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Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)

ard mhacha 29 Oct 08 - 10:23 AM
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Subject: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer
From: ard mhacha
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 10:23 AM

Sad news, Eileen Donaghy the County Tyrone fol singer was interred today, Eileen was very popular in the early 1960s folk scene, a lovely singer, God rest her Soul.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer
From: Acme
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 05:24 PM

Can you post a link to an obituary? Thanks.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer
From: Jim Lad
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 07:05 PM

God rest her.
I have tried many times to find her music online.
Her singing was an important part of my childhood.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: ard mhacha
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 06:09 AM

Silly River sage, from todays Irish News. The funeral has taken place of folk singer Eileen Donaghy aged 78, Mrs Donaghy, known for her recordings of ballads such as The oul lammas fair, My Lagan love, etc, toured the world as part of the traditional folk scene in the early 1960s.
Eileen originally from Coalisland County Tyrone toured throughout Ireland, Britain, New Zealand,Australia, the US and Canada.

Eileen`s recording of My Lagan Love, was included in the BBC Programme The one hundred best tunes.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 10:55 AM

So sad to hear about the news that Eileen has passed on. My she rest in peace. She was a lovely lady and a lovely singer and she was also a very kind, religious person. All of her fans and her large family will miss here. Eileen and her contemporaries really paved the way for today's Irish singers. Many of Eileen's early records are still available on www.netsounds.com and www.musicstack.com and also on ebay. If anybody wishes to contact me, my email is mrtnfos@msn.com

Martin Foster, Manchester


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:31 AM

Having lived next door to Eileen's (or Maisie.. her real name)sister for 19 years I had the great honour to meet Maisie a few times. Of course as a five year old I didn't know who she was or what she had accomplished... but I knew one thing.. she was kind, generous and touched the lives of everyone who entered hers.

May she rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 20
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:14 PM

One of the most pleasant natural voices I've ever heard; I lent my only record of her many years ago, and never got it back.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 06:51 PM

I played side 2 of her first album on Fontana records, 'Ireland my Ireland' on my program this past SaturdAY The shows are archived and available to listen or download at www.wruw.org   button at top of page says 'program guide' go to Saturday, show is called
Sweeney Astray - just click on the 56k to the right of the page, or right click to download and save. A lovely singer, I've played her a bit over the years, but she should not be forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,Here Family
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:14 PM

She was a LEGEND!!
and the best mother , grand maother and even great grand mother, you could ever find...
MISS YOU AND REST IN PEACE

Love You.
Patrica and Catherine


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: ard mhacha
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:30 PM

A couple of Eileen`s recordings posted on You Tube.
She was a lovely lady genuine nothing false about Eileen.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:31 PM

Yes she was, Patricia and Catherine, and bless you for reminding us of that fact. You have our condolences, but also our congratulations on having had such a person in your life. You may think her passing has left a hole that cannot be filled, but for us she has left a mountain of achievement to climb.

Thanks for sharing with us.

All the best,

Mick Lane


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:34 PM

... and Jim, I googled her name and got many sources, including this one, where her music is available. I hope that helps.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:43 PM

My ex was a Donaghy - wonder if they were related? not such a common name... (?)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: ard mhacha
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 05:05 AM

The Donaghy name is common enough in Ireland, County Tyrone would have an abundance of Donaghys.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,Sean
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 08:39 PM

Did Eileen Donaghy ever make TV recordings? If so, are they available


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: Jim Lad
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 03:19 AM

I recorded "The Spinning Wheel" in her honour and paid tribute to her in the liner notes of my most recent album.
A little gratitude for one who still inspires me.

Mick: Thank you for the link.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 07:36 AM

Sad, sad news. RIP, Eileen. You were one of my Mom's favourite singers.

Erica and Bryn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,Lalin Fernando
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 01:17 PM

I was very sad to hear the news. She was my favourite singer from the first time I heard her voice on record (bought in Dublin in 1960)-'Ireland my Ireland'. My wife and children were as captivated even haunted by her voice, so beautiful and natural.'Homes of Donegal' was our favourite
Lalin Fernando(Sri Lanka)
email-lalinfd@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 10 - 09:07 AM

Eileen did many tv recordings on RTE and BBC, Eileen did many many
TV recordings, but she recorded so many times on UTV with Tommy James
ON teatime with Tommy in the 60ts beautiful singer

Oliver Mc Donnell
Dundalk


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,richard2212
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 12:27 PM

Have just picked up on this thread for the first time.

I remember Eilleen from back in the 50s when she recorded with Fontana and was a great favourite of an aunt of mine.

I recently managed to find a track of hers, Terry My Blue-Eyed Irish Boy, in a shop in Newport South Wales that stocks old vinyl.

But I cannot find the sheet music, if any, that goes with the song.

Can anyone help me?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,ANDY COURTENAY
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 04:47 PM

TO-DAY IS A SAD DAY FOR ME SEPT.7 10.FOR I JUST LEARNED OF EILEEN'S DEATH. SHE HAD A BEAUTIFUL GOD GIVEN VOICE AND ONE OF THE GREATEST FRIENDS AN IRISH SONG EVER HAD. I FEEL A VERY LUCKY TO HAVE KNOWN HER AND WORKED WITH HER. EILEEN WAS SO VERY PROUD OF HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THE COUNTY TYRONE TEAMS. AS SHE SAID IN HER SONG I'll FOLLOW THE BOYS. A DEEPLY RELIGIOUS LADY WITH A HEART OF GOLD, SHE TOLD ME WHEN SHE FIRST RECORDED THE RECORD COMPANY HAD HER CUT SIX ALBUMS IN THREE DAYS AND GOING IN THE TAXI TO THE STUDIO SHE WAS LEARNING THE BOYS FROM THE COUNTY MAYO. MANY ARTISTS HAVE RECORDED THIS SONG BUT NOBODY WILL EVER SAY IT BETTER THAN EILEEN DONAGHY. I HOPE NOW THE RECORD COMPANY WILL GO INTO THEIR ARCHIVES AND RELEASE ALL OF EILEENS TREASURED RECORDINGS FOR ALL HER FANS OVER THE WORLD. TYRONE SHOULD ERECT A MONUMENT IN REMEMBERANCE OF THIS GREAT LADY.MY PHONE NO.954 455 5390 410 SE.2ND ST.HALLANDALE FLORIDA 33009. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY. ANDY COURTENAY.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 10 - 01:07 AM

May I add my condolences to the above, I only knew her through her recordings, but thankfully I have a few.She had a most beautiful voice
and so obviously natural. Both myself and my father before me took great pleasure from her recordings, and what a treasure she has left behind for us all.
With sadness,
Scowie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,ANDY COURTENAY
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 01:54 PM

TWO YEARS ARE ALMOST HERE. I KNOW EILEEN SANG LIKE AND ANGEL. NOW
SHE IS SINGING WITH THE ANGELS. TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. ANDY COURTENAY, 410 SE 2 ST APT 422, HALLANDALE BCH FL 33009 =- PHONE 954-455-5390


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Subject: RE: Obit: Eileen Donaghy Irish folk singer (Oct 2008)
From: GUEST,Jean lynch
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 07:45 PM

I am very sad to hear that Eileen passed away, we grew up listening to all her songs, my mum was very proud that Eileen was her first cousin, my mums name was Alice McNally, born in Portadown Northern Ireland, I decided to look her up, and was really sad to hear she has passed away, she is the spitting image of my mum, there are 10 of us, 7 boys, 3 girls, Eileen will always be in our hearts xxxxx


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