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50's Irish radio show?

GUEST,Andy 01 Apr 09 - 03:46 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 01 Apr 09 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Andy 01 Apr 09 - 04:51 AM
MartinRyan 01 Apr 09 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,lox 01 Apr 09 - 05:08 AM
scouse 01 Apr 09 - 05:12 AM
MartinRyan 01 Apr 09 - 05:28 AM
Gweltas 01 Apr 09 - 06:08 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 01 Apr 09 - 06:36 AM
GUEST,Danjoe 01 Apr 09 - 07:01 AM
scouse 01 Apr 09 - 08:01 AM
Fiolar 01 Apr 09 - 08:35 AM
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Subject: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 03:46 AM

At our club on St. Pat's night a couple of weeks ago a radio show was mentioned which I recall hearing regularly when I was but a lad. It had a theme song:-

If your Irish, come into the parlour,
There's a welcome there for you.
If your name is Timothy or Pat
So long as you come from Ireland there's a welcome on the mat.

etc, etc.

We dont know the name of the prog, or any other details except for the catchy intro song.

One of our members has tried to find reference to it on the 'net, but to no avail. He seems to think it was broadcast on Radio Luxemburg.
However, I'm sure that there will be learned folk out there in Mudcat land who will be able to give me details and put my old mind at ease.
Thanks for any info

Regards

Andy


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 04:26 AM

Where did you live? Were you in Ireland? If you can give us some geographical details it might help pin things down. The song itself is well known all over the place -


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 04:51 AM

Bonnie I live in England. South Yorkshire.

Andy


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 05:04 AM

Can't say I recall an Irish programme on Radio Luxembourg in the '50's - but then all I listened to was The Deep River Boys and, IIRC, a rebroadcast of The Voice of America Jazz Hour!

Regards


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,lox
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 05:08 AM

I have heard this song sung by numerous older relatives. It was always sung to me as a kid.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: scouse
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 05:12 AM

I remember listening to Radio Eiren I think it was called on Saturday afternoons in Birkenhead via Reddifusion a sort of cable radio in the 50's. Anyone else remember this.There was always a Monologue, which was normally very sad and of course very moralistic.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 05:28 AM

Phil

That sounds like The Walton's Programme (music publishers rather than prairie dwellers!) - which always closed with the immortal words "If you feel like singing, DO sing an Irish song!"

Regards


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Gweltas
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 06:08 AM

From when I was a kid growing up in Ireland in the 1950's I vaguely remember a couple of radio programmes, broadcast on Radio Éireann (Irish radio) that might possibly be what you are searching for. There was LIVING WITH LYNCH hosted by singer and actor Joe Lynch from Cork and TAKE THE FLOOR hosted by "Din-Joe" (real name Denis Joseph Fitzgerald, I've been told). However, I do not remember what theme music was used in either case, sorry. Take The Floor was unique in the annals of RADIO broadcasting in featuring "live" performances of Irish Step Dancing!! In pre-television days in Ireland we just accepted this was perfectly "normal" and it is only in retrospective contemplation that I find the concept so amusing!!

I'm pretty certain that Radio Luxembourg wasn't broadcasting any Irish themed programmes back then.

Perhaps an enquiry directed to the Radio Archives Section of RTÉ (Radio Teilfís Éireann) will produce a definitive answer.

Contact RTÉ :
RTÉ Information Office
Donnybrook
Dublin 4,
Co. Dublin,
Ireland.

Main switchboard
Tel: 00353 (1) 208 3111
Fax: 00353 (1) 208 3080
email to: info@rte.ie

Still in nostalgia mode here..... and apologies for a wee bit of thread drift ........ does anyone remember the 1950's BBC Radio series "Journey Into Space" and the Dan Dare series on Radio Luxembourg, which used to be on when I was about 7, or 8, years old?? I had to beg and plead and promise excellent behaviour to my parents in order to be allowed to "stay up late" to listen to these Sci-fi episodes. From the moment I heard my first episode on radio, I became a life long Sci-fi addict !! I know it had been broadcasting for a while before some older kids clued me in that it was on, I have no idea at what point in either series I began listening in. Aaaah.... the magic of radio in combination with soaring juvenile imagination !!


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 06:36 AM

[To continue the thread drift for a minute] I often wonder if the dizzying array of visual images that bombard kids is hindering their minds from developing in certain areas where - when it had to create its own illustrations and scene-settings - it was forced to work, and therefore grow. Reading and listening to radio, or being read to, or simply told a tale makes one exercise a facility that will atrophy if the mind is not required to use it.

I loved radio and books as a child - and still do. But I'm of an age where television - though it existed - wasn't a given in every home and spent a lot of its daytime hours just showing a static test-card; never mind the internet! Generations older than me (yes, they do exist) can remember not even having radio, and needing to rely on telling each other their own stories and playing their music live, for lack of any mechanical equipment to do it for them. And I know we are the poorer for the loss of that.

Excellent suggestion about getting in contact with RTÉ, though would it transmit across England as far as Yorkshire? We never could get it when I lived in London, to my great dismay -


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Danjoe
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 07:01 AM

The intr. for 'Take the floor' was LIFT THE LATCH,OPEN THE DOOR,STEP RIGHT IN and TAKE THE FLOOR. The dancers were the Rory O Connor school of dancers.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: scouse
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 08:01 AM

Martin Thanks very much you could well be right.are you related in anyway way to the Fiddler Mick Ryan from Edenderry who's sadly no longer with us, you may know his brother Dennis, and to digress.. Bloody 'ell. Journey into space used to scare me shitless.Never ever forget Lemmy!!
As Aye,
Phil.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Fiolar
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 08:35 AM

Radio Luxembourg did have a programme in the '50s where Irish requests were played.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 08:58 AM

scouse

No relation to the Edenderry Ryans - but I know Denis alright. In fact, I once taught him - but not the fiddle!

Regards


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 12:07 PM

Maybe this website could help you:

http://whirligigtv.yuku.com/forums/2/t/50s-Radio.html


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 01:40 PM

Radio Luxembourg did have an Irish half hour programme in the late 1940s-50s, they also had a Scottish half hour programme in those years.
I cannot be sure what the signature was.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: ard mhacha
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 01:51 PM

# Thursdays: 8:30 PM - Lucky Couple - with David Jacobs
David Jacobs

David Henry Jacobs was a United Kingdom athletics born in Herne Hill, London. He was a member of the Herne Hill Harriers athletic club....
recorded on location in the UK.

    * 9:30 PM - Irish Requests.

Programme highlights from Radio Luxenbourg in the early 1950s, there was also a Scottish request programme.


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 01:54 PM

Sounds like you may well have nailed it, alright. Just too early for me to remember!

Regards


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,The Burren Ranger
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 02:03 PM

Yes, there was indeed an Irish request prog broadcast on Radio Luxemburg in the late '50s. If I recall it was presented by Don Moss and yes, one of the MOST requested songs on the prog was ' If You're Irish..."!!
Ahhh. the memories!
Burren Ranger


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 04:06 AM

Thanks to all. Now I know that I've not been imagining this.

Regards

Andy


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 11:53 AM

It was a program on Radio Luxembourg presented by Don Moss.
See http://www.kinglaoghaire.com/site/lyrics/song_197.html for words and http://vodpod.com/watch/1375791-if-youre-irish-come-into-the-parlour-ruby-murray to hear Ruby Murray singing it!

Cheers


   Roger


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,guest (Pat)
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 01:56 PM

Please can anyone out there remember a serial on weekdays called "The Kennedy's of Castle Ross"?very similar to our English "Mrs Dales' Diary"Thanks Pat


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:44 PM

Certainly! First Irish radio soap, IIRC. Mind you, there was also The Dalys of Honeydew Farm which may have preceded it, when I think about it!

Regards

p.s Click here and scroll down for a brief extract from the first broadcast!


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Seamus McGowan
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 07:14 PM

Scouse, the programme you were referring to was one of the old Radio Eireann sponsored programmes on Saturday at lunchtime. It was the Gateaux programme, the first part was a radio soap called The Dalys of Honeydew Farm', my late father played the part of Garda O'Brien, and the second part was a Monologue performed each week by Harry Brogan and written by my late father Paddy McGowan.

Best Regards
Seamus McGowan
smcgowan@live.ie


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,oldtimer
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 04:04 PM

OOps!
I am reminded of "Job of Journeywork" & Waltons commercial on Saty afternoons "If you hear this band passing thro your town etc etc " & something McGee & his gay guitar ---he was rud eile


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 05:07 PM

CHARLIE MCGEE AND HIS GAY GUITAR?


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 12:25 AM

Back then being GAY meant carefree and full of fun until the word was later hi-jacked by people of a certain sexual orientation so that the word Gay could no longer be used by straight people


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 16 - 11:08 AM

Just came across this as the show popped up in conversation the other night. It was sponsored by a football pool entrepeneur called Horace Batchelor from keynesham and he gave precise instructions (spelt K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M). It featured such songs as Ann Shelton's Lay Down Your Arms, various Ruby Murray, Bing Crosby a song about the shooting of Sean Tracey-Tipperary So Far Away. Presented by Don Moss


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 14 Feb 16 - 04:38 PM

If You're Irish (Come Into the Parlour) was a popular Irish-American song; in Hitchcock's version of Juno and the Paycock from 1929 he uses it as a symbol of the denatured Irish culture of the Civil War years by having characters charmed by it being played on a gramophone. The sound effect, according to an article about the film, was achieved by the props man singing it in his Cockney accent while holding his nose, though perhaps this was another song. (In the same film, Sarah Allgood's stunning voice is shown off when the family and friends in the tenement room sing Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms together.)

The programme does sound like the Walton's Programme. I don't remember the theme tune, but do remember the sign-off, which my parents used to mockingly repeat as "If you MUST sing, do sing an Irish song."


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 22 Jun 18 - 10:20 AM

HI Andy - Think it was Don Moss who presented it - Luxembourg or Light programme!


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 22 Jun 18 - 11:28 AM

@If You're Irish (Come Into the Parlour)@
Parodied thus bt Dominic Behan

If you're lonely and feel distracted,
You can take a tip from me.
Keep your mind upon your B.E.D.
As long as you've got your arms full you're as happy as can be.
If you're psychotic, or just neurotic,
Or you feel a bit perverse.
Whatever disorder is your grief,
From Joseph Smith take a leaf
I'm free, and a Mormon in reverse

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
From: Gutcher
Date: 22 Jun 18 - 11:35 AM

Early 50s. used to listen to Din-Joe starting at 1pm. on a Sunday afternoon. One of the monologues was a real tearjerker invoving a gaun-buddy [tramp] and a fiddle being aunctioned. Anyone have a copy of this one?

On a Saturday evening from 10pm. to 11pm., in the same era, there was a program called "The Ballad Makers Saturday Night" and this was where I first heard "Cutting The Corn In Creeslaugh Today". As it turns out I only recently discovered that this was, at that time, a fairly new song by Percy French.
One gets a vision of a location from a song and my vision of Creeslaugh was of a small fishing village at the foot of some steep cliffs with the cornfields being very small, how wrong I was, one could put a combined harvester to work in the fields surrounding Creeslaugh.


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