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Subject: New Spancil Hill
From: George Henderson
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 01:13 PM

I tried to revive the old thread to post the following but the original thred seems to get stuck and I don't know if this message posted so here goes again.

Robbie McMahon was with the Nenagh Singers Circle last Friday Night.

What a night - He was brilliant.

Now for all you catters who are interested.

Robbie recorded a tape a few years ago entitiled The Black Sheep. It was recorded a little before CD's became the rage here in Ireland which was probably some two or three years after every where else.

Anyway, his tape contains the original version of Spancil Hill.

If you want ot obtain a copy write to him at Spancil Hill enclosing $15, or send me $15 and an address and I will obtain it from Robbie and forward by mail.

Robbie simply gets better every time I hear him.

George


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Alice
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 03:26 PM

For anyone reading this who has not yet seen the "Where is Spancil Hill?" thread, here is a link to it, up to 94 messages. click


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Alice
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 03:28 PM

Oh, and George, I meant to say thanks for the information on how to get the tape by Robbie. alice


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: karen k
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 04:33 PM

George, I'd love to get a copy of Robbie McMahon's tape. Couldn't find your e-mail address from my personal page. Would you please e-mail me at: klk@snet.net and give me your address so that I can send you a check for a copy. Is postage included in the $15?

Thanks, Can't wait to get it.

karen k


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: karen k
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 06:45 PM

Just got a copy of Robbie McMahon's tape "The Black Sheep" through George Henderson. I wanted it for the Spancil Hill song. But what I got along with that song was 17 other great songs as well. I would highly recommend this tape if you like unaccompanied, Irish singing.

Thanks George and Robbie and Mudcat - without Mudcat I probably would never have heard about the tape. Now, if I could just get a hold of a copy of the Irish magazine with Frank McGrath's Spancil Hill article that would be great.

karen k


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Alice
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 08:44 PM

karen, I recently received my two copies of the Irish Music Magazine issue that I ordered from their website. I had put off ordering, and then decided I'd better get two, just in case I misplace one in the future. You can order back issues with Frank's article here. It's the March 1999 issue.


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 01 May 99 - 07:25 AM

Hi George!

Jimmy McBride is here from Inishowen and we were sitting down last night talking about songs and "Spancil Hill" came up. You know, you should have named this thread Old Spancil Hill!

We're just about to set off for the hills of Connecticut and I think I'll take Robbie's tape with me today for good luck and a good song.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Llanfair
Date: 01 May 99 - 01:01 PM


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: karen k
Date: 01 May 99 - 01:55 PM

Thanks Alice for the info on how to get the article. Much appreciated.

karen


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:19 AM

george or anyone concerned. I too would like a recording of Robbie McMahon's tape.
e-mail me at tunewhistle@hotmail.com,br> Brían


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 11:04 AM

Thanks to my friend George, Robbie sent me this tape a couple of years ago. It is a wonderful tape that I have damn near worn out. I may just have to order another because it is just about as fine an example of unaccompanied Irish singing that you could possibly own. I have used it over and over in presentations on this style of singing. I heartily recommend it to all.

Mick


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 07:18 AM

My wife has assured me that I could send a letter to Robbie Mcmahon, Spancil Hill Co. Clare, Ireland and he would get it, but I'd like to be more sure. Would you have the address, Mick?

Brían


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 07:39 AM

Your wife is exactly right, Brian. That is where I sent the Thank You and it reached him fine. That is the same addy that George gave me.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 03:01 PM

Robbie McMahon

Frir Green
Spancilhill
Co. Clare
Ireland

Send the few bob and Robbie will send a tape by return - no better man.

Best Regards
Frank McGrath

How's it goin' Big Mick?


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 06:30 PM

Thanks Frank and Mick. Seoldaidh mé an t-airgead chuige sa phost amárach.
Slán,
Brían.


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: NSC
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 03:37 AM

Brian,

Robbie is very famous in his native Co. Clare.

A letter addressed to him as:

Robbie McMahon Traditional Singer Co. Clare

would be delivered to him.

However his actual address is

Robbie McMahon, Spancil Hill Co. Clare.

Exchange rates had altered considerably since 1999 and I suggest you send him $20 to cover his costs of psotage etc.

You can mention my name if you wish but it is not necessary. This man is one of natures gentlemen and will forward your tape the same day he gets your dollars.

The fair itself is getting bigger by the year and takes palce on June 23rd next.

regards George Henderson


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 11:56 PM

Thanks, George.
Brían.


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 22 May 01 - 09:06 AM

I just received a copy of The Black Sheep by Robbie McMahon of Spancil Hill. As one might imagine, I have been wearing it out listening to it on my cassette player in my car, which is what I do when I don't have time to actually play music. Great singing, as good in english as I've ever heard and about the best lilting , period. robbie included a letter which I will probably frame. Here's an excerpt:

"...it was Michael Consodine who wrote the song. he was born in 1850 and went to Boston in 1870 (and)worked there for about a year and a half made some money went to California went to High School and got a good job, then got into bad health and he knew he wasn't going to make it because more of his family and his mother died before him. So he wrote the song in poem form and sent it home to his six year old nephew John Consodine. 'Twas from John I got the song. He was about 75 years then and I was about 17 or 18 years. he never came home and was buried in California at the age of 23."

The liner notes say that Michael worked as an accountant and that he (Robbie) frequently walked to mass with John Consodine.

Brían


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Subject: RE: New Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Chicago
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 10:20 AM

How is the new road going in Spancilhill, are the finished with it
yet?
Thanks
Mairead


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