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Planxty Irwin


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GuitarJanson

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This is my arrangement of a traditional Irish tune (O'Carolan really) that I performed live recently called Planxty Irwin. Hope you like it. Solo guitar.
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Uploaded: Apr 02, 2008 - 03:18:46 PM
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2008 - 03:18:46 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 12:11:03 PM
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futzpucker said 3519 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
I do like it
As with all your beautiful music, Peter, this is beautiful - the sound is lovely, and the touch is masterful. Your playing brings us into the state of mind you entered into to perform it, and that is quite a gift.

Thanks for continuing to bring your excellence to us at this site. I will enjoy having this on my iPod. Much appreciated.
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Patrick
thanks for your comments! I'm glad you enjoy it!
Peter
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Ibstrat said 3519 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Beautiful playing
Pete-Just noticed you were on here-this really is the nicest arrangement of this song that I have ever heard.The guitar sounds incredible.It sounds maybe partly improvised? Amazing

Mark Stunkel(Ibstrat)
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Mark
Thanks!
Peter
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pablatone said 3519 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
so nice...
excellent use of dynamics and meter. thanks for the music!
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Oh bearded one
thanks for listening!
Peter
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J.A.Stewart said 3519 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Masterfully Done
Kudos to you, Peter.

This is just masterful on all musical levels. ;)


--- Joe
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Joe
thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoy the song!
Peter
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Ed Hannifin said 3519 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Okay, this is how this is...
I come home late because I after work I went to the Taylor Road Show at The Minor Chord... Brain fried...

New thing up from Peter! Awesome. Gotta fave it... Oh man, it's one of my favorite pieces from Turloch O'Carolan... Gotta vote on it... and download it... Awesome, awesome, awesome...

And what was that other thing... yeah, there was another thing...

Oh yeah. I have to LISTEN TO IT.

And so now that's what I'm doing. But Peter, you are with Mark among those folks on this planet regarding whose musical works there's just no question or hesitation in my mind... If you're playin' it, I'm listening to it...

Heck, I listen to your seasonal CD when it's not even Christmas, that's how THAT is...

And now that I'm listening to it, I love the way you're treating the melody, the way you're making it play on the guitar, and the recording is really nice as well... As I said, it's a favorite tune, and you've done it proud...

Glad you're back. I was just wondering where ya'd gotten to...

Ed
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Ed
thanks for listening! Where have I been???? Just incredibly busy really... All is well.
Peter
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Relic67 said 3519 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Fantastic
This is wonderful, this is the first example of Irish trad that I've seen on macJams and it couldn't be better.

I do some Irish fiddling and this inspires me to do some of that for my next post (if I can get it into presentable form that is)

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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
O' Canada
wasn't O'Canada a peer of O'Carolan? Glad you liked it, and I think you should post what you want!
Best,
Peter
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spannerotoole said 3016 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
Irish Trad
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SJB said 3518 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Brilliant!
Are you really John Renbourn? This is a superb piece of music. What tuning are you using - it doesn't sound like standard?
Wonderful stuff thanks for posting.
Steve
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Steve
Thanks for the nice words - though JR might be a bit miffed at the comparison... I arranged this in double drop D (DADGBD). Glad you like it!
Peter
Check out my latest song called Planxty Irwin
ceilidh said 3518 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
stunning
playing and a stunning piece to play.
Good old O'Carolan must be bursting with pride, hearing you playing his tune Peter.
Fantastic! Just FANTASTIC!!!
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Pavlina
thanks for your comments! I have to say in return that "fantastic" is the word I'd use to describe your voice too! Makes me want to move to Rio to gig...
Peter
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gail60 said 3518 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Gorgeous...
Wow! Perfection throughout. I really enjoyed this. You are a very gifted guitarist and this is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Gail
It really makes me happy to know you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for listening!
Peter
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screamalexz said 3518 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
mice playing
has a pretty nice melody to it. a lot better playing than i could do.
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Chance
I did vary the melody a bit from the original by O'Carlolan, so if it's got any flaws it is my doing! Thanks for givin a listen!
Peter
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dirigent said 3518 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
great
I've always loved this beautiful tune. Thanks for recording this :-) It's lovely!!
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Andreas
thanks for listening! I've changed quite a few things from some more traditional versions - I'm glad you still enjoyed it. Thanks,
Peter
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Jim Bouchard said 3518 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
sounds DADGAD-ish
Nice playing, very alive. There's some extraneous noise, breathing sounds, maybe some sort of white noise in there from the room, but that's merely a technicality. This is a very real sounding recording of some extremely tasty guitar playing.
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Jim
the noise is just the typical audience stuff at a beginning of a concert I think. I'm glad you can hear the music through it all though! Thanks,
Peter
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Doug Somers said 3517 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Sublime
Very expressive and skillfully played.

Thanks for sharing.

Be well,
Doug
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Doug
thanks for listening!
Peter
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thetiler said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Enjoyed
like the new age fingerpicking. The depth of the celtic sounds in fun and the quality is very nice to hear. Like the trills, very melodic!

Way to go, and a very nice addition to Mj.
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Bill
thanks for listening!
Peter
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GuitarJanson said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Bill
thanks for listening!
Peter
Check out my latest song called Planxty Irwin
jiguma said 3514 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Lovely playing
A most relaxing start to my day Peter. I'm really interested in what you use to get such a wonderful recording - I assume it's miced, but is it one or two? What sort of mics etc?

Very classy post!
Thanks,
Neil
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GuitarJanson said 3512 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Neil
I have a Highlander undersaddle and internal mic that's blended and sent to the board. There is also a C1000 mic aimed at the upper fretboard and sent to the board. And the two Board tracks are then mixed and sent direct to 2 tracks of the Live program. What you're hearing is the mp3 reduction of the original 16bit 44.1k file.

That's the typical live performance setup I have... especially when I use my regular sound tech. And that's probably the most important thing - he has great ears!

Best,
Peter
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Pete_NB said 3513 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Yay!
A New Janson post! You have such a distinct sound to your playing, I can recognize it instantly. You mentioned that you took some melodic deviations from the original, it shows and only makes it better.

I hope we don't have to wait over a year for the next one, your work is gold!

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GuitarJanson said 3512 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Pete
Thanks for your kind words!
Best,
Peter
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said 3512 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Beautiful!
I love trad celtic tunes. Nicely played sir. O'Carolan was one of the masters! I tried to teach myself "O'Carolan's Welcome" on the mandolin but gave up. I just don't have the skills yet. Kudos to you for a job well done!

Be well!
GuitarJanson said 3507 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Micheal
I'm glad you like it...

Best,
Peter
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Feter said 3510 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Planxty Irwin
How awesome ...I dunno how this lsi away from my
radar ??? thnx SJB for givin me the link !!...

this is totaly a swetness on perfoming ..it runs
like a sweet stream water .one of the finest songs
I ever heard over here .fine recording as well a
perfect gem by all mean thnx alot for sharin it !
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3507 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Plenty nice
Nice piece. Decent sound (from lined guitar?).

/Johannes
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GuitarJanson said 3507 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Hi Guys
the guitar went to a board both direct and mic'd... and then blended.

Thanks for listening!
Peter
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said 3473 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Great!
This is a very wonderful piece of music. I've always liked the sound of the solo guitar, sounds really great and this shows that! Thanks a lot for sharing, big fan of Irish tunes, big fan of solo guitar (and acoustic sound) and big fan of your work!

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psexnyc said 3409 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Can't Critique This
It's just too beautiful to criticize.
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jdholliday said 2761 days ago (April 30th, 2010)
Lovely
unbelievable timing and feel for this song and style.
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SJB said 2751 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
Hi Peter,
I just read about you in the forum and heard so many good thing I had to pay a visit here. You've either got that touch on an acoustic or you haven't and my goodness do you have that touch. This is up with the best of them i.e. John Renbourn and company. Superb attangement and flawlessly played.
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