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The BBC gone folking Mad

collierlad 12 May 10 - 12:00 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 12 May 10 - 06:06 AM
JeffB 12 May 10 - 06:57 PM
JeffB 12 May 10 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,Betsy 12 May 10 - 07:32 PM
Liz the Squeak 13 May 10 - 01:09 AM
GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser) 13 May 10 - 11:51 AM
Dennis the Elder 13 May 10 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 14 May 10 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 14 May 10 - 07:17 AM
GUEST,Mr Red 14 May 10 - 10:13 AM
Andy Jackson 14 May 10 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,cookieless bloke 14 May 10 - 03:21 PM
Herga Kitty 14 May 10 - 06:08 PM
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Subject: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: collierlad
Date: 12 May 10 - 12:00 AM

Having watched the Shantie & Sea song program on the BBC4 at the weekend it was nice to watch a more light hearted film on folk music.
The Boys and Girl from County Clare
Irish comedy set in the 1960s about a traditional music competition which serves to ignite new passions, freshen old resentments, and stir up the rivalry between two long-feuding brothers. In an attempt win the prestigious All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition, a musician convinces his English band mates to abandon their jazz stylings and try their hand at Celtic music


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:06 AM

Other thread on the subject:

thread.cfm?threadid=129417&messages=2


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: JeffB
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:57 PM

Collierlad, a terrific little film - loved it. Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: JeffB
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:59 PM


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 12 May 10 - 07:32 PM

I sat up late last night and watched a marvellous film, mind you, the versions of St Anns reel were strange but enjoyable


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 May 10 - 01:09 AM

Best line from it (or at least the bits I watched)

What's wrong?

What, apart from playing the accordian?

LTS


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 13 May 10 - 11:51 AM

Sorry to be a wet blanket but I didn't like it. Predictable script, bad acting, dodgy accents, crap wigs(!) - there was a much more interesting story to be told about the Liverpool Ceili Band in the 60s (who were far from underdogs after they won the All-Ireland twice in 1963 and 1964). They didn't even film any scenes in Liverpool. Most of the 'Irish' scenes were filmed in the Isle of Man. This was basically an American production for an American audience. It says a lot about a film when the best actor in it is Colm Meaney. And how can Andrea Corr's Irish accent be so unconvincing when she's Irish?


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 13 May 10 - 12:47 PM

Certainly a film worth watching, enjoyed everyminute.
Thanks Collierlad.


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 14 May 10 - 07:15 AM

Another thread on the subject:

thread.cfm?threadid=88363#1662081


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 14 May 10 - 07:17 AM

and another:

thread.cfm?threadid=90256&messages=9


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:13 AM

Let us hope there are repeats (there usuually are). Like the Shanties programme. There are those that see it as entertainment and see how close it comes to selling Folk to a non Folkie audience, and there are those who query the minutia because they have the KNOWLEDGE. It is much like disecting a joke - - which may show how to construct another one but you killed the punchline in the process.

It sounds like a 60's romp. So I will try to catch it.


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 14 May 10 - 02:20 PM

Great little film Yes it was pridictable but what was wrong with that. Again it wasn't a documentary or a history programme, just a bit of light entertainment with a few catchy Irish tunes thrown in.
Well watchable.


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: GUEST,cookieless bloke
Date: 14 May 10 - 03:21 PM

A nice, gentle show, it passed a very pleasant hour and a half. But why did Andrea Corr never even try to move her fingers on the fiddle? Didn't she ever watch her sister?
Actually, it's a bit of romantic mush, and I enjoyed every minute!
Lawrie


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Subject: RE: The BBC gone folking Mad
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 May 10 - 06:08 PM

Of course, Colm Meaney was in Alan Parker's Commitments!

Kitty


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