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Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'

18 Jun 99 - 05:53 PM
The Shambles 19 Jun 99 - 01:55 AM
Herge 19 Jun 99 - 05:59 AM
The Burren ranger. 19 Jun 99 - 03:21 PM
Bev and Jerry 19 Jun 99 - 03:35 PM
Martin _Ryan 19 Jun 99 - 08:21 PM
Bev and Jerry 19 Jun 99 - 09:04 PM
John Moulden 20 Jun 99 - 05:06 AM
Martin _Ryan 20 Jun 99 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,Hen Harrier 05 Jul 05 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,Hen Harrier 06 Jul 05 - 05:59 PM
Jim Martin 10 Jul 05 - 08:40 AM
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MartinRyan 12 Jul 05 - 06:15 PM
Jim Martin 12 Jul 05 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,The Shambles 13 Jul 05 - 02:07 AM
MartinRyan 13 Jul 05 - 12:41 PM
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Subject: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
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Date: 18 Jun 99 - 05:53 PM

Hi there! It only takes two more weeks and then I´ll go from Germany to Miltown for the Clancy week again. Has anybody been there? I just want to chat about the best sessions, Ceilis and so on. What´s aup around Miltown in the other villages? Are there any session that are not so packed as in Miltown? Just let me know...

Michael


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 01:55 AM

I have heard this referred to us 'Willie' week and have since wondered what actually went on.

Could you give us a full account after you visit?


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Herge
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 05:59 AM

I've been a couple of times and you will find no shortage of music. At night the pubs in Miltown Malbay get very busy so I go to an outlying village. There a few to choose from and music at most of them. The sessions in the villages start later. I'll check my map and let you know the name of the village where I found the best music later.

Herge


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: The Burren ranger.
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 03:21 PM

Its very possible that nothing quite like the'Willie Week' exists anywhere else on this planet. Pipes, fiddles, concertinas, avccordeons and singing till dawn each day ....and then some! Having atended all 26 annual feasts of non-stop music, I can attest to that. The Crosses of Annagh and Mullagh are good out -of Miltown malbay spots to check out. Sometimes a little further afield such as Enistymon.


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 03:35 PM

We have only been to "Willie Week" once but we'll never forget it. We are mostly interested in the traditional singing and this never occurs where there are, or may be, instruments. It's in a pub out of Miltown Malbay. We were turned on to the festival by the Dublin Traditional Singers and when we asked how to find the singing we were told to go to Hennessy's pub at three in the afternoon and someone would recognize us and whisper the name of the pub in our ear. We went there at the appointed time and three people whispered the name of the pub to us. It was out in the country and the singing went on all night, every night.


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 08:21 PM

Bev and Jerry

Hennesy's, I'm afraid, is close.
Michael,

Try Marrinan's (in the main street) during the day - the same system tends to operate. As the town gets noisier, the singers move further and further out - sometimes ending up in Gleesons or McCarthy's of Coor (which may be difficult to find on your map), in the small hours.

INstrumental music sessions are all over the place, all the time.

See you there

Regards


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 09:04 PM

Martin:

It's been nine years since we were there but we bet you a dollar we can still find both Gleesons and McCarthy's. Especially if it's dark.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: John Moulden
Date: 20 Jun 99 - 05:06 AM

McCarthy's law is that no way is the right way.


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 20 Jun 99 - 07:48 AM

For "close" re Hennessy's read "closed"!

It can feel quite strange to be heading back to Miltown from McCarhty's at three in the morning - and meeting the rush hour traffic heading out there for a pint!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: GUEST,Hen Harrier
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:15 PM

Wonderful tribute to Ben Lennon (Charlie's brother) in the community hall yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon with many well known musicians contributing (Vincent Griffin, Charlie Lennon, Joe Burke, Mick O'Connor, Paddy Canny, John & James Kelly, Ciaran Curran).

This is part of the Summer School's policy of recent years in doing tributes to people while they are still alive, excellent idea!



Jim Martin


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: GUEST,Hen Harrier
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 05:59 PM


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Jim Martin
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 08:40 AM

Has anyone else any memories of the summer school this year (It's now just winding up)?


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: michaelr
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 11:37 PM

Check Discussions at thesession.org. Several threads there about this year's Willie Week.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 06:15 PM

Great singing session in Ennistymon on the Friday night - in the wonderful O'Heaghrain's pub. The fringe lives!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Jim Martin
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 09:17 PM

I suspect that the loss of 5 local pubs made quite a difference this year, anyone agree?


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: GUEST,The Shambles
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 02:07 AM

What is considered to be local in this respect and have these 5 pubs closed since last year?

Is this due to the ban on public smoking - introduced in Ireland last year - or due to some other reason?


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 12:41 PM

Other reasons - age and the ability to sell the license, as distinct from the pub, for prices determined by their effective value in urban areas.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 12:43 PM

And while I'm at it, the pub in Ennistymon would be Ó h-Eaghrain's, I think!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 12:51 PM

... and "local" includes Coore, both East and West!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Jim Martin
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 06:08 PM

And Mullagh and Quilty (O'Connor's, although that was already shut for last years' Willie Week).

Drink - driving has some effect with some people too, but, then again, not with quite a few others!

Let's hope no more will close during the next year but I fear there will be more casualties (I heard from a reliable source - Tom Queally - that Mary Fahey's next door on the Ennis Road is to close)


Jim Martin


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: GUEST,Johnthelepper
Date: 12 May 12 - 06:22 AM

Hi, does anybody have any footage of Hennessy's pub in the early years with Johnny O Leary


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Subject: RE: Miltown Malbay 'Willie Clancy Week'
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 May 12 - 08:03 AM

"footage of Hennessy's pub"
I doubt if any exists; would be interested to see it if it did.
Hennessy's (now long closed sadly) was a small bar not ideally shaped for sessions, let alone filming them. Whenever Johnny was there the place was heaving full.
After Hennesey's closed Johnny frequented The Westbridge on the main street.
I have a sneaking feeling that TG4 made a television programme about him following his death, but am not sure of this.
You might try contacting Oidreach an Chlair (OAC), the local heritage organisation, via their website, they should be able to tell you what there is.
Jim Carroll


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