The Ivy Leaf Set
Another Live performance with former band mates in Scartaglen back in 1988 on the NPR show Mountain Stage. This time a piece of Gaelic mouth music followed by 3 reels. Maybe the most complex arrangement of a set of tunes that we ever did.
great sound. Very lively and engaging. I may well have heard this 'live' on the radio as this one a show I listened to frequently back during this time.
Great way to start the morning!
I really like the opening vocal work. And the playing that follows is brilliant, must have been fun to hear live.
This is fantastic. Fun stuff. Thanks
How could I possibly have missed this? Shame on me! I LOVE this track!!! w;-)
Great performance - very talented musicians.
hey, my heart is dancing!
cool! I enjoyed this live performance very much.
Wow! I'm normally not into acapella, but that intro got me hooked until the instruments came in! Awesome piece!
Grand piece of Gaelic music. Great vocals. Great playing. I expect Fiona Ritchie to return after these messages.
Loving the vocals.
Yep..... you're as mad as the rest of us on the site !!!!!! Love it !!
This is the weirdest most interesting piece I have honestly ever heard. I enjoted it does that mean Im going insane ? I would hope not. You are very talented.
This is very impressive. I'm going to have to write something like this.
I love this track so much. Such a nice track, one of my favs of all time!
from Vaisvil - re; nylon 6 string - I've had really good luck with my local guitar center with used equipment. Re: 19 edo - many people consider 19 notes per octave to be the next logical step since you can still play 12 equal music (with sweeter chords) and also play stuff you can't play in 12 equal. However, if any alternate tuning has been embraced by academia it has been 24 notes per octave (quartertones) which is a much harder beast to tame though really good composers have pulled it off.
Thanks for checking that, bro. More soon.
Very nice, the vocal part was cool.
Great! You know, I first heard Clannad listening to the U2 Red Rocks concert on Showtime (My folks didn't actually subscribe to Showtime, so the picture was scrambled - but the audio was clear!). They had such lovely atmospherics, they grabbed my attention right away, even though I didn't understand a word. To my delight, in going through the back catalog, I was exposed to their acoustic, traditional music - the kind of music you played. It's a joy to hear your performances! Aloha!
I loved it in the first 30 seconds!
Turn my back for 11 lousy days!!!! Class. That lady is phenomenal - are you one of the male voices, Kirk? Wonderful folk music to soothe this tired soul! Very much enjoying these uploads. Keep them coming, oh master.
Ya gotta listern ta this
Just back to listen again. Pure magic, these live tracks.
~ we dance all night and sing and drink - why don't we? ~ Thank you, Kirk
wow.... quite brilliant
These tunes really fire me up!! Must be something in my blood. :)
You are the coolest dude ever....
Oh my goodness. This is amazing.
Whoa....the opening of the song is amazing! And the music that follows is wonderful
This is incredible Kirk. I hope you have more of these recordings. They're fantastic.
We often forget that the voice is as much an instrument as anything made from brass or wood ......well cool post and then the pipes aaaaaaaaah the pipes the skirling and wailing of th peeps 80) it'a all good mate ...
love the vocals, and that is one awesome arrangement!
Damn! I should have put me Guinness down before that last reel, I spilt it all over me pinny!
Nice to hear vocals. Gaelic? My that's a mouthful. Just love these live performances and such superb music.