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barddas Posted on: 14-Sep-2009, 05:06 PM

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Hello, everyone
It has been a long time since I have posted anything! Too long.
To give you a run down
We've been playing shows and working on new material. WE also added a new memeber. Amy Chapmon she has taken over most of the percussion duties. As well as adding additional vocals !

This saturday will be our first show since mid April. We had to take a break as Joe's wife went into hospital for surgery. The things turned for the worse . She remained in hospital until the end of August when she passed away.

So, now we are back to gigging and writing for a new album.

I think that is it... hope to see you out there!


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barddas Posted on: 16-Apr-2007, 12:44 PM

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I just wanted to Thank whom ever requested 'Here's to the Grog' a wee bit ago.


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barddas Posted on: 20-Nov-2006, 04:00 PM

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Wanted to let anyone who's interested know that from now until Christmas week we are waiving shipping fees for our latest CD 'Beyond Tradition'. (US only sorry)

You can follow the link below for shipping info or

send 15.00
3034 Feltz Ave
Cincinnati, ohio 45211

Money order or Check to
Jason Montgomery

Thanks, and Happy holiday's
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barddas Posted on: 28-Aug-2006, 09:29 AM

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Hi Rindy, and Wendy!

Thanks fopr the kind words! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoy the new cd!
It means a lot to get feedback like that.

It always puts a smile on my face.
So lets put Barddas back in the top 10 request, eh? ;)MMWWWHAHAHAHA


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barddas Posted on: 03-Aug-2006, 09:14 AM

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We are featured on the newest episode of the Cleveland Celtic Podcast!
It's a great thing that is being done to bring unsigned and indie bands to a larger audience. Just like here at Highlander! The shows are great and full of information.

Check out the newest episode featuring two songs by us!




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barddas Posted on: 02-Aug-2006, 06:49 AM

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Oh, yeah... don't forget to check out the new cd. It is avalible for request!

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barddas Posted on: 02-Aug-2006, 06:47 AM

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QUOTE (Aaediwen @ 01-Aug-2006, 07:19 PM)
Was just thinking too.... Wouldn't 'Regimental' be a little better, than 'naked'? fit the theme better, I'd think. Just my 2 pence.

I'll be looking forward to hearing more smile.gif

I see where you are going.. but since there will be no effects on anything....I think 'naked' works better.... AHHHHH
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Or maybe we'll just be wearing instuments?

J/k.... thumbs_up.gif
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barddas Posted on: 01-Aug-2006, 07:38 AM

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We are still trying to hammer out the details on Cent. Ky. As soon as I know I will let you know.

Thanks for the edit.


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barddas Posted on: 31-Jul-2006, 08:35 AM

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That's right! We are doing some 'unplugged' shows. ( Hahaha naked/unplugged...I thought it was funny)
Most are in the Cincinnati area as of now. But we are setting up additional shows in central and Northern Ohio. There are also some shows to happen near Wheeling, WV, and in Central/Western Kentucky.

I'll keep everyone posted.


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barddas Posted on: 03-Jul-2006, 09:18 PM

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Beyond Tradition is on the Playlist now.

Hope y'all enjoy....

Jason beer_mug.gif
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barddas Posted on: 12-Jun-2006, 02:44 PM

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Thank you! biggrin.gif

I sent everything off to Paul today. Should be there with in a few days.


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barddas Posted on: 16-May-2006, 01:34 PM

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Everything is at the printers, and should be ready by friday or saturday.
Official release will be 25 May.

If you are interested you can contact us through a PM here. ( which worked in the past)
you can also contact us at www.myspace.com/barddas ( there are 3 tracks from the album there)
or you can email us at

I should have a banner ad up here at Highland shortly....

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barddas Posted on: 26-Apr-2006, 09:38 AM

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After nearly 2 yrs of work, births, family illness, shows, and general chaos ( drum roll please)

I will be dropping the master off to be replicated this weekend. And the packaging is in final stages! ( should be finished by weeks end.)

Looking at hopefully the 2nd or 3rd week in May for release.
There are talks about a CD release part as well! we are looking At having it at Rootie's Brickhouse in Cheviot,(Cincinnati) Ohio. Possibly end of May, begining of June. If scheduling permits.
Check out the blog for final release date, and release party! ( there are also 3 songs there from the cd~have a listen)

Thanks for the support, kind words, and patience.


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barddas Posted on: 16-Mar-2006, 08:27 AM

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New York Times

Sorry, I must rain on your St. Patrick's Day parade
by Dominic Gates

Today on St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll avoid conversation with strangers. I’ll try hard to keep my Irish eyes smiling by gritting my teeth and nodding at comments on my “lovely” accent.

I’ll give my usual brusque affirmation in reply to the daily telephone question, “Are you from Ireland?”

Yes, I am from Ireland, but I’ll have to bite my tongue to stop myself from berating some naïve American with how I hate your damned ignorant, fake and racist St. Patrick’s Day.

A secretary once asked me, “Could you hang around the office all day and just talk?”

Usually I’m content with this easy power to please. It is always women who comment on the accent, so it’s a light-hearted boost to my male ego.

But I’ll not be playing the game on St. Patrick’s Day, darlin’. I refuse to be boyish, roguish and charmin’. Ah shure, you know where you can stuff your paddy whackery.

Does that seem a little over the top? Let me calm down, and try to explain why your lovable holiday is so appalling.

First realized that your charming images of Ireland, replete with Aran sweaters and tweeds, are 50 or 60 years out of date, based on Hollywood romanticizations like John Ford’s “The Quiet Man”.

That’s the 1952 movie where Irish American John Wayne returns to live in his ancestral village, woos the fiery redhead Maureen O’Hara, wins her over and proves his mettle to the menfolk by beating her stingy brother, McLaglen, in a brawl that is such fun every man in the village joins in. Both the argumentative courtship and the brawl are good naturedly comic, of course, just like the Irish.

O’Hara falls in love with Wayne, and McLaglen buys him a drink after their day-long fight. Shure, and how could you not love the passion of the Irish?

Let’s stay with images a while. Part of the pervasive iconography of American St. Patrick’s Day is a variation on the University of Notre Dame’s mascot – the “Fightin’ Irish” figure.

You’ll see it everywhere on the 17th of March, from Hallmark stores to T-shirts to street banners: a diminutive man with buckles on his shiny shoes and another on his billycock hat, his snub nose, heavy brow, and mustacheless beard accentuating a simian quality to his features: he has a pugnacious scowl on his face, his fists are clenched.

That image goes further back than Hollywood; its source is English anti-Irish bigotry from the 19th century.

The English Victorian satirical magazine “Punch” specialized in savage “humorous” cartoons that created an infamous Irish stereotype, on documented in the 1870s by Perry Curtis in “Apes & Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature”, and more recently by the eminent Irish historian Roy Foster in “Paddy and Mr. Punch”.

Punch derided the Irish as stupid, feckless, drunken and lazy; the apelike cartoon image portrayed the Irishman as subhuman.

It is almost incredible that this racist image could survive, but one only has to look at a few of those Victorian cartoons to recognize that the “Fightin’ Irish” figure is nothing but a shallow Disneyland version of Punch’s subhuman.

You’ll have to excuse my killjoy failure to be charmed by the caricature. It may have lost its meaning to you, but I know where it came from.

Try promoting African Americans as thick, ugly, violent alcoholics, quick to anger, not very bright, but good for a song or a story, great entertainers in their place – try that, and let’s see how charming they find it.

How can it be that in today’s politically correct America this racism is not merely tolerated, but celebrated as good clean fun? The unfortunate truth is that many Irish Americans are as ignorant as anyone else about the realities of Ireland.

Though my blood boils at the perverse holiday stereotypes, Irish Americans join in with gusto. St. Patrick’s Day is their special day. What else can they do? How about trying to learn about the real Ireland? Find out why the shamrock is a national Irish symbol, and the four-leaf clover is not.

Discover that, happily, no one in Ireland wears bowler hats, except the Protestant Orangemen of Northern Ireland celebrating the Twelfth of July.

For a flavor of modern Dublin, try reading Roddy Doyle. Rent the movie version of his book, “The Commitments”. Notice the absence of Aran sweaters and tweed jackets.

Educate yourself about politics, too. There is a complicated political peace process going on in Belfast; try to discard the old knee-jerk, anti-Brit reactions and make sense of it, including the fears of unionists.

Listen to Van Morrison playing with the Chieftains, and note that he is a Belfast Protestant.

Find out about the enormous Scotch-Irish contribution to the making of America, and include that in your picture of Irishness.

Go visit Ireland, Belfast as well as Dublin; avoid stage-Irish tourist traps like Killarney.

Read Swift, Shaw, Wilde and Yeats. Read Seamus Heaney and John McGahern. Read Joyce.

Or ignore my railing. Step out on St. Patrick’s night, wearing something green, and enjoy your ignorance. Get drunk and hit somebody; but kiss then afterwards, sing a sentimental song and buy another round of green drinks.

Keep the stereotype alive. But realize it has damn little to do with Ireland.

Sorry to open your eyes; but shure, raining on the parade is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition, too.
Dominic Gates is a Seattle writer who emigrated from County Tyrone in Norther Ireland. Copyright The New York Times.
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barddas Posted on: 07-Mar-2006, 08:28 AM

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Hello all
Wanted to say ello and let you know there is new music and new a blog update, at the website.
If you have time stop by give a listen, read, leave a comment or whatever....



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barddas Posted on: 23-Jan-2006, 07:32 AM

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QUOTE (Rindy @ 20-Jan-2006, 06:15 PM)
Thanks for the update Jason.. The cover is wonderful the music is excellent as usual...I will keep my fingers crossed and you be sure to let us know the minute we can purchase it... thumbsup.gif

Slainte smile.gif

Thank you, and will do, dearie.....
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barddas Posted on: 23-Jan-2006, 07:30 AM

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QUOTE (Cordelia @ 20-Jan-2006, 07:05 PM)
The cover's color scheme is nice, but what is that figure standing there? Is it a scarecrow? huh.gif

It's a 'Wicker Man'. Ceasar wrote of these in his journal's. That the Gaul's ( Celts of modern day France) used huge woven wicker shaped men in the use of sacrife. Putting animals and humans both insode the Wicker man and setting it a blaze.
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barddas Posted on: 20-Jan-2006, 02:12 PM

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'ello everyone here at Highlander!

Now with the holidays in the past we are back in cd mode. Fourteen of the fifteen tracks are mixed completely and ready to go. We should have the final song mixed this weekend. ( If all goes as planned)

The cd package itself is in development, and we will hopefully have a look at the final layout in a couple weeks. Then it is off to the printers!
The company we were going to use to put the cd together has raised its rates,sad.gif which has forced us to look at alternate companies to replecate for us.~( Which is part of the reason this is taking so long)

If things go as we are hoping and no major complications arise we are looking at releasing 'Beyond Tradition' in Spring. ( I'm personally shooting for St. Patrick's Day~ I'm keeping my fingers crossed)

But in the meantime I can show you the cover art for 'Beyond Tradition' and if you would like to hear a few tracks you can visit www.myspace.com/barddas. So, if you have time stop by say hi and leave us a comment.

<img src="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a369/Barddas/barddas/CD_Cover_2.jpg" alt="Image hosting by Photobucket">
The image was created by Angel Whitefang-Rider a old Celticradio.com member.

Thanks again to all of my( our) friends here at Highlander....


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barddas Posted on: 22-Nov-2005, 10:35 AM

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QUOTE (dundee @ 21-Nov-2005, 06:02 PM)

seriously the best to you and your missus... and the baby.... ahhh by the way
what are the statistics...?? the babies.... laugh.gif


Thanks for the advice.wink.gif

Wee girl, Genevieve Elizabeth. Aug, 20th 1:20 am, 8.4 lbs, 21.5"

Thanks again...
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barddas Posted on: 22-Nov-2005, 08:58 AM

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QUOTE (Rindy @ 21-Nov-2005, 05:48 PM)
Hi barddas,
It has been forever! How is the family doing? Congratulations on your new CD... I just got done listening to your new song- I love it.. I like the flute in it too.. very nice can't wait to hear the rest...

Slainte smile.gif

Thank you, Rindy. Everyone is doing well.

I'm glad that you like it. The whistle is my favorite as well. Joe Rocks that thing!
Thank you again!

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barddas Posted on: 21-Nov-2005, 03:31 PM

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Hi everybody!
Seems like forever since I have been on here. A bit of an update~We have FINALLY finished recording the album, and about 1/3 of the mixing is finished as of yesterday!

I know it has taken much longer than I ever expected to get it to this point. For those that don't know my wife and I had our first wee one over the summer. That is part of the reason for the the amount of time it has taken to get this album finished.

But now you can listen to the first release track at our website!

This is our take on ''The Green Fields of France'

So, have a listen, leave a comment and there is more to come.

When it is complete I will be sending Highlander the first few copies to give away. Which will also include a mini DVD!

Thanks again, and hope everyone is doing well!


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barddas Posted on: 29-Aug-2005, 12:06 PM

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A few new photo's from the music fest a month or so ago....

Album is mixing down great BTW!!!!! Can't believe how it's sounding. We have a few shows coming up. So mixing down more is on hold for a few weeks. But we'll be back at it soon.
Yes, it does seem like the never ending project.....LOL!

Cheers, and Roisin I hope you are out of the path of the Hurricane

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barddas Posted on: 29-Jul-2005, 09:52 AM

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Hello everyone.
I just noticeed my last post showed up 3 times! That's odd??? unsure.gif I'm such a dork.

I heard the mix down today of one of the tracks for the new album! It is an instrumental titled~'Dol seachad na linntean' which is Scottish Gaelic for 'Through the ages'. I was so impressed! Joe and Tony have been working really hard mixing things down, and they have done a fantasic job! I can't wait for everyone to hear it.

This album will hopefully take everyone on journey from Ancient Times through to the Clearances, to the present.

Thanks for your patience, and support. I think we are making something very special.

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barddas Posted on: 22-Jul-2005, 09:54 AM

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Photo from recent festival.

Here's the link-

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and keep cool. I know things have been very warm everywhere.


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barddas Posted on: 20-Jun-2005, 12:55 PM

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QUOTE (barddas @ 20-Jun-2005, 03:40 PM)
Hello everyone!

What a crazy year this has been. Between recording the never ending CD, and live shows and not to mention things in m'personal life it has been a full year! I hope everyone is doing well. And I know the cd is running behind in its release date. *sigh* Like I said it has been a very full year!
It should be finished by summer's end. I know it seems like it is never going to get here.....believe me! But I think it will be well worth the wait.

Here are a few Photo's my wife took during the St. Patty's day show. We have a big show this weekend at a local music fest. So there should be several photo's to share.
Thanks for being patient....







I almost forgot...I hope you dig the pic's..... More to come after this weekend.....
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