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The Foggy Dew

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This is my version of a traditional Irish song about the Easter Uprising in Dublin in 1916.
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The lyrics can be easily found on the internet. Don't confuse this title with The Foggy, Foggy Dew, a different song altogether.
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Uploaded: Nov 16, 2004 - 05:24:52 PM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2004 - 03:19:58 PM Last Played: Aug 15, 2019 - 06:58:58 PM
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I recorded my voice twice into Garageband using a Studio Projects B1 mic which went through a Rolls Dual Tube mic preamp.
Garageband. All instruments are Garageband instruments. The bodhran(drum) is a soundfont played through the DLS Music Device
ronnielong said 5390 days ago (November 16th, 2004)
Man that was Cool. Bravo!!! Great Voice!! More More!! I
love this stuff!!
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legato said 5390 days ago (November 17th, 2004)
A history lesson through song
This wonderful piece had the power to take me back
through song to that violent time of Irish history. Brilliant!!

Excellent manipulation of the midi instruments, some of
the best I have heard. Do you have a website with more?
I'll go check your profile. Meanwhile thanks for a history
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said 5390 days ago (November 17th, 2004)
Me mum...
would love this song. I enjoyed it very much. My only complaint is that this piece deserves better presentation. Artwork and lyrics would go a long way complimenting this great irish tune.
ChrisSly said 5389 days ago (November 17th, 2004)
Nice sound here with the software instruments. It makes
for a very convincing sound, although it's hard to hide the
artificial sound of the flute. I would like it more if the
vocals and lyrics were center stage, a little more up front
in the mix. While listening, I went to your bio page. One
question: why didn't you play some of the instruments
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failteband said 5389 days ago (November 17th, 2004)
Thanks for the feedback. I found that playing real instruments really taxed my
Mac's processor, especially when using effects. The trade off was to use
software instruments so that I could process the vocals. I'll plan on doing
something with real instruments at a later date.

S. Todd
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Iseae said 5389 days ago (November 18th, 2004)
Irish eyes are smiling
This is a wonderfull departure from most of what I hear
here. The vocals could use a little more clerity and
volume, but it's a great tune.
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Mcboy said 5388 days ago (November 18th, 2004)
man.... i feel the history......amazing how music and song
can transport u to another place.....great song.....
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sailhome said 5388 days ago (November 19th, 2004)
I can smell the peet burning
as I wander through damp streets. Great job at re-creating
an environment through song! You definitely tapped into
some buried memories with this one. More bottom out of
the bodhran drum, and spread it slightly to fill more of
the room would have been an even more saturating
experience. Conversely, the vocals would be clearer if they
were more centered -- not dead center but fairly close. I
remember the bands used to sit close together in front or
off to one corner. The switch in panning (or vocal takes?)
near the end was interesting -- in some ways I liked that
sound better than the mix you have from the begining.
Enjoyed this -- please do more! -sailhome
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JimmyMac said 5378 days ago (November 28th, 2004)
Ottawa Memories
I worked on and off in Ottawa about a decade ago. I went
to an Irish pub with a live band a few times and really
enjoyed it. This brings back those fond memories. I’d
love to hear this with live instruments. The vibraphone
sounds out of place in this one. Although, I’m surprised
how well you did with the other MIDI instruments.


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Rebsie said 5377 days ago (November 30th, 2004)
Really gets under your skin
A joy to listen to and with a tune that stays in your
head for ages. It's got a lovely strong vocal which
suits it perfectly. I'm impressed with the quality of
the software instruments, which mostly sound very
authentic and are well suited to the song.

All in all a great piece and I'd love to hear more along
these lines!
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alfredthepelican said 3210 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
for this version of the song. Perhaps the very good vocals could have been a bit more foregrounded-that's a matter of taste I guess. But in any case excellent work, thanks for the download.
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Name: Stephen Todd
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