There’s no fool like an old fool, they say, so what happens when a bunch of oul’ coots gather together to make music? The next series of posts may enlighten you as to the question just posed and may also, perhaps, enrage or entertain. Anything’s better than a yawn, I guess. These songs were the result of a few sessions around a table laden with alcoholic beverages of various kinds. Plonked in the centre of the table was a laptop with built-in mic that somehow survived the knocks and spillages that were part and parcel of the sessions.
Song 33- Figuring out tunes…Just for aficianados of process- this track shows the group re-discovering tunes we used to play in the past and listeners can get the flavour of the rather chaotic methodology used to get stuff in some sort of order. The wonder is- how does anything whole ever get recorded? However, we generally reach a consensus as to what constitutes a Banter tune or song and this is the hallmark of a true group. I read about groups where a “leader” tells the others what to do, etc. but that isn’t a true group, it’s something ( not-really-Irish) else.