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Tune Req: Dan O'Hara

1122346 13 Apr 08 - 07:04 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: 1122346
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 07:04 AM

Does anybody have this song. I have looked everywhere and i cant seem to find anywhere to listen to it

THanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: masato sakurai
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 07:20 AM

See the thread: Lyr Req: Dan O'Hara.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 04:59 PM

amcpartlan, If you go to You Tube and lorgain2 you will hear a recording of Dan O`Hara by Eileen Donaghy.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: 1122346
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 05:43 PM

the video has been removed for some reason. thanks anyway. Anybody Else


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: Connacht Rambler
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 06:42 PM

I see from the link to a previous thread (posted above by Masato Sakurai) that somebody wrote that the song was written by Delia Murphy. Can this be true? Delia Murphy was a well-known Irish ballad singer. There's a Dan O'Hara cottage in Connemara, but it's not a Connemara song: nor by a known local author or containing any local style or references. The words read more like Tin Pan Alley to me.
Jesse Owens also recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:36 AM

The song is up again on YT amcpartlan, this time the singer is Johnny McEvoy.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:52 AM

This song was popular on the Walton Programme on Radio Eireann in the 1950s, I cannot remember the name of the singer.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: Connacht Rambler
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 12:35 PM

According to a tourist page on galway.net: "Nestling into the hillside beneath the Twelve Bens is the restored cottage of Dan O'Hara, a man made famous in song and story."
I have my reservations (ha!) about this. It would help if anybody could tell us who wrote "Dan O'Hara". Come on, Mudcatters, your reputation is at stake!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 12:44 PM

The singer of Dan O`Hara in the Walton programmes was Delia Murphy, so far I have searched through all of my song books but nothing on the origin of the song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: 1122346
Date: 26 May 08 - 06:03 PM

is there anybody else that can help me with this song


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 May 08 - 07:05 PM

amcpartlan

Well, at this point you have the tune and the words. I'm sure you'll sing it as well as anyone else - just go for it!

Regards
p.s. I have a vague memory of tracking the song's origins, a long time ago. I'll see what I can find.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 May 08 - 07:18 PM

yes - it's usually ascribed, "words and music", to Delia Murphy, in the Walton's publications in which it first appeared around 1950. Aidan O'Hara, in his biography of Delia, remarks that "in most cases it was quite obvious that she got her inspiration from the folk song and ballad tradition" - but says nothing specific about this song.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: 1122346
Date: 27 May 08 - 06:24 AM

Thanks. Just so you know I went on youtube and never found the song . But also I dont want to sing the song. Just want to hear it because its been a long time since i have heard it before


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: 1122346
Date: 27 May 08 - 06:26 AM

Thanks for trying to find out about the origin. I'm very grateful


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 27 May 08 - 09:34 AM

Key of C

From the singing of the great Delia Murphy. My good friend Dr. Jim Flanagan, anthropologist, musician and singer from Ballyvourney, County Cork, kindly passed on the following about Dan O'Hara: Having visited the Heritage Center in Clifden, County Galway, Jim found that Dan O'Hara was indeed a real person who lived in the years leading up to the famine of 1846/47 with his wife and eight children. He had a homestead between Clifden and Recess in Connemara but when he increased the size of the windows in his cottage, this "improvement" led the landlord to increase his rent. When he could not pay he was evicted. He emigrated to New York but during the passage over his wife and three of his children died. He arrived in New York a sad and broken man and made a meager dying by selling matches on the street corners of the city.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 28 May 08 - 06:43 AM

http://www.brendannolan.com/lyrics/danohara.html
A mcpartlan if you go to the above web site of Brendan Nolan you will hear a very good recording of Dan O`Hara, this Site is well worth a look, there is some very good songs you can download, Nolan is an excellent singer.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 May 08 - 07:10 AM

Glad you like Brendan Nolan, Ard Mhacha. He has been an influence on my music since I first heard him some 20 years ago. Have you ever heard his "Far From Their Homes"? It is quite simply the finest tellin' of the coffin ships, and the peoples that tried to help our grandparents in the crossing, that I have ever heard. I love Nolan's work and highly recommend it to all.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 28 May 08 - 04:05 PM

I agree Mick he sings the old favourites well, Tandragee,The mountains of Pomeroy and Dan O`Hara, I will listen to `Far from their homes`, next time I go to his Site.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: Connacht Rambler
Date: 30 May 08 - 07:52 AM

Delia Murphy regsitered the music and lyrics for "Dan O'Hara" in the USA in 1950. More details here. I still have my reservations about all this.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: Connacht Rambler
Date: 30 May 08 - 07:54 AM

Dammit, still can't insert a link. It's at: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?SC=Author&SA=Murphy%2C%20Delia&PID=o4OL_wJGKe0kZUdMkZXXPX-1ZXEO3lr&BROWSE=1&HC=10&SID=6


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 30 May 08 - 03:41 PM

Well, since we are on famine songs, I have a new one..I have one more and my railroad song is post-famine. This is not particulary about my family, although they were from that area.

Bits of rocks of Bawn, Patsy Fagen, etc. in it.

Rise up Seamus Garvey I'll not leave you here to die
The father of my children and the apple of my eye
I don't know what awaits us the workhouse or the sea
But now begins our journey from Dingle to Tralee

See the neighbor's children naked and alone
I hear their cries of hunger but we can not feed our own
May angels swiftly take them all to eternity
We can not take them with us from Dingle to Tralee

Up the hills and mountains over Conor Pass
I don't know how we'll make it with neither horse nor ass
We used to have a donkey and what a joy he'd be
He gave his life so we might live from Dingle to Tralee

Gather round me family who fell into my care
If I die along the road you'll have to leave me there
And likewise your dear father if that is meant to be
But you must keep on walking from Dingle to Tralee


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: GUEST,DANJOE
Date: 31 May 08 - 12:52 PM

IF YOU GO TO MYSPACE.COM/WSHSO YOU WILL HEAR A RECORDING BY THE
WASHINGTON SQUARE HARP AND SHAMROCK ORCHESTRA OF DAN O HARA
SUNG BY DONIE CARROLL.
       REGARDS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: 1122346
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 05:07 AM

Thankyou

I tried that my space link and I have finally managed to listen to a recording of it

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: ard mhacha
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 09:06 AM

Thanks Danjoe, A very good rendition of oul Dan, and the Washington Sq Harp and Shamrock orchestra are tops.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dan O'Hara
From: Beer
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 09:26 AM

You can't go wrong with a voice like Brendan.
Beer (adrien)


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