Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Musical interlude.

These two little clips are of really poor quality, but I grabbed them with my phone while I was driving. They are short recordings of my boys in the back seat, the older one on the ukulele, amusing themselves by singing Irish ballads. Thought you'd like to know what it sounds like in my car when we travel as a family:
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  1. ha. fun....have you heard eddie vedders ukelele album? makes me think of that....at least they entertain you...smiles.

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    1. I actually love hearing them sing while I drive.

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  2. Well, it certainly keeps you awake and alert!!

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    1. Indeed. And since those songs are stories, I find myself listening closely to the lyrics.

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  3. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday Secret Agent! I miss you and shall endeavor to get back to the blog world : )

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    1. I just visited. You've had a lot on your plate!

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  4. Hey, I like that. A lot! What excellent travelling music! Those boys need to take their act on the road, so to speak. All you were missing there was a pint of bitters and a touch of the pure....
    Cheers

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    1. My younger son is teaching himself violin and the older one just bought a banjo, so I envision them as a brother act in a pub some day.

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  5. loved the both! I think its neat that they even know Irish ballads! Enjoyed their singing and the ukelele playing. My hubby teaches guitars (he's been playing for over 50 years, gosh he's old, I'm much younger, well not that much younger, just younger); anyway, his brother (who is older than him so much older than me) teaches ukelele. I didn't realize it, but it is a very popular instrument to learn. I don't know why I always associated it just with hula dancing. Anyway, I did enjoy this; thanks for sharing it!

    betty

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    1. My younger son has an enduring interest in that music. For years, I've heard him roaming through the woods belting out those ballads. My older son plays guitar and bass but he got the uke because it's so portable.

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  6. Good to have such happy music to accompany you on your journey!
    maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  7. Isn't it wonderful, the magic that a musical instrument creates? I'm loving the resurgence of the ukelele's popularity.

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    1. Because of my kids, my house is filled with live music when they are home. I love that.

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  8. For some reason, I'm not able to see anything under your opening paragraph. I'll check back later.

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    1. The clips don't show up on my reader, but they do on the blog, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

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  9. What clever kids you have and I love Irish ballads too. I was singing along. Love the second song especially. Music does indeed make us happy. Great for the soul and for happy travelling too.

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  10. That is some classy car singing. We used to do the hundred bottles of beer on the wall type when I was a kid. My kids won't allow singing in the car at all. Well, except The Girl likes to whip out solos every so often.

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  11. BRAVO to your kids!

    Honestly, they sound AWESOME!!!!!!!

    Enjoyed both the video clips. In the second one, the music went perfect with the shot of the passing scenery!

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    1. Thank you - I wish I could get better recordings, but they resist any effort on my part!

      Driving through the Smoky Mountains fits well because it is land that was home to many Irish immigrants.

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  12. No chance of you falling asleep at the wheel! LOL

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  13. A lovely way of passing the time on a long journey. Especially as you say because they're stories and worth listening to carefully.

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    1. And also, it warms my heart to witness their bond.

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  14. Love the singing. There is just something about a deep bass singing voice. A friend of ours started out training for claI could classical violin. Very talented. She decided that she prefers the ukelele, and records many songs that she has written, playing on it. She is now in Boston performing and recording CD's. Fun. I wish I had musical talents.

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    1. I still find it bizarre sometimes to hear low voices coming out of my tiny baby (in my mind) boys.

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  15. They would be fun to travel with. Good sounding voices. Any story to learning these Irish tunes?

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    1. My younger son discovered Irish music mostly by chance (there was a song on a video game he liked and looked up on YouTube) and was hooked. He's been signing Irish ballads for several years now.

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    2. It's weird that I'm the only person who can't see it. Maybe an iPad issue?

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    3. You're exactly right. I just went and checked this on my iPad and the videos on this post or the next don't show up.

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  16. ah, that's a joyous sound when siblings are enjoying each other's company.

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  17. oh nicee! sounds like my family gatherings with me being the odd one who can't sing or play any instruments.

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    1. I did in high school, but without any real talent. :-)

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  18. They are so talented. They must keep you very entertained!

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