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''Local Songs of Clare" online

MartinRyan 07 Oct 11 - 03:49 AM
MartinRyan 10 Oct 11 - 08:48 AM
Jim Carroll 10 Oct 11 - 09:48 AM
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GUEST,Peter Laban 10 Oct 11 - 10:01 AM
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GUEST,The Grey Picker 30 Sep 13 - 03:52 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 30 Sep 13 - 04:56 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 30 Sep 13 - 06:06 AM
MartinRyan 30 Sep 13 - 10:01 AM
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Subject: ''Local Songs' of Clare online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 03:49 AM

Folklorist and song collector Tommy Munnelly produced a smalll volume of songs local to Clare, where he lived, during the lifetime of the Ennistymon Festival of Traditional Singing. It is now available online at Clare County Library.

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 08:48 AM

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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 09:48 AM

Hi Martin
Do you have 'Ballads of Co Clare - 1850- 1976' edited by by Seán Cillín in 1976 (around 150 songs).
Will talk to you about it, maybe at the Singing Weekend next month
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 10:00 AM

Hi Jim

Yes - I have a copy. Somewhere....!

Regards


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 10:01 AM

The book Jim mentions there was up for grabs, boxes of it, for a euro for a long time. Now, to make this a useful post, I just have to remember which shop I got it from.


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 10:04 AM

Peter

Yes - it still turns up in bookshops occasionally. Bit more expensive nowadays - but not by much!

Regards


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST,The Grey Picker
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 03:52 AM

Hi Martin

'Ballads of Co Clare - 1850- 1976'

I have been searching for this for a while. I am after the song about the Munster Hurling final, 1914, which is, I believe, in there.

I'd be eternally grateful if you could scan or post them for me.

Best

John


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 04:56 AM

This one?

[i]As the Banner county hurlers steamed away to Thurles
You have seldom seen a finer lot of men,
And they passing every station, there was joy and animation,
To see Clare or Cork was going to win.[/i]

If nobody else jumps in I'll try do the rest later. It's nr 55 in the book, page 35.


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 06:06 AM

1914 Munster Final


As the Banner county hurlers steamed away to Thurles
You have seldom seen a finer lot of men,
And they passing every station, there was joy and animation,
To see Clare or Cork was going to win.

The Banner county hurlers reached the town of Thurles,
The cheers they were vibrating to the skt,
The final ultimatum was 'Up Clare, and at 'em,
Bring the Munster championship or die'

When the starting whistle sounded, oh, the ball was quickly grounded,
The hurlers gathered round it they rallied and they reeled,
You have seldom seen such slashin' and scores of hurleys smashin',
No one could bet a tanner on the field.

Now those fiery teams were prancing, on each others goals advancing,
Camans brightly glancing in the air,
No Melesian nor Dalcassian, ever done such slashin'
As the hurlin' boys from Cork and county Clare.

At last the game was ended, oh, it was nobly defended,
And the referee attended with ability and care,
When he shouted out the score it was number three to four,
And he gave a bunch of palm to county Clare.

When Clare became victorious, oh, sure 'twas something glorious,
To see the gallant followers as they cheered them up and down,
And all the pretty girls took their hats off from their curls,
And they cheered them to the station of the town.

They then bid goodbye to the cailins on the sly,
People say they hugged them here and hugged them there
They shook hands with their opponents, oh, the spirited Corkonians,
And they steamed it once again for county Clare.

Now they're back in county Clare there's music everywhere,
The boys are full of frolic and of fun,
The Banner county bred them, and Maria Reddin fed them,
And Amby Powell led like a father with his son,
He eld the gallant hurlers all the way to Thurles,
And the Munster Championship they won.


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for that, Peter. I had just PM'd our GUEST with an offer of a scan.

Regards


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 06:25 PM

Thanks Martin and Peter!

Just what I was looking for reasons not unassociated with Clare's recent exploits and the false pride of a friend from Tip.

I am in your debt.

The Grey Picker


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 07:29 PM

We have a gang of workmen doing an excellent and extensive job on our septic tank at present.
They all went to Croke Park on Saturday, and to Ennis to welcome the winners home on Sunday
Our garden was like half time on the Somme on Monday morning
Up the Banner
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 03:18 AM

The air given for the hurling song is "The Garden where the Praties grow".

Regards


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 08:19 AM

Thank you Martin.

The tune is an interesting fit!

Very best

John


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Subject: RE: ''Local Songs of Clare" online
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 08:32 AM

I realised I hadn't an air added (they're not given with the song itself) and was going to go back to the book. Thanks Martin for adding that.

Only just figured out the airs are printed in the index at the beginning of the book.


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