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Folk sings in Dublin?

GUEST,everyman 12 Jul 18 - 10:53 PM
FreddyHeadey 13 Jul 18 - 02:49 AM
Jim Carroll 13 Jul 18 - 03:44 AM
FreddyHeadey 13 Jul 18 - 06:03 AM
Nick 13 Jul 18 - 06:31 AM
Nick 13 Jul 18 - 06:35 AM
Jim Carroll 13 Jul 18 - 08:52 AM
FreddyHeadey 13 Jul 18 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,patriot 13 Jul 18 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,everyman 13 Jul 18 - 03:10 PM
Jim Carroll 14 Jul 18 - 03:19 AM
GUEST,patriot 14 Jul 18 - 10:42 AM
FreddyHeadey 14 Jul 18 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,Gealt 14 Jul 18 - 08:33 PM
keberoxu 14 Jul 18 - 08:48 PM
Jim Carroll 15 Jul 18 - 02:38 AM
GUEST,TomBerenger 15 Jul 18 - 04:10 AM
FreddyHeadey 15 Jul 18 - 04:49 AM
GUEST,Alan Woods 15 Jul 18 - 09:15 AM
Jim Carroll 15 Jul 18 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,everyman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 10:53 PM

A friend is in Dublin right now and is asking where the good sings are. Where can I send her for a friendly pub sing, or other kinds of sings?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 02:49 AM

"right now" ? you don't say for how long...

idk,
the Howth singing circle is "first Thursday"
An Goilin singers club will be on their summer break probably.(if it is on it'll be tonight, Friday 9.30)

You'll find those & links for other folky venues on an earlier thread
thread.cfm?threadid=162765&messages=12


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 03:44 AM

"(if it is on it'll be tonight, Friday 9.30)"
It is usually cancelled for the Willie Clancy Summer School which is on now

THe Clé Club is on the 3rd Thursday in every month (except August) at Liberty Hall

The superb 'Larry' Night at th Cobblestone at Smithfield the firs Sunday of each month (don't know about the Summer Break

I've always found anything around Temple Bar as palatable as Doolin - not for me, I'm afraid

These are formal sessions - I'm told there are plenty of informal ones, but I've never visited them
A call to the Irish Traditional Music Arcice in Merrion Square might help
Good luck
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 06:03 AM

[danger of thread drift...]
:-) "as palatable as Doolin" ?
Is that an Irish expression Jim?
I googled it but drew a blank.



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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Nick
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 06:31 AM

When my wife and I were in Dublin we let our ears and eyes be the guide - and asked in a couple of bars who pointed us in directions. Walked round Temple Bar and found a pub with a few people in so I went and got my guitar out of the hotel and we went and joined in and had a great fun evening. People very welcoming


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Nick
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 06:35 AM

The other thing we did find in our trip around a few bits of Ireland was that if it says it starts at nine o'clock it probably doesn't.

("Would you like another guiness while you are waiting?") :)


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 08:52 AM

Just been told about the SongMaps site - a guid to singing sessions in Ireland
Haven't tried it yet but it's said to be very helpful

"as palatable as Doolin" ?
All my own work I'm afraid Freddie
It's a village (sort of on the Coast of Clare where tourists wearing Cowboy hats and totin' twelve string guitars go to listen to each other sing
It was the home of Packie, Micho and Gussie Russell, three of the mainstays of the best of Clare traditional music - no more, no more, alas
Jim


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 10:08 AM

Thanks Jim.
I'd never seen SongMaps before.    ...started ~2013 and now I see a couple of FB friends are already signed up.

Here's the link if anyone was wondering
https://www.facebook.com/song.sessions/events/


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,patriot
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 11:13 AM

Doolin- just Jim Carroll trying to start more irrelevant aggro


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,everyman
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 03:10 PM

Thank you all! I'll make sure my friend gets all these suggestions... and the song maps fb group is a GREAT thing that I didn't know about. (Maybe /I/ should visit Ireland)

DK


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 03:19 AM

"Doolin- just Jim Carroll trying to start more irrelevant aggro"
No - just telling it as it is
I remember being entertained by the Russell brothers in the early days and I remember one of the finest veteran concertina plyers in Ireland being fed pints to shut him up so that the ten-gallon-hats could get on with doing their thing on their twelve-string guitars without being interrupted by the locals
What's your experience anonymous Patriot Guest ?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,patriot
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 10:42 AM

Can only agree about Doolin- a tourist trap to be avoided, even if promoted by Bord Failte etc- it's a total scam- but what's it got to do with Dublin?-

Check the thread title & stop stirring it up- no need for it- you were helpful earlier on, why not continue to be positive?


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 12:05 PM

I think JC was likening Temple Bar to Doolin.
That's all.

No need to do any more stirring.

Informative posts would be welcome, I'll be in Dublin later this year.

I've added the places mentioned to the editable Folk Club Map to help me find them one day.

(in browser, not maps)
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1plE0C69JOiO8FotbmDlDvE2qxbM&ll=53.32304589757354%2C-6.245704100000012&z=11


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 08:33 PM

Lets see: Everyman's friend (female) is on a visit to Dublin looking for a singing session. We tell her not to bother with Temple Bar D2 & we are asked why. We them that Temple Bar is worse than Doolin.
She decides to go anyway, as well as traditional singing it turns out she's a collector of ten-gallon hats.

It's a small world.


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 08:48 PM

What is a Larry night?


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 02:38 AM

"Check the thread title & stop stirring it up-"
Check what I rore - I used it as an analogy
I live in Clare within a half hour's drive of Dublin
It has become a target for tourists, they go =away thinking that what goes on there is what Irish music is about - the same happens with visitors to Temple Bar
We in Miltown Malbay have good, well-played traditional music three or four nights every week of the year - other places in Clare are the same

The same is the case with Dublin - rather than going to Hughes's or The Cobblestone, or The Goilín ot The Clé Club... and the numerous other good sessions, they tourists head for Temple Bar where they are given 'tourist' music, quite often played by tourists

Among Irish musicians and music lovers, 'Doolin' has become synonymous with a certain type of music - hence its use here
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,TomBerenger
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 04:10 AM

It's like lady's night, keberoxu, 'cept 'em Dublin fellars prefer Larrys...


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 04:49 AM

keberoxu, ”Larry Night"
review here from 2015 The Night Before Larry Got Stretched

"... standing room only at the monthly singing session in the Cobblestone in Smithfield.

The old-style club night that drew me in is called The Night Before Larry Got Stretched and alongside the grey-haired sean-nós performers are dozens of twenty-somethings hipsters of every shade and hue. There’s no shuffling to a microphone here – people write their name down on a sheet of paper and, when called, simply sing from their seat.

The first voice, a 25-year-old Dubliner, fills the room with deep, booming folk, causing ripples of excitement. He’s followed by voices so varied and smooth it’s hard to imagine the art of Irish song under any kind of threat. Pints are poured, singing battles are fought and won and the silence of the audience reigns supreme. There can be few places in the world where unaccompanied singing holds such a pride of place."
more > https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/barfly-the-cobblestone-in-dublin-s-smithfield-1.2137044


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,Alan Woods
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 09:15 AM

'The Night Before Larry Got Stretched' is the name of a singing session which takes place on the first Sunday of each month...except January, July and August.

The next 'Larry' session is on Sunday the 2nd September @9pm in the back room of The Cobblestone pub, Dublin 7.

Alan Woods


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 07:50 PM

Just been sent this from a friend I made at the WCSS
Hope it's a help for visitors to Dublin
Jim Carroll

An Góilín Singer's Club, 36 Parnell Sq., (no session July/Aug) Every Fri        9:00pm        http://www.goilin.com/
Blackrock. O'Rourke's Pub, 15 Main St.,        Last Thu 9:00pm         http://jackorourkes.com/01/
Bray, Tennis Club, Vevay Rd., 3rd Sat        9:00pm        
Clé Club The, Liberty Hall (no session July/Aug) 3rd Wed 8:00pm        
Howth Singer's Club, The Abbey Tavern, Howth (no session Jul/Aug)        1st Thu        9:00pm        https://howthsingingcircle.com/Lord Edward 2nd Tues 9:00pm        No Session July/Aug
Malahide Singing Circle, Oscar Taylor's        Last Thu 8:30pm        No Session July/Aug
Night Before Larry Got Stretched The, The Cobblestone, Smithfield1st Sun        9:00pm        No Session July/Aug
Song Central, Chaplin's Bar, Hawkin's St. 2nd Sun 6:00pm        https://www.facebook.com/songcentral.dublin


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Jul 18 - 04:19 AM

I agree with Jims comments


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 17 Jul 18 - 02:16 AM

Looks like the months of July & August create a marked reduction in places to go (5 out of the 8 places suggested by Jim's friend). Is that due to holidays and "the regulars" are simply not there?


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Subject: RE: Folk sings in Dublin?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Jul 18 - 02:31 AM

""the regulars" are simply not there?"
That, and the fact that Dublin is flooded with strangers this time of year - the horrendous cost of accommodation and lack of venues doesn't help
We had a couple of pleasant evenings in a local bar the 'Peder Kearney' near Christchurch some years ago
A small group of locals used to get in on Mondays and sing for each other - visitors like us were invited to try their hand
Unfortunately the management realised the business potential and got an over-loud band in, then redesigned the bar, losing a great deal of it's 'local' atmosphere.
They were the days, my friend
Jim


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