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Irish dance music from a movie?
By Reidfidleirmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:46 AM

Hi!
I was just hoping to pick people's brains a bit. I teach at a general studio and the recital theme this year is Soundtracks. Basically they want all music to come from movies. Thankfully the SO will make an exception for me if it's too hard.

Any ideas for some good dance music or movies to look up the soundtracks to?
So far I've looked at
Brave (there's one possibility in there)
Jig (nothing sounded good)
Little mermaid (there's a good single jig but it's only 1:30)
Brave heart (all instrumental. Bleh)

I've thought of pirates of the carribbean but haven't really listened yet.

I would prefer music less traditional and more powerful and driving but I am open to all suggestions.

Thanks so much!

This is a hard project for me not being a movie buff.

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By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:56 AM
Edited by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2014-08-14 12:02:58
The Next Gen theme song (once you get past the prologue) makes a neat light jig and would be a good track that a lot of people would recognize! www.youtube.com . . .

This track was used in Napoleon Dynamite. www.youtube.com . . .

OH! Duh! We're doing a Ghostbusters treble reel at our feis. www.youtube.com . . .

Here's a list of soundtrack songs at 113 (or thereabouts)...see if any of these strike your fancy. jog.fm . . .

I know there are others...I feel like there was an open treble jig that I identified recently. I'll try to think of more!
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By Hop_123member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Aug 14, 2014 02:27 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean has a TJ.
Wizard of oz has a HP (If I only had a brain).
One of the Harry Potter movies (the one with Fleur's wedding) has a light jig

hope that helps
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By StepdancerPremium member
On Thu Aug 14, 2014 07:27 PM
^^Ghostbusters would be great! One of my adults classes has a running joke that they're going to use "If I Only Had a Brain" some year. :P

The theme from "Cars" is a reel, I think. I know I've used it as warm-up music.

"Oom Pah Pah" from the musical "Oliver" is a TJ I've always wanted to dance to.

Someone mentioned recently that the theme from "Skyrim" is a TJ, but that's a game, not a movie.

"Secret of Roan Inish" has The Butterfly SJ on the soundtrack, but it's quite short.

I've used "Bridge Attack" from "Some Mother's Son", which is a reel if I remember correctly.
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By reeldancer123
On Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:04 PM
There is a hornpipe from Les Miserables. I dont know if that is too adult or not as a movie though
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By TuniePremium member
On Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:27 PM
The Secret of Roan Inish has a few great tracks, not just the Butterfly. The Last of the Mohicans also has a couple tracks that may work.
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By lorna_doonemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 05:52 AM
Titanic has one, right? By the Chieftains?
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By sjerosemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 07:12 AM
^ Titanic's is by Gaelic Storm, if you mean the party in 3rd class scene that is. They even recorded it for one of their albums as the "Titanic Set", which would be great for dancing to! It's a jig into a reel.

The Sherlock Holmes (2009) movie featured "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Dubliners during the boxing scene, which is a slip jig. It's not on the official soundtrack album but was in the movie.
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By Mariel4444
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 07:31 AM
I've seen a cute number done to "Singin in the Rain" somewhere someone also took "Do you hear the people sing" and turned it into a hornpipe
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By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 07:54 AM
Mariel4444 wrote:

somewhere someone also took "Do you hear the people sing" and turned it into a hornpipe


You can get it here! It's track 6.
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By Rvndell
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:09 AM
If you are looking for "powerful" and "driving," maybe consider the main theme from the HBO miniseries John Adams. Just listening to it gives me goosebumps; I think it would make an incredible treble reel.
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By Reidfidleirmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 07:26 PM
Cool! Thanks so much everybody! I'm starting to check these all out. :) I love the ghostbusters theme that actually would make a very cool reel! Still open to suggestion. :)
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By saoirse3473member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 15, 2014 07:36 PM
Also look at Titanic, and take a look at Pirates of The Carribean (Tortuga is a good one, and I think there might be something on the Dead Man's Chest album). Also, if I remember correctly, there might be something on the How To Train Your Dragon soundtrack :D
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By Tansey
On Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:19 AM
sjerose wrote:

^ Titanic's is by Gaelic Storm, if you mean the party in 3rd class scene that is. They even recorded it for one of their albums as the "Titanic Set", which would be great for dancing to! It's a jig into a reel.

Titanic Set would be great. You can find it on Gaelic Storm's Herding Cats or Special Reserve CDs. iTunes has their music as well.
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By Nyssasisticmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Aug 18, 2014 01:20 PM
Omg, The Blood of Cuchulainn from Boondock Saints. Such a fantastic song!

Boondock Saints Theme - The Blood of Cuchulainn youtu.be . . .
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By StepdancerPremium member
On Mon Aug 18, 2014 08:01 PM
Nyssasistic wrote:

Omg, The Blood of Cuchulainn from Boondock Saints. Such a fantastic song!


I love it! I also love the metal/rock remix cover of this I found on Amazon.
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By sjerosemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Aug 19, 2014 09:44 AM
^ I keep forgetting that song is from a movie! It's been my absolute favorite tune to dance to, ever since I started dancing. :)
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By CarleIrishDancer
On Sat Aug 23, 2014 06:42 PM
Personally, I like the beginning of "Touch the Sky" from Brave for reel, but it's barely 30 sec long. I think the best bet would be Lord of the Dance. I love to do Reel and Light Jig to Siamsa, Slip Jig to the beginning of Cry of the Celts, and Hornpipe to Warriors.
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By Reidfidleirmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Aug 23, 2014 08:00 PM
Thanks. ^ lord of the dance isn't really a movie though.

I'm still listening and researching.
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By criosamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Aug 24, 2014 02:46 PM
You can get it here! It's track 6.


that's my TC!

...

back to the question at hand...

I think there's something jig-ish on the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack
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By ReelGMUprincessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Aug 24, 2014 04:12 PM
You can do a reel to the title theme from Marvel's Avengers: www.youtube.com . . .
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By kefling
On Mon Aug 25, 2014 03:57 PM
The "Flying with Mother" track from How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a jig! Not 100% sure if the speed will work, but it's a very pretty piece of music.
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By Realtreble
On Mon Aug 25, 2014 06:20 PM
Edited by Realtreble (146991) on 2014-08-25 18:33:27
The first Shrek has Robin Hood and his Merrymen dancing to a nice but short tune:
www.youtube.com . . .

The Departed brought Dropkick Murphy to the world's attention:
search.yahoo.com . . .

The intro is so great, the vocals are "arresting."

I won't mention the scene from Jane Austen's Mafia even though it featured a well known TC/AD.
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By lightfoot_champmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Aug 26, 2014 07:50 AM
A great one that Is an absolute classic is favourite things from the sound if music, you can dance a treble jig to it, a musician once played it at a feis I was competing in, I'm sure most people would know that o just a thought

Jono
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