The Bansko Song: The Man Behind The Music

Jul 09, 2009 8 Comments by

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Michael Green: "The Bansko Song" artist

It’s always a huge pleasure receiving feedback from blog readers. And today I received something that was a bolt out of the blue. And it put a huge smile on my face.

The message was from Michael Green. He had just searched the internet for info on the Bansko Jazz Festival https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-festival-2009-programme/. Michael told me that he hailed from Dublin in Ireland — and will be soon going out to Bansko for a month to coincide with the Bansko Jazz Festival.

But the real surprise was the attachment. Michael sent me his Bansko song with his email. A few exchanges later found us chatting on the phone. I was fascinated with what I heard, and wanted to share with you his story. Here’s the exclusive Bansko Blog taster version of “Bansko” from Michael.

[Audio:https://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/28/2203699/01%20Track%201.mp3]

Background

Michael recently retired from his training and development consultancy company, Effective Training Services, and as Michael says…
…”I am now going to concentrate on my hobbies of golf https://banskoblog.com/pirin-golf-and-country-club/, skiing and songwriting.” With regard to the songwriting, one of Michael’s recent compositions is this Bansko song.

Some of you may have heard “Bansko” filling the airwaves on the slopes last skiing season. It was a surprising change from the usual techno music which blasts out from the mountain restaurants. Well now I’ve found the composer!
Ireland’s Number 1 Selling Hit Record

Whilst Michael just writes songs for pleasure, he has had some commercial success in the past. In particular, his song ” Sayonara Connemara” which you can hear by clicking on play [Audio:https://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/28/2203699/01%20Sayonara%20Connemara.mp3]

He wrote this for Ireland’s qualification in the 2002 Soccer World Cup in Japan and Korea reached number 1 in the Irish Charts. It was also included by Warner Music Inc on a compilation album which achieved the number 1 slot in the album charts for eight weeks.
Need New Song Material?

Michael has a large back catalogue of songs which he keeps refreshing with at least one new song every month. So, if there are any budding or established artists out there looking for material to record or add to their repertoire, just contact me and I will forward your details to Michael… and you never know what might result.
Do you know of other Bansko songs, or does your band fancy following Michael’s lead and composing one? If so, then I would love to hear from you.

Any More Songs About Bansko?

Perhaps a well connected reader can persuade the Payner executives to sponsor a Chalga version… guys — form an orderly queue for live show ;).
Or how about a Macedonian folk version? Please let me know if you have put a song together or do a “cover” of Michael’s song.

So do please join the blog today and you’ll be the first to hear Michael’s “Bansko” in full.

What do you think? Let us know – just comment below.

H:\DCIM\101MSDCF\DSC00958.JPG.

Michael Green: "The Bansko Song" artist

It’s always a huge pleasure receiving feedback from blog readers. And today I received something that was a bolt out of the blue. And it put a huge smile on my face.

The message was from Michael Green. He had just searched the internet for info on the Bansko Jazz Festival  https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-festival-2009-programme/. Michael told me that he hailed from Dublin in Ireland — and will be soon going out to Bansko for a month to coincide with the Bansko Jazz Festival.

But the real surprise was the attachment. Michael sent me his Bansko song with his email. A few exchanges later found us chatting on the phone. I was fascinated with what I heard, and wanted to share with you his story.  Here’s the exclusive Bansko Blog taster version of “Bansko” from Michael.

[Audio:https://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/28/2203699/01%20Track%201.mp3]

Background

Michael recently retired from his training and development consultancy company, Effective Training Services, and as Michael says…
…”I am now going to concentrate on my hobbies of golf  https://banskoblog.com/pirin-golf-and-country-club/, skiing and songwriting.” With regard to the songwriting, one of Michael’s recent compositions is this Bansko song.

Some of you may have heard “Bansko” filling the airwaves on the slopes last skiing season. It was a surprising change from the usual techno music which blasts out from the mountain restaurants. Well now I’ve found the composer!
Ireland’s Number 1 Selling Hit Record

Whilst Michael just writes songs for pleasure, he has had some commercial success in the past. In particular, his song ” Sayonara Connemara” which you can hear by clicking on play [Audio:https://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/28/2203699/01%20Sayonara%20Connemara.mp3]

He wrote this for Ireland’s qualification in the 2002 Soccer World Cup in Japan and Korea reached number 1 in the Irish Charts. It was also included by Warner Music Inc on a compilation album which achieved the number 1 slot in the album charts for eight weeks.
Need New Song Material?

Michael has a large back catalogue of songs which he keeps refreshing with at least one new song every month. So, if there are any budding or established artists out there looking for material to record or add to their repertoire, just contact me and I will forward your details to Michael… and you never know what might result.
Do you know of other Bansko songs, or does your band fancy following Michael’s lead and composing one? If so, then I would love to hear from you.

Any More Songs About Bansko?

Perhaps a well connected reader can persuade the Payner executives to sponsor a Chalga version… guys — form an orderly queue for live show ;).
Or how about a Macedonian folk version? Please let me know if you have put a song together or do a “cover” of Michael’s song.

So do please join the blog today and you’ll be the first to hear Michael’s “Bansko” in full.

What do you think? Let us know – just comment below.

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8 Responses to “The Bansko Song: The Man Behind The Music”

  1. BanskoTourist says:

    Is there a way to get the full version Bansko song from Michael? We heard it playing at the BlaBla restaurant on the mountain. We thought it was hilarious!

    • LanceNelson says:

      thanks!

      Oh yes, I agree its a load of fun… and he's done other versions of it too, so I'll get these done. Muchael is happy for anyone to have it and play it.

      • Sally says:

        Hi

        We want to do a little home video of our holidays to Bansko, been going now twice a year for five years! Would love to have a copy of the Bansko Yodel to add as a backing to the CD. Please could you advise how we can get hold of a copy?
        Thank you
        Sally and Richard 🙂

        • LanceNelson says:

          thank you Sally and Richard, I will speak to Michael again and see if we file share the whole song so everyone who fancies it can make their home videos spring to life with "The Bansko Song"

          • barbara nash says:

            Hello Lance I would also like a copy of the Bansko song to go with my holiday pictures, can I buy it anywhere?
            Barbara

          • LanceNelson says:

            Dear Barbara,

            I am working on the technology for readers to download quite a number of Bansko songs from the Bansko Blog. Perfect for Bansko ski holiday pictures/videos or just pre, during and post Bansko listening pleasure! Please subscribe to the blog to be the first to know about how to do this. Please be patient as the work is not yet complete.

  2. Tom says:

    I love the bansko song too! I heard it up the mountain, great place great holiday, hilarious song!

    • LanceNelson says:

      Hi Tom, I will be posting the full length version shortly – but if anyone wants it for their home video, let me know.

      I have several more new songs from Michael, first one put on this week, next one next week and so on. more hilarity… and glad you liked your Bansko holiday

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