No Pain…No Gain

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Bob Marley 

Tonight is the night of the Ceilidh. At 8 pm we are playing a very short set of about 4-5 songs. We worked last night finalizing the songs for the Ceilidh and I am happy for the most part with what we have. We are opening with “A Ei Di’r ‘Deryn Du” or “Blackbird Will You Go/Fly” It is an old Welsh Folk song that is sung macaronic, 1/2 Welsh and 1/2 English, that goes way back. The version we are doing is by Cerys Matthews. Here is her version:

Next up is “LLosgi Yn Fflam” or “Burning the Flame/BUrn Crooked Flame” which is by a Welsh folk band from the 70’s called Pererin (Pilgrim). Here’s that song:

Then we are doing “Llongau Caernarfon” or “Leaving G’narfon” which is another old Welsh folk song that dates probably pre-1908. We are doing The version by Pererin except I am singing the English words:

Finally I am telling the story of Rhiannon, a famous Welsh mytholigical character, and closing with our version of the song “Rhiannon” by Fleetweood Mac that was released in 1975. Here is our version:

I just wanted to share with everyone some of the songs and what they sound like. I have been rehearsing so much I noticed yesterday that my left wrist was hurting. That is the hand that I hold my chords on. I so wish I had a few more days to let my wrist heal, alas, even if I did have time to rest my wrist I know me, I would practice through the pain anyway. So anyway, wish us luck, tell us to break a leg and I will be back on Sunday with all the details and pictures, be they gorry or otherwise….Stay Tuned… 😀

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11 thoughts on “No Pain…No Gain

  1. Phil says:

    Break a leg Jaz! (not a wrist though…) Will someone be capturing this on vid? Have a grand time, I’m sure you’ll be terrific!

  2. […] would like to hear some of the songs we are playing for The Ceilidh tonight you can here then at my EZ Street a Day in the Life blog, I posted all of the songs for tonight on there. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures to […]

  3. Wonderful Jaz! If you weren’t on the other side of the country, I would make a b-line for your concert…xomeryl

  4. lily says:

    Thinking of you, Jaz! The music is beautiful. Have Fun!!! ~ Lily

  5. Hello Jaz, another great cover again Nice touch to your set.
    Sounds to be perfect venue.
    ~Do you all do anything of your own compositions? Just curious.

    • Jaz says:

      Yes we do, if only we could ever get around to actually playing them. I have some originals and Bobby Day does as well, but alas we have just formed so those elusive originals have to be put on a back burner 😦

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