Originally posted by sonship
Andronian Android is nice too.
Reminds me of River Dance and Irish dance music.
Thanks! That tune is an answerback kind of thing, there are two tunes there, the first one is called Andro, which is a thousand year old Occitan tune (also called Provecal, the original language in southern France. French is the interloper language when they took over). The French don't really like Occitan being spoken but there are 1'500,000 speakers. We were taught Andro by Yves Chandon, a brilliant musician living in Grenoble, works at Motorola as a systems analyst but is heavily into folk music and knows a lot of Occitan songs and tunes. He came to Arizona where we had an old timey band called Sugarloaf mountain string band and taught us a lot of tunes, including Andro. So I added a second tune to it and came up with Android.
I have a bunch more tunes written now. Not sure how many of them I can put up on Myspace. I have some on Reverbnation also but they limit you to 6 tunes uploaded, any more and it is no longer free.
It seems they let me upload 7 songs there. Millers Song, with me, my wife Susan and our dear friend, Jill Rogoff, a great singer living in jerusalem, which is where that concert was put on. There are several of my own tunes there, named for our family members, Pearl's tune is for Susan's Mom, RIP, then Kali's waltz for our grandaughter, Sweet Sunny south, an old Carter family song, recorded on a cassette in Jerusalem and I added some stuff later, bad recording but I did what I could with it. Vocals sound ok though.
My tune Haloween Waltz is next, a mandolin tune, and then Star of the County Down, an Irish traditional tune, I did on piano. Then Susan's tune, written for my wife, a guitar solo.
BTW, here is some Occitan folk music: