27th Aug 2023 10:13 - 10 months ago
Description : Update Nov. 11: Mastered
Description : Country ballad Irish folk song v. Frederic Weatherly (Preview from the album 2 Sisters)

Idea: Angelica Schwanitz Vocals: Manuela Boekels

Guitars: Peter Schninkel, Ben Perl
Keys Angelica Schwanitz

Bass: Paul Scherner
Drums: Ulli Stein
Cello: Danior
Strings: Evelin Heer, Markus Stein,
Guido Baum and Hannelore Emmig

Comments (14)

If you have time take a listen and give 2Sisters some feedback.

UChris 12th Jan 2024 03:25 - 6 months ago
Many traditional country folk songs in the US come directly from Scots-Irish and British ballads. Your choice to use country music instrumentation and rhythm for this familiar old song is eye-opening and at the same time entirely appropriate. One could tire of a song heard too often, but this arrangement made it brand new to this listener.
2Sisters replied 14th Jan 2024 - 6 months ago
I recorded it because it was the favorite song of a wonderful person who is unfortunately no longer with us.
Dennel 11th Sep 2023 22:02 - 10 months ago
Wow... simply Beautiful! Though as you've stated this being the unofficial "Irish Anthem," it is however without a doubt (Manuela) your true innate ability to convey great emotional / story telling through the use of your voice. Thus transporting the listener to someplace really special. And I may have to start referring to you as the "Songstress of Country." As I've stated in previous reviews of some of your other songs, it is very refreshing (and rare) to hear actual live strings in accompanying music (of any gerne) these days. So to that I say kudos to you and your band of fine musicians. Enjoyed & Fav'd...

All the best,

2Sisters replied 12th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello Dennel,

Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm happy to pass on your praise to everyone who was involved in this song.
I always try to use my voice appropriately. I think I do this best with emotional songs like this.
Thank you for your time,

Kind regards, Manuela
hobertni 11th Sep 2023 01:17 - 10 months ago
sounds very good. nicely done!!
2Sisters replied 11th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Thank you!
Zivonmusic 10th Sep 2023 21:42 - 10 months ago
Really like this one.

This takes me down a nostalgic place! I participated in Wind ensemble back in my highschool days and This was one of few classical songs we took to play. (This and Psalm 42 i believe)

It has always held a special place in my heart. Your voice is angelic and a massive compliment to the song's heartfelt lyrics and emotional composition.

Awesome job
2Sisters replied 11th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello Zivon, thank you for your message and your compliments. Isn't it nice when you are reminded of the great experiences you have had in your life? I feel the same way sometimes. You hear a song and you're catapulted back into your own youth. Kind regards Manuela
CINCOCENT 8th Sep 2023 03:31 - 10 months ago
Were you ever in a choir you have that high pitched voice Manuela. Good track great voice control
2Sisters replied 8th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello CC, yes that’s correct. I used to sing in choir. But I also studied voice. I am a qualified singer.
Glad you like the song.

Kind regards, Manuela
2nick8 6th Sep 2023 17:29 - 10 months ago
U have a mellifluous voice.. quite angelic i must say Manu..
it all came together pretty well.. NicE!!
2Sisters replied 7th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello Nick,
I'm an angel *laughs. No, I can be a really big beast *Smile. But I'm glad you like my voice.
Thanks for your time and kind words,

kind regards Manuela
Zootman 6th Sep 2023 11:11 - 10 months ago
Such sweet sadness. I hope all is going well with you.
2Sisters replied 7th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago

It's sweet that you're worried about my mood *smile. Thanks I'm fine! It was a completely normal production with many nice colleagues. But it was also my late father's favorite song. So maybe there's a little more emotion than other songs.
Greetings Manuela
ClickbaitCabaret 5th Sep 2023 19:03 - 10 months ago
Great mix. Love the vocal.
2Sisters replied 7th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
thank you for the time you took.
Greetings Manuela
BeatMaker4real 5th Sep 2023 18:50 - 10 months ago
I remember playing this song in my High School band.
Nice work on the track.
2Sisters replied 6th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello, yes I think there are a lot of versions of this song. I used to play it too when I was young.
Thanks for your words and thanks for your compliments.
Greetings Manuela
T576 5th Sep 2023 03:42 - 10 months ago
Yes Manuela, I'm still a big fan of yours. Clean as, well you know what I mean. Perfect mix and master. Wont get in to the vocal comment, Not enough room on the page. Had to fav this one. PEACE. T576 OUT.
2Sisters replied 6th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hi T, I'm very happy that you're still a fan of our music!
Thank you for your message, your kind words and your great compliment.
Greetings Manuela
dimestop 4th Sep 2023 23:04 - 10 months ago
excellent clarity in the vocal Manuela, exceptional performance with some great high peaks lovely tone this track is very well known and I'm really pleased you kept the traditional integrity and brought your cover, to here this track sung at Croak Park by a full stadium is spine tingling, great musical accompaniment it sounds extremely authentic, the strings were great but the cello is what i liked giving the contrast low to the high strings to cover a countries national song is a challenge for any artist, they have to get it right, not to cause offence, i think they would be pleased with this. well done.
2Sisters replied 6th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello Paul, thank you for your message and the great compliment. Yes you are right. It was a lot of work to make the song so that it doesn't lose its character. But I think we've done quite well.
Greetings Manuela
luvroxu 4th Sep 2023 18:06 - 10 months ago
2Sisters replied 6th Sep 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello, Thank you for your visit and listening.
Greetings Manuela
krotan 27th Aug 2023 19:59 - 10 months ago
Thanks Manuela. The vocals are excellent. I think the level of the vocals should be lowered, the drums should be raised. And need to add back vocals...
2Sisters replied 27th Aug 2023 - 10 months ago
Hello Krotan, thanks for your time and comment. The song is a very old Irish folk song. It is nothing short of the unofficial Irish national anthem. That's why we won't change anything fundamental about the song. That means there will be no backing vocals, no overly loud drums etc., but it will stay with this traditional version. There will only be one final master before the song appears on our album. But we will not publish this finishing touch on LM. after all, there has to be a difference to the official album. By the way, this applies to all the songs that we release on our albums and that are pre-released here on LM.
Greetings Manuela
BaoBou 27th Aug 2023 10:30 - 10 months ago
Fantastic vocal performance! Incredible job!
2Sisters replied 27th Aug 2023 - 10 months ago
Thank you BaoBou! Greetings Manuela

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