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Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info

Big Mick 10 Nov 10 - 09:17 PM
Big Mick 10 Nov 10 - 09:39 PM
Big Mick 11 Nov 10 - 11:49 AM
Big Mick 12 Nov 10 - 11:38 AM
Big Mick 23 Nov 10 - 02:54 PM
GUEST 06 Jan 11 - 01:59 PM
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Big Mick 21 Dec 11 - 12:33 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 21 Dec 11 - 03:25 PM
Big Mick 22 Dec 11 - 09:46 AM
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McGrath of Harlow 24 Dec 11 - 06:25 AM
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Subject: Benny Lynch and Paddington Station song info
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 09:17 PM

Let's see if the old Mudcat mojo is still fully functional. I was on Beaver Island, playing a weekend concert series at Donegal Danny's Pub for the locals. One of the locals, an author by the name of Rob Cole, asked me if I had ever heard of an irish song with the title of Paddington Station. He could only remember a small snippet of the song. He thought it was an "Irish band working in the Chicago area". He is looking for a recording of the song. He could not remember the name of the band. He tells me he has never heard anyone else do the song.

Waddya say, folks? Anyone heard of this recording, or any recording of a song by the name of Paddington Station? I seem to remember a band by that name, but not a song.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: Benny Lynch and Paddington Station song info
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 09:39 PM

I found Rob's follow up email. Here is what he sent me:

Paddington Station was the title of the song as I recall, as well as the subject. I first heard it back in 1988 at a pub at the Lansing, IL airport called Shannon's Landing. The band was an Irish-born duo led by the late Benny Lynch.

Some snippets of the lyrics:

"At Paddington Station,
I found restoration,
its a story I'm...?"

"When Paddy has Powers,
it helps pass the hours,
and I miss my wee home by the bay..."

"If he suffered the loss
of His son on the cross,
tell me why should God save Ireland? "

And that's about it. I've asked a Chicago musician friend who knew Benny Lynch about the song, and am waiting words back. Quite a mystery all these years, and a song that's never left my memory completely. Thanks, and good luck!

Rob


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Subject: Anyone remember Benny Lynch - Chicago area Irish
From: Big Mick
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 11:49 AM

He apparently, according to above post was half of the duet that recorded Paddington Station.


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Subject: RE: Benny Lynch and Paddington Station song info
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 11:38 AM

C'mon folks, I know we still have it in us. I have edited the name of the thread to see if that helps. Chicago area folkies, do you remember Benny Lynch? Apparently he was an Irish immigrant singer living and working in the Chicagoland area in the 80's. How about you Irish folks? Anyone from the Auld Sod remember Benny Lynch?

It is a recording of the song we are trying to track down.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Benny Lynch and Paddington Station song info
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 02:54 PM

I know if I keep asking, someone will see this.


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Subject: RE: Benny Lynch and Paddington Station song info
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 01:59 PM

yes he's my father
im not even lieing.
i was trying to find his old band, please help me. mu mom is at work.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 07:55 PM

Folks, I am still looking for information on this song and a recording. Here is the original post in this thread.

Let's see if the old Mudcat mojo is still fully functional. I was on Beaver Island, playing a weekend concert series at Donegal Danny's Pub for the locals. One of the locals, an author by the name of Rob Cole, asked me if I had ever heard of an irish song with the title of Paddington Station. He could only remember a small snippet of the song. He thought it was an "Irish band working in the Chicago area". He is looking for a recording of the song. He could not remember the name of the band. He tells me he has never heard anyone else do the song.

Waddya say, folks? Anyone heard of this recording, or any recording of a song by the name of Paddington Station? I seem to remember a band by that name, but not a song.


All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 04:29 PM

refresh


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Subject: Benny Lynch info
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 12:33 PM

Someone has to have information on this musician/performer. Apparently he was an Irish immigrant performing in the Chicago area. I not that a guest indicated he was Benny's son but left me no contact information.

Help me out here, folks. I boasted as to how my Mudcatters never disappoint. Any info will be greatly received.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 03:25 PM

Mick
To save todays refresh i would reckon that the song could have originated in London UK by the reference to Paddington Station .
I would suggest that you pm McGrath of Harlow or someone with contacts in the then Irish immigrant population of London who might remember the song. It looks like a good song and am surprised that it is difficult to trace unless it was written and performed ony by the Benny Lynch led duo
Hope this helps and keeps the thread going even if folks think the theory is wild.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 09:46 AM

Thanks for the assistance, Kenny. I know that he was part of a duo that performed in the Chicago area, and my understanding is that he was an Irish immigrant. I was hoping McGrath and others would see this and be able to shed some light on this.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 04:15 PM

I am not giving up on this, as I know someone out there can give me a clue. Here is what I know:


  • The song is called Paddington Station. I do not know if Benny Lynch wrote it or not.
  • Benny Lynch was performing, I believe, in the Chicago area, with an Irish band.
  • I believe, but am not sure, that Mr. Lynch was an Irish Immigrant.


I am trying to track down anyone who has knowledge of Mr. Lynch, with the ultimate goal of finding either a tape of this song, or a transcription of the lyrics. Any clue to this man will give me a starting point.

C'mon, Catters, I know someone in this broad audience will know something. Any little piece of info about the person, the group, the recording, or the song, will give me a starting place.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 06:25 AM

No, I've never come across it. Paddington Station was of course the place where people coming from Ireland to London would be liable to arrive, since it's where the boat trains from Fishguard ended up, and a strong Irish community grew up there.

Sounds a song worth digging up. If Frank McCourt of blessed memory ever came across it you can be sure he'd have it somewhere in his archives - he was every bit as eager to collect new songs out of the tradition as old songs.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 09:02 AM

Thanks for looking in, Kevin. That background information is very interesting to me. The search continues. All are encouraged to ask around. Happy Christmas to all.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 03:21 PM

My brain slipped a few cogs there, the wrong Frank. I meant the late great Frank Harte.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 01:59 PM

Try Reg Hall - who has a Ph.D thesis in the pipeline about Irish music, song and dance in London. He also plays for Bampton Morris and is a leader of The Rakes folk / ceilidh / Irish dance dance often working with caller Hugh Rippon at Haddenham. Someone here must have a contact for him.

Also try Nucholas OCarolan of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin - http://www.itma.ie/


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST,shane
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 07:32 AM

hi mick benny lynch is my uncil he was in a band with paddy cauly called lilty mist


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 09:45 AM

Other item info Item number: 370573465600 Item location: Grand Rapids, Michigan,


A copy for sale so close to you


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 12 - 11:52 AM

I remember Benny Lynch. He passed away several years ago in Florida.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 07:10 AM

I knew Benny Lynch very well in Ottawa in the 70s. He passed away several years ago in Florida. Can't say I recall the song. Heard Benny sing and play many times while working at Molly McGuires in Ottawa.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST,ciara lynch
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 11:20 PM

Shanes my cousin..... Hey dude :)
Ill pm you on fb in a second.
My dad died on 3905 in orlando fl in my house.
He was born in dublin or around there he was raised in ballyformet. I can try n fi.d it. If you know harry bettley you might wanna ask him. You can reach me at lynvh.ciara@rocketmail.com


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 11:28 PM

If someone has tgat ebay thing ill buy it from you please. It means a lot to me. And shane even if its you ill buy it from u :)


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 13 - 10:50 PM

I truly hate that its mean so long :(


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 01:47 AM

Benny also played for a time with the Irish Minstrels and later as a duo with Dave Dunne.


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: GUEST,Shane lynch
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 07:57 AM

https://db.tt/sI6oOMgo

Enjoy


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Subject: RE: Paddington Station song and Benny Lynch info
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jun 16 - 05:13 PM

BigMick, while no trace of the particular song comes up, there are now several Lilty Mist titles that can be heard on YouTube.


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