Gael

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This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune "The Gael" by Dougie MacLean.

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Genre: Celtic
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Key of Dm

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Video #1: Here is a video of my daughter playing "The Gael."

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This topic contains 33 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by Gunnar Salyer Gunnar Salyer 1 month ago.

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  • #48809
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune “The Gael.” This is a tune written by Dougie MacLean, and was featured in “The Last of the Mohicans” movie starring Daniel Day Lewis. You can hear it in the the tracks titled “The Kiss” and “Promontory.” The movie was filmed right here in the virgin forests of North Carolina.

    [See the full post at: The Gael]

    #48820
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Nice!  Good fiddling…good lesson!

    #48823
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    Joe
    Participant

    That tune is hypnotizing. Very nice job of playing it.

    #48824
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    It is a hypnotizing sort of a tune. I had to listen to it several times before I figured out where the repeat began. 🙂

    #48844
    Kaeleigh
    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    Mr. Cockman!!! I’m so happy you’ve made this lesson! Just last night my Dad and I were trying desperately to pick this tune out- and I just couldn’t make it sound right. Thank you, thank you!!!

    #48865
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    That’s great! I hope you have a fun time learning this one. I would say to start with intermediate first before moving on to the ornamentation. Hope to hear you playing it soon!

    #48979
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    NICE, Arwen!

    #48989
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Arwen says “Thanks!”

    #48996
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Yes, Arwen does it so nice and makes it look deceptively easy…when we all know good and well this looks like a tough one!  Kaeleigh, this sounds like something you oughta play, for sure!

    #49035
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    She is really good and she does make it look so easy!

    #49061
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Those N. Carolina kids can play!

    #49062
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    I shouldn’t say kids…when my daughter was driving age she didn’t like that word…I’ll say N. Carolina Young folks can really, really play…as a matter of fact, seems to me anybody born there automatically plays better than everybody else…if I could do it over, I’d have asked my parents to move to N. Carolina just for the few days before my birthday…then they coulda come home after that…I think I would’ve soaked in enough good fiddling vibes to carry on.

    #49066
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    It is like they were born with a silver fiddle in there hands.

    #49067
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Hahaha it’s in the air around here. 🙂  I feel like everyone around here must play something. It’s like when I go to Nashville and every grocery store clerk and gas station attendant is a better fiddler than I am.

    #49070
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    I would have to argue with that,  John.  You are just to modest.

    #49124

    Great tune, great family and great members, ???

    #49140
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Hi Boerge!  Are you still playing Cajon music?

    #49145

    Yes play Cajun, but just in start…  start up online course soon. Mostly play the fiddle in Cajun tuning FCGD one step down. Working great on all tunes longest play alone. In orcestra I play in std. Tuning GDAE

     

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    #49146
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Sounds fun,  Boerge!  Don’t be a stranger here.  Look forward to seeing you in the Lions Den!

    #49152

    Come some bluegrass at Lions This summer. ????

    #49153
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    I’ll be watching!

    #49155

    ???, IF you at FB Rock,?you Are welcome to add… Guess my nick and you find me ?

    #49157
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Is it,  futere streetfiddler?

    #49158
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Gregg Allman dies at 69.

     

    #49171
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Sad to hear about Greg Allman. “Eat a Peach” was one of the first cassettes I ever bought (I grew up on a peach farm and and so it looked interesting).

    #49176
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    I liked a lot of their songs but Sweet Melissa was my favorite.  The Allman Bro. had long run.

    #49177
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Correction,  born in Fla. but had his home in Georgia.

    #49214

    Rrrrrrock You have right ? Or just use my name

    #49564
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Boerrrge,  I don’t have a FB account.  You will have to bring it here to BGD.

    #49591
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Yeeeeeehaw ! Love this one ! Can’t wait !

    #49611
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    Robin123
    Member

    What a blessing it was to see them play at the Santa Barbara Bowl with my sisters when I was a teenager. It was a wonderful experience.

    #76020
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
    Participant

    I just learned this one, I downloaded the performance track a few weeks ago to add some good listening music to my phone, and got addicted to this one. So I’ve learned it. It’ll be super fun once I get it up to speed, the rolls and grace notes are almost all exactly where I’d put them if I was just playing with it, so shouldn’t be too hard. the timing makes it to a jig what a hornpipe is to a reel.

    #76035
    MoonShadows
    MoonShadows
    Participant

    I just heard The Gael this afternoon as played by The Sons of Liberty (https://www.facebook.com/sonsoflibertytrio)  in this video. https://www.facebook.com/visitheartofappalachia/videos/2194985793850246/

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by MoonShadows MoonShadows.
    #76039
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
    Participant

    Well, I’ve been playing it quite a bit trying to get it smooth, and man is this song hard! Not technically hard, but physically exhausting. Cuz it’s played on the low strings, so you have to hold your arm up, and apply a lot of pressure to the strings, I can go through about twice and then I feel like I’ve been lifting weights or something 😂🙄

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