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Thread #10400   Message #75747
Posted By: John Wood
05-May-99 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)
Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
It is indeed Dunmore East.I could have typed in the cover notes yesterday but it was late and i was tired!
``The coast of County Waterford is among my favorite places in Ireland.The town of Dunmore East is the scene for this song of separation,a very familar topic in Irish songs.´´
That's all it says about the song on the cover.
I met Robbie about three years ago when he played at a little Irish pub in Oslo called ``Shanachie´´.He was with Liam Clancy and they played three evenings!This must have been in the autumn of 1995 when I think about it.I know this because I sent Lian a CD that I produced and that wasn't finished until November.

Liam and Robbie made a CD with Liam's son Dónal.It's called strangely enough ``Clancy,O'Connell & Clancy.´´
Recorded and mixed at Liam's studio -Ring,County Waterford.I met them all again at Skagen(Denmark) music festival where they were promoting this CD.
This is rambling on a bit...I guess I'm trying to show Robbie's connection with County Waterford,but then again ,maybe he comes from there originally?
Anybody else know the answer to that question??

Greetings John.