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In Ireland quite often indivisuals will get up and sing with no backing which is always appreciated, usually slow songs like Danny boy or the like, heres me holding myself up for ridicule, you may or may not recognise the tune, made popular by Luke Kelly, and written by a mam who lived near me.
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Wow. I loved that. You are very good. Reminded me of Gordon Lightfoot. He is one of my favorite folk singers.

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Thanks mouse, very kind of you, and a great compliment indeed, I love singing more than anything else, it makes me feel good, sort of letting of steam. If you havent heard it before, listen to luke kelly sing it properly on you tube

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Id sit in a pub and listen to yah @stringy.  liked that

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Thanks greg, thats also a great compliment, and what its all about;) in Ireland singers and pipers are held in the highest esteem.

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Do you sing in public, Stringy? Like A BitRusty Said, I would listen. Might even drop a few bucks in your hat! We did that to many street singers while we Fall/Winter/and Spinged in Las Vegas.

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stringy said
Thanks greg, thats also a great compliment, and what its all about;) in Ireland singers and pipers are held in the highest esteem.

  

i meant it that way.  Theres a couple of pub type places that we go from time to time..theyll be live muscians with a mix of trad stuff, pub sing a long type songs..then the types of ballads you sung.  

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That was wonderful!  You are a gifted singer, @stringy , for sure. smile

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stringy,

Acapella singing is the most difficult way to sing as you know, as there is no audible reference to go by, but in my opinion the most rewarding.

Well done, I enjoyed that,

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@stringy and @Mark - man ( at Mark ) - 100% with you on your comment !

And ANYONE who can pull-off a solo unaccompanied vocal with minimal deviation from the original tonic, deserves respect.   So ^5s to you mate @stringy - well done man!

It's not so different between singing a tune by ear, to playing a solo violin take with no backing track - in fact - I see no real difference....  both are equally hard to accomplish and satisfying in their outcome....  

End of story !  

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Thanks all for the very kind comments, they are much appreciated.

That pub sounds just the ticket, greg, I could get into that.

mouse I havent sung in public for quite a while, or done anything musically for that matter either, but I am thinking of doing something, maybe an Irish, or folk band.

Sharon you made me blush:)

Mark, you are quite correct, It is indeed hard with no reference, but I enjoy singing more than anything else in music, and it is as you say very rewarding

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Thanks Bill, just seen your post pop up as I was replying to the others. It is like you said, not much different to soloing , I havw been doing it for a long time though, my mam used to like me singing the wild colonial boy for her when I was about five years old, god rest her soul, it reminded her of my uncle who was killed just before I was born, he was only 23 and was quite a character apparently, had a pet donkey called tony, and he wore wellies all the time, my uncle that is, not the donkey, lol

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LOL @stringy - ha, I like your recounting of your younger days there - at closing now on 70 years myself - I often think back.  Back in the mid 50's my own mum used to listen to the radio ("Home service" back in the day - I can still recall the names, the tone, and accent of the voices of the presenters!)  Once TV came around (and additional radio stations), she loved listening to stuff like Perry Como ( "Catch a Falling Star, and put it in your pocket, Save it for a rainy Day..... "  and so on) - I can hum/sing/play that (and many others I am afraid to say) on any instrument you care to name - OK - I may need a few days to get used to (trying to) play a clarinet - but - yeah.... I'd get close to the melody...  and there are hundreds of other tunes now stuck in my head over the years (mostly rock from the mid 60's to early 80's - after that - I stopped listening to Radio 1 and 2 ! LOLOL It became too much !!!!! )

But - if someone in a bar etc "called it out" and asked for some specific song or tune, well, if I even only half-way knew it - man - I'd give it a go - voice or instrument - it's just such a blast to "play with" well known tunes - even IF it is a "first-time-ever impromptu performance" and not-quite-right-or-complete - folks will recognise it and appreciate what's been done.  Can't get better than that!   Love it!

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Very nice, Stringy. 

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