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Women in Irish Traditional Music

Matthew Edwards 15 Dec 16 - 05:30 PM
Steve Shaw 15 Dec 16 - 06:09 PM
Thompson 15 Dec 16 - 06:10 PM
Thompson 15 Dec 16 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 16 Dec 16 - 02:56 AM
Manitas_at_home 16 Dec 16 - 03:11 AM
Matthew Edwards 16 Dec 16 - 03:41 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 16 Dec 16 - 04:12 AM
Matthew Edwards 16 Dec 16 - 04:50 AM
Manitas_at_home 16 Dec 16 - 09:05 AM
Jim Carroll 16 Dec 16 - 09:38 AM
pattyClink 17 Dec 16 - 09:08 AM
Andrez 18 Dec 16 - 06:30 AM
Jim Carroll 22 Dec 16 - 12:05 PM
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Subject: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 05:30 PM

The Irish Traditional Music Archive Advent calendar for 2016 features twenty-five women in Irish traditional music who were born, or were active, during the years 1912-1922 currently being commemorated as the Decade of Centenaries.
This is a great opportunity to pay tribute to some remarkable tradition bearers, and to hear some great performances stored in the archive.
There are brief biographies of the women and some great photographs.
You can get daily notifications by liking the Archive's Facebook page, or you can open the different pages of the calendar at the ITMA website.
There are some stunning items here, especially by some lesser known contributors, which illustrate quite neatly the sheer wealth of the Irish tradition.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 06:09 PM

The Advent calendar is a lovely idea. It hasn't happened so far, and I know I'll have to wait in suspense, but as yet there's been no mention of Delia Murphy. She recorded the Spinning Wheel Song and Three Lovely Lasses (not "lassies," wiki!), both of which my old gran used to sing (my gran died in 1965). A couple of weeks ago we went to the memorial service of the wonderful lady who taught both our children music at secondary school. The recording of Delia singing Three Lovely Lasses was played, much to my delight. I thought of my Gran, dead these last fifty years, gently crooning those verses in that lovely "old lady" voice. There wasn't a dry eye above me beard!


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Thompson
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 06:10 PM

Thanks, this is brilliant!


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Thompson
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 06:38 PM

Margaret Barry (day 10) is stupendous!


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 02:56 AM

Yes, she is indeed! Think I was there when the pic was taken - I recognise the wallpaper!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 03:11 AM

Does anyone know what happened to Day 1? It doesn't seem to be there.


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 03:41 AM

Day 1 is still there on the website page, but it may be harder to find on the Facebook site, although it is there somewhere!
Anyway, it features Catherine Talty of Mullagh County Clare singing 'My Own Dear County Clare'. Click here to listen: ITMA Advent Calendar Day 1

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 04:12 AM

'Anyway, it features Catherine Talty of Mullagh County Clare singing 'My Own Dear County Clare'. '

It fails to mention however the sad fact Catherine died recently. In her 101st year I believe.


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 04:50 AM

I sadly neglected to mention that Catherine Talty had recently died, but the ITMA website does actually give the correct information:

"Catherine Talty (née Moroney) was born three weeks before the 1916 Easter Rising outside Mullagh, west Clare. It was here she was to spend 100 years until her passing in October 2016. A fine singer and composer of songs including 'The Hills of Coore', Catherine was recorded extensively by the Clare Oral History and Folklore Group. She was a regular visitor to the famous weekly session at Gleeson's Pub in Coore frequenting with, among others, Junior Crehan, PJ Crotty and Kitty Hayes. The pub closed its doors for the last time in 2004."

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 09:05 AM

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 09:38 AM

"I sadly neglected to mention that Catherine Talty...."
Catherine was a dear friend of ours - shortly before she died I had the privilege of interviewing her on film for a series of filmed interviews on behalf of the Clare Heritage Group 'Oidhreacht an Chlair' one of the most pleasurable weeks I have ever spent.
Hopefully, hers, and similar filmed interviews will be available on the OAC site in the future.
The calendar should shortly include another West Clare woman, singer, Nonie Lynch, who died aged 101, a couple of years ago
Two more women from the area are possibilities, if more information can be gathered about them.
Mary Haren, who lived half way between Miltown Malbay and Inagh, was a magnificent old-style concertina player, unfortunately only a few tunes played by her exist, recorded by Seamus Ennis in the early 1960s
The other lady has, up to now, been a total mystery - Margaret, (Peggy) Downes a piper who lived and worked in Miltown Malbay at the end of the 1940s - early 50s, a pupil of Willie Clancy -
Originally from Kilmihil, South Clare, the occurrence of a woman piper at that time makes her particularly interesting, but we have learned she was a fine piper.
We are gradually gathering information on her - anything further would be very much appreciated
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: pattyClink
Date: 17 Dec 16 - 09:08 AM

Eight days remain on the advent calendar,let's refresh this thing! Thanks Matthew for a wonderful link, much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Andrez
Date: 18 Dec 16 - 06:30 AM

Mindblowing, what a treat, thank you so much!

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Women in Irish Traditional Music
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 22 Dec 16 - 12:05 PM

The wonderful Nonie Lynch can me heard on today's Advent calendar - coming up to mid 90s when she was recorded.
Correction to her information
She was not a songwriter and the two songs mentioned are traditional
Jim Carroll


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