The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

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The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by VikingBlues » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm

I've not played much guitar recently.

Having completed the house move there's been a lot to do in settling in properly. Plus I've lost half an hour a day in extra commuting time.

The electric guitars are in storage but the acoustics are littered around and taking up most of the space in my small hobby-room.

I've managed one successful acoustic recording since the move - a traditional tune called the Flower of Magherally, which I've spun a bit into my own interpretation. The song that goes with the tune is one of love, but I seem to have added a tragic quality to it all. Just the way it wanted played when I started trying it out. So I've added "(Sad)" to the title.

:music1: I like the way this style of music lends itself to some improvisation and re-interpretation - a bit in common with blues.
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by fenson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 am

As always, really appreciate smoothness of your sadness :D
Well done VB :thumbsup:
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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by 12bar » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 am

That fits perfectly - today the flu has got me, I'm down and feel the way you played...
Didn't know this song, but sounds great!

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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by VikingBlues » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks guys! I will happily accept smooth sadness as a style. :D

Sorry to hear about the flu - it must be a bad dose if my tune fitted the way you felt so well. Hope you feel better soon! :thumbsup:
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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by 12bar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 am

Yes, haven't had any high fever for more than 20 years, now it's nearly since a week. Gets down very slowly. A good chance to listen through the old forum uploads...

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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by Ulysses » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm

Didn't know about the original tune, I'm glad you showed us though :) Sort of reminds me of greensleeves, and your cover absolutely yearns for Leadbelly to sing over it :D

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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by VikingBlues » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:29 pm

Thanks Ulysses! :D

I've been a bit(!) sidetracked into acoustic guitars and DADGAD tuning these last few years.
But the practice in blues and the help I got here have been a help in exploring the new genre / field.

I see what you mean about "Greensleeves" - it hadn't occurred to me but you're right. :thumbsup:
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Re: The (Sad) Flower of Magherally

Post by VikingBlues » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:31 pm

12bar wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 am
Yes, haven't had any high fever for more than 20 years, now it's nearly since a week. Gets down very slowly. A good chance to listen through the old forum uploads...
Sometimes being forced to take it easy can be good!
Though it's a long time since I've experienced that. :roll:
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