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MKOC19 Posted on: 25-Apr-2007, 02:21 PM

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Thank you all for your help. It went so well. There were moments were it seemed that I had forgotten how to breathe and other times where I didn't think that I could talk fast enough.

The turn out was not too bad. There were moments where I was not satisfied with how I did, but I made up for it in other moments. My professor told me that I passed with flying colors. She was tempted to fail me so that I would have to stay another year because she doesnt want me to leave, but it is done and over with. Now, I have to move on to other things.

j Padraig moore and sisterknight
Thank you both for the last minute encouragement. It means so much to me. You both are fantastic. I was definately very anxious about this presentation, but it went well and its over. So, YAY!!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! You are amazing people.

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Love
Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 19-Apr-2007, 10:48 PM

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OK...So here is my problem. My presentation is in less then 2 days. I was going to sing a few songs unaccompanied and my friend was going to play the piano for me for a few others so there was going to be a balace.

Well, circumstances are that I wasn't able to get the music to her soon enough for her to feel comfortable to play them. She is a very good pianist and these accompaniments aren't that complicated. She had said earlier that it wouldnt have been too much of a problem because I showed some things that I was thinking of some time ago. Anyways, this week has been very stressful for her and she has had an extremely large amount of work to do this week and for some of next week as well. She said that she doesn't want to embarrass me even though she won't and is just getting worked up with all of the things that she has due. So, she will not be accompanying me for this concert.

My question is...will it be bad if i sing everything unaccompanied? And also, would it be bad if I didn't not have a lot of upbeat songs in the program because it is harder to sing more upbeat songs without accompaniment? Tell me what you think. I was still going to have one up beat song because I can't find a replacement.

I am kind of at my wits end on this and would love some feed back.

Thanks!!!
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MKOC19 Posted on: 25-Mar-2007, 04:37 PM

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MKOC19 Posted on: 20-Mar-2007, 09:15 PM

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So here is a bit of an update on my progress....

*I have a date, April 21st at 7:30. Unfortunately, the very next day very early I have to go sing with my school choir at a performance. It will be difficult not being able to celebrate after I am done because I will need to be up extremely early the next morning.

*Instead of covering specific groups I am going to try and address specific types of song. At the moment they are...Ballads (specifically art songs), Rebellion, Drinking, Mourning, Gaelic songs (I know that this sounds like a huge category but I need to talk about the importance of them and give them a taste of a song), and there is one other category but I cant think of it. This lecture-recital is supposed to be approximately an hour. That gives me about 10mins to talk about the category, the song and sing said song. So, in the grand scheme of things that is not much time. I know that there was so much more that I could cover, but I needed to draw the line somewhere.

*Here are a few songs that I am going to do for sure or thinking about...
"Believe me if all those Endearing Young Charms" by Thomas Moore
"Danny Boy"
"Parting Glass"
"Foggy Dew"
"Carrickfergus"
"Foggy Dew"
"Wearing of the Green"
There are more but I can not think of them off the top of my head.

SO...this is where I am at the moment. I am very excited and anxious about this. Tell me what you think so far....

Thanks
Mary smile.gif
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MKOC19 Posted on: 01-Feb-2007, 09:35 PM

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Stoirmeil-

Wow, this is a lot of great information. Some of it I already knew, but a lot of it I didn't know. I knew that I had some reading to do, but I am coming to realize how little I know. I guess thats what happens; the longer then one is in school the more you come to realize how little one knows. That just comes with the territory, but I am looking forward to the challenge.

Thanks for the suggestions of Thomas Moore and Robert Burns. One of the pieces that I am set on doing is "Believe me if all those Endearing Young Charms" by Thomas Moore. This piece has a lot of personal meaning in my family. This song has been apart of my family for generations.

I'm really excited about all of this.

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Mary
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #183757

MKOC19 Posted on: 31-Jan-2007, 10:28 PM

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Excuse me: Chieftains. It helps to read it again before one posts it.

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MKOC19 Posted on: 31-Jan-2007, 10:26 PM

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Dogshirt and Roberto

The two of you read my mind. biggrin.gif I actually grew up listening to Clacy Brothers and Tommy Makem, the Irish Rovers and the Chieftiens to name a few. These were albums and tapes that my father listened to when he was younger. I remember songs that my father used to sing to me and my sibilings when we were younger at night. I dont even know who some of them are by, but that can be pretty common in folk traditions.

Sister,

I hadnt thought about that or that far just yet, but it is something I will have to look into after I have done a little more research. THANKS!

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Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 31-Jan-2007, 12:04 AM

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THIS IS GREAT! Exactly what I needed.

Haynes- Thanks for the suggestions some of those groups I have heard of others I have not. This is the stuff that I am looking for. Thanks so much.

Roberto- I will feel redundant if I use great again, but it is. I have heard of lilting before, but I haven't gotten that far in my reading. It will be interesting if I can actually find sheet music for that. I will tell you what I came up with. Thanks for the example as well. Greatly appreciated.

This is exactly the kind of stuff I am looking for. So, if anyone has any other suggestions on music, artists, books anything would be wonder.

THANKS!!!


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Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 30-Jan-2007, 08:59 PM

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It is my goal to touch on the different aspects of the Celtic Tradition. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 30-Jan-2007, 01:21 PM

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I am in my senior year of college and I am working on my Independant Study. It is pretty much how it sounds I study something by myself and I meet with a professor so that they know that I am on track and then I give a presentation on everything that I have been studying.

My school does not have a world music class and that is kind of what I wanted to focus on. I decided to do mine on Celtic Music mainly focusing on the vocal tradition since I am a vocal performance major. At this point in time I am listening to lots of music and looking to buy scores and sheet music. I am looking for any sort suggestions of certian songs to look at or certain artists. There is a lot out there and I need help getting though some of it.

So if anyone has pieces that they absolutely love I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

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MKOC19 Posted on: 03-Oct-2006, 12:12 AM

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I didnt know they came out with a movie about Beowolf and Grendal. (I've been at my whole of a college for too long i guess)

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MKOC19 Posted on: 21-Sep-2006, 08:22 PM

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Sam Spade- The Maltese Falcon
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MKOC19 Posted on: 26-Jun-2006, 05:00 PM

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I hope things get better and if it is what you want I hope that you are able to work things out with your wife. Take care and you will be in my prayers and thoughts..
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MKOC19 Posted on: 08-Oct-2005, 02:09 PM

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At present I am reading, A Murder Announced, by Agatha Christie for my literature class. The class is a lot of fun. It's focus is on mystery and detective novels. So far, we have read, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man and a Poe short story as well as a Sherlock Holmes.
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MKOC19 Posted on: 06-Oct-2005, 07:21 PM

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One World - Celtic Woman
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MKOC19 Posted on: 27-Sep-2005, 10:07 PM

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I go to be people that help me get out of my tense phases...ie my boyfriend. He always has a way of making me unwind be it him teasing me or giving me a hug. He doesnt know he does it but he know exactly what to do to make me smile.
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MKOC19 Posted on: 29-Jul-2005, 11:12 PM

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"Nella Fantasia" from Celtic Women. It is a great song and Chloe, the girl singing it, is only 15. My hat definately goes off to her because the songs that she sings aren't the easiest songs to sing, but they are great.
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MKOC19 Posted on: 21-Jul-2005, 08:10 PM

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Everyone seems to have the same or similar ideas. There are plenty of other tasks at the wedding that your sisters and in-laws can do i.e. sing/play at the wedding or reception, readings, eucharistic ministers... Don't be afraid to deligate tasks. The big day is when you should not have to worry about anything outside of which color lipsick you want to wear; you are already going to be stressed out as it is don't make things worse by having to worry about any other minor things that might come up or need to be handled.

Congrats and best wishes!

bye1.gif Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 21-Jul-2005, 04:46 PM

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Like all of JK Rowling's books, there is more there than what meets the eye and I think that it is more so with this book. JK Rowlings said that HP6 is her favorite of the series so far and I am wondering why this might be so. She also said that there would be more answers in this book than questions and in some way, for me, it is the other way around.

I love the Harry Potter Series, but I don't think I or anyone will be able to fully appreciate HP6 until the series is compete. Than we will know and understand all of the things that she has been hinting at and we will be able to see how great of a write she really is.


bye1.gif Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 14-Jul-2005, 04:04 PM

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I am quite a bit excited about the book. It is an enthralling series and it will be interesting to see what will happen next in the "Wizarding World."

bye1.gif Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 14-Jul-2005, 04:01 PM

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Blizzard
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MKOC19 Posted on: 12-Jul-2005, 09:24 AM

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QUOTE (Avonlea22 @ 10-Jul-2005, 09:59 PM)
We watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  It was from the boxed set that came out last year.  Now we just need to watch the bonus material. 

Does anyone know if they are making a new Indiana Jones movie?  The liner notes of the bonus disc seem to hint at it.

I love Indiana Jones! I grew up watching it.

The tricky thing with the new Indiana Jones movie that they are making right now is that Steven Speilberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford all have a say of what will and will not be in this new movie. It can not be made unless all three of them agree about everything in the movie. They each can take out or add whatever they like and in order for it to stay in for the final cut of the movie all of them has to argee on it. rolleyes.gif I just don't know how well that is going. We will see what happens with all of that.

I go to www.imdb.com to keep track of what movies my favorite actors and actresses are working on.

Hope this is a little bit of help for you.

bye1.gif Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 12-Jul-2005, 09:05 AM

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Test tubes
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MKOC19 Posted on: 08-Jul-2005, 04:03 PM

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I will have to agree with you on this Irish poem. My father actually has a sweat shirt that has this poem on it and he loves to wear it. And that is saying something for a guy that doesnt like wearing anything lighter than black and this shirt being a light gray and with green shammrocks. rolleyes.gif

bye1.gif Mary
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MKOC19 Posted on: 10-May-2005, 08:35 PM

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Richard Wagner is absolutely amazing to say the least...musically that is in other aspects of his life he was not, but he is a genius with music. He was able to come up with some amazing pieces and ideas. The Ring Cycle is not for the faint hearted from what I hear.

I just recently started getting into opera. I finished my opera paper and am quite happy to be done with a few of my classes.

Monarchs Own
That is amazing that your uncle is an opera singer. It was quite a challenge from what I have taken on. I don't know if I will ever be able to sing opera in public (outside of my school that is), but it was a lot of fun to say the least.

bye1.gif Mary
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