3 Pint Harmony

3 Pint Harmony

 
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeCeltic

3 Pint Harmony is a six piece high energy Celtic Rock band. Expanding "Celtic" the band uses the unconventional pairing of flame throwing, rosin clouding fiddle with the wail and crunch of electric guitar and bass. The band is uproarious, tuneful, stimulating and above all entertaining.

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Biography

Originally formed in 2007, 3 Pint Harmony has come to be known as one of the most exciting, avant-garde bands in the local music scene todayCeltic or otherwise. The fresh take on Celtic/Irish Rock should come as no surprise, as the band has roots all over the world -- Ireland, Scotland, Finland and beyond. They have come together in St. Petersburg FL to create and perform their genre bending Celtic/Rock/Folk fusion.

Expanding the definition of "Celtic" the band uses the unconventional pairing of flame throwing, bow hair splitting, rosin clouding fiddle with the wail and crunch of electric guitar and bass. They are fortunate to have multi instrumentalists in the band and use this to their advantage to create some brilliant arrangements of traditional tunes and original compositions.

The band is influenced by and often covers such Celtic Rock style bands as Flogging Molly, Enter The Haggis, Dropkick Murphy's, Seven Nations, Young Dubliners and Great Big Sea to name a few.

3 Pint Harmony is most known for its' live shows, with unstoppable grooves and multi-layered rhythms, the music dares you to stand still. The band is uproarious, tuneful, stimulating and above all entertaining. Their live shows are filled with an infectious energy; even die-hard fans of purely traditional Celtic music have embraced the bands genre-bending sound.

3 Pint Harmony has toured in the Southeast and has been chosen to perform with the Celtic Rock powerhouse "Enter The Haggis", "Albannach", "Rathkeltair", "Seven Nations" and the nationally renowned mainstream group "Less Than Jake". 3 Pint Harmony released their first CD "Thru The Drinking Glass' in 2012.

Lyrics

Foggy Dew

Written By: Trad, arranged by 3 Pint Harmony

Twas down the glen one Easter morn
to a city fair rode I
There Irelands line of marching men
in squadrons passed me by
No fife did hum nor battle drum
did sound it's dread tattoo
But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell
rang out o'er the foggy dew

Right proudly high over Dublin Town
they hung out the flag of war
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky
than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
And from the plains of Royal Meath
strong men came hurrying through
While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns
sailed in through the foggy dew

'Twas Engalnd bade our Wild Geese go
that small nations might be free
But their lonely graves are by Sulva's waves
or the fringe of the Great North Sea
Oh, had they died by Pearse's side
or fought with Cathal Brugha
Their names we will keep where the fenians sleep
'neath the shroud of the foggy dew

But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell
rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Eastertide
in the spring time of the year
And the world did gaze, with deep amaze,
at those fearless men, but few
Who bore the fight that freedom's light
might shine through the foggy dew

Twelve

Written By: Kirk McLeod, arranged by 3 Pint Harmony

Out from the ashes of gray desire
Out from the dream and into the fire
I said a lot, it won't mean thing
After she's gone these words will sting
No gods could be that cruel to me
No gods could be that cruel to me

Six minutes gone and I'm still alive
And I never thought that I would survive
With pieces of eight and odd bits of string
Are all I remember when I hear her sing

No gods could be that cruel to me
No gods could be that cruel to me

And I blame the sun
And I blame the moon
I blame myself
And I blame you

Twelve minutes gone and I'm still alive
And who would have thought that we would survive
With all lines repeating and nothing rehearsed
I feel so stupid; I feel I'm cursed
I don't want to think anymore
I don't want to think anymore

No gods could be that cruel to me
No gods could be that cruel to me

Gasoline

Written By: Brian Buchanan, The Haggis

Outside around the side
Form a circle forwar I'm an
Outsider on the side
Formerly a farm-girl
Inside I'm on the side
I'm divided undecided
Back then around again
Second time's a charm boy

Upside mortified
Rubber-necking bottle-necking
Smoke-stacks cigarettes
Polish on the details
I try to stay inside
Eyes and ears and curtains closing
They lie on their sides
Casualties of retail

Back then the earth was green
Dirt was black and the air was clean
And then upon the scene
Cars and trucks and gasoline
Inside I'm petrified
I don't want to hide it anymore
(It goes one, two, three, four)

Black or white or right or in between
I'm never really sure which way I lean
Hey mister, what does it mean, he said
Cars and trucks need gasoline.

Outside around the side
Form a circle forwar I'm an
Outsider on the side
Formerly a farm-girl
Inside I'm on the side
I'm divided undecided
Back then around again
Second time's a charm boy

Back then the earth was green
Dirt was black and the air was clean
And then upon the scene
Cars and trucks and gasoline
Inside I'm petrified
I don't want to hide it anymore
(It goes one, two, three, four)

Black or white or right or in between
I'm never really sure which way I lean
Hey mister, what does it mean, he said
Cars and trucks need gasoline.

Back then the earth was green
Dirt was black and the water was clean
And then upon the scene
Cars and trucks and gasoline
Inside I'm petrified
I don't want to take it anymore
(One, two, three, four)

If I Ever Leave This World Alive

Written By: Flogging Molly

If I ever leave this world alive
I`ll thank for the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I`ll come back and sit beside your feet tonight
Where ever I`m you`ll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive

If I ever leave this world alive
I`ll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don`t shed a tear
I`ll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world alive
Hey I may never leave this world alive
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I`m okay; I`m all right,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would
Now everything should be alright

She says I`m okay; I`m all right,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would
Now everything should be alright
Yeah should be alright

Star of the County Down

Written By: Trad, arranged by 3 Pint Harmony

In Banbridge Town in the County Down
One morning last July,
From a boreen green came a sweet colleen
And she smiled as she passed me by.
She looked so sweet from her two bare feet
To the sheen of her nut brown hair.
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself
For to see I was really there.

Chorus:
From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and
From Galway to Dublin Town,
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen
That I met in the County Down.

As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head,
And I looked with a feelin' rare,
And I says, says I, to a passer-by,
"Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?"
He smiled at me and he says, says he,
"That's the gem of Ireland's crown.
Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann,
She's the star of the County Down."

Chorus:
From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and
From Galway to Dublin Town,
No maid I've seen like the fair colleen
That I met in the County Down.

At the Harvest Fair she'll be surely there
And I'll dress in my Sunday clothes,
With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right
For a smile from my nut brown rose.
No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke
Till my plough turns rust coloured brown.
Till a smiling bride by my own fireside
Sits the star of the County Down.

Set List

3PH creates their setlists based on the requirements for the event or venue. They are generally broken into sets of 45 min or 60 min with breaks inbetween. A sample set list:

Banshee (Instrumental)
The Night Pat Murphy Died
Float
One Last Drink
Gasoline
Fields of Athenry
Whiskey In The Jar
I Will Go
Drunken Lullabies
Morrison's Rocked Out Jig
Paddy's Lament
Come Out Ye Black & Tan
Lancaster Gate (Instr)
Wild Rover
Dirty Old Town
Scotland The Brave (Instr)
Shipping Up To Boston
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya
No More Paddy's Lament
Fiddle Reel (Instr)
Up To Me
Queen of all Argyll
If I Ever Leave This World
Requiem for a Dying Song
When I'm Up
Irish Jig (Instr)
Weekend Irish
Brown Dog
Foggy Dew
Down With The Ship
Kesh Jig
Swagger
Drunken Nursing Home
Galway Girl
Mean Maureen
Star of the County Down