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GUEST,mg 13 Nov 14 - 04:45 PM
BobKnight 13 Nov 14 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,mg 13 Nov 14 - 07:09 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Nov 14 - 11:28 PM
Dave Hanson 14 Nov 14 - 03:34 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 14 Nov 14 - 06:30 AM
Dave Hanson 14 Nov 14 - 07:46 AM
Dennis the Elder 14 Nov 14 - 08:10 AM
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mayomick 14 Nov 14 - 12:54 PM
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Subject: Review: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 13 Nov 14 - 04:45 PM

as a public service I am listening to every version of Raglan Road I can find on youtube..there are really not that many. Some are pretty...Mary Black of course. Some I would not listen to twice..Loreena McKinnet who changed the words..OK if you do but then you don't get points from me...everyone says Luke Kelly..I like his version but don't think it is the definitive version. Like Sinead O'Connor but she left out a verse. Young Niamh McGlinchey very nice.

I like it and all songs I think straight..no messing with the words, no altering the rhythm...speeding up and down..that is just odd. So Mark Koepfler is out. Peter someone with Jerry O'Connor nice.

Well, anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Review: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: BobKnight
Date: 13 Nov 14 - 06:27 PM

I have a version at Youtube.com/bobknightfolk


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Subject: RE: Review: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 13 Nov 14 - 07:09 PM

Very lovely version...I listened to some other songs and especially liked Yellow on the broom..might make that my next favorite version review.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Nov 14 - 11:28 PM

maurice dickson is my favourite


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj9EK1QMlUg


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 03:34 AM

Luke Kelly. Patrick Kavanagh gave the song to Luke, no-one ever did it better.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 06:30 AM

Peter Rowan's take on the sing is very different...but interesting.

Peter Rowan's Version


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 07:46 AM

That's a great version Tunesmith, 3 great musicians too.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 08:10 AM

Its a good version Big Al, but must admit, Luke Kelly takes some beating!


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 09:46 AM

I'm not sure if I've heard a better version of Raglan Road than Luke Kelly's but Joan Osborne's version on the Chieftains Tears of Stone album is second.

It's one of my favourite songs and I keep changing my mind about what it's about. Does anyone have thoughts?


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: mayomick
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 12:54 PM

I was there last week as leaves were falling and couldn't get the song out of my head all day. The poet met a dark haired woman who he knew would trap him and make him lose his poet's wings but he took it all too lightly . She was human - made of clay and not interested in his gifts of the mind . Poets artists etc are angels . They and mere humans shouldn't get too closely involved


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 12:57 PM

I think she was not interested in him period..so it is a very sad song.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: mayomick
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 01:08 PM

I've been told that the Queen of Hearts was a pub off Grafton Street that used to be frequented by prostitutes.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, massively-biased Luke fan
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 02:12 PM

Once Luke had recorded it, that was it for me. I can't say that no-one else should have recorded it, but I never saw the point really. I feel the same about Jacqueline Du Pre's version of Elgar's cello concerto with Barbirolli.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: BobKnight
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 08:36 PM

Sorry folks, best version for me is Mary Black. I just can't get over all those long gaps between lines and that banjo drilling away in Luke's version.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, unrepentant
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 08:40 PM

That's fine, Bob. No need to apologise.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,maryrrf (no cookie)
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 08:40 PM

I agree with Big All - I like Maurice Dickson's version the best.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 06:36 PM

I wonder does anyone sing all the words as publised in Kavanagh's Collected poems. Luke Kelly did not. Even in the first line he makes two changes: 'on an autumn day' becomes 'of an autumn day' & the poet 'met her first and knew' which is very different than 'saw her etc'
In the last verse he messes up the internal rhyming: ' That I had wooed not as I should' becomes 'That I had loved not as I should'
Wooing and loving again not the same.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, pedant
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 06:49 PM

That's right. A few years ago I checked a few versions of the song, as well as the odd website or two that provided lyrics, and I didn't find a single instance of the poem's words being properly adhered to. A case of the "folk process" (yuk!) being applied to poetry as well as to tunes and songs, I guess! If Kavanagh were alive today he'd be turning in his grave...


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Stewart
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 06:55 PM

This is not the song
but after all it was originally a poem
and I love Tommy Makem's recitation
It's on the first half of this video,
followed by my other favorite, Tommy's "Gentle Annie"

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, still the pedant
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 07:14 PM

Nice - but still not quite right! :-(


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 02:22 AM

It's one of my favourites to sing, or just talk about. But I would have to disagree with you and say Luke Kelly is the Ddefinitive version by far, after all ,it was he who first gave it life. I dont really rate any other versions and rate Mark Knopfler's (spelling?) by far the worst


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 12:37 PM

Well, of course, there is no best version!
It's all a matter of opinion!


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Carol G
Date: 06 Nov 16 - 10:22 AM

No one mentions Van Morrison's version with the Chieftains! Admittedly I've not heard many other versions but surely this must be among the best!


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Nov 16 - 12:43 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bFeua5R8w8


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Iains
Date: 07 Nov 16 - 11:51 AM

I have heard many good versions of Raglan Road but for me the best is Patsy Watchorn.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: JMB
Date: 07 Nov 16 - 01:56 PM

I like Donnie Munro's version. He has a powerful voice, and the guitar break is one that I really do enjoy. It was a live version at the Troon concert.


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 09 Nov 16 - 07:18 AM

Well Luke Kelly's is by far the best, but I love Sinead C'connor's version to. Two to avoid Mark Knoffler's and Glen hansard's are pretty awful


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 11 Nov 16 - 04:22 AM

I must add Van Morrison's to the list of versions to avoid re their awfulness


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Subject: RE: Favorite versions Raglan Road youtube
From: Stanron
Date: 11 Nov 16 - 05:02 PM

Thanks for this thread. I've just searched out the poem and will have a go at a version. There is magic here.


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