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Siochana 
  Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 09:08 AM
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Hi,

My name is Darrin. I am the founding member of a Celtic band based in St. John's Newfoundland (home of Great Big Sea and a host of other very talented bands) called Síochána (pronounced Sha-kawh-naa), which is gaelic for Peace. We have eclectic tastes and play a variety of music but it is predominantly Irish.

When we began 7 years ago, we were known more of charity band. To this day we still make an average 40 appearances for charity groups in and around the city, but we have become much more than that. We play over 120 dates per year and all maintain day jobs as well. 2005 we were nominated for two music awards from MUSICNL, Entertainer of the Year and SOCAN Song of the Year.

Several members of our band write the music that we perform, 8 of which appear on our CD "On Our Own".

I have several reasons for signing on here. The first is to of course promote the existence of my band and introduce anyone willing to listen to our music. But I also want to network and meet new people and to listen to some great celtic music. I have a varied taste in music myself fome Dean Martin & Glenn Miller, to Lisa Brokop & The Dixie Chicks, classical to rock & roll, Great Big Sea to the Chieftains....well...you get the picture, but the very base of my musical taste that all others builds itself form is Irish/Celtic.

I was born with an accordion in my hand (I started playing at 6) and a song coming out of my mouth. With that said, as a musician, I was late in life starting. I played with a couple of bands in my 20's but, to be honest, was always afraid to much with it because of a fear of failure and a fear of being laughed at or that people would not like it. Starting and being a part of Síochána has changed that for me. I still have the fears, who doesn't, but I don't let it bother me any more. I know that there are songs, singers, bands and so on, that I don't like, but there is a hell of lot out there I do. The same is in reverse. I HOPE you like me, my band and our music, but you can not please everyone so why wory about it. For those that we/I touch, we'll rock on. For those that we/I don't touch....Hell, we're gonna rock on with out them.....Slaínte!!!


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Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 09:23 AM
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Hey welcome darrin.... hows the weather up there in newfie?
hot down here in wisconsin..... realll hot...
good to have you aboard.... beer_mug.gif

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Siochana 
Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 09:55 AM
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Hey Jim, Thanks for the welcome.

The weather is not too hot althought we have been having one of the best summers in recent memory. Today is 20(celcius) and sunny, calling for rain later. They are usually wrong and I hope they are again. We are on stage to night for the final night of the George Street Festival. It's a week long outdoor festival. Tonights show is called the Jigsnreels Kitchen Party. We are in the middle of the headline band, Celtic Connection, and the opening act Kilkenny Krew. So keep your fingers crossed that we have a dry night. This is generally the best night of the week, close to 7000 people on one little street.

Hope it not to hot for you....cheers beer_mug.gif beer_mug.gif
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Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 10:35 AM
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Welcome Darrin!! Nice to have you around.
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Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 10:38 AM
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Thanks Jedibowers....it's nice to be here!!
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Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 11:08 AM
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Welcome Darrin!!

WE are my space friends so I already was familiar with your music! Great stuff and welcome aboard.

I you ever come to the Midwest get with me and I can provide contact for gigs and would love to do a show with you should the opportunity arrive.

That whole thing about being born with an accordian in your hand unsure.gif I bet that was painful for your mum tongue.gif

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Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 12:05 PM
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Hi Darrin from the Navajo Nation in Arizona! Glad you found this place and wish you the best of luck with your band!

Welcome aboard and have a great day!


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Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 12:31 PM
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Hello Darrin,
I love the name of your group, and I look forward to hearing some of your songs! I really like listening to the accordian's sound.


Welcome to our family and I know you'll enjoy the people here.


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  Posted: 01-Aug-2006, 08:42 PM
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Welcome Darrin. Pull up a stool to the bar, the first round is on you. laugh.gif

I'll have to look into your myspace to hear your band. beer_mug.gif


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Welcome and I hope the gig went well! biggrin.gif


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Posted: 03-Aug-2006, 09:51 PM
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Welcome to the fold Darrin. It's great to have another fine band such as yours to pick from in the play list. I wish you all a safe touring season and hope to catch you if you're ever in the area.

So can I find a good fish boil or maybe a decent pub burger in Newfoundland or am I out of luck there?


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Hi Darrin, I find it grand that you and your band play for charities some...that's a good way to do good and get recognition at the same time...some of our country singers here start out in church and go big time later on.
Welcome here to our celtic community of people from far and wide...Enjoy! note.gif

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Welcome to the forum Darrin I believe I have already met you on myspace.. I hope you enjoy the great company this forum has to offer. The people here are really nice. I look forward to you posting. Oh and Rock on!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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Hello Darrin! Fàilte gu Celtic Radio! Welcome to Celtic Radio!

In my humble opinion, you have found one of the best websites ever. The people here are some of the nicest to be found anywhere on the net, and the music is simply out of this world.

So kick off your shoes, grab a mug of your favorite hot (or cold) beverage, turn up the music and have fun! I look forward to getting to know you better through your posts.

If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to ask anyone with the word "Guide" beneath their avatar. That's why we're here!

Again, it is so nice to have you with us. We are like one big family here, and we just love welcoming new members to the fold! I hope that you will enjoy your stay with us, and that you will come back and visit with us often. I feel quite certain that you will grow to love the place as much as I have.

Welcome to the family, my friend!
And welcome home! smile.gif


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Posted: 21-Aug-2006, 06:49 PM
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welcome home!!!!greatings from another part of the great white north!!!!heard you guys play....we have a house in n.b and spend lots of time there and pei where house/kitchen parties abound!!!!coming from the rock you must hear all the screech jokes so tell them i've got a pie recipe for that rotgut!!!! there are lots of musicans and singers here...so pick brains and enjoy!!!
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