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Ogronios


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Komrade K

 Genre: Celtic

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Ogronios means Ice Time and is generally (but not always) taken to be the Celtic name for the time of year during the lunar cycle that sits astride the latter part of February and the early part of March.

Wherever I've lived this has been a time when Spring is reclaiming the earth, buds emerge and the longer days presage the vernal equinox. So this piece is in anticipation of (and to celebrate) the arrival of spring.

Every track I've submitted so far this year has an instrument which I've not recorded previously - in this case a bodhran (which, as I've been asked, is an Irish drum hit with a two headed beater...)

If anyone wants to have a shot at remixing/adapting this track just let me know.

KK



© 2006
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Song Stats
Hits: 4108
Comments: 38
Fans: 12
Plays: 337
Downloads: 184
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006 - 07:17:01 AM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:33:38 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 02:35:50 PM
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Hardware:
Acoustic fiddle, bodhran, iMac G5, Behringer Mic200 preamp, eMagic a6/2m midi, m-audio luna mic
Software:
GB2
Comments
BareKoala said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
gorgeous - bloody gorgeous!!!
sheesh martyn - a download!! a fav!! even a vote!! bring this with you to the convention my dear - we are going to have THE best time and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this - one love xoxoxoxxoxoxo
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BareKoala said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
gorgeous - bloody gorgeous!!!
i had to come back and tell you that this reminds me of sitting in the labatts apollo (or whatever they call it now, it WAS the hammersmith odeon) and watching river dance!! on the last note of the gig, the entire audience rose to it's feet with a roar - martyn - i am standing up!!!! x
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Komrade K said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
gorgeous - bloody gorgeous!!!
I hope someone has managed to find you a seat by now! Seriously, with these
comments you spoil me (but mucho thankies anyway!!!)
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said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
I love celtic music...
and I love this. After all...I'm a celt/gael myself (Scotch-Irish). This has all
the joyous lilting that is the trademark of celtic fiddle. Nicely done!
Komrade K said 4059 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
I love celtic music...
I've got Scots/Irish ancestry too (on my mother's side although she was born in
Calcutta, India!) Very glad it worked for you.
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
drakonis said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
simple, great, simply great!
Make that fiddle stir the soul... wonderful music you play, sir! The
drumbeats add to the crisp Vernality of the Equinoxical seasonal mark,
and for a moment I was standing among the stones again, seeing my
breath float away on a brilliant March morn. Faved & DLed!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 4059 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
simple, great, simply great!
Thank you... simple comes easily to me! If you look carefully at the picture
you'll see a dragon hiding behind that tree on the right...

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Stun Nutz said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
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Very cool piece of music here... well played and quite rousing.
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Komrade K said 4059 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
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Thank you Mr Stun - I might go for utterly rousing next time!
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
stevel said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
A lovely piece
Really nice...I like the way it builds up...
Nice fiddling KK!
Steve
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Komrade K said 4058 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
A lovely piece
Thanks for listening - tried playing along to your latest track today - sounds like
it's in E and F# (bastard keys for a folkie but I reckon I can get there...)
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Jim Bouchard said 4060 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
This is really cool!
I like this a lot. If I wasn't so busy spinning my wheels I would have
commented earlier. The bodhran sounds good, especially towards the end
where it really drives the fiddle along. How do you play fiddle and
bodhran at the same time? What a talented dude!

Don't be surprised if I grab this to play with a bit...
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Komrade K said 4058 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
This is really cool!
Fiddle and bodhran together? It took years at a yoga retreat developing
dexterity in my feet (not sure that that explains how I managed to play bodran
and two fiddles simulaneously!!!)

KK


Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
springclock said 4059 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
WOW!!!!
This is really amazing and very well played....you really capture an era with this piece...where's my maypole?? One of the best cuts I have ever heard on this site...great production...great feel....originality.....great playing.....just an overall great piece and I have NO complaints....Peace....Ian
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Komrade K said 4054 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
WOW!!!!
Many many thanks for your more than generous comments.

KK


PS - asking where's your maypole does prompt a certain answer but I won't go
there!!! ;)
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selters said 4059 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Sounds like Folk!
This reminds me a lot of the typical Norwegian Folk music, where people dance and kick hats of Poles! I cant even understand that it is possible to play i fiddle, so this sounds very impressive to me! I dont know what a Bodran is, but it sounds damn good!
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Komrade K said 4054 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Sounds like Folk!
Thanks for asking what a bodhran is - I've now addressed your question in the
description section up top. There'll be no more jokes about Poles with sore
heads....
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Rebsie said 4059 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
I love this
Wooooooh, fabulous! Very earthy and pagan. It touches on something
ancestral in me. Stunning fiddle playing, but that goes without saying
on all your stuff. Great rhythm too. Definitely a download job.

Much respect to you, KK ... you're a brilliant musician.

Is that Avebury in the pic?
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Komrade K said 4054 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
I love this
Thanks and thanks again Rebsie - I've always appreciated your comments and
support since I joined MJ. And yes that is indeed Avebury - may have nothing to
do with Celts at all but you know.......... sorta fits the bill.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
MissChaos said 4058 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Just in time
for the green holiday. :-) Okay... There's a rawness to this that I really
dig. I have never heard a bodhran on Macjams! I'm lovin' it! And what
awesome technique with those double-stops. Wheeee this is fun!
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Komrade K said 4054 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Just in time
The Green Holiday? You mean Paddy's Day right? Actually I should have done
the Irish Washerwoman or something specially on the day ... maybe next year....
Impressed you know what a double-stop is! Many thanks for leaving a
comment.

KK

Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Komrade K said 4054 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Just in time
Just read yer bio - so you were a fiddle player too. You going to play on my
Paddy's Day tribute next year?!
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
MissChaos said 4054 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Just in time
I used to have this kick-butt Fishman pickup on my violin, but since I've lost it in
a relationship breakup, the poor ol' fiddle has been collecting dust in a closet.
One of these days though...... :-)

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Komrade K said 4052 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
Just in time
Isn't it weird what splits can do to our music making... time to get out yer duster
I think...!!
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renecalvo said 4044 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
wonderful
Its so primal and organic that it makes me want to eat dirt. I know that being on time and in tune with the fiddle takes enormous dedication. You have mastered your instrument.
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Komrade K said 4033 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
wonderful
Thank you very much - of course as a tortured artist I still feel I have a way to go
on the fiddle before I'm happy with it (which is probably never...) Hope you
enjoyed the dirt!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 4016 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
I shall wait a slong a sit takes
to collab with you!

DLing it to share with the wife and friends. Wish I could give you some
valuable suggestion but that was quite simply a joy.

Thanks for putting your talents on display here. Im digging it.
said 4016 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
I shall actually read before I post!
sorry.

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Feel good, its why you wanted to be a human in the first place.
Feter said 3891 days ago (August 31st, 2006)
perfect matchin
what a great tune ...excellent fiddle playin
the bodhran place the mood of the song .
its so wonderfull ...so Impressed by your skill
in playin well done ...!!
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Komrade K said 3847 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Thank you Mr Feter
I aim to please!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Ed Hannifin said 3857 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
This is just me...
...continuing to be embarrassed that I have somehow missed these tunes
of yours. You have a great, earthy, lively feel to your playing and phrasing
and tone... The sound you're getting suits your tunes very welll... Ed
Komrade K said 3847 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Thank you...
... for all your comments - this track was born out of one of my 'pagan'
moments. Perhaps you know that feeling when you might want to secretly hug a
tree or two - hence the earthiness.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Rebsie said 3801 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
Oh my goodness
I came back here because I love this tune so much and I've only just spotted that you've asked at the top whether anyone wants to have a go at working with it and adapting it.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah! Me me me me MEEEE!

I was trying to pluck up the courage to ask you. D'oh!

Rebsie and Percival the Pear Tree
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Komrade K said 3799 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
You're most welcome
Do wot thou wilt!! Will Percival be contributing too?

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Rebsie said 3793 days ago (December 6th, 2006)

Sadly not 'cause I can't get the mic lead to stretch that far down the garden, but he has offered to provide refreshments.
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Feter said 3565 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Ogronios
KK this has something unique ...beside
its Celtic blood but its very antique sound
which bring a real charm to it ...that double
string ...one up and one down ..same tune
give that medievel sound ..with the bodhran
this is a gem !!
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Feter said 3565 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
ye it worth
to visit more than one time !! ;~)
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Komrade K said 3564 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
It's always great to get new comments...
...on a track that's been posted for a while but for someone to come back, listen and comment again is just fantastic! Mucho thanks Feter!

KK


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