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Songs from Co. Longford

GUEST 20 Jan 14 - 08:26 PM
Bob Bolton 20 Jan 14 - 08:41 PM
maeve 20 Jan 14 - 08:41 PM
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Subject: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:26 PM

Does anybody know any songs from or associated with Co. Longford?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:41 PM

G'day GUEST,

If you go up to the Lyrics & Knowledge Seach box (~ top left ...) and type Longford into thre Search box ... say for the forum ... and then, separately, for the D(igital) T(radition) you will get hits ( and, at least several sets of words ... and names ...for many songs already discussed over the years.

Have fun ... take note(s) ... and learn whar a resource this site is!

Regards,

BobB


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: maeve
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:41 PM

Hello, Guest. I think you are referring to County Longford in Ireland, correct? I'm sure someone with helpful information will be along- Mudcat members and guests are from all over the world, so you may have results quickly or it may take longer.

In the meantime, do you already know of any songs that fit your requirement ? Does it matter if the songs are old or new? If you can post more information it would help us put together answers that meet your need.

Best wishes,

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: maeve
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:45 PM

We cross-posted, Bob. Thanks for your lightning fast reply.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:51 PM

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2090

See that thread.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: maeve
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:58 PM

Great tip- loads of songs listed Irish songs/tunes/poems about Longford as linked by the Guest at 8:51 PM- nice work!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: Richard from Liverpool
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 08:31 AM

Try the Roud Folksong Index, which returns 12 results for songs collected in Co. Longford. The first couple are versions of songs collected widely elsewhere (Green Broom, Green Grow the Rushes, Let no man steal your thyme), but interestingly of those 12 results, 5 of them appear completely unique to Longford (or at least, there are no other records in the index).

Those songs are:
Lovely Mary O; Paddy Maguire; The Door it was Left Down; The Schoolmaster and the Labourer; and Innocent Darby Dane


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 11:42 AM

great, thanks for the responses so far

I thought of 'The Longford Weaver' not long after starting the thread

any more links/tips would be great! thanks


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 06:20 AM

Brilliant, I Just had a look at the search results for Longford in the Rould Folksong Index.

There was a Patrick Green recorded in 1947 by the BBC perhaps
and a Big Jim McInerney recorded in 1972 by Tom Munnelly.

Does anybody out there have more info or any leads on either of these two singers?

thanks


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 12:05 PM

Tom Munnelly made a collecting trip to Longford/Westmeath in 1972 - I heard a talk about it last year (Frank Harte Festival? Spanish Point festival? Not sure...). It is likely that the second recording is from that visit.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 08:08 AM

the Longford Collector
Padraic Colum was from Longford - so maybe She Moves through the Fair


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 01:38 PM

Padraic Colum, a collector!?

does anybody know if he is still alive or where the music/songs he collected might be....ITMA? UCD? Comhaltas?

I'll do some checking myself.

Any additional tips are most welcome

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 02:33 PM

There's a basic biography of Colum in Wikipedia:
Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 09:51 PM

sorry I got the punctuation wrong.


The Longford Collector is atune that The Dubliners used to segue from The Donegal Reel.

Padraic Colum was the bloke who wrote the words to She Moved through the Fair.

PC was a Longford man - who incidentally collected folksongs .

Two separate things. I didn't mean to confuse anyone. I thought you'd follow what I was saying.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: MartinRyan
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 03:40 AM

As Big Al implies, Colum was not primarily a song collector. His one book of songs can be read/downloaded from archive.org

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST,JB
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:19 AM

The problem with the Longford Weaver is that it probably has nothing to do with Longford at all. According the master himself Andy Irvine "Longford Town is probably a corruption of Long Cookstown.

The only other songs I can think of right now that refer to Longford are "My native town Drumlish" and "Where the three counties meet".

JB


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 09:51 AM

ah yes followed that a bit better since I am aware of the tune 'The Longford Collector'

That's great, thanks for the link of his book at archive.org

Those two songs:
'My native town of Drumlish' and 'Where the three counties meet'

those anybody have the lyrics or know anything about the song airs?

Thanks again


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 09:59 AM

Actually just did a quick search there and found the lyrics and YouTube videos for both songs

http://www.martindardis.com/id783.html

the versions of 'My native Town of Drumlish' is heading into country territory.........save me


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Subject: RE: Songs from Co. Longford
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:54 PM

The Longford Weaver always sounds like The Calton Weaver to me. Perhaps a song that cropped up everywhere in local versions.


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