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King of the Faeries

Posted by Bob Frost, written by Traditional

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Size: 7,275kb, uploaded 2/27/2010 2:19:41 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Other

Contrary to popular opinion, Faeries are not cute little winged creatures. Rather they are an ancient race, possessed of magical powers. Small in stature, in times past they lived deep within barrows (large earth mounds) and were wont to keep to themselves. Of this tune, The King of the Faeries, it is rumored that the King himself will appear during the third time through. Album: County Meath: An O Carolan Sojourn © 1998-2010 The Angel Band, all rights reserved. David Behm, Guitar; Cathryn Norris, Violin; Emery Hutchins, Concertina & Bodhran; Bob Paul. Hammered Dulcimer; Mary Paul, Celtic Harp; Bob Frost. 5-String Banjo; Mark Rockwood, Mandolin.



6 comments on “King of the Faeries”

ELWOOD Says:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @11:46:33 AM

Robert, Surpized that you play a 5 string in this venue ,glad you mentioned that i'll listen closely for the Canterelle

Bob Frost Says:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @1:00:07 PM

Ha, ha! That was a very common comment when we performed in Ireland at the O Carolan festivals and in pubs. "I didn't know you could play those tunes on a Five," I heard more than once and some Trad players had never seen a five-string 'in person'. There are more of us who play finger style Celtic Music, now. The first player I heard do that was Bill Keith doing Morrison's Jig. I didn't think much about it at the time and I don't know his approach but years later when I started playing Trad Celtic, I came up with my own version. I posted the tab for it along with that for Cooley's Reel, one of my personal favorites.

Bob Frost Says:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @1:02:01 PM

(is Canterelle a mushroom?)

ELWOOD Says:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @2:28:17 PM

Bob, the 5th string is called the Chanterelle sometimes , I,d love to see a video sometime to really get a look at that tecnique.......Steve

Bob Frost Says:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @3:46:17 PM

I'd never heard that before, Elwoof. No videos yet. The closest idea would be from the tab, right now. Cooley's for reel time.

Bob Frost Says:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @3:47:41 PM

Oops, misspelled yer name. Sorry...

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