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2 St. Paddy's Day gigs and a Bluegrass slow jam!

Posted by fiddlepogo on Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I played two St Paddy's Day themed senior gigs today.

Road To Lisdoonvarna
Roaring Jelly
Irish Washerwoman
Chief O'Neill's Favorite
Off To California
Maid Milking Her Cow
Si Bheagh, Si Mhor
Danny Boy
Morning Has Broken

Sung with guitar:
Goodbye Muirshin Durkin
Star of the County Down
Lakes of Ponchartrain
Molly Malone
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

(Yeah, I give the old folks what they want at the end, after subjecting them first to a bit of more trad stuff!!!)
My fingers are SO SORE... I had to practice some of the longer songs quite a few times that I probably haven't done since last St Paddy's Day!!!!

One of those is "Lakes of Ponchartrain" which, the way I play it has lots of B minor barre chords, which I seldom play on steel string acoustic, and I think that's where a lot of the soreness is from.

I also sandwich a bit of history in between songs, and a story or two from a trip I made to Ireland in 1974.

Then there was a Bluegrass slow jam that takes place the 3rd Wednesday, which was tonight.

I almost didn't go, but it was good that I was so tired since I played more simply than usual which was better for the beginners, I think

2 comments on “2 St. Paddy's Day gigs and a Bluegrass slow jam!”

BC Says:
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @4:19:36 AM

WOW. That is one busy day!

Caiptean Says:
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @3:11:19 PM

Sounds like you had one fun night!

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