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Any Irish Country Music Fans?

1122346 20 Feb 08 - 07:09 PM
Big Al Whittle 21 Feb 08 - 02:43 AM
GUEST,Daniel O'Cardigan 21 Feb 08 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,jay 21 Feb 08 - 02:32 PM
Jim Martin 21 Feb 08 - 10:11 PM
Gulliver 24 Feb 08 - 04:39 PM
The Sandman 24 Feb 08 - 05:58 PM
Big Al Whittle 24 Feb 08 - 06:18 PM
Declan 24 Feb 08 - 07:01 PM
AnCailínÉireannach 25 Feb 08 - 04:00 AM
Big Al Whittle 25 Feb 08 - 04:12 AM
Matt_R 25 Feb 08 - 01:40 PM
The Villan 17 Jun 09 - 02:52 PM
The Villan 17 Jun 09 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,Donal 17 Jun 09 - 11:42 PM
GUEST,Calling Irish County Music Fans 26 Jun 10 - 07:30 AM
Maryrrf 26 Jun 10 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Cian 15 Jul 11 - 01:03 PM
Arkie 15 Jul 11 - 06:33 PM
Big Al Whittle 15 Jul 11 - 07:13 PM
Brakn 16 Jul 11 - 05:01 AM
GUEST,Desi C 16 Jul 11 - 10:44 AM
AmyLove 01 Apr 16 - 07:30 PM
Bonzo3legs 02 Apr 16 - 04:33 AM
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Subject: Origins: Irish Country Music Fans
From: 1122346
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 07:09 PM

Any Irish Country Music Fans lets have a talk about it


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 02:43 AM

I like Johnny MacEvoy's work. Can't understand why he isn't a huge huge star.

I used to live in Brum in the 1970's and there were a lot of great Irish musicians working the country circuit in England in those days. I suppose the showband thing had finished over in Ireland, and we were the next port of call - so to speak.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: GUEST,Daniel O'Cardigan
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 02:14 PM

Aarrgh!

Johnny McEvoy? Give me strength?

Anyone who enjoys Country 'n' Irish should be denied all musical tast rights!


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: GUEST,jay
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 02:32 PM

Some of the nicest country music I ever heard was on an Irish language radio staion sang in the Irish language . I didn't get the name of the band .


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Jim Martin
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 10:11 PM

See what you can find from TG4 (Ireland's national Irish language broadcaster).


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Gulliver
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 04:39 PM

There are certainly a lot of them in Ireland, but I doubt you'd find many on this site!

Don


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: The Sandman
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 05:58 PM

here is somw Irish Country Music straight from WestCork.http://www.dickmiles.com


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 06:18 PM

It would be lovely to know which moron first came up the idea that you have bigger balls as a folk music fan if you reject some other kind of music.

The relationships between different kinds of folk music is so obvious, to even a person of average intellligence. But it really does defeat these wooden eared zealots.

The relattionship between The Unfortuanate Rake and the Streets of Laredo and Gold in the Mountains and St James Infirmary is well documented.

The cross fertilisation between Whisky in the Jar, The Irish Rebel Ballads, The larrikins of the Australian Bush ballads, Jesse James and there ain't no good chain gang, and I fought the law leaves the average person with deja vu.

That jerky guitar rhythm in Carthy's Famous Flower of Serving Men and Peggy and Mike Seegers Clinch Mountain Backstep, and presumably The Stanley Bros. How could anyone except the tone deaf miss it?

Yeh you're right Irish Country Music - many mudcatters have swapped their listening ears for a mess of pottage - namely the companionship of a lot dull snobs. people who can't value a guy like Johnny MacEvoy - someone who can switch from Shores of Amerikay to Hickory Wind effortlessly and with the grace of the truly talented.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Declan
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 07:01 PM

I am Irish and a fan of Country music. But I am not particularly fond of what passes for Country and Irish around here. There are no doubt some great musicians playing in "Country" bands here. But a lot of the material they produce is not my cup of tea. WLD is obviously correct that there is a big connection between a lot of the folk music of these islands and country music.

A number of well known traditional musicians have earned their living playing in Country and Irish style showbands over the years. The most obvious example that springs to mind is Arty McGlynn aho played guitar with Brian Coll and the Buckaroos before making a name for himself as a backer of traditional music.

It would have been difficult to make a living as a trad musician in this country, but some of the showband players were able to make reaonable money, albeit at the price of a punishing schedule of travelling from gig to gig.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: AnCailínÉireannach
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 04:00 AM

I really enjoy Country music which is definately not the norm for people my age, but any weekend I'd rather go hear and jive to Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Mike Denver and many others on the scene than go to an over packed night club.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 04:12 AM

Well this is it Declan. A lot of the guys from the showband scene came over England and played the country music clubs when the showband thing fell apart - they said it was the disco thing that killed it off.

Most of them were brilliant musicians. Very worthy of anybody's respect. i don't know where they are now. Thatcher closed the coalmines, and with them went the miners welfares which employed most of the country and western bands. Some of them when the great Irish theme bar became news about 10-12 years ago.

Of course we get the Country and Irish stars like Daniel O'Donnel, Charlie Lansboro, and Dominic Kirwan touring our theatres - and we get bands who are obviously trying for that market, but not quite making it, in the big Irish clubs like Greyfriars in Nottingham.

Personally I think this is what gives Irish folk music such vigour. Its still music that can fill the floor with waltzing couples, and people not doing necessarily folk dances to folksongs. You don't get that with English folkmusic!


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Matt_R
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 01:40 PM

I like Sean Keane's Irish country stuff.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:52 PM

I know Big Al no longer frequents this website. However, I have for the first time listened to Johnny McEvoy.

I have to say that he has hooked me. Listen to this and shades of Eric Bogle spring to mind IMHO

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4a5fn_johnny-mcevoy-ballad-of-anne-frank_music

I get more impressed with Big Als choice of artists. Very shrewd man.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:39 PM

Incidentally if you haven't listened to this program before then do look in.
Celtic Fringe Wednesdays at 7pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7ps


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 11:42 PM

I have no particular objection to Irish country music, or at least to the style of singing and the instruments used, but why do so many of the singers, mostly people who haven't lived in the USA, sing IRISH songs in some sort of dreadful pseudo-Appalachian accent? And, why the hell don't they learn how to pronounce Tyrone properly.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: GUEST,Calling Irish County Music Fans
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 07:30 AM

CALLING ALL MIDLANDS FANS!

Susan McCann will be launching her latest 2xCD "Ireland's First Lady of Country Music" ****

at St Annes, 45 Alcester St, Briminghan B12 0BT! Not to be missed! Details from Steve Tel: 0121 772 7375!

Cheers Jonathon


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 08:29 AM

I'd never heard of Johnny McEvoy before, but I pulled up the YouTube clip in Villan's post and was very impressed. He's got a gorgeous voice - reminds me of Liam Clancy. And if he wrote that song it's a great one.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: GUEST,Cian
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 01:03 PM

any one from Limerick going to See Brad Paisley live in the INEC in killarney on august 21st?


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Arkie
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 06:33 PM

I happen to enjoy listening to Philomena Begley and Susan McCann. They remind me of what I liked about country music forty years ago and why I still prefer the music of that era.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 07:13 PM

Out of interest - which Irish lady country singer had a hit with Peggy seeger's song about a mother talking to her little girl, because dad was away from home building and repairing the motorways?

The song never made much sense to me in Peggy's cod Appalachian, but it came sharply into focus once i heard it with an Irish accent.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Brakn
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 05:01 AM

I know Philomena Begley did it and called it England's Motorways/Little Son.

It's a Ewan MacColl song I think properly titled Britain's Motorways and there are more verses than she sang.
I could be wrong!!


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:44 AM

Very much so, I perform 60% Irish trad and around 30% old time country, not surprising as manyof the old country songs had a large dose of Irish influence in them. I'm another Johnny McEvoy fan. He probably wouldhave had more fame abrosad, and remember in the early 70's he had his own show on BBC, but due to depression he pretty much became a recluse for 20 odd year. But he's been back better than ever since the early 90's


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: AmyLove
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 07:30 PM

You can listen to and download 179 of Mick Flavin's songs at archive.org, specifically here.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 04:33 AM

As with the English, the Irish frankly don't have a clue how to play pedal steel which is vital for a proper country sound, so best avoided!!!


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: Thompson
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 11:37 AM

The music on Raidió na Gaeltachta (or possibly Raidió na Lífe or one of the other Irish-language voluntary stations, which are often available online - for instance Raidió na Lífe is on TuneIn Radio - often includes country music. Probably what GUEST jay heard was one of the bands from the west coast; maybe John Beag.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: AmyLove
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 04:13 PM

Thompson, thank you! And I see at least some of John Beag's songs from Amigo Mo Mhéít are on youtube, including Mo Mhéit Ar Saoire.


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Subject: RE: Any Irish Country Music Fans?
From: AmyLove
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 04:18 PM

Yes, all the songs from John Beag's Amigo Mo Mhéít are featured on this youtube playlist here.


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