[COMPLETE] Robert Burns 250th Anniversary - rg

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Post by Starlite » January 15th, 2009, 5:12 pm

paradise.camouflage wrote:Here it is with the normalising. I hope it's better out:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/myheartsinthehighlands_22_burns.mp3

Best wishes,

Andy :)
Much better Andy! And if no one tells you, how will you learn?

Esther :)
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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by HeartofTexas » January 15th, 2009, 7:56 pm

The PLing notes for Secs. 2, 14, and 19 are in the box. Wonderful reading, everyone!

Thanks for the kind offer to have me take up the mic and read, Joseph, but I think I'd better stick to listening. While you've been quick to assure our readers that a Scottish brogue isn't necessary, I'm not sure what Burns would think of my Texas drawl! :wink: Some things just aren't meant to go together.

Susan

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Post by luff99 » January 27th, 2009, 9:11 pm

I'd love to read Burns and be part of the celebration. Put me down for #4,5,7,8,9,10

Thanks so much!

Patti Brugman
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Post by fink » January 31st, 2009, 1:06 pm

thanks a bunch paradise.camouflage and luff99.
Great to have you here :D
Joseph

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Post by Chamac » February 2nd, 2009, 9:57 am

Hi, I'd like to record most of the remaining poems, numbers 12, 13, 15, 20, 21. I am Scottish and a native of Ayrshire, though I now live in Edinburgh. I have recited Burns' poetry on many occasions and over many years.

I have a recording of one of Burns' most humorous (and underexposed) poems which you may wish to include also - Tam Samson's Elegy. I can send you as an email attachment of you let me have your address.

Charles Macdonald

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Post by RuthieG » February 2nd, 2009, 10:55 am

Welcome, Charles! You sound like a very useful fellow to have in a Burns Collection. :D

Joseph (co-ordinator of this project) should be along shortly, but please feel free to upload Tam Samson's Elegy to my folder using the 'Transfer of files' instructions at the end of the first post here. I should love to hear it, and it will be a useful 'test recording' to make sure that all the tech settings are right, too. :)

Ruth
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Post by fink » February 2nd, 2009, 12:25 pm

A warm welcome Charles.
You are most welcome to participat in this project.
The Librivox Burns 250th will be an ongoing project through out the whole of 2009.
I see that BBC Scotland are doing something similar :D
Please upload a recording. I look forward to hearing you.
If you get lost have a look here:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/
or PM me.
Joseph

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Post by russiandoll » February 3rd, 2009, 4:58 am

English is the lingua franca par excellence

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Post by fink » February 3rd, 2009, 6:24 am

Thanks Russiandoll :D wonderful reading and what a "poet" Mcgonagall is!!

@ paradise.camouflage
Thanks for your contributions Andy - excellent.
You do have a few parts where you clip(voice is distorted).Try recording with the Mic a little further away next time.
The DC offset is usually caused by your sound card and will seriously degrade your compressed file(MP3), as well as introduce further distortion if other filters are applied to the uncorrected wave.
Keep recording and and see ya soon.
Joseph

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Post by fink » February 4th, 2009, 7:05 am

Hi there Chamac,
It's great to have you here.The sections you wanted are yours
I`m just listening to Tam Samson's Elegy.. excellent reading.
I´ll be back soon with more info.
Joseph

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Post by RuthieG » February 4th, 2009, 7:21 am

Charles really must do To a Mouse... I will withdraw my horrible recording if he will. :D

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Post by fink » February 4th, 2009, 11:36 am

oy vey! Ruth! :?
Robert Burns should come back and haunt you :D
Not because of
my horrible recording
but because you think it is not worthy.
Master Burns would surely say
My scarcity of English denies me the power of doing her justice in that language, but you know the Scottish idiom: she is a “bonnie, sweet, sonsie lass.”
Just for a moment let us dream - Robert Burns is Scotch Whiskey (distilled at a Scottish distillery) and we are all "getting fou and unco happy" (getting drunk and mighty happy)
This happiness we share in our own way
:) I hope you understand.

And as a final thought the Librivox Burns project will be on through the whole of 2009 - The more versions the merrier.

Joseph :)

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Post by RuthieG » February 5th, 2009, 10:34 am

Charles has uploaded:

Section 12:
Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/holywilliesprayer_12_burns.mp3
Duration: 6:02

Section 13:
Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/addresstotheuncoguid_13_burns.mp3
Duration: 3:37

Section15:
Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/toalouse_15_burns.mp3
Duration: 2:46

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Joseph, rebukingly, wrote:Robert Burns should come back and haunt you
I imagine he will, Joseph, I imagine he will. :wink:

Ruth
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Post by fink » February 6th, 2009, 11:00 am

Thanks Charles.. keep `em comin`. Excellent!

Ruth
It was not a rebuke,it was encouragement!!! :D
Pop over to BBC Scotland web site... even Prince Charles is reading Burns.
Ouch!

Your recording is perfect.
Joseph

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Post by HeartofTexas » February 6th, 2009, 10:06 pm

The PL notes are there for Secs. 3 and 6. I think this Texan is becoming a Burns fan!

(And I laughed all the way through "Robert Burns" and listened to it three times. Delightful!)

Susan

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