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Help! Need a band name by Monday!

GUEST,Lisa 07 Oct 00 - 12:12 PM
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Subject: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 12:12 PM

Hey guys!!

I need a band name for my group as soon as possible. We have a couple of really big jobs coming up (the press releases for the first needs to be out by Monday [Oct. 9])so we need some good ideas soon. We were already planning to change the band name at the first of the year, but with these jobs coming up, we figured now was the time. Here are a few details on our group. We have five members, 4 women 1 man. We perform on a variety of instruments including harp, guitar, fiddle, flutes, percussion, and bass. Our major performance venues are Scottish/ Celtic Festivals across the country. The style of songs we do are the old ballads and folk songs, ancient Celtic hymns and lively fiddle tunes.

So please everybody, put your thinking caps on and lets see what we can come up with! Serious names will definitely get first consideration!

Thanks in advance, Lisa


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 12:18 PM

Elixir. Avalon. Advance Notice. Bring on the Sun. Green as Grass. Musical Mudcats.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 12:30 PM

Hi Lisa. Celtic style names aren't my specialty, but remember, once you've got a name, do a "name search" on the net to make sure you're the only band using it.

Two friends of mine have had to RE-NAME their bands AFTER their first recording because another band threatened legal action!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 12:41 PM

Lorne Greene's Flaccid Calves. With this name, you will succeed!

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: The Shambles
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:03 PM

Is that what they used to rear on The Pondrosa?

How about The Possum Blossoms?


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: The Shambles
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:04 PM

Moonday?


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:14 PM

Shamb, I think you have two winners!!!

And they aren't Celtic but you could spend a few minutes at THIS PLACE and see if anything strikes your fancy.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Bernard
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:21 PM

Pickled Tink


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: hesperis
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:29 PM

The Hollow Hills (If you like Arthurian stuff)
Greenstone
Merry Sun Rising
(insert here: favorite bird, tree, color, whatever) Talisman
Hazelnut (The nuts of wisdom) or Hazeltree
Dragon's Tor

Avalon is taken, I believe. Maybe Elixir as well.

That's all I can think of right now.

You can always do exercises, like choose a color, tree animal/bird, theme, time of day, and try to work those into a name.

Good luck,
~*sirepseh*~


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Micca
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:43 PM

A few suggestions, Lisa
4 Mna(with a stroke over the a)+1 ( 4 women and a man in Gaelic)?
or of course, there is "Ceart go leor" ( with a stroke over the second e) which means "right enough"
or there is the word "Comhla", which means together


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Indy Lass
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 01:58 PM

There is a word in a scottish traditional song that struck my fancy: clishmaclaver--it means 'idle gossip.'


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST,dave
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:05 PM

"Tripping Upstairs"


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Alice
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:09 PM

We've had many threads on naming bands. Have you looked them over for ideas? Put the word "band" in the filter and refresh the threads to the max (3 years). Here's one name our band

You could go through all the titles of fiddle tunes in O'Neill's Music of Ireland - over a thousand there to choose from. Hey, Cherish the Ladies worked, why not another tune title for a name?

For example, page 124,
Tie The Bonnet
Tie The Ribbons
The Comely Maiden
The Strawberry Blossom
I Have No Money ;-)

Seriously, here are a few I like for band names.

The Threepenny Bit
The Spinner's Delight
Smash The Windows (punk folk band?)
The Flax In Bloom
Our Highland Cousins
Castle Island
Kiss Me Kate
Farewell To Erin
Keeper Hill
Courting Them All
The Green Jacket
Kiss The Bride
The Irish Music Club
Give Us Another
The Northern Lasses
The Mountain Rose
The Women's Rock
The Midnight Dance
The New Moon
Stack of Barley
The Pleasures of Hope
The Twilight Star
The Green Flag
The Golden Vale
Molly In The Garden
The Pride of the Parish
The Flowers of Spring
Frost and Snow
The First of May (relates to so many ballad lyrics)
Dancing on the Green
Beauty in Tears
Light and Airy
Tea In the Morning

..... well, you get the picture. Just go through O'Neill's.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Peter T.
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:16 PM

I think you should call it: Need A Band Name By Monday.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:16 PM

Tripping upstairs brings up a good point. A lot of bands tend to use tune titles as band names,. Examples would be Moving Cloud, Roaring Mary etc. It would probably be presumtious to use one of the BIG tunes like the Bucks of Oranmore or Gravel Walk but you probably have enough tunes in youe reperetoire to come up with something. Another good source is to take a name or phrase that can sound perfectly mundane in English, but sounds really impressive in Irish, Scots Gaelic or whatever. A word of caution: I wouldn't use the jig title, "Cailleach na Airgid" as it translates to "the hag with the money" ! On second thought, that might be perfect.

Good luck,

Rich


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Alice
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 02:31 PM

Peter has a good thought there, you could also call it

Name Our Band


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: okthen
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 03:37 PM

was going to suggest

"By Monday"

got beaten to it

good job i read the whole thread

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 03:48 PM

Byrdsong

LH


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 03:54 PM

"Lorne Greene's Flaccid Calves" wasn't very Celtic sounding, was it? Hmmm... How about.....

Shamrock Shake© Vomit On Your Favourite French Whore. :D

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 03:58 PM

Morning Glory


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Áine
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 04:04 PM

I think 'By Monday' would be perfect -- and just think, if you're up for it, you could write an original tune with that name for your band!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 04:49 PM

Okay, some of you are definitely on the right track! Clishmacclaver might be a bit much but I applaud your creativity!! Seriously though, Avalon and The Hollow Hills were in the perfect vein of what we are looking for. Actually, the name at the top of our list is "Crann Tara"...a Gaelic name for the crossed pieces of wood that were lit and carried to the hill tops as signal fires. Our only concern is if the "burning crosses" brings a bad picture to mind? Any ideas?

Lisa


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: natasha
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 04:57 PM

MY suggestion would be some thing like. man in a lake of femininity


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 05:10 PM

Merlin's Revenge?


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Áine
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 05:12 PM

Dear Lisa,

In Irish, crann tarra could be translated to mean a tar pole; and besides, there's already an excellent Irish band by the name of Crann. If you're going to be playing to mostly English-speaking audiences, I'd strongly suggest that you give your band a name in English, so your audience will be able to easily remember and pronounce it.

Now that I think about it, 'By Monday' is way too close to 'Till Tuesday', so scrap that one. Stick to something with three syllables, in English, and I think you'll be happy.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: The Shambles
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 05:13 PM

The Cairn Terriers?


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: NancyZ
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 07:09 PM

Here's a name of a band I've always wanted to start.... "Work That Skirt," great huh?


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Alice
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 07:43 PM

The Sheevra (Siabra)

Ancient Irish paganism - click here for more ideas


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Micca
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 08:32 PM

Perhaps not "the Threepenny bits" as that is rhyming slang for tits***BG***


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Naemanson
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 10:46 PM

I once got a card announcing "Irish music Any Monday". I only glanced at it and realized I was busy the coming Monday. I made plans to go the following Monday. Turns out the NAME of the band was Any Monday and I missed them by a week.

Lesson: Be careful naming the band because you know the audience will only glance at your literature at first.


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Áine
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 05:10 PM

So Lisa, what did you and your group decide on for a name? And how did the performance go?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 05:40 PM

agred Áine - I liked by monday too. Course if they want to be a bit controversial it could be bi monday ... anyway it worked for 'Til Tuesday


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 08:54 PM

I suggest:

"Fullonthelips"

wink, chance


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: The Lighthouse
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 09:28 PM

Gangsta Cowpie


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: JamesJim
Date: 13 Oct 00 - 11:57 PM

Another vote for "By Monday" A good name and a great story behind it.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 12:03 AM

You all know she chose one of *MY* band names!

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 12:04 AM

If you use a name off this site, can everyone on the Mudcat be on your guestlist? :)

Rich


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 03:22 AM

There is a body of water between Mayne and Pender Island, called Plumper Sound...so I alway thought if I had a group I'd call it "The Plumper Sounds"!


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 09:46 AM

How about "Anaglypta" - for whom size really is important; as is being well hung, for that matter!


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 10:20 AM

PLUMPER SOUNDS???? Geeziz, that sounds like some porn site with fat women farting or something.......Not an image I would want for a band..........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 05:28 PM

Oh really Spaw!... I kinda saw you as being the lead singer ... or whatever else you do!


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST,mmm
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 01:56 PM

hi i am new to this but thought i would add my two cents (something i an good at lol) . a suggestion for a name of a band, is Springers Fall i used this when i was much younger andalways liked it


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: okthen
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 04:49 PM

are we ever going to find out what name was eventually chosen?

i've been in suspenders waiting to hear the outcome.

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 05:04 PM

Hey guys!!

Sorry for not getting back with you sooner...we've been on the road. We did decide on a band name (and by Monday, too) so we got it in to the publicist in time. The actual first performance under the new name isn't until November 4th, but I'll let you know how it goes.

Okay, the name we decided on was "Crann Tara", despite the controversy! We liked the signal fire aspect so we decided to take the risk.

As far as the guest list goes, the BIG ONE on November 4th is at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, Arizona and, of course, you're all invited!! It will be a 3 1/2 to 4 hour concert with four bands. Leading off...Jimmy Kears (forgive me if I've got his last name wrong) of "Men of Worth" (he's the Irish half), then "The Wicked Tinkers", next a 4 member Irish group from California who's name, I believe, is "Craigiemore", and then "Crann Tara". No pressure there...we just have to close the whole thing! If any of you make it, come and introduce yourself.

Again, thanks for all the suggestions!! Lisa


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: GUEST,Esa
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 06:36 PM

I know too late. I would have offered Elston Gunn as a good name. It's the name Robert Zimmerman went by before deciding on Bob Dylan....


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Áine
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 07:37 PM

I hate to break this to you, Lisa; but, in just a preliminary search on the Net, I found two bands that have the name "Crann Tara". One is a bagpipe band in New England, The Crann Tara Bagpipe Band, Inc., and the other is a band that's been playing/recording for five years or so called Crann Tara (Bill McArthur & Stuart Duncan make up the duo that is known as Crann Tara. They have been entertaining audiences in Scotland and throughout Europe for the past five years.)

You might just want to rename your group ASAP after these latest performances. And don't forget to do a search for the name you pick.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: LR Mole
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 11:29 AM

The Larcenous Managers. The Clueless Clubowners. The Cellphoning Schmucks. The Tedious Purists. The Tourist Assassinators.Or, of course, The Grouchy Musicians.Joke, joke.


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: JTT
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 11:32 AM

Luain Ar Bith (Any Monday in Irish; not sure what the Gaedhlig is)

or

An Teocht Nios Airde (the highest temperature, but doesn't it sound mysterious and Celticky?)


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: Áine
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 12:42 PM

Actually, JTT, that should be Luan (nominative singular) not Luain (genitive singular). You'd use the genitive singular after the word , as in the phrase Dé Luain (literally, Day of Monday). And níos airde means 'higher'. Is airde means 'highest'.

But I think either one of your suggestions is a great name for a band!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Help! Need a band name by Monday!
From: JTT
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 06:58 PM

Whoops - my spelling in Irish is as bad as my spelling in English is good. And "an teocht is airde" - well, it's just what they say on the weather. And the difference between nios airde and is airde is so little here...


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