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Farewell 2 Ireland


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Komrade K

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Las Bragas a band I've played with off and on for the past 10 years did a gig at the weekend (our first in almost a year). Everyone in the band had a great time and it looks like we'll be a bit more active... Anyway it got me listening to the band's recordings again. This track comes from the same session as Le Troisième Demi and Why? it also has the same line up. The track was done quickly (possibly in a take) and to my mind it captures the spirit of the band live - a slice of what Las Bragas are like on the night!

The tune is a 'traditional' tune (i.e. somewhere along the line, people have forgotten who wrote it!) And I think it's Irish although it's quite upbeat (I'd kind of expect an Irish tune about leaving Ireland to be a bit maudlin...)
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Uploaded: Jul 20, 2006 - 05:03:04 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 02:54:37 PM Last Played: Mar 29, 2017 - 06:50:24 PM
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Rebsie said 4145 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
Whoooooooooooo
Jeez! Bloody hell. That is some chopsy fiddle playing.

I recognise that tune from somewhere but can't remember the name of
the version I know. Past caring anyway. That is bloody brilliant.

I'm really glad the band is gigging again and looks to have some kind
of future. It sounds like you're all fabulous musicians in your own right
but gel together with incredible aplomb and a (literally) breathtaking
energy.

I am absolutely bloody KICKING MYSELF that I didn't drag you round for
incessant jam sessions when I lived next door to you.

Gobsmacked, Martyn. Truly gobsmacked.
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Komrade K said 4142 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Whoooooooooooo
Thank you Rebs (you overwhelm me...)! Hope you're not too badly bruised from
kicking yourself! Life can throws some strange curves and the fact that we never
played together until this year has to be one of them...

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Awesome!
I love celtic rock! This reminds me of Wolfstone, Tempest and Boiled in
Lead! LOOOOOOOOOVE it! Las Bragas rules!

Be well met fellows!
Komrade K said 4141 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
Awesome!
Thanks for the (somewhat flattering) comparisons - Duncan Chisholm (from
Wolfstone) is one of my all time favourite fiddle players.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 4136 days ago (July 29th, 2006)
Awesome!
I got to see Wolfstone perform in a free outdoor concert here in Oregon some
years ago. Yeah, Chisholm is amazing!

Fairport Convention's fiddler (his name escapes me at the moment) is also
high on my list. Very gifted. As he's a bit of a whirling dervish on stage he's a
gas to watch as well!

So many great folk-rockers from the Isles: Fairport Convention, Steeleye
Span, Horslips, the Pogues, Oysterband, Wolfstone, The Men They Couldn't
Hang, Runrig and Iona are all faves of mine.

Be well!
Morning Light said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
WOWOWWOW!!
amazing playing and beat..........amazing............!!!!!!!!!!!
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Komrade K said 4141 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
WOWOWWOW!!
Thank you 'Bird - it's great to rock out every now and then!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
TobinMueller said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Fiddle as we dance
Excellent fiddle, Martyn! Dug the whole feel, the percussion hits, the mix.
The bass solo doesn't rise to the level of the violin, even tho I totally
appreciate giving everyone in the band a moment. Delightful track.
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Komrade K said 4141 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
Fiddle as we dance
Thanks Tobin - it was wonderful gigging with these guys again and fantastic to
have all that power behind me!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Parichayaka said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
The energy!
If that is what you feel like when you leave Ireland, then I don't understand why there are still people in Ireland?! Seriously, the energy in this piece is positively infectious and your fiddling is mainly resposible for that! Really enjoyed listening to this. The timing of the whole band is spot-on and the instruments blend perfectly. You guys sound great!
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
The energy!
Part of the reason I like playing with this band is that none of them are really
folkies so what we do isn't too purist or reverential. Really it's a rock band with
me grafted on!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
drakonis said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Lucky America
The recipient of a bunch of talented Irish who left... as are a bunch of
other countries... ah Ireland, exporter of wonderful music. But back to
the subject at hand... this is a deliciously infectious bit of music, not just
the music itself, but your band really did a nice bit of writing to provide a
solo lead-up in the intro, making us wonder what was about to hit us, but
definitely having NO idea it would be this, woohoo! And yes, that fiddle-
playing leaves the devil in the dust! Completely Faved and Downloaded,
again. Bravo sir! I'd *love* to be in the audience of this band sometime!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 4141 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
Lucky America
When we're rich we'll ship you over in a Lear jet!

KK


PS - of course my fiddle's made of gold!
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Bubowski said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Damn Great Playing
You guys rock. The fiddle playing is oustanding. Fav'd
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
Damn Great Playing
Thank you very much Mr B.

KK
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The Composer said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Memories
This reminds me of one of the groups I used to be in during mid-high
school (2000)... just about the same set up too minus the drum kit. We
played similar music but were never anywhere near as good as this
though. Fantastic playing and very catchy... could be alot of fun to be at
the bush dance or jig where this was being played at.

Loved it!
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
Memories
Many thanks TC, you can fly us out to a bush dance whenever you like!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Stun Nutz said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Getting jiggy with the twiddly fiddle!
This was a crazy fun jolt of energy... !
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
Getting jiggy with the twiddly fiddle!
Had a similar effect on me - I hadn't listened to this track for quite a while
before I posted it!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Mcboy said 4144 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
hot damn...
this is hot......stephane grappelli on caffiene....hehhehhe.....lots of fun...i
can feel it.......killer bass player........soon as i finish up some projects i'd
love to do a collaboration with u.....
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
hot damn...
Stephane and the whole Hot Club thing... now that was cool - I'm beginning to
move into that kinda thing. It would be an honour to do a collab with you.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
datafunk said 4143 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
I miss Ireland
yep, true.
wonderful upbeat tune.
not much too add cause it's perfect.
want some more!!!
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Komrade K said 4120 days ago (August 14th, 2006)
I miss Ireland
I miss Ireland too - had some exciting and some very mellow times there.
Thanks for your kind comments.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Epileptic Gibbon said 4143 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
You're just...
... showing off now. Possibly done in one take, he says. You make me sick... but in a really good way! Blimey, what a star! Good to hear that the band has a future (though I hope you can still fit in some live stuff with Rebsie and other British MacJammers). You all sound very much attuned and on the same wavelength and this track has a great group sound to it. Reminds me a bit of the Horslips. Respect due!
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Komrade K said 4120 days ago (August 14th, 2006)
You're just...
I think the 'attuned' and 'same wavelength' stuff is just 'coz we've played this so
many times! It's weird, we're all such different people and we've never seen that
much of each other socially but it always seems to work on the night...

KK

Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Willywagga said 4142 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Yup Good Stuff
And I've live here for 40 odd years (Ireland that is) Nice zesty fiddle and
interesting percussive noises. You could definitely flake around the floor
to it, a mighty sweat.
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echoroom said 4141 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
a good celtic kickin!
I'm just back in Belfast for a week, so this really set the mood. Great playing and enough energy to power a small county with - fantastic work!
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Komrade K said 4055 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
Great comment
... if they wired me to a dynamo as I dance around whilst playing the lights
would shine a lot brighter in these parts!

Many thanks

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
seamus said 4108 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
GOOD OLD FIDDLING
Great,
This is the Irish music I remember from the old days.IN our town, once a week they had a hoolie,with a fiddler sitting behind a curtain, playing, the people would drop coins in his hat.Reminds me of the Chieftains.When Irish music was banned.
Thanx,
Seamus
Feter said 4100 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Cool Stuff here ..!!
very tight band well done ....enjoyed the solos alot !!
great fiddling ...!!
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Komrade K said 4090 days ago (September 13th, 2006)
Thank you
Thank you very much for your comments on a number of the tracks I've posted
on MJ - I've not been around on MJ much recently but I'll check out some of your
tracks soon.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 4089 days ago (September 14th, 2006)
Super duper
Kickin' out for dancing. like it a lot. The fiddle is noodling, the shuffle is constant, LIKE it a LOT!

. - Harold
Komrade K said 4081 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Re: Super duper
Yo! Thanks very much Harold - yes you can't beat a constant shuffle!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Ed Hannifin said 4070 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
Terrific. Just terrific.
You guys absolutely KICK. There was a whole section of years in my life
when this is the sort of thing that I listened to CONSTANTLY. Reminds me
of seeing Fairport Convention at Jonathan Swift's in Harvard Square years
and years ago just before Swarbrick left the band... Ed
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Komrade K said 4061 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Reply
Thanks EJH - Swarb was a massive influence on me when I began playing folk.
I'm the only folkie in the band and I really doubt that many of the others have
heard of Fairport. But I like playing with a bunch of non-folkies, it brings an
irreverance that I really enjoy.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
jie said 4069 days ago (October 4th, 2006)
slanje
Excellent. neat fiddle playin found myself jiggin round room great work, thanks for sharing. Cheery
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Komrade K said 4060 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Cheery
Ah - as the nights draw in and a chill creeps under the doors a little cheer is
requisite. What am I going on about? Thank ye fer listenin'!

KK
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carloandreacchio said 4064 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
AWESOME TO THE MAX
I thought at the beginning it would be a folk song the whole way through... However i have never heard folk rock before, and now you have gotten me started on it! must. download. folk rock.

Great song. Loved all of it. I'm gonna be your fan!


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Komrade K said 4055 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
Welcome...
...to the weird and wonderful world of folk rock. Many thanks for your
comments I'm very glad it worked for you.

KK
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Cori Ander said 4035 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Absolutely wonderful
So grovy .. unlike Ejh I have no previous experience of the kind of music .. but this is absolutely kicking great! Brilliant!
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Komrade K said 4034 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
Wow!
Thanks Curry - like I said before, if you ever have time for a collab let me know, it'll be a lot gentler than this track I promise!!!

KK
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Roxylee said 4013 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
Faved & Downloaded
Wow. Wish I could step dance. Great fiddle.
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Brian Weiland said 3810 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Bleepin' great!!!
I LOVE it! I grew up on rock&roll, but Celtic melodies have always just spoken my soul. Put the two together and WOW!

You probably aren't expecting someone to find this nearly a year after you posted it, but now taht I have, as soon as I get some free time I'll be checking out more of your stuff.

Truly great playing.

~Brian Weiland
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Komrade K said 3810 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Fortunately...
... I'm using that neat bit of code Deputy Doofy provided which allows me to see when a new comment has been left on a track. I really love it when someone feeds back on an 'old' track, MJ can be too much about the new yet there's loads of great old stuff around as well.

Many thanks for dropping by and commenting.

KK

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Komrade K said 3810 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Incidentally...
... you've made this my most commented on track!

Thanks

Martyn

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Doug Somers said 3705 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Well played
and a full of life! Love the tune. It sounds like you guys had fun playing together. Thanks so much for sharing,
Doug
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davisamerica said 3696 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
still mining ur site
and this makes me want to dance....which would not ba pretty site...but this tune rocks
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chestnut said 2938 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Farewell 2 Ireland
A fine, dancey and lively performance! Well done!
K
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