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The Sandman 25 Aug 14 - 03:31 AM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Aug 14 - 09:44 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 25 Aug 14 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Aug 14 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,slibowitz 25 Aug 14 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 25 Aug 14 - 12:27 PM
The Sandman 25 Aug 14 - 01:33 PM
The Sandman 25 Aug 14 - 02:25 PM
BrendanB 25 Aug 14 - 03:44 PM
The Sandman 26 Aug 14 - 01:41 AM
Stu 26 Aug 14 - 04:35 AM
Jim Martin 26 Aug 14 - 07:23 AM
The Sandman 26 Aug 14 - 08:17 AM
Jim Martin 26 Aug 14 - 09:07 AM
GUEST,Kim C 26 Aug 14 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: sliabh luchra music
From: The Sandman
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 03:31 AM

https://www.facebook.com/sliabheys?fref=ts


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 09:44 AM

I don't do facebook, so I found the band of YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRce_oax1sU

Thanks for the info.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 10:03 AM

'I found the band of YouTube.'

I am afraid you have you wires severely crossed. Sliabh Luachra is an area, and some would argue a state of mind, in Co Kerry. And the name has become synonymous with a particular regional style. Not a band.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 10:55 AM

Okay


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: GUEST,slibowitz
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 12:23 PM

Not just Kerry, Peter, but parts of counties Cork and Limerick too.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 12:27 PM

Ofcourse, it doesn't stop at Ballydesmond.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: The Sandman
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 01:33 PM

Sliabh Luachra is a region in Munster, Ireland by the River Blackwater and borders the counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
Peter Laban, like many of us is a blow in, I had the pleasure of meeting and playing with Julia Clfford a lot, she was just happy to play music, with anybody.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: The Sandman
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 02:25 PM

Julia Clifford an icon of Sliabh Luchra music, moved to Thetford in norfolk, England, it was an area that was not very strong in irish music, it was Neighbours like George and Eileen Monger, Michael and Caroline Kilbane, myself, Johny Coakley, the late Martin McGrath, Nic Urwin, who went to the effort of going round to see her, and taking her out to play.
Some trad irish musicians are so far up their own rectums, and so precious, to argue that it is a state of mind,
Julia and John Clifford were forgotten for a long period, likewise Padraig O keefe who now has a statue, but during his latter lifetime was only allowed in one pub in CASTLE ISLAND. O keefe was not recognised during his lifetime neither was john clifford, julia enjoyed recognition but only in the twilight of her days.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: BrendanB
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 03:44 PM

We had the pleasure some years ago of spending an evening in the company of Johnny Leary, a great Sliabh Luchra melodeon player.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 01:41 AM

Yes a fine player, his grandson is carrying on playing excellent music.
I feel it is important that different regional styles are encouraged, in my opinion CCE encourage one style only, with their competitions, these competitions give high marks for ornamentation and the judges appear in general to go for a homeogeonised CCE style, which does not appear to encourage individuality or regional styles beyond the regional fleadhs.
Sliabh Luchra is not a state of mind, it is a regional style of trad music that has certain musical charecteristics which do not appear to be found much in other parts of ireland, the same could be said of Donegal and only one or two other areas.
however for any tradition to remain vibrant and not to become dead it has to evolve and change, it will be interesting to see if it changes and how it changes or whether it remains exactly the same.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: Stu
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 04:35 AM

I love sliabh luchra music, and we still play several polkas and slides in our session. They can go like the clappers!


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: Jim Martin
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 07:23 AM

Some would argue that this 'homeogeonising' of Irish trad music has been going on longer than even since the advent of CCE 60 yrs ago, ie. with the availability of 78's & radio 80 yrs ago (or to stretch it even further, ever since Irish people travelled overseas to find work)!


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 08:17 AM

possibly JIM,
some older musicians said that the advent of michael colemans recordings affected styles, but CCE have contributed to the homogeonisation, one of their aim was to preserve the tradition, wioth their marking system they have unconciously or possibly consciously altered it.


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: Jim Martin
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 09:07 AM

Yes, indeed - interesting!


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Subject: RE: sliabh luchra music
From: GUEST,Kim C
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 10:52 AM

Far and away my favorite style of Irish music. I love its earthiness and authenticity.


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