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What song am I thinking of?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5864points) February 22nd, 2014

So for my orchestra class, my teacher asked us what we should do for a new piece. Since my teacher also happens to be my private lessons teacher, he asked what I preferred.

I personally like Celtic fiddle pieces, and I immediately thought of an Irish song that’s really popular in commercials. But I have no idea what it’s called or where to even look. It sounds like it’s an accordion playing the song in the commercials, but I’m sure it could be transposed into violin music.

Does anyone know what I’m talking about? I can try to find a link, but I’m not even sure where to start.

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Seek's avatar

I’m not either.

There are a bagillion traditional Celtic pieces, and they’re all played variously on numerous instruments, including fiddles and accordions.

This site has a bunch of traditional songs in midi format. It’s kind of old-school, but it’ll give you the basic tune.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t know which Celtic piece you are referring to in particular. If you google “Irish songs in commercials” a whole bunch of suggesstions come up naming the actual ads. Like a Visa ad, a car ad, etc. maybe that will help?

I have a suggestion for a new song on the radio in America (I think it might have been playing in other countries for a while) that you might like that is popular. The song Hey Brother by Avicii has a Bluegrass Irish like sound and is current. Bluegrass has some Irish roots with other influences as well.

blueberry_kid's avatar

@JLeslie It was on a Samuel Adams Boston Lager commercial. The whole commercial was them expressing that their beer hasn’t changed in 30 years.

JLeslie's avatar

I think @AstroChuck got it! Great choice. I think that song would be fantastic in a recital or performance.

AstroChuck's avatar

I am now blessed. Thank you.

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