T with the Maggies

Discuss anything about Moya and her music

Moderator: All Moderators

Postby Armand » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:03 pm

That's my favourite too !
I hope Moya will perform it ones with her own band.
Live you own life !
The only one responsable for it is you !
User avatar
Armand
Member
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:00 am
Location: The Netherlands/Holland/Lowlands

Postby Grania » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:33 pm

Wedding Dress has to be one of the best pieces of music I have heard for a very very long time :lol:
As for whether Moya would perform it with her band..it would be great, but I doubt it would be the same arrangement - for one thing the selection of instruments is very different, and T with the Maggies' harmonies are all for female voices, so if Moya performed it with her own band the sound would be very different.
Music and friendship - the answer to life's problems.

I heard Your voice
Whisper to the wild water
Step By Step
Slowly I turn - Máire Brennan
User avatar
Grania
Moderator
 
Posts: 11209
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:26 pm
Location: England

Postby Dab051176 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:47 pm

I'm not sure "Wedding Dress" would work with Moya's band, purely because it's one of those songs where it's difficult to find a key to suit both male and female voices. As G says, it's less of a problem with the four female voices of T with the Maggies.

Having said that, it applies to other songs, too. I went to see T with the Maggies last night, and was struggling to sing along to "Two Sisters" because the key was spectacularly low for me! :oops: :lol:
Dave

From Wales...via Birmingham!!!!
User avatar
Dab051176
Addicted to Moya
 
Posts: 1299
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:00 pm
Location: Flintshire, North Wales

Concert in Triskell Christchurch (Cork)

Postby Mildir » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Hi folk !
I was at the concert in Cork on 29th September, they performed in Holy Trinity Church (Christchurch)... (they sang even "Caidé sin do'n té sin" and, to my surprise, "Two sisters" ! It was amazing to hear it live !)
Was any of you there too ?

I've been browsing the web and do not even succeed in finding a single lyric !
What about you ?
It seems they didn't publish any... (apart from those in the Cd-booklet...)
Is mór an trua é truailliú na farraige.
Is fearr liom mó sháigh fairsinge na gorta.
Is fearr liom fhéin siocháin na cogadh.
Is lig domh mo shaol a chonaí is a choinneáil slán.
User avatar
Mildir
Member
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:00 pm
Location: Italy

Postby Grania » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:29 pm

You lucky thing! I was going to go to Cork, but eventually it just proved too expensive :( Very disappointed. Sounds like it was fantastic - unfortunately I can't help you with the lyrics though
Music and friendship - the answer to life's problems.

I heard Your voice
Whisper to the wild water
Step By Step
Slowly I turn - Máire Brennan
User avatar
Grania
Moderator
 
Posts: 11209
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:26 pm
Location: England

Postby Jim » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:00 pm

Erm, did they sing ALL of the verses to "Two Sisters"?

It's kinda freaky hearing such sweet voices singing such a creepy song. :P
http://ezfolk.com/audio/bands/894/index.php

Dieu de service, et Dieu seulement.
User avatar
Jim
Really Enthusiastic Member
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:37 pm
Location: Swimming in the Celtic Ecsta-sea.

Postby Dab051176 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:09 pm

Jim wrote:Erm, did they sing ALL of the verses to "Two Sisters"?

It's kinda freaky hearing such sweet voices singing such a creepy song. :P


They have done at both of the T with the Maggies concerts I've been to, Jim - but you do have a point about the "sweet voices"! :lol::lol::lol:
Dave

From Wales...via Birmingham!!!!
User avatar
Dab051176
Addicted to Moya
 
Posts: 1299
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:00 pm
Location: Flintshire, North Wales

Postby Grania » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:25 pm

I think they do 9 verses of Two Sisters....although I seem to remember hearing that there are more? :lol: Now there's a thought
Music and friendship - the answer to life's problems.

I heard Your voice
Whisper to the wild water
Step By Step
Slowly I turn - Máire Brennan
User avatar
Grania
Moderator
 
Posts: 11209
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:26 pm
Location: England

Postby Mildir » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:10 pm

Grania wrote:Sounds like it was fantastic -


It was indeed, Mairéad just kept coming up with little cracks about Donegal inserting her wit between one song and the next, with Tríona giving her plenty of rope ! :mrgreen:
Moya, I don't know why, she's always such a serious look ! Solemn I mean !
Except when she was playing the drum, they were quite the opposite, the one almost bouncing for the joy of singing and the other standing with that still expression on her face, like she was half dreaming... :?: :)

Jim wrote:Erm, did they sing ALL of the verses to "Two Sisters"?


If I remember well, they skipped the eighth verse.
Also the song approached a little bit the rock style, with drums and a different sound in the guitar...
Is mór an trua é truailliú na farraige.
Is fearr liom mó sháigh fairsinge na gorta.
Is fearr liom fhéin siocháin na cogadh.
Is lig domh mo shaol a chonaí is a choinneáil slán.
User avatar
Mildir
Member
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:00 pm
Location: Italy

Postby Jim » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:22 am

Mildir wrote:If I remember well, they skipped the eighth verse.


And if I remember well, that particular verse is rather necrophilic, so it's probably a good thing! :shock:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/bands/894/index.php

Dieu de service, et Dieu seulement.
User avatar
Jim
Really Enthusiastic Member
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:37 pm
Location: Swimming in the Celtic Ecsta-sea.

Postby Dab051176 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:05 pm

Hi all,

Courtesy of the T with the Maggies Twitter feed, I've just found out about a couple of programmes over the Christmas holiday.

First off, their Christmas special "Nollaig Na Maggies" was repeated tonight. Unfortunately, I didn't get to hear about it in time to post here, but I assume it will find its way onto RTÉ player - www.rte.ie/player at some point.

The other programme is on RTÉ Radio 1 - www.rte.ie/radio at 11.30am UK/Ireland time Christmas morning, called Miriam Meets The Maggies. I don't know much about it, but it looks like a nice long interview!!!!

Enjoy! Nollaig Shona Daoibh! :D
Dave

From Wales...via Birmingham!!!!
User avatar
Dab051176
Addicted to Moya
 
Posts: 1299
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:00 pm
Location: Flintshire, North Wales

Re: T with the Maggies

Postby cantilena91 » Sun May 06, 2012 7:37 pm

I know this is a very old thread, but it was not until this week and this year that I was able to obtain a copy of the T With The Maggies album for myself! Having now listened to it through a couple of times, it is an interesting album indeed. The only thing that disturbs me (VERY slightly though!) is the "unevenness" of the voices of the singers, but that is down to the ladies' age I think. Moya's voice is still pristine and crystalline clear, but the unevenness comes audible when all four sing together. Obviously aging is unavoidable, but it could have been taken into account a bit better in the album I think...

Suvi
"Your golden breath took darkness away, if I ask, You won't let me go..."
User avatar
cantilena91
Addicted to Moya
 
Posts: 12990
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:33 am
Location: city of Oulu, Finland

Previous

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests

cron