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Jo Taylor I need a new band name... (96* d) I need a new band name... 18 Nov 99

The naming of bands is one of those things that comes round from time to time... this is the time. Having finally persuaded our French friends that Father O'Flynn is really a bit naff, we don't play the tune, French people can't say it, and we're having a change of line-up anyway - we need a new name! Line-up: Me - flute, whistles (or possibly a bit of cello too if I can reclaim it, left it with a friend in England 5 years ago...) Steve - D/G melodeon; Christian: fiddle; plus a guitarist and possibly a bodhran if we can track down the really excellent player we saw in a bar recently! (They do exist!)Repertoire: mainly instrumental unless one of us is forced, I mean persuaded - to sing. Irish, mainly but Steve & I want to introduce more English stuff, some Breton & some Quebecois. Context; mostly bars, some festival work, hopefully dances because that's what I really like to play for. There's a picture on the Mudcat resources photo site of us at a festival last year, the one on the yellow stage - we're now missing Erwan the Breton (2nd from right) who lives 2 hours away in Brittany, making it a little difficult to commit / commute, and Patrice (on the right), the poser in the stripey shirt who wanted to be a pop star!
We'd like a name which is quite short and easily pronouncable for native French speakers, I think preferably not more than two syllables - one suggestion was Bastringue (low dance hall, din, paraphernalia) but Christian told us that there are already rather a lot of French bands with that name, it would be quite good to have a little more of an Irish flavour... help!!

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