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Barrel of the Kells - Intro


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My wife's and my favorite holiday tune turned out to be the same... "Carol of the Bells". For a few years I went on an internet quest (mp3.com) and found various renditions of "Carol of the Bells" (heavy metal, Salsa, jazz, a capella, trance, etc.) and each year I'd give my wife a CD of a bunch of the best variations I'd found. On the third and final year (2002), I not only had a bunch of versions, I also had written my own Bach-like arrangement (entitled "Belle Fugue", posted here on Macjams), and a performance I recorded of her famous jazz-pianist father doing his own jazzy interpretation. But the opening track of the CD was this silly little skit I did with myself and her son (doing the horribly fake Irish accent.) The skit "explained" why the CD that particular year was entitled "Barrel of the Kells". But the funniest part was the actual piece of music played, and what it was played on.

Update: by popular demand, I have written out the full version of this song as well.
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Uploaded: Dec 24, 2005 - 12:23:00 PM
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2007 - 03:21:55 PM Last Played: Aug 23, 2017 - 11:47:52 PM
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thetiler said 4370 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
drak
has more talent hidden that is comin out :)

Thanks for the skit
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caroline said 4370 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
hahahaha!!!
very funny - now let's talk about those accents!!! thank you for sharing
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SlimGirlFat said 4370 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
Ha Ha
Funny,
needs more whisky :)
Slimmie
DeputyDoofy said 4370 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
Love the skit.
Love the tune. Though, my favorite version is still this. :D
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Peter Greenstone said 4370 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
harharhar
Bagpipes... ehhh hehe.
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The Leonids said 4370 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
Very funny!
Or is that very punny?

But I really wanted to hear the rest of Carol of the Bells on the
bagpipes!
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dreadmon said 4369 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Funny as all get out
Classic! A bit of P-popping, but well done.
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Roxylee said 4368 days ago (December 27th, 2005)
Too Funny!
Drakonis, you crack me up! I think S's accent sounds more Scottish
than Irish, but hey, it sounds betther than any fake accent I can do.
Nice jazzy feel, and I like the album cover art. Creative and fun!
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Alannah said 4367 days ago (December 27th, 2005)
Accent
I was thinking the accent was more Indian ... but I do wish I could have heard the entire Bagpipe version of the song..... Fun Christmas Cheer Drakonis !
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Leon said 4365 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Made me laugh this morning...
Couldn't really figure out if that was Indian accent or Irish or something.
This is laugh-out-loud funny. My only complaint is it is too short. Hope
you make a full comedy-skit of this intro.
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screamalexz said 4364 days ago (December 30th, 2005)
wow
haha. this is great. i'm ammused. thank you. my school is the scots and they always do horrible accents on our videos.
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cjhoose said 4364 days ago (December 30th, 2005)
nice accent!
Yes a little cheesy but so entertaining! :D Carol of the Bells would sound
really great with bagpipes!
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kristyjo said 4361 days ago (January 2nd, 2006)
This is funny
I wish it were longer. I'd really like to hear Barrel of the Kells - er, I mean
Carol of the Bells on Bagpipes at the end. Now THAT would be something
a little out of the ordinary. I have no idea what a proper Scottish accent
really sounds like, so this was fine to me.
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airrun1975 said 4360 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Deserves a Guinness!
Nicely done! Love the "accent". Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

Great stuff,
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Einarus said 4355 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Teehee
Stunny fuff!
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said 4025 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
yup, funny
and one of my favorite tunes too. I like to play along to this song on guitar Trans-Siberian Orchestra style.
anyway, enjoyed.
VicDiesel said 4025 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Does humor belong in music?
Definitely!

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davisamerica said 3655 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
right then
lol x 2....what....was...that.... pure fun dragon
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said 3487 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Barrel of the Kells - Intro by drakonis
Liked it! The accents cracked-me-up! Very funny!
MarkHolbrook said 3318 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Wow Drak
This must have taken some serious effort!

Did you do both voices!? This is simply amazing!
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