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SilverEyes
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Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Member Since: 28th Jan 2002
Total posts: 45
Posted:Does anyone have music they like to use for Beltane (or other pagan events)? I did a remix last night that I think will work pretty well, but I'd like to hear any suggestions. I think I've got a good speed on the remix, but I'd appreciate any feedback anyone wants to offer. I've uploaded it to http://www.fireinmotion.com/music/beltanefire_remix.mp3
- please feel free to give it a listen and tell me what you think. I'm new to remixing, and any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Yeha-Noha...Sacred SpiritsDeep ForrestBlackmore's NightLoreena MckennittYulis EveI have more Gael music than you can imagine..These all tend to have a great feel or some celebration specific songs....especially Loreena!------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com

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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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SilverEyes
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Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Member Since: 28th Jan 2002
Total posts: 45
Posted:I'm right there with you; Loreena is one of my favorite artists, and I've got Deep Forest, some Blackmore's Night and tons of other Celt music (I've found some really great artists through MP3.com, like Lothlorien and Angels of Venice).Only problem is that a lot of those pieces seem to be too slow/dreamy for our performers, or too genre-specific to use with other audiences. I'm trying to find a middle ground, which is why I'm trying my hand at the remixing. Afro-Celt Soundsystem is pretty cool, too - but again, some of my folks want more fast/upbeat stuff.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Enigma, some Clannad, Remixed Loreena,Sacred Spirits is pretty upbeat and non-specific really, Ashley MacIsaac, Leahy, Capercaillie, Mickey Hart- Planet Drum all have some great, more upbeat stuff.What about the almost techno remixes of the Gregorian Chants and such classics as O Fortune and such? They all have an ethereal feel with a faster down beat.------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:Nothing beats live drums for Pagan get togethers------------------If you love something, set it on fire.[This message has been edited by SickpuPpy (edited 11 February 2002).]

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SilverEyes
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Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Member Since: 28th Jan 2002
Total posts: 45
Posted:True enough; it's just good to have music as a backup for when the drummers are ready for a break, or if it's an off night and the circle isn't a good strong beat.

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Cantigas - a great Australian group that do medieval markets and fairground music - lovely stuff. Spiral Dance are an Aussie Pagan band, and are fantastic as well.

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cryogenic
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 34
Posted:Well, it's not pagan as such, but the song "Ball" by Chris Armstrong (from the movie Plunkett and Macleane) is my fav. thing to spin to at the moment.. Great piece of electronica feat. live strings...

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