BOARDWALK EMPIRE, CARRICKFERGUS IRISH FOLK SONG

I’M HOOKED ON THIS SHOW WHICH IS NOW PLAYING ON HBO. LAST WEEK ON EPISODE #5 THEY PLAYED THE IRSIH FOLK SONG CARRICKERGUS TWICE. THE WAY THEY BLENDED IT INTO THE MOVE WAS VERY MOVING.
I’VE HEAR THIS SONG MANY TIMES BEFORE BUT AFTER THE SHOW I WAS MOTIVATED TO LEARN IT AND PLATY IT.

I GOT THE TABS FROM HARP TABS

http://www.harptabs.com/songlist.php

7 7 -7 -6 -4
5 -5 6 5 -4 4
4 -4 5 -5 5 -4
-3 4 -4 4

7 7 -7 -6 -4
5 -5 6 5 -4 4
4 -4 5 -5 5 -4
4 4 -4 4

6 6 6 6 7
7 -8 8 -8 7 -8 -7 6
6 6 6 7
-8 8 -9 8 -8

7 7 -7 -6 -4
5 -5 6 5 -4 4
4 -4 -4 5 -5 5 -4
-3 4 -4 4

CHECK OUT MY U TUBE PERFORMANCE

http://www.youtube.com/user/jjd1906?feature=mhsn
http://www.youtube.com/user/jjd1906?feature=mhsn

INTERESTED IN ANY COMMENTS, I TRIED TONGUE BLOCKING/OCTAVES ON THIS WHICH IS A WEEK AREA FOR ME. REGARDLESS I LIKE THE SONG

JOHN D

Hi John D!

I’m no Howard Levy or anything, but just from my perspective here:

Well the first half of the vid I thought it was more like a scale exercise than anything else. Once I got through the first 1:00 - and you started feeling and playing with your octaves, chords, etc - It really became a song from there onward.

I think in this song for you, it’s okay to start out with the melody chords, switch up to single notes, back to octaves and melody chords. Mix it up like that. If this makes sense to you.

Good job otherwise.

Smiles!

Keep on harpin’

Good job, John :wink:
Have you thought about some backing ? You can get some tunes from Vanbasco

http://www.vanbasco.com/search.html?q=carrickfergus&resultsperpage=10

Great job John,

Well Played for sure I love that tongue blocking and you say that’s a weak area for you.

Sounded great, I love the way the whole thing was put together with the graphics and all.

Did you add any effects at all to it reverb etc… ;D ;D

Harp on!!

DUDE, HOT ROD AND JOE

THANKS FOR RESPONDING!

AND THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTIONS

DUDE I LIKE THE LAY OUT YOU SUGGESTED AND I’LL GIVE IT A SHOT.

I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS SONG I WANTED TO PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER SOON I ONLY WORKED ON IT FOR 3 DAYS…THIS A RECORD FOR ME

HOT ROD, I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BACKGROUND ON THIS AND OTHER SONGS BUT MY NEXT HURDLE IS TIMING

JOE, I’M USING A KARAOKE MACHINE AND YES IT HAS AN ECHO IN IT

WHERE ARE YOU GUYS FROM IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET TOGETHER SOMEPLACE AND PLAY

I WANT, JP, DO A NY CAMP

JD

Hey John,

Nicely done! Loved hearing that tune…my mom sang that song a lot when I was growing up so I’m particularly fond of it…her dad was Italian…and by the way, I grew up on Long Island!

Keep it up!

Your harmonica buddy,

jp

OK JJD, get it on!
Speaking of “Get It On,” will somebody, if you can figure the tune I’m referring to, give us a few bars of some late 60’s, early 70’s fusion?
I’d love to hear this on harmonica.
It’s the late great master trumpeter Bill Chase’s (of the band Chase of course) song “Get It On.”
Back when I was able, this was one of our most requested cover songs (hey, they were all cover songs! What do you think I was, talented?).
If you can, show us how some Chase sounds on harp.
I’d appreciate it.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bill+chase+get+it+on&aq=1
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bill+chase+get+it+on&aq=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmX3uBsyEY8#ws
Get It On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jRB_8ovX_M#
Al Hirt - Java

If this all works right, the first link is Bill’s version with great bassman Dartanyan Brown on vocals, and the second is Rex Merriweather’s great respectful rendition. Not a weak player in the house. I loved playing that stuff!!!
The third is a “little” guy I got to play with in New Orleans when I was maybe 18. I loved being around Al, but frankly I can’t stand the French Quarter. Haven’t been back since I was in early 20’s.
Anyway I love to hear some harps doing fusion. Asking too much?
BB