The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal

Posted by: furry

The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 02:39 AM

I asked Joanne if she fancied doing this very popular old Scottish song and she jumped at the chance.

My own arrangement with Joanne doing a lovale job on vocals

The Dark island


**** Song Summary ***********
Title: The dark island
File:Thhe dark island.SGU
Key=Db , Tempo 95, Length (m:s)=3:32
No intro. 108 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 108. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _FIDWALZ.STY (Country Waltz w/ Fiddle Solo)

RealTracks in style: ~1121:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2119:Fiddle, Soloist CountryWaltzAndy Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~822:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Country Waltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~824:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 085
RealDrums in style: NashClassicWaltzSw^1-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
Posted by: Scott C

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 08:05 AM

Excellent collaboration. Lovely vocal. Excellent backtrack. Love these old tunes.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 08:47 AM

Graham,
You can`t beat a Scottish ballad for a lovely melody tinged with sadness.
I`m not familiar with this one ( please post the lyrics), but think you must have stayed close to tradition with your simple arrangement.Joanne`s vocals are as pure as ever.
Nice moment when your accordion solo comes in with a slightly "dark" tone!
Most enjoyable.

Robert
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 08:57 AM

I love old Scottish folk songs, my dad used to play music like this all the time.

Joanne's voice is absolutely perfect for this!

Good job on the track and the accordion.

Nice collaboration, enjoyed the listen!
Posted by: RichMac

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 11:18 AM

Thanks for this one.
Can imagine hearing my Scottish grandmother singing this.

Great job Joanne.
You do a great job of all the many projects you tackle.
Your voice is beautiful in this style.
The backing and accordion sounds spot on.
Good one Furry.
Cheers.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 11:42 AM

Beautifully done!! Nice track and accordion, and Joanne blows it away-this is the type of song where she really shines!! Great work guys! Take care. Greg
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/06/17 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Excellent collaboration. Lovely vocal. Excellent backtrack. Love these old tunes.


Thanks Scott, it's a lovely old one right enough
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 01:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Graham,
You can`t beat a Scottish ballad for a lovely melody tinged with sadness.
I`m not familiar with this one ( please post the lyrics), but think you must have stayed close to tradition with your simple arrangement.Joanne`s vocals are as pure as ever.
Nice moment when your accordion solo comes in with a slightly "dark" tone!
Most enjoyable.

Robert



Thanks Robert, if you have a look on you tube, there's hundreds on versions, including one with different lyrics written by a great friend of mine. Some are good, some are vomit inucing, some are great
Posted by: Al-David

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 04:17 AM

Joanne & Graham,

What a lovely song! Everything about this is splendid. You both did a wonderful job. Thanks for the smile on my face and the joy in my ears. Merry Christmas.

Alan
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 06:38 AM

Collabs are good.

New and creative interpretations of traditional songs are good.

Y’all are good.

All is good and we enjoyed it. smile

J&B
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 06:44 AM

Yes yes yes! I loved this smile Joanne's vocals absolutely took this to the next level. You outdid yourself here. This is just a beautiful and heartwarming song. Not a thing I'd change.

You should be proud of this one graham - thanks so much for sharing!
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 08:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautifully done!! Nice track and accordion, and Joanne blows it away-this is the type of song where she really shines!! Great work guys! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg I knew Joannes' voice would really suit this song grin
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Joanne & Graham,

What a lovely song! Everything about this is splendid. You both did a wonderful job. Thanks for the smile on my face and the joy in my ears. Merry Christmas.

Alan


Thanks Alan, looking forward to more collabs next year
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/07/17 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Collabs are good.

New and creative interpretations of traditional songs are good.

Y’all are good.

All is good and we enjoyed it. smile

J&B








Thanks for the good comments you guys grin
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/08/17 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Yes yes yes! I loved this smile Joanne's vocals absolutely took this to the next level. You outdid yourself here. This is just a beautiful and heartwarming song. Not a thing I'd change.

You should be proud of this one graham - thanks so much for sharing!



Thanks Derek, yeah Joanne has a voice that's simply perfect for this song
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/08/17 11:03 PM

Hello, Graham

Very beautiful song!
Joanne's vocal is perfect for this one.
Wonderful collaboration!
Your accordion is very nice as usual.
I love old Scottish folk songs, but I'm not familiar with this one.
Very good song!
I feel it is surely one of the origin of modern folk.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: George Nelson

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/09/17 04:51 AM

Hi Furry and Joanne,

I am scottish and really really enjoyed this song.

Kudo's to yourselves smile

George
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/09/17 05:47 AM

Hi Graham and Joanne
I've only ever know this as an Instrumental and to hear it as a vocal is wonderful. The accordion background to Joanne's singing and harmony really makes this super special.
Superb effort by you and Joanne and the BIAB backing is First Class.
Thanks for Posting.
Happy Christmas
Ian
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/09/17 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Graham

Very beautiful song!
Joanne's vocal is perfect for this one.
Wonderful collaboration!
Your accordion is very nice as usual.
I love old Scottish folk songs, but I'm not familiar with this one.
Very good song!
I feel it is surely one of the origin of modern folk.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki, thanks for the kind comments.
As far as I'm aware the melody is an old Scottish pipe tune. The lyrics are a bit new however
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/10/17 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Graham,
You can`t beat a Scottish ballad for a lovely melody tinged with sadness.
I`m not familiar with this one ( please post the lyrics), but think you must have stayed close to tradition with your simple arrangement.Joanne`s vocals are as pure as ever.
Nice moment when your accordion solo comes in with a slightly "dark" tone!
Most enjoyable.

Robert


Graham/Joanne I agree totally!! Beautiful work all the way around! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/10/17 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: George Nelson
Hi Furry and Joanne,

I am scottish and really really enjoyed this song.

Kudo's to yourselves smile

George



Hi George, thanks for that, nice to hear from you
Posted by: furry

Re: The Dark island, an old Scottish song with Joanne Cooper on vocal - 12/10/17 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Hi Graham and Joanne
I've only ever know this as an Instrumental and to hear it as a vocal is wonderful. The accordion background to Joanne's singing and harmony really makes this super special.
Superb effort by you and Joanne and the BIAB backing is First Class.
Thanks for Posting.
Happy Christmas
Ian




Hi Ian, many thanks for your comments. I'm sure Joanne's dead chuffed with all the praise