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The Brass Band what's the fans views

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Get rid of it we are not Belfast Giants(Fiona )
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby AyeYerMa » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:46 pm

ruckover wrote:I don't see what's wrong with "Stand Up For The Ulstermen" being associated with "Go West". For goodness sake, all we take is the tune, nothing more :roll:



There's nowt wrong with it. It just does not have to be the sole Ulster chant (it's not really a song) in perpetuity.

And as for 'only taking the tune'.... Fnnnrk! :lol:
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BR » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:31 am

Kofi Annan wrote:sponteneous


adj
1. occurring, produced, or performed through natural processes without external influence spontaneous movement
2. arising from an unforced personal impulse; voluntary; unpremeditated a spontaneous comment
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) (of plants) growing naturally; indigenous


So were did it become sponteneous , when it was organised by UR, and not the "lets schhhhhhhh" brigade >flog


I don't think we're saying that the band's presense was spontaneous, but the seemingly random nature of what and when they played (albeit from a limited set list) seemed to have a lighter touch of organization than I have seen elsewhere. It may have been manufactured, but it did not stink of commercialism. (IMHO).


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Re: The Brass Band

Postby OneMore » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:10 am

So they had:

I'll tell me ma
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I think there was one rendition of Ulster till I die.

Was that the lot? Fair to say it wasn't many, but it's already about 3 times as many songs as get sung at Ravers in their absence, so you could look at the set list as ambitious.

The other thing was, I thought the were actually very good. They kept a good tempo and sounded like they'd been doing it for a long time.

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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BaggyTrousers » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:58 am

I have no idea what they played or how many times.

Yes ossifer, I had drink taken :stout: but though I was aware of them they did not really enter my conciousness, I was watching the rugby. :shock: :shock: :shock:

Maybe yis should all try that. However I have no objection to them in principle, I just don't give a tinker's fook.

On the subject of atmosphere, I stood beside a certain poster here who attempt a few times to get a bit of crowd action going & having failed once myself, even after an entreaty to "Sing yis barstewards" I frankly gave up and just guldered from time to time.

An atmosphere as dull as ditch water, though it often is when we look comfortable & the opposition aren't threatening to humiliate us.

We may need to put an ad in the Belelaugh for some Gulderers, then again, as I've said before, be careful what you wish for.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BR » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:28 am

BaggyTrousers wrote:I have no idea what they played or how many times.

Yes ossifer, I had drink taken :stout: but though I was aware of them they did not really enter my conciousness, I was watching the rugby. :shock: :shock: :shock:

Maybe yis should all try that. However I have no objection to them in principle, I just don't give a tinker's fook.

On the subject of atmosphere, I stood beside a certain poster here who attempt a few times to get a bit of crowd action going & having failed once myself, even after an entreaty to "Sing yis barstewards" I frankly gave up and just guldered from time to time.

An atmosphere as dull as ditch water, though it often is when we look comfortable & the opposition aren't threatening to humiliate us.

We may need to put an ad in the Belelaugh for some Gulderers, then again, as I've said before, be careful what you wish for.



While I personally was watching the rugby rathe than monitoring the atmosphere ;) - I didn't think it was too bad. Good noise on opposition line-outs. I think the crowd can take credit for at least one free-kick. Did I hear a redition of "Are you Rory in disguise?" Good noise for some of the prolonged defensive efforts too. It's not Ravenhill, but it's getting there.

Just a hunch, but perhaps the regular poster here is actually a blow in and not that familiar with the way we do things at Ravenhill. ;)
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby OneMore » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:38 am

That Treviso hooker seriously struggled with the heckling. The one on the Prom side where he threw the ball straight into the ground. The one on the Terrace side where he dummied, dummied again and started walking towards his prop before he thought about throwing it and having the FK given against him.

For a Pro12 game against "the Italians" I thought the atmosphere was good. Not what it will be in a fortnight, but good nonetheless.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BaggyTrousers » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:57 am

OneMore wrote:So they had:

I'll tell me ma
SUFTU
I think there was one rendition of Ulster till I die.


In general the problem is all songs with a loose Ulster connection are WICK. The sort of clown who rocks up to Ravers would be mortified to blast out "I'll tell me Ma". For my money Albert Mooney can pish aff back from whence he came.

"Ulster fortil I corpse" is a fecking dirge, unlikely to get the passions stirred.

Its all a bit square peg , round hole if you were to canvass my opinion.

Crowd "songs" chants need to be short & to the point & above all instantly memorable.

It has always irked me that the :mexican: play a Van Morrison qune betimes, time perhaps to reclaim the Bard of Hynford Street. Fortunately, the title word in the Van Morrison Classic "Gloria" has an identical number of letters to the word "Ulster" - I'm just saying, right?

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Re: The Brass Band

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:38 pm

Does the official blessing of the Band by the powers that be unfortunately mean that it has been decided by those in charge that Cheerleaders are off the agenda? The Ulster rugby public has a rite 2 no.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BaggyTrousers » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:45 pm

BR wrote:Just a hunch, but perhaps the regular poster here is actually a blow in and not that familiar with the way we do things at Ravenhill. ;)


Actually BR, I reckon he has been on this forum, more or less since the start, of the 2 of us, I'm the blow-in, even in one or two of my previous existences. >EW
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:47 pm

HwoodMike2umate wrote:Does the official blessing of the Band by the powers that be unfortunately mean that it has been decided by those in charge that Cheerleaders are off the agenda? The Ulster rugby public couldn't give a tinkers fook .

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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BR » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:56 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:
BR wrote:Just a hunch, but perhaps the regular poster here is actually a blow in and not that familiar with the way we do things at Ravenhill. ;)


Actually BR, I reckon he has been on this forum, more or less since the start, of the 2 of us, I'm the blow-in, even in one or two of my previous existences. >EW


I have no doubt about his credentials on this forum - it was his history of attendance at Ravenhill I was questioning ;)
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby AyeYerMa » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:31 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:In general the problem is all songs with a loose Ulster connection are WICK.



There is also the not inconsiderable problem of many having either a primary or secondary set of lyrics which make reference to putting someone else to the sword... Along with their wenches and companion animals. And that's not a euphemism for nilling Zebre.

The band seemed well taken from my corner of the world, however... I reckon we were about as far from them as it was possible to get and still see the match.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby promenader » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:49 pm

Said it before, I liked the band. Thought they added something different. The problem they had was that people initially seemed to think they had to sing along with them, so a few brave souls tried to belt out the words of 'I'll tell me ma...' before discovering, as everyone does, that it's too fast and has too many words for the inebbriated brain to remember easily. Once people accepted this fact and contented themselves with clapping along, it seemed to go off a bit better. I don't accept all this pessimism about the atmosphere at the new ground. People forget that there were plenty of nights at the old ground when the place was anything but bouncing. It's all new, it's not finished, and people are still getting used to it. Give it time. It's still Ravenhill and we're still Ulster.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby AyeYerMa » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:57 pm

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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Snipe Watson » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:03 pm

AyeYerMa wrote:Have they released the gate for Friday?

Is that why I couldn't get in?
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