Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson
stormfeather

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Apropos of nothing...

Why does it have to be so damned hard to get some decent folksy/celtic music over iTunes? I mean, I want to hear what things like Banish Misfortune sound like, but some of the short versions I can sample leave me wanting, and it's hard to tell offhand what the "best" or most true-to-source versions might be. I'm especially wary of trying something by "Keltik Kharma" and expecting it to be at all authentic. *sigh*

And must it really be so damned impossible to find any version of Sidhe Beg and Sidhe More, Shee Begh and Shee Mohr, Sidhe Beag & Sidhe Mor, or one of the thousand OTHER ways they spell it, and also have it be worth the purchase? Yargh! At least I still have a version I like on cassette, but a) it's shorter than I'd like, and b) it's annoying to have to find it and dig it out whenever I feel like giving it a listen.

Edited to update: Damnit. Based on what I could hear of the samples, I went with Si' Beag Si' Mo'r by the Blarney Pilgrims, despite their elvan armies apparently having been ravaged by rampaging apostrophes somewhere along the way. And it sounded fine until about 1/3 of the way in, where apparently one sidhe army was reinforced by rusty pipes, another by in-heat cats, and the two sides mated somewhere mid-battle.

The hell? When did "folk" music become synonymous with "Add out-of-tune wailing of wind instrument to taste, stir well"?

Oh, and for those thinking I'm kidding about the different spellings... try typing "beag" into the search bar on iTunes. And that's not all of the spellings, just the ones that spell that particular word in that way...
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