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"The origin of the song 'Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes' is not known. It does not appear earlier than around 1770. The words are Ben Jonson's poem 'To Celia', written in 1616. According to the Oxford Companion to Music, the tune cannot be traced back beyond about 1770. 'Best Loved Songs of the American People' states the tune is sometimes attributed to Mozart, but that there is no verification of the fact. Sir Walter Scott used the tune for a song 'County Guy'. The tune has also been credited to Colonel Mellish. However, that is unlikely as he is believed to have been born in 1777. Grattan Flood asserted that he had seen an edition of the song dating from about 1803 with Henry Herrington of Bath (1727-1816)."

I would love to thank to Richard for letting me participate on this truly lovely song. I actually think it should be posted under his name, but he was so very kind and let me to put on it my label :) so thank you very much rich, it was such a fun to "create magic" together :) And another person I would love to thank is Ed Hannifin (Ejh), who helped us a lot with his guidance in getting as close as possible to a "folk period" sound.
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Lyrics
Drink to me only with thine eyes
And I will pledge with mine.
Or leave a kiss within the cup
And I'll not ask for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much hon'ring thee
As giving it a hope that there
It could not withered be;
But thou thereon did'st only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me,
Since, when it grows and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.
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Comments: 119
Fans: 46
Plays: 7881
Downloads: 821
Votes: 42
Uploaded: Sep 19, 2005 - 03:26:54 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2005 - 01:49:23 PM Last Played: Jul 04, 2017 - 05:01:10 AM
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Hardware:
Pavlina: singing, recorder
Richard: singing, guitar
Software:
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Comments
I.G.M. said 4352 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
Nice tune!
Very clear sound, very well played! Like the flute, or pipe? What is it?
Gets my vote! 9-9-9-9

I.G.M.
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ceilidh said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Nice tune!
thank you ingo :) it was my recorded, a good old boy :) and thanks very much
for your 9's, it is really generous :)
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Rae Motte said 4349 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Almost perfect...
I guess just a few people could reach this kind of "perfection"... I love your
song. (I'm saying almost perfect because I think nobody is perfect) : )
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said 4348 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Almost perfect...
Glad you like this, Rae.

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said 4352 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
A very happy collaboration
Pavlina: I was truly inspired by your lyrical interpretation
of this time-honored song, both in your freely flowing
vocal counterpoint and your melodious recorder solo.
Thank you so much for your magic. You have proven that
you are a fine musician.
ceilidh said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
A very happy collaboration
richie thank you, but if there were not you, there would be no song at all, so
thanks million to YOU :)
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said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
A very happy collaboration
But Pavlina, you took this song in a direction I could never have imagined. I'm
sure it is your rich European cultural roots at work here. Such passion and
power in your lilting voice and recorder! I am learning from you! I mean that!
More!

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Ed Hannifin said 4352 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
First off...
...hats off to your lyricist....

I love your two voices, and I think you have done a
beautiful job intertwining them here... Rich, I think your
relaxed vocal style brings the heart of the poem
forward...Pavlina, your pitch, phrasing and musicality are
really exceptional.. It takes something to match vocals
with Richard...

I also love the recorder, and find it is just right...

Richard, the only thing I'd still nitpick here would be
getting the timing even tighter on the acoustic guitars... It
may be standing out for me just because I'm listening over
headphones again...

The SOUND of the tracks is both clear and full...

Nice job, you two...

Ed

Wait a minute. Just read the text. Thanks for the thanks,
but you guys are overstating it by even mentioning it...
The pair of you went the distance with this tune all by
your lonesomes...


said 4352 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
First off...
Ed: sometimes advice is hidden between the lines. You put this question to
me via e-mail: Ejh wrote: "Course, it doesn't matter what I think so much as it
matters what you think? You like what it's sounding like?" I realized at that
moment that I didn't like the sound at that stage ( http://www.schletty.com/
pk/DTMO_Pav+Rich_05.mp3 ). My voice was, in your words, "too
declamatory, not too conversational". I re-recorded my voice on Sunday
morning. I also received a beautiful recorder solo from Pavlina that I was not
expecting and proceeded to remove my harmonica, guitar soloing and MIDI
percussion in an effort to make the instrumentation lighter and more lyrical.

Here was another key comment by you, Ed. I hope you don't mind me sharing
this: Ejh wrote: "The recorder is much more in keeping with the 'period
piece' feel of this than the harmonica... although the harmonica playing was
quite nice, better than most harmonica I hear... The recorder also seems to be
sticking to pitch pretty well, which not every recorder recording manages to
do... I am not missing the percussion. Remaining beefs? If it was my song or
my track, I would go back in and slide the acoustic guitars and align them
strictly to the bar lines... chopping them up as need be... I am listening under
headphones, and there are points where the guitars are just slightly
fighting each other as regards time, and anything fighting is a distraction...
You want folks listening THROUGH the arrangement right to the spirit of Ben
Jonson... nothing in the way..."

Ed, I did chop up and nudge the guitar pulses quite a bit. I can spend more
time doing that. Ed, you do need to take a deep bow. You really helped the
artistic and technical processes.

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jgurner said 4352 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
Lovely setting
I remember this being one of the first melodies we learned to
play in beginner band and it's really stuck with me through
the almost 30 years since. The two of you do a lovely job
with it. Very nice. Love the recorder.
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ceilidh said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Lovely setting
thank you for your comments jg, im really curious about your band's version of
this song. how different was it?
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magullo said 4352 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Join togheter with the band
Great work of 2 great musicians. Ive followed this process and it became greater and greater every time. Nice work!!
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ceilidh said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Join togheter with the band
thank you dave, you are lovely :)
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mandolinquent said 4352 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Great stuff...
Excellent collab. Nicely arranged and delivered. Ta.
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said 4352 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Great stuff...
Thanks, mando

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ceilidh said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Great stuff...
thank you will, very appreciating your comment, truly a lot :)
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bakedzito said 4352 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
drink
i dig the vocals how they harmonize together on different octaves very skillful n really fills it up. good job keep it up
thank you
LZ
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said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
drink
Thank you, bakedzito.

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drakonis said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
sweet & professional
Ceilidh, I love the way you skew your singing & harmonize
with Richard, you have a wonderful voice... very nicely
sung, both of you. Richard's backup guitar was great, but
one of the standouts was the beautifully played rich-
sounding recorder. Very warm and romantic song.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ceilidh said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
sweet & professional
drak you can not imagine how happy you made me with your comment.
recorder is my old love since i was a wee kid. where others were carying their
bunnies and fluffy teddybears i was glued to my old tired recorder. inseparable
friends :) thank you very much, im proud of him :)
Check out my latest song called Gartan Mother's Lullaby
stevel said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Very nice!
This works really well, nice vocal harmonies, good
acoustic guitar and the recorder really adds to the period
folk feel.
Nice
Steve
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aclarke said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Relaxed and effortless
Two beautiful voices balancing and contrasting the other
perfectly. This is an exceptionally nice song!
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said 4350 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Relaxed and effortless
Thanks, Adam

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Mystified said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Lovely collaboration
I guess I have a bit of a soft spot for this song as it was
one of the first art songs I learned in university (I had
never sung art songs before then). Brings back memories
of a whole new world of song being opened up before
me...

This is a nice presentation of this song, too. Your voices
blend well together, and the recorder is a serene and
beautiful addition.
Congratulations on a fine collaboration :)

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said 4348 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Lovely collaboration
Yes, this is quite an evocative piece for many. Which made it challenging for us
to interpret in a fresh way. My first experience with this song was Paul
Robeson's rendition. I more or less delivered out the melody as written but
Pavlina made it so wonderful with her weaving improvisations.

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EdensEve said 4351 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Like a hymn
This is so pretty, like a hymn. Or a Christmas carol /
timeless love song. I love the history lesson contained in
your description. Thank you. That this song is so old yet
sounds so vital and alive is very neat. I say this not so much
to honor thee, but to say do not wither in time or under the
weight of days. Keep playing!
said 4351 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Like a hymn
EdensEve: I appreciate your beautiful expression of gratitude and
encouragement. I choose not to wither or bend under the weight. You
are so close to the truth it is scary. I just got done seeing a French movie
(with subtitles) called “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus”) written by
Christophe Barratier. Quite inspiring. Art vs. impoverished
spirits.

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thetiler said 4350 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Terrific singing
Pavlina, I sure hope you sing more often here and just
don't make only a few tunes. MJ sure can use a sweet
singer like you!

This kind of music really seems fit your singing
personality Rich. You have a perfect voice for this type of
folk material. You also do many other styles of course and
do them well. It just seems this kind of style was made for
your voice quite nicely. I love to hear you singing with a
lady of this high of a caliber of voice.
Nice going to the both of you.


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said 4348 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Terrific singing
Yep, we'll keep singing duets like this...some will be original
compositions.

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Tadashi Togawa said 4350 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Harmony.
Wonderful, beautiful scene.
Let's struggle for the hand, and do happily.
Let's keep simple.
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said 4349 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Harmony.
Tadashi, I like your comment.

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beatrix said 4350 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Very nice indeed!
This is the first time I've ever liked this song!! Beautifully done to say the least!
said 4349 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Very nice indeed!
Wow, the first time you've liked this? That makes us happy! Thanks.

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alley-oop said 4349 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
I don't think
I've ever heard two voices sound so well together. I think you two were made for each other (musically, of course)
All aspects of this song are very good, Great guitar and recorder. Excellent production.
I'm assuming you two just bumped into each other recently here at MacJams. It sounds like you've been singing together forever.
Seriously, I think you two should look for similar songs and explore duets with each other.
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said 4349 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
I don't think
That's right...we just bumped into each other in the Chat Room a few weeks
ago. Pavlina (ceilidh) was asking, "How do I make the magic?" A few other
MacJammers and myself told Pavlina what buttons to push in GarageBand and
this song is the happy result! We intend to make many more songs together.

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bigwavefred said 4349 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
great all around
i remember the poem. Loved the harmonies, the reverb
was right on. Sets a nice mood. GREAT!
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said 4348 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
great all around
bigwavefred: glad you caught a wave with this

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TobinMueller said 4348 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Keeping the music alive
I really appreciate it when people keep certain music alive, music that is
overlooked yet deserving. Your setting of this is very nice. And your liner
notes are superb. The recorder instrumental is a great touch, just the
reverb to evoke the era. I like the pronunciation between the two of you,
like England (well, you get what I mean) and Europe touching hands. Very
sweet.
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ceilidh said 4347 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
Keeping the music alive
what a lovely comparison tobi :) thank you
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cbuchner1 said 4348 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Stunned
I couldn't help but to fave this song. Thanks for a beautiful performance.

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ceilidh said 4347 days ago (September 24th, 2005)
Stunned
thank you chris :)
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caroline said 4346 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
this is good enough to eat.
i love it - the bear loves it - thank you so much - it is SO beautiful - we've taken a copy of it to listen to again - and again xxx
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selenebloodlust said 4345 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Nice!
I really like the instrumentation in this song. It is very well done and gives a happy yet melancholy feel at the same time. The vocalization is also arranged well and expertly executed. Nice!
said 4263 days ago (December 17th, 2005)
Nice!
Thank you so much!
Nolan said 4252 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
I love the magic...
...that can happen when two people get together (musically, I mean).
Your voices, blended together, are wonderful. Richard's big notes are
top shelf. The instrumental part was spot-on too. I really enjoyed it.
Well done.
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craft said 4058 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
LOvely
Excellent collab from to excellent voices. Nicely arranged and delivered. Professional job. Nice to listen to again and again...
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trembmic said 4058 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Takes Me Back
I have been into folk music all my life, coming from Newfoundland, Canada. I spent much time in Nova Scotia playing in a traditional Celtic band and this track took me back. One thing I miss the most was the collaboration with two beautiful female voices. Your voice reminded me of them.
A wonderful and honorable interpretation of the song.
Thank You!
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ceilidh said 4047 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Takes Me Back
mike thank you. i like to remind someone of something (hopefuly always in nice :) what was the name of a band you used to play in? and did you ever make it to glasgow for celtic connections festival?
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trembmic said 4046 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
Takes Me Back
I played in a group called Drimindown. I played bass and bodhran and vocals. We did mostly 4 part harmony The band name came from a song we did about a cow stuck in the mud!
We never did the Celtic Connections Festival but we made the circuit round Nova Scotia quite a bit.

Mike.
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Roxylee said 4042 days ago (July 26th, 2006)
This is beautiful
I'm glad Rich told me about this song. Very excellent harmony and
playing. I like the simplicity and the celtic flavor. You sound very good
together and i hope to hear more collabs. :-)
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ceilidh said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
thank you
roxylee for lovely comment. richard is truly a great singer and a musician.
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said 3974 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
A truly refreshing...
...draught! 9's all across from me on this one. A thing of beauty. Of
course, it's hard to miss if you've got good material! But the singing and
playing is very professional and the mix is as clear as a cool stream
rivulenting down the mountainside.

Be well!

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ceilidh said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
...
....clear as a cool stream rivuleting down the mountainside.... i love that.... im actually tingling with excitement! if you just knew micheal how these expressions work for me.... im a romantic soul and for such a poetic word i would do anything. anything! like a somnambulist :)
im really glad you liked it :) thank you for your lovely words.
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said 3974 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
another piece of greatness
excellent love the harmony, again you show your chops richard. I havent
heard Pavlina but her voice is most soothing
Komrade K said 3958 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
Divine
For some reason I never got around to listening to this when it was first
posted but I wish I had, those beautiful harmonies gave me goosebumps.
This is a truly uplifting performance, made me smile lots. An absolute
delight.

KK
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ceilidh said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
...
martyn thank you :) i have to say, that im blown away with your playing in rebsie's " geordie". that song sounds really fantastic, all the instruments! wow! but back to my five min of fame :) dont worry you didnt notice it, when it was all "freashly baked". important is, you finally found it and you praised me lovely for it. i appreciate your comment so very much. thank you :)
paja
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thomasa said 3952 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
hello
This music I love....
So gentle.....

Thanks
Thomas
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ceilidh said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
...
i love when men like gentle music, because it means they are gentle as well :)
thank you for your nice words tom.
ta ta p.
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said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
beautiful
love it
ceilidh said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
...
dave thank you :)
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said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
very nice
Richard plays very well wow and what a complimate your voice plays so soothing excellent
ceilidh said 3836 days ago (February 17th, 2007)
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timothy thank you for the nice comment. have to say that some of your pictures on your site are really fantastic! those two rhinos eating orchids on a sea shore while dipping their feet in the water... wow! or those colourfull bottles painted from above. wow again! i love it. you re truly gifted.
and thank you again for your lovely words :)
paja
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Feter said 3832 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
The Schletty Consort !!
Pavlina ... I waited three days to listen to
this and surely it worth all the waiting ...
it certainly a charm you brought me back to
my wooden recorder I had once which lost some
years ago ..Richy this style is just a real mark
for your wonderfull voice , its no starnge to hear
this song from you ,I heard this song from Alfred
Deller with very the same set recorder and guitar
acompanied ..your two voices are realy heartfelt
and brought a real peace to my heart ...
a Bow to The Schletty Consort the best I ever heard
for years .. !

thank you .. !
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guitapick said 3768 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
Saw your picture...
...on one of my tunes. Followed you here...
This is lovely. Very nicely done. Your voice is beautiful and I absolutely love the recorder. My first instrument at 5 years old and I can't tell you how it still pulls at my heart.
Wondering why so few tunes in so long...? You're very talented.
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ceilidh said 3768 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
dear bob,
i got my recorder when i was about 10 years old and have to say it still gives me those shivers, hearing the sound of recorder anywhere or playing it by my self. it truly used to be long years my very best friend i was ALWAYS travelling with.
to the recording, i never had a decent computer and that time i posted those two songs, i was in scotland where i could use imac. then i moved back to prague (to my home) and there was no way how to record stuff. so thats why in so much of time so little of music bob :) but thank you for your lovely compliment. and have to say that now it looks like (fingers crossed) that there would be a way how to return to making music, so we will see.
thank you again for your comment and nice words.
ta ta paja
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branchgraft said 3762 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
beautiful
sweet... love your voices
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ceilidh said 3757 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
...
im so glad boy, thank you :)
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VicDiesel said 3757 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Well lookie here....
Another recorder player.....

Lovely song and your voices go together very nicely on it. The alternation of you holding long notes and singing a second voice to the melody is well done.

Your recorder solo is simple and effective. And very charming. You have a good strong tone.

I wonder how close you're standing to the microphone: your opening note loses some of the recorder quality. Personally, I keep at least 2 feet distance, so that I pick up something of the acoustics of the room. If you play live in concert you can't do that, you have to play right into the mic, but for recording I think a bit of distance is good.

Overall a great tune. Oh yes, and Richard's guitar picking is of course excellent as always.

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ceilidh said 3756 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Vic,
when i was recording, i was glued to the microphone, to be heard properly. im going to post more songs, thats for sure, just the place i was recording in the past changed and now im in really a tiny wee room and i dont think it has any acoustic at all. but i will give it a try, if it will be any better. it actually never crossed my mind, that two feet can make such a big difference. (well another pair of two feet in single person´s life, would make a huge difference, but thats another story ;)
oh and thank you for your lovely words. and thank you for playing recorder. it is a fantastic, i´d say a little bit underrated instrument, but a great company. ta ta paja
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Peter Bauckham said 3743 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Thank you
for sharing. I enjoyed this very much. Very nicely recorded and played. Peter
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RacerX said 3731 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
wonderful wonderful voice
I love this duet. both of you sing excellently and sound great together. your voice is sweet
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ceilidh said 3709 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
...
thank you for really sweet comment :)



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chinaman2 said 3731 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
:)
great collab.
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ceilidh said 3709 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
...
thank you for listening boy :)



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damiengh said 3730 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Beautiful
Love your voice and recorder. It really lends to the piece. Recorded nicely too.
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ceilidh said 3709 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
...
thank you damien :) did you start your career with recorder as well? paja

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Boris the Bull said 3726 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
this may sound silly, but the first thing i thought of was how this might be perfect for a wedding ceremony. perhaps the words are not appropriate for such an event, but the beautiful singing, the recorder, and the wonderful arrangement of this piece are sublime in their emotion.

absolutely perfect rendition and it's impossible to believe you were not sitting side by side while recording this.

thank you for this one!
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ceilidh said 3709 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
dear boris
the first thought i got during reading your post was "four weddings and a funeral", is it that bad?!! :) but don't worry i'm just teasing little bit. i understand, what you mean. it is a beautiful tune. but i wouldn't probably sing it in the church. i don't like the sound of the guitar in the church, it sounds to me inappropriate (not talking about classical music!) but if the wedding was in the garden, under the open sky, then it would be quite lovely i think :) (knowing about any suitable event? the only i need is a flight ticket and i can go tomorrow :)
thank you so much for listening and writing your comment.
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said 3717 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
NICE
Very nice .. Pavlina your background voice is great ..
Mr. Richard your acoustic light a fire in this song ..
VERY NICE COLLAB .. i liked both of your voice ..
Thanks for posting

Regardz
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said 3714 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Smiling,
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi: Thank you very much for your words!

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patsfan459 said 3714 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
great song and production
has that mideval spirit to the song. love the recorder because it fits right in. I like how its in 6/8 time. great job on the production.
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ceilidh said 3709 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
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pat thank you for your comment. i didn't even know, it is in 6/8 time! one learns all the time :) thank you so much for listening.
paja

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said 3712 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
perfect pairing
what a classically clear and sparkling vocal you possess. it's just gorgeous paired with the none too shabby vocalizations of richard. you weave your voices around the melody so beautifully and the sweet backing makes this a really pleasurable listen. enjoyed your work - anne
ceilidh said 3709 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
anne
if you knew how much i value your words. i haven't heard anyone singing SO beautifuly, as you and your sister do. i have no words. thank you SO very much for your lovely words and generous comment.
ta ta paja

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mvh9591 said 3705 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
Excellent ____
performance. Playing, singing, etc... I really love everything about this song. Very nice job.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )

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ceilidh said 3699 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
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michael thank you so very much for your lovely words :)

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echoroom said 3701 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Beauty
You know, i try a bit of singing, but this is really what the human voice soounds like at its best. Truely beautiful.

Thank you

steve
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ceilidh said 3699 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
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steve thats SO sweet... :) but i'm more then sure human voice is able of MUCH bigger delights, then this one (talking about my self, richard is brilliant!). actually just now i'm trying to cumulate and release one quite pleasant delight, but everything is new for me, computer, work with fast track etc, so i'm quick like a snail, BUT i'm doing there :)
thank you for lovely comment
paja

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Brian Weiland said 3697 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Gorgeous
I've finally gotten to listening to your music. 'Tis beautiful!

Others have said it all- the two voices blend well, the acoustic guitars sound great, the recorder is the perfect accompniment, rich and beautiful and perfectly in tune.

A beautiful job all around

~Brian Weiland
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The Infinites said 3691 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
A fine piece of work
Beautiful. Honest. Inspiring.

Thank you both for sharing.

Jim
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eorthman said 3683 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Really wonderful
I'm getting here late, I guess. Just discovering this. Everything has already been said. The rendition of this song is nigh perfect. I don't know if I've ever heard it done better. I'm especially enjoying the recorder (backing up the song to hear the recorder break again). Such an unforgiving instrument. I have two and they usually just squeak when I play them; you get a lovely, expressive tone.
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said 3669 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks so much. This was a magic moment in my musical journey. Pavlinka did such a wonderful job with her two instruments -- voice and recorder.

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Norman Goodman said 3662 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Tremendous
What a gorgeous voice you have Pavlina. The interply between yours and Richards vocals was perfect.
I loved the beautiful melody and guitar playing. Recorder was excellent ( especially loved the inetrlude and outro ).
Chord progression is very strong and supports an expertly written melody. I too am mad for this type of music. You have gained a fan and my sincerest admiration.
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sloparts said 3648 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
What utter beauty, this
Words and music can either be sung and played, or they can be felt in the heart. If it's the first, it's a song. But when put directly into the heart, as it is here it's as close to heaven as we mortals can get.

What a wonderful experience it has been to hear your hearts singing to mine.

Bravo, and thank you

Ed
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ceilidh said 3647 days ago (August 25th, 2007)
ed
this is the most poetic comment i have ever got from any musician and i am indescribably happy, that the music we did together with rich, makes you feel (and makes you say! :) what you just did. thank you so much for listening and commenting. have a lovely day and come again!!! :)

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said 3643 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
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Thank you so much for your beautiful expression of regard for our duet. It was a magic moment, indeed, when we crafted this "performance" despite thousands of miles of physical separation. I did feel a spiritual connection ... not just to Pavlinka but to prior generations of people who have performed and appreciated this classic song. There was an ethereal breeze moving through my humble West Side, MacJammin studio.

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said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
What a Beauty...
My Love, this was the second song You showed me of You singing. And like Soledad, amazing permorfance. Hope we can make many others together. We can't stop the galaxy from having the joy of hearing You singing :-) My compliments to Richard for the beautiful work on this cute song. I have to say that I was a bit jealous when I heard it the 1st time...I wanted it to be me singing with You... :-) Million kisses and all my Love.
Ferdasek
PS. Am I already done with my points to be able to publish my song for You ? :-)
ceilidh said 3558 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
milacku
there will be hundred thousands of other songs we will sing together and you will see you will beg me on you knees to let you go to have at least one free sunday afternoon :)
i can not wait... (what about you? ;)
ps: i am sure you must be at least 3 times done with your points already :)
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said 3559 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Forgot to say...
...that...say sorry to Richard, but the version of Soledad that I saved in Prague with You singing it is far much better than his, and its a pity its not here...Im just being very sincere, not willing to unvalue his work (which was great in the instrumental). You just sounded a million light years far more beautiful. And its not because Youre my girl ;-)
Love You
ceilidh said 3558 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
:)
zabatko i love you too....
maybe we could ask the composers of this song, if they lend us the tune and lyrics and maybe we could try to come with something entirely new, what do you think?
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said 3546 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Soledad
I still have Pav's rendition of Solitude. It is very good (despite what she thought aboout it at the time). I saw great potential in the duet which I spliced together but there were some passages that weren't quite right, so Pav and I agreed not to publish it. David Gomez and I would be pleased if you would take and "make it your own". I could send whatever you need -- instrumental soundtrack, chord map, etc. I only ask one favor: that others be allowed to hear our little experiment. Pavlinka, would you like to post our "Solitude" duet on your web page here at MacJams? The understanding would be that it was not brought to perfection. It would represent a snapshot in time for two "beginning" collaborators. Please let me know.
spannerotoole said 3525 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
This is a beautiful piece
I like the Tin Whistle (recorder) that's played in the Piece. (an I'm not a huge fan of the tin whistle), The melody is nice, and the guitar arrangement is just divine.

I wouldn't Say its a Cili Piece though, as I am a Cili Musician, I play Irish Trad. Arr. with a band.

It's still a beautiful Song though, and I find no fault with the piece.

Well done.


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said 3503 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
not a dance
"Ceilidh" (an Irish dance) is Pavlina's user name. This is a traditional Folk song. Thanks for your comments re Pav's recorder as well as the overall song.
dirigent said 3470 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Drink to me
A lovely collab with Richard. Sounds great. Empathetic vocals and I like this flute :-) Enchanting!!
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said 3465 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Absolutely Wonderful.


Hi

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful song and lovely singing voices you both sang this song fantastic and the information that you wrote about the song was very nice to read and very interesting.

Peace
Dee.
saymme said 3431 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Hi : )
ThankYou Both for such a wonderfully good listening experience . You have great voices...! : )
Beautifully sung !
paul f. page said 3430 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Drink to me...
I guess I am a little late getting to this song!!!

I was drawn by the lyrics as I had learned this poem as a school boy. Reading the other comments from so many of your MJ friends, I can only add my personal kudos to both of you for such an honest rendering of this text. Your voices beautifully carry the intent of the poem and the arrangement is subtle, simple, and special. So, I hope you don't mind my chiming in 3 years late.
Peace.
Paul
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said 3429 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Elated
Never too late, Paul. We thank you for your kind words.
Doadars Uncle said 3424 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Nice weave
Delicate, gentle and pure. Nice flow.
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stooey said 3424 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
WoW!
This is wonderful. I've always liked the celtic sound. The guitar has such a gentle sound that goes so well with the recorder.

Great!
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stacey said 3417 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Love the harmonies!
You guys sound so great together! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful song with us. I am putting it on my ipod right now!
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said 3280 days ago (August 26th, 2008)
The blend
Yes, I'd love to do another song with Pav. Thank you.
davisamerica said 3365 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
wow again
.... another wonder to hear! you now have a very dedicated fan!.. me
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LydiasDream50 said 3338 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
beautiful
The first time I heard this I wrote a proper comment saying just why I thought it was so good. It somehow got lost :-(

Still, this is just about my favourite piece on all of MacJams. What a beautiful voice and wonderful playing.
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Richard_Schletty said 3132 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Lydia's Dream
Thank you so much, LD.
Daugrin said 2918 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Duet Delight
Great singing, great playing, thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with the rest of us.
The song lives. Well done guys!

Daug
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Richard_Schletty said 2917 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Our pleasure...

Thanks, Daug!
Lardo said 2539 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Earlier mix
An earlier mix of our collaboration is here: http://www.macjams.com/song/63234
- Richard
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Philip18 said 2049 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Drink to me
Stirring rendition of this favourite. The singing (lead and harmony), playing and mix are all excellent. Much enjoyed! Glad I finally caught up with it!
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RichardSchletty said 1187 days ago (May 20th, 2014)
Philip,
Thank you!
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