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Fir Bhreig


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SJB

 Genre: Celtic

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Out in the Atlantic, off Scotalnd's western coast, lies the Isle of Lewis. Here you will find the Callanish standing stones. Standing amongst them the wind can be a whipser but more often a howling gale. It's difficult to describe the feeling this ancient place puts in your mind. It made me play this. Fir Bhreig (the false men) is Galeic for the Callanish Stones.
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Comments: 19
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Uploaded: Aug 03, 2008 - 04:47:37 PM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2008 - 06:49:04 AM Last Played: Jun 09, 2017 - 11:54:49 AM
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3424 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Beautiful
Beautiful guitar work and they sound great. Sounds like 2 guitars? The piece has Celtic overtones yet sounds very contemporary. Nicely done.
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SJB said 3424 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
hello
Thanks for listening E-Wrecker and the kind comments. I'm never really sure what exactly defines Celtic music but I go with what made me play the tune in the first place. In this case, it was these stones which really are Celtic so this is were I’ve put it for now at least. It’s one guitar tuned CFCFCF
Thanks
Steve

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Roxylee said 3424 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Sweet playing, Steve
You play this flawlessly, so smooth, and I love the Celtic feel. I'm keeping this one to listen to again and again. :-)
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SJB said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Hi Roxy
Thanks so much for listening and commenting. I'm very glad you liked it!
best wishes
Steve
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seathach said 3424 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Majestic peice of the world; 'a' fhirrinn Bhreig'.
Hey Steve, well done. (I know Callanish well. They say when you are there and you count the stones and then count them again you will never get the same number twice!)... gu math Gaidhealeach, mar a chainneas iad sa Ghaidhlig! 'Very west Coast sounding, as they say in Gaelic'. great playing, once again. If it was me I would have played it AT LEAST once more again.

'S math a rinn thu! = (Well done!)


F

BTW: MK whistles are made from Gurrrrrrrders!
As they say up here, get your (a)RRRRR's right!

Take her easy

F
:o)








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SJB said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
hello
Hi Fraser, I'll try counting the stones next time I'm there. Thanks for the Gaelic lesson too. We spend a lot of time in the Western Isles and wish we could understnd the language better. With just 18 letters to play with how hard can it be? Well....very hard!
Any chance of you blowing your gurrrder on this one?
Slàn leat
Steve

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kassia said 3424 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
FIr Bhreig
Beautiful. Just an honest, heartfelt performance. Great sound and great tune. Haunting yet beautiful. Thanks.
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SJB said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Hello
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
best wishes
Steve
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magnatone said 3424 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Fir Bhreig
this is absolutely beautiful!
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SJB said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Hi
Thanks Karen - glad you liked it!
best wishes
Steve
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guygrooves said 3423 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Gorgeous,
flowing, melodic, hypnotic, and the list could go on. This is amongst the best I've heard. Exceptionally well written, and performed flawlessly.
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SJB said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
hello
Hi Guy, Thanks for all that! It means a lot comming from you. Congratulations on "The Only One" - it's a peach of a song as far as my ears are concerned!
Cheers
Steve
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twangers said 3423 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
very nice
Hey Steve
I put Fir Bhreig on my playlist for this wednesday nights program...very nice.

Rich
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SJB said 3422 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
hello
Hi Rich, Putting it on your play list is a real compliment so thanks very much for that. Any thoughts on you are going to pronounce Fir Bhreig? I can type it but would no doubt completely mangle the correct pronunciation!
Regards
Steve
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twangers said 3421 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
I'll mangle it
Hi Steve,
I'll mangle it, I'm sure...lol
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SJB said 3421 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
hey
I'll be listening Rich!
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dajama said 3421 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Man
You make the guitar sound like an orchestra. This is just beautiful - wonderful guitar sound, outstanding playing. The wonderful thing about your playing, I think, is that not only is your playing technically excellent, but you can feel the emotion streaming through your fingertips and out through the instrument. Beautiful piece. Nicely done. Peace.
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SJB said 3421 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Hi
Hi David, thanks so much for listening and leaving such an encouraging comment. Some months ago you gave me some tips on getting a good acoustic sound and if I’m getting there it’s thanks to you. Your wide acoustic sound on 'All I Ever Hear' is still the bench mark I’m aiming for! I’m hoping there are a few more tunes to be mined out using this CFCFCF tuning as it does give a big sound with the drone notes you can get ringing out.
Best wishes to you
Steve

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guitapick said 3418 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
I've been gone...
..and now I'm back...such a pleasure to listen to your excellent sounds.. Your tone and phrasing are impeccable...
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SJB said 3418 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Hi
Nice to you have you back! Thanks for listening and commenting - it's much appreciated.
Best wishes
Steve
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ceilidh said 3394 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
what a music
A wonderful music with fantastic playing Steve, very clear, precise and so emotional. The tune has such a magical mood...
It is simply wonderful
wow
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jie said 3355 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
cool
some nice guitar playing love it thanks for sharing
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orcsong said 3264 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
Sense of place
Hey SJB,
I hardly know what to say. This is moving, beautiful. I generally look for a piece of music to conjure imagery and this does it very well. I can feel the wind bite even while the sun tries to warm. A great sense of age. Sorry for sounding like a lunatic but this really spoke to a gypsy heart. Thank you.
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SJB said 3263 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks
Hi Orcsong, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. It's very much appreciated!
All the best
Steve
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Joe Brady said 3230 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Nice tone!
Beautiful, Love the overtones of the open tuning. Extremely well played and recorded. New fan here.
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SJB said 3227 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Thanks Joe
Thanks for taking the time to take a listen. I'm waiting for your next post with anticipation!
Steve
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TheReverendAG said 3223 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Well shit.
This song is pretty much perfect. I love open tunings and droning bass lines. This is exactly the music I'd be making if I had your skills. Fucking brilliant.
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Ed Hannifin said 3223 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
I can't criticize the music...
..so I'll just nag you about putting your name in the mp3 info... For later, when it's on my iPod, and I go, "Who IS that?!" This is exactly what I love in acoustic guitar playing... Wish I could do it... Some of those nice low notes that are miraculously perfectly intonated sound really great on the headphones... A resonant and melodic composition, great playing, and a recording that has both depth and sparkle...

Ed
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AcousticGuitarist said 2420 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
tuning
o.k - glad I got to hear it - - -
man someone else using that tuning too -
quite exciting ! you are getting such good sustain and quality . . . a moving piece !!
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PaulaMunk said 2334 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Beautiful.
Magical and ethereal. Thanks.
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Love playing acoustic guitar especially in open tunings (CFCFCF being my favourite). Every so often I’ll have a go with my electric guitar and even more rarely try to sing. Collaborations: Glen Byre (Celtic) with Seathatch who really enhance... [see more]

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