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Songs of County Clare

Jim Carroll 19 Mar 15 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,# 19 Mar 15 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,sciencegeek 20 Mar 15 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,# 20 Mar 15 - 10:55 AM
Jim Carroll 20 Mar 15 - 11:09 AM
Jim Carroll 20 Mar 15 - 11:12 AM
The Sandman 20 Mar 15 - 03:10 PM
The Sandman 21 Mar 15 - 03:33 AM
GUEST,# 21 Mar 15 - 09:08 AM
Jim Carroll 21 Mar 15 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,# 21 Mar 15 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 21 Mar 15 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 21 Mar 15 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,# 21 Mar 15 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 21 Mar 15 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,# 21 Mar 15 - 01:22 PM
Joe Offer 22 Mar 15 - 01:10 AM
Jim Carroll 22 Mar 15 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 26 Mar 15 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,# 26 Mar 15 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 26 Mar 15 - 08:12 AM
GUEST 26 Mar 15 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,# 26 Mar 15 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie) 26 Mar 15 - 03:52 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Songs of County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 03:21 PM

Will post the link after next Thursday
Jim Carroll

Clare County Library cordially invites you to the launch of its online Singers and Songs of County Clare from the Carroll Mackenzie Collection, featuring over 400 songs from the Carroll Mackenzie Collection of songs, stories, music and folklore collected by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in London and west Clare over a period of 40 years, with transcriptions of song lyrics accompanying each recording, and various playlists for easy listening. The project is also enhanced by the addition of articles on singers and the song tradition in County Clare.
The Singers and Songs of County Clare from the Carroll Mackenzie Collection will be launched on Thursday the 26th of March by Cllr. Pat Hayes at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, at 8pm.
Enquiries to: 065 6899090 or mailbox@clarelibrary.ie


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 03:26 PM

Great review of the collection here.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,sciencegeek
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 09:27 AM

congrats!


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 10:55 AM

That's an accomplishment and a half. I hope you're both chuffed big time because you certainly deserve to be. Ain't common that a duo saves hundreds of songs and singers of those songs in one fell swoop that lasted decades. In the parlance, "Ya done real good :-)."


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:09 AM

"That's an accomplishment and a half."
Aw shucks - it was nuffin!!
Seriously - it's been a real pleasure for us and the County Library have made a magnificent job of putting it together - they've transcribed all the songs, included our annotations and photographs, linked to articles and a film of some of the singers - they've had two librarians working on it for over a year - magic.
They have also shown an interest in our Traveller collection and our recordings of storytellers.
The response we have had from our postings so far is very heartening
Thanks for your kind words
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 11:12 AM

I should thank the Muddcatters who have helped us with the song notes when we put up queries - this forum at its very best
Thanks all
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Mar 15 - 03:10 PM

Jim Carroll is the best thing since Ewan MacColl, long may he continue cogitating on connectivity in county clare.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 03:33 AM

great work , jim and pat


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 09:08 AM

Jim, so I understand, this material will be available online next Thursday? That means March 26?

I'm looking forward to hearing the collection--talk about yer mixed metaphors :-)


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 10:33 AM

After next Thursday - the librarians will be working on it right up to the launch then we will circulate the link - it looks great.
Hopefully it will be an ongoing site - we have another few dozen songs to add and then local people will be asked to contribute any recordings they have of parents, neighbours etc.
Don't know if you are familiar with the Clare County Library site, but they already have an impressive music collection, but no songs
MUSIC OF CLARE
Traditional music here in Clare has now been guaranteed a future for at least another few generations - hopefully we can make a start on the song side of things - it used to be great when we started recording back in the early seventies
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 11:03 AM

Thank you, Jim. Much appreciated.

Na Ceannabháin Bhána & HARDIMAN THE FIDDLER - Kitty Hayes, E O'Neill, P Laban, M Kinsella, J Marsh

That piece of music is incredible for the timing. WOW!


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 11:40 AM

Do they have a video of that or have they taken a track from a CD? Never knew they had it on there anyway.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 11:51 AM

OK, never mind, I see where it is now, and where it came from.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 12:47 PM

Peter, what timings are used for it?


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 12:54 PM

They're 9/8 slip jigs.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 01:22 PM

Thank you, Peter.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 01:10 AM

As Jim said, the songs aren't online quite yet - but for some reason, a Google search brings them up. And if you click on the results, you get nothing - but the Google Cache will give you a nice sneak peek.
That's a wonderful collection of music to explore, Jim.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 03:57 AM

If you click on the songs, as you say, you get nothing, but you can look into the film clips.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 07:52 AM

Songs of Clare now live


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 08:00 AM

Wow. Thank you, Peter, and special thanks to Carroll/Mackenzie and the wonderful people at Clare County Library. Brilliant work--all of you.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 08:12 AM

While I have you there, as a follow up to your question about the timing of those tunes, here's a recording of the man who gave the song Na Cheannabhain Bhana to Séamus Ennis, who then took it up as an instrumental piece, as we played it above.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 10:29 AM

Hi Jim and Pat,

Just spent a short time exploring the platform. Brilliant site and a fitting tribute to the work that you both have done over many, many years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your magnificent contribution to the tradition.

Fergus Russell


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,#
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 10:35 AM

Fantastic. The Boys of Mullaghbawn sung by Mr Lyons is truly wonderful. The accompanying written notes about the song are great. The ease of access to the site speaks volumes about the IT people, and the foresight of the library collecting and preserving these voices and songs is magnificent.

Peter, that is a very interesting piece of history. Your musicianship is awesome, btw. It is neat to see the development of a slip jig from a lullaby if indeed that's what happened. Thank you very much.

County Clare certainly has a fierce but determined pride about its history. I trust all of you are chuffed with the work you've done.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,Liberty Boy (sans cookie)
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 03:52 PM

I've just had a quick look. Looks brilliant!


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 04:40 PM

What a splendid resource.


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Subject: RE: Songs of County Clare
From: Lighter
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 06:06 PM

Simply wonderful, the kind of in-depth and sensitive collecting, from genuine tradition bearers, that we have no right expect any more.

Thanks to all of you.


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