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Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08

GUEST,freespiritceol 02 Oct 08 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,BanjoRay 02 Oct 08 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,freespiritceol 02 Oct 08 - 11:23 AM
GUEST 02 Oct 08 - 12:51 PM
MartinRyan 02 Oct 08 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,freespiritceol 03 Oct 08 - 05:52 AM
MartinRyan 03 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly 03 Oct 08 - 07:40 AM
maldenny 05 Oct 08 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,freespiritceol 09 Oct 08 - 06:00 PM
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GUEST,freespiritceol 11 Oct 08 - 10:00 AM
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GUEST,freespiritceol 23 Sep 10 - 06:35 AM
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Subject: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 11:15 AM

Free festival at Top of Coom October
Up to date program for anyone tht's interested
All the best
John

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
TOP OF COOM. IRELANDS HIGHEST PUB
FRI 17th SATURDAY 18th SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER 2008
PROGRAM
Friday 17/10/08
10.00pm Start the weekend Session at the Coom.
Hosted by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
All Musicians/Singers/Performers and Audience welcome. They say that Guinness tastes better in Ireland and that's true, but it tastes best of all at the Top of Coom, Irelands Highest pub! A Warm welcome from your hosts
Tim & Eileen.
Saturday 18/10/08
5.00-6.30 Local Young Musicians, Singers & Dancers Talent Showcase
6.30-8.00 Singers Session Hosted by Eibhlis Twomey With some great local Sean-nos singers
8.00-9.00 CD Launch
Veshengro, Johnny Burke and Nick Malicka with friends, launch their double CD Trees in Your Window. The songs were written in the early 70's when Johnny and Nick lived in The Pink Cottage in Glengarriff Forest. The music is gentle, acoustic, Celtic and pastoral- balm for the soul.
9.00-10.30 Jer (Jim) Kelleher & Friends
A very good friend and neighbour of ours
A Superb Accordion player with some great local tunes and captivating slow airs
With some very special guests
Followed by Session

Sunday 19/10/08
2.30-3.30 Local Young Musicians, Singers & Dancers Talent Showcase   
3.30-4.30 Tunes from John Buckley & Friends John is a very good Accordion player with a distinctive, local style, and will be joined by some
great local musicians. Don't miss it!
4.30-5.30 Gerry McCarthy and Special Guests A good friend of ours and a fabulous musician.
5.30-630 Ui Luasa Family
Fine Traditional musicians
7.00-8.00 Stories Around the Fireside Story telling session
With Steve Roche & John Buck
8.00.??? onwards 'Survivors Session' Sore Fingers Time!!

The weekend is organised by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
We hope you enjoy it!
Eileen & Tim Tel 064 85373
topofcoom@yahoo.ie
John & Marie Tel 0876567471
Corteen@utvinternet.com


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 11:18 AM

So where in Ireland is Top of Coom?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 11:23 AM

Hi Ray

It's on the Cork/Kerry border, high in the mountains. Nearest towns would be Killarney/Kenmare/Macroom.

John


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 12:51 PM

Looking forward to a great festival
Nick Malicka- Veshengro


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 01:07 PM

As mentioned in this song

Regards


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 05:52 AM

It certainly is Martin, and some of our neighbours still sing the song in the pub. We know it as 'The beauty spot Glanlee' and we actually live in the Glanlee Valley. It's a great place!
All the best
John

And now I live contentedly among these friends and neighbours
Endowed with all the favours of good fortune and delight
And I've found among the multitude a charming little creature
She's full of admiration, she's my lovely Irish wife
And when we meet at Sunday's noon, at that cozy spot called top-of-Coom
Where songs and stories would illume the hearts of you and me
Among that grand old company of lovely friends and neighbours
We're never tired of praising that beauty spot Glenlea.


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM

I sing the song occasionally BUT..... It's one of those where I get into a panic as I reach the last verse - I keep thinking I'll forget it!

More seriously, I suspect that, for all the wonders of Top-of-Coom, that last verse hangs together less well than the rest of what is, of course, a magnificent song.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST,Jerry O'Reilly
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 07:40 AM

Martin, I'm afraid I have to disagree. I think its the perfect finish to the song, even though, as you know, it was composed quite recently. Thats whats great about a living tradition, things keep moving on.


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: maldenny
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 10:58 AM

John, How recently was the 'Beauty Spot Glanlee' written?


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Subject: RE: Music in the Mountains Top of Coom
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:00 PM

Hi Malc

Looking forward to seeing you at the weekend, as for the song, we have asked some neighbours for details of when it was written etc. I believe the song was written very locally to where we now live, and apparently the man who wrote it didn't travel, so it was all imagination. As for the last verse, all I can say is that when it's sung in a packed bar at the top of coom, the roof nearly lifts off the place, and I'm sure we will hear it once or twice over the festival weekend.


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: maldenny
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 02:43 PM

Two of us at least will be heading hotfoot from the "Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy Gurdy Day" festival to the "Top of Coom" festival. Looking forward to seeing you there on either side of the Cork/Kerry border (the border reputedly goes between the two bars).


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 10:00 AM

Hi Mal
looking forward to seeing you over here, will save you a seat in the marquee.

We are just hoping for kind weather for the weekend, the forecast isn't too bad, Our friends from Frankfurt have just arrived and having plenty of sessions to warm up.

Lot's of the local young people are very excited to be participating and it should be a lot of fun. We think that the young performers talent showcase on Saturday and sunday are some of the nicest parts of the weekend, it's great to encourage the next generation of musicians.

See you next week
Good luck with ryanair!

All the best

John & Marie


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 09 - 05:42 PM

Was looking for that song managed to get it on here! Thanks a million as was looking for it...


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 12:47 PM

Hello,

Could you please tell me if Coom is in Cork or Kerry? Is it the coom nearest to Dunmanway , about an hour and a half from cork airport? Also could you tell the handiest public sevvice to use from cork airport to get to this destination.Also would you know of any B'Bs in the area that I could stay in.

Thank you for your help


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 05:08 PM

Top of Coom is Co. Kerry, but just about. It's on the road to Kilgarvan from Cúil Aodha. You can get a bus to Baile Bhúirne but you would need a taxi or something to get you to Top of Coom after that. B&Bs in Baile Bhúirne area.


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: Rog Peek
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 06:36 PM

Shall be nearby for a week in October but do not arrive until 24th, what a shame!

Rog


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 06:35 AM

Hi Rog, that's a shame, but if you are nearby, there is a session at Jack rogers bar kilgarvan every tuesday night 9.00. Also sunday afternoon session at the arbutus hotel killarney 1.00 till 4.00 with a great box player and character Jimmy Doyle and friends. both great fun and welcoming for visitors.

If you drop us a line we could meet up for some tunes at top of coom. It's a great place for music/singing.

All the best

Have a great trip.

PS if you are around in the spring we have a similar festival at Bernard Harringtons bar Glengarriff. It's the weekend after st patrick's day.


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Subject: RE: Music in the MtnsTop of Coom- Ireland 17-19 Oct 08
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 12:53 PM

Here is this years program, If you are around call in, It's a lot of fun. All welcome.

All the best John

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
TOP OF COOM. IRELANDS HIGHEST PUB
FRI 15th SATURDAY 16th SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER 2010
PROGRAM
A Warm welcome from your hosts
Tim & Eileen.
Friday 15/10/10
9.00-9.45pm Henk Vosse sings the Blues
Henk is a newcomer to the festival, and we are looking forward to
welcoming him to the
Highest Pub In Ireland, From His Home in the Netherlands.
Henk sings & plays guitar (rhythm, bass, slide), harmonica, piano/keyboards, drums and banjo
He has played with a lot of famous musician's like Rob Hoeke Gus LaPorte (from Barrelhouse), Cees Koldijk and Jina Sumedi, Gerard Alderliefste and Henk's bloodbrother (and nephew) Wim Schriekenberg.
10.00pm Open Session
Hosted by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
All Musicians/Singers/Performers and Audience welcome. They say that Guinness tastes better in Ireland and that's true, but it tastes best of all at the Top of Coom, Irelands Highest pub!
Saturday 16/10/10
Impromptu sessions In the bar throughout the day
6.00-8.30 Singers/Tunes Session With some great local Sean-nos singers and also
Jer (Jim) Kelleher of the legendary Roughty Valley Dance band Playing tunes and slow airs in his unique original style.
9.00-10.00 Michael Jay
We are pleased to welcome America's number one Johnny Cash Tribute Act
To The Top Of Coom
The Man In Black Is Back!
All the way from California USA
The Ventura Star wrote that "Michael J embodies Johnny Cash in both voice and look" Don't Miss This one of a kind performance.
Followed by open Session
Sunday 17/10/10
4.30-5.30 Local Young Musicians, Singers & Dancers Talent Showcase
Some of the best and brightest young talent around. Here to entertain you Everything from
fiddle players, box players singers, dancers etc.
Come along and encourage the next Generation!
5.45-6.30 Tunes from John Buckley & Friends John is a very good box player with a distinctive, local style, and will be joined by some
great local musicians. Don't miss it! His Latest CD 'Tunes from the Heart" Has been very well received.
7.00-8.00 Stories Around the Fireside Story telling session
With Steve Roche & John Burke
8.00.??? onwards 'Survivors Session' Sore Fingers Time!!
The weekend is organised by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
We hope you enjoy it!
Eileen & Tim Tel 064 6685373
topofcoom@yahoo.ie
John & Marie Tel 0876567471
Freespiritceol@live.co.uk
'Warm up' Sessions Tue 12th Oct Jack Rogers Bar Kilgarvan
Wed 13th Bernard Harringtons bar Glengarriff 9.30 Start Come and Join us!


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