/2A/2|Gc AF|D/2E/2F/2A/2 G3/2A/2|G/2A/2G/2F/2 E/2D/2C|
D/2E/2F/2G/2 AA/2A/2|Gc AF|D/2E/2F/2A/2 G3/2 E/2|F/2D/2E/2C/2 D2:|

That puts it in D minor, which works out well.  Then just take it to Convert-A-Matic (http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html) for the sheet music PDF.  I'd like to try this one on the CMO.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 12:05:29 am »

There's a live version of Nunez playing this tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sIHWBL7En8

I'm really getting into this tune, and viewing all the different versions of it on Youtube.  And playing it on my MOs.  Knowing nothing about folk dancing, I never even heard the term "an dro" before.  I'd love to find a rhythm track to play it with.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 06:55:03 am »

Hi Ubizmo,
Glad you like the tune. I see that the session has it listed as a polka which it's not. An Dros are sometimes played alternating with Hanter Dros for dancing to. An Dros are 2/4, Hanter Dros are 3/4 which is interesting to dance to. The steps are quite simple and repetitive. I like to just drift away with the music and just let my feet sort themselves out. I like to listen/play/dance to Breton & Galician music in general so if you like this sort of music I'll see what else I can suggest for the MO's.
Karen
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 01:29:06 pm »

I like to listen/play/dance to Breton & Galician music in general so if you like this sort of music I'll see what else I can suggest for the MO's.

That would be great.  I was digging around and found a backing track for a different an dro, and I'm going to try stripping out the melody and just using the rhythm to accompany the St. Patrick's.  Maybe that'll work.  Meanwhile, I'm just playing it over and over, to get my fingers used to the line so I can get the cuts and rolls in.  This sort of music (jigs, reels, polkas, an dros, etc.) is different from other kinds of music.  I have to practice it differently.

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 10:52:06 pm »

I like this version of the tune too:

Celtic Renaissance Wedding Fairy Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ERGx0TeKwI

This link is good for showing the An Dro dance steps and good for getting the "feel" of the rhythm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_hIfObzRtQ

I would be very interested in hearing you play with a backing track sometime.

Karen
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 01:02:35 am »

I like this version of the tune too:

Celtic Renaissance Wedding Fairy Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ERGx0TeKwI

This link is good for showing the An Dro dance steps and good for getting the "feel" of the rhythm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_hIfObzRtQ

I would be very interested in hearing you play with a backing track sometime.

Karen
Cheesy

Hopefully I'll get something recorded by the end of next week.  I'm just trying to get a better feel for it.  The backing track that I have is a little...different, I think.  We'll see how it works out.  I love that "Wedding Fairy Dance."

Something like this might be a good idea for our next Group Song project...

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 12:16:25 am »

For better or worse, "St. Patrick's An Dro" is on Youtube (See the "Youtube Videos" thread).  That backing track was for a completely different tune.  I just hijacked it.

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 12:17:00 pm »

THAT WAS WONDERFUL UBIZMO !!!!
I loved the ornamentation you used. I wish I could play it that good, thanks for the inspiration.
Maybe I can play it well enough for our next dance party ...
Karen
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 04:28:40 pm »

I was wondering if anyone knows where to get a complete copy of this music? I found it at http://www.freesheetmusic.net/oneills.html

You can only download a Zip of only the first 200 songs. The remaining 1650 are not zipped so saving them one at a time would be a big pain...... and time I could better spend playing my MO.

I can help with that (it's nothing wget can't handle).
I downloaded all the pdf files inside folders containing "oneills", zipped them and uploaded the file to rapidshare:
http://rs681.rapidshare.com/files/219337108/freesheetmusic_oneills.zip
(As far as I know that doesn't break any rules, since the sheets are freely available, I just put them all together for convenience).

I'm a big fan of Carlos Nunez, incredible Galician piper, recorder and whistle player.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sIHWBL7En8
Same here. Carlos Núñez is a very good wind instrument player, and it's always inspiring to hear him play. His ornamentation is flawless.

For better or worse, "St. Patrick's An Dro" is on Youtube (See the "Youtube Videos" thread).
Nice! That one, as performed by Carlos Núñez, happens to be one of my favorite tunes. It's track 10 from his album "Almas de Fisterra". It was actually recorded inside King Cintolo's caves, the echoes are beautiful.

Another good track is number 1, "Danzas Macabras", from that same album. I dare you to play that one Wink


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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 05:34:57 pm »

Another good track is number 1, "Danzas Macabras", from that same album. I dare you to play that one Wink

You're on!

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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009, 07:43:56 pm »

Nephiel

You just saved me a lot of time getting those files.

Thanks a Lot

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 11:08:33 am »

You can find the complete O'Neills tunes at http://www2.redhawk.org:8080/irish/oneill/

It is in ABC notation.


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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2010, 06:08:36 pm »

Looks like the rapidshare link I posted has expired.
I uploaded a new copy of all the PDF files. Here's the new link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/405132373/freesheetmusic_oneills.rar.html


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