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GUEST,jennifer 09 Mar 01 - 10:19 PM
Sorcha 10 Mar 01 - 12:29 AM
Malcolm Douglas 10 Mar 01 - 08:02 AM
Deskjet 14 Mar 01 - 07:11 PM
Deskjet 16 Mar 01 - 01:42 PM
Roger in Sheffield 16 Mar 01 - 01:48 PM
Deskjet 16 Mar 01 - 03:42 PM
GUEST,Jennifer 16 Mar 01 - 10:40 PM
Malcolm Douglas 17 Mar 01 - 01:12 AM
Deskjet 17 Mar 01 - 07:59 AM
GUEST,Jane in Nebraska 05 Aug 06 - 06:33 PM
Desert Dancer 06 Aug 06 - 04:44 PM
GUEST,Jane in Nebraska 08 Aug 06 - 03:24 PM
Mr Happy 02 Dec 07 - 05:14 AM
Mr Happy 02 Dec 07 - 09:32 AM
Mr Happy 02 Dec 07 - 11:23 AM
Mr Happy 04 Dec 07 - 10:29 AM
Mr Happy 05 Dec 07 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,Greg Doucette 05 Dec 07 - 08:56 AM
Mr Happy 05 Dec 07 - 11:33 AM
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Subject: inisheer
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 10:19 PM

Does anyone know if the tune "Inisheer" (performed by "Cherish the Ladies" is in the public domain? I have found the name "Thomas Walsh" listed as the composer on a CD. Is he a modern composer or from another time period?

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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Mar 01 - 12:29 AM

I can't find any info about his at all.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 10 Mar 01 - 08:02 AM

Inis Óirr (Inisheer, formerly Inis Oithir) is the smallest of the Aran Islands.  There's some info about the place  here.   The Fiddler's Companion  describes the tune as attributed to Thomas Walsh, so there seems to be a degree of uncertainty as to authorship, which suggests that he may not be contemporary.  Now we just need somebody who knows who this particular Thomas Walsh was, or is... I do seem to remember the name in a musical context, but can't put my finger on it just now.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Deskjet
Date: 14 Mar 01 - 07:11 PM

Tommy Walsh, composer of Inisheer, Dublin man,boxplayer. Is alive and living; I'm not sure where you're at re; recording rights, but I believe I may be able to find out Tommmy's exact whereabouts this friday night, St. Pats weekend, and if I do I'll post them up.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Deskjet
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 01:42 PM

Guest Jennifer was looking for information re; Tommy Walsh, composer of Inisheer. If she e-mailed me I should be able to connect her.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 01:48 PM

Hey Deskjet, can we buy him a drink !
I love that tune, and so does everyone else who plays it. Please post some more details of TW and his tune, has he ever made a recording of it?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Deskjet
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 03:42 PM

I'm headin' out to play a few tunes now. Maybe J. will notice thread, or maybe even T.W. himself! See you in the early hours.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,Jennifer
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 10:40 PM

Deskjet-any news re Thomas Walsh? I told the others I'm playing with Saturday we can't play Innisheer & they are mad at me. How can I email you?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 01:12 AM

Of course you can play it; I do from time to time, though until you started this thread and I looked up the tune, I had no idea what it was called (somebody taught it to me down at the pub one night -I thought it was Scottish!) or who had written it.  The fact that it's in copyright only matters if you decide to record it commercially, in which case you'd need to pay royalties, or if you're playing it professionally in a commercial venue, in which case you might need to specify so that the proper PRS payment (might) go to the writer.  If you're amateur players you don't need to worry about it at all.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Deskjet
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 07:59 AM

Jennifer, Just echoing what Malcolm Douglas said. I was under the impression that you started thread with a view to recording the tune. If you register as a member I can be contacted via personal message.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,Jane in Nebraska
Date: 05 Aug 06 - 06:33 PM

Another fan of Inisheer, a couple of local amateur musicians, including myself, would like to record our own arrangement of the song as part of the background music for a slide show. The slide show is a local tribute to our firefighters that have made heroic efforts fighting horrendous wildfires this past week, in which our small town lost only a few homes, but a lot of forest and ranch lands. Anyway, it is not going to be sold or done for profit, unless maybe donations will be asked for after the slide show to go towards the fire station and rehab efforts. Is it still necessary for us to get permission to record it for such use? And how would I go about it?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 06 Aug 06 - 04:44 PM

In this case your best bet is probably to contact Tommy Walsh directly and ask permission. There's contact information towards the end of this discussion on "The Session" (here).

AFIK Most folks don't mind non-profit use if permission is asked and credit is given.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,Jane in Nebraska
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 03:24 PM

Thanks Desert Dancer. I had tried that route but got to second guessing myself. As it turns out, Frday I asked permission thru crashed music and just got a response already today - Tues.! Like you thought, they were fine with it for the reason I gave as long as we credit the composer and publisher. I thought it would probably take forever to hear back from them. I'm pretty impressed!!
Jane


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 05:14 AM

Me & chums played this at a party last night - great tune - didn't know its name, even though I'd played it in sessions with others loads've times.

When I enquired the name, was told 'Eagle's Feather'?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 09:32 AM

........also, anyone got any further info on the composer Thomas Walsh?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 11:23 AM

Nice rendition here http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qvsLavEdV6E
from Canadians - Ballyhooley


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 10:29 AM

Anyone got any further info on the composer Thomas Walsh?

Has he written others?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 08:55 AM

Eh?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,Greg Doucette
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 08:56 AM

Check My Space.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 11:33 AM

?


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,Greg Doucette
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 07:04 PM

Attn: Mr. Happy Forgive me. I'm computer illiterate. Google Thomas Walsh. On page seven or eight you'll find the Thomas Walsh you're seeking. Honest. Greg


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: TheSnail
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 07:23 PM

Try Googling "Thomas Walsh inisheer". It will get you quite a lot.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 11:16 AM

Thanks all for info.

Here's some more stuff I found about the isle of Inisheer:

Father Ted lived there!

' The "Real" Craggy Island
The real Craggy Island seen from helicopter shots is Inisheer.

The actual parochial house used in the series is on the mainland in County Clare, near Lisdoonvarna. Vaughan's pub, where Ted is confronted by a crowd of angry Chinese in "Are You Right There, Father Ted?", is also located in Kilfenora.'





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craggy_Island#The_.22Real.22_Craggy_Island


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,mag
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 11:43 AM

I know tommy walsh, who is definitely the composer of inisheer. I was on holidays with him in inisheer when he composed the tune. That must be over 33 years ago.   We all learned it at the time. I have since heard so many different versions, which is great. The first time it was played on t.v. was good Friday, many , many years ago on rte. Tommy is still alive and kicking in Dublin.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Harpin Hank Hogan
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 01:21 PM

Thanks MudCatters - you answered my question - I'm an amateur
so I'm not going to worry about it !
If I do it I'll post it on YouTube here http:www.youtube.com/b0dhran


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,THOMAS WALSH
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 04:13 PM

Thomas Walsh,
YES I AM THE COMPOSER AND HAVE 2 CDS RELEASED WITH MY OWN COMPOSITIONS,CALLED ETHNIC TEARS,AND THE PLASSEY ON THE ROCKS,MY NEW CD CANYON MOONRISE WILL BE RELEASED IN JAN 2011.THE SINGLE FROM THE CD IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES AND IT IS CALLED [MY OLD MAN]COUPLED WITH A YIDISH TUNE CALLED [ITZIKEL]I PLAY WITH MY GROUP TURLOUGH 3 DAYS A WEEK IN TEMPLE BAR DUBLIN.MY EMAIL IS TPPWALSH@GMAIL.COM


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 04:36 PM

Brilliant to hear from you, Thomas. You wrote one of my very favourite tunes and it goes so well on harmonica!


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,R. Bond, Portland Oregon
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 04:35 PM

Hi Thomas,

I am doing a little pre-Christmas recital, flute & harp, playing your tune, Inisheer. Would you be willing to give me your birth year for the program, or shall we simply say "contemporary".


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 10 Dec 10 - 04:23 AM

several years ago - the last really hot summer we had - we spent the summer travelling in Ireland. I heard Inisheer in several sessions and it was the one tune I had a go at writing down from memory. I think I got it a bit right. What a lovely tune.

I think of it with margarets waltz and ashokans farewell as one of the best waltzes around. Well done that man who wrote it.
FloraG.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 May 17 - 07:26 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIfVkjT8VCU


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Helen
Date: 21 May 17 - 03:44 PM

Thanks Mr Happy! Not only do we have a posting by Thomas Walsh but also a video of him and his band mates playing it.

What a treat!

I love Mudcat!

Helen


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Helen
Date: 21 May 17 - 03:51 PM

And I forgot to add that this tune is a favourite on our session group's list.

Helen


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: gillymor
Date: 21 May 17 - 06:01 PM

One of the first tunes I learned in DADGAD tuning. My compliments to you, Mr. Walsh, for composing this lovely piece.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Iains
Date: 22 May 17 - 04:35 PM

Many years ago this tune was played regularly at the Brocklesby Hunt session in Goxhill Lincs. The adjacent disused airfield was home to the
US army airforce During the Second World War. It was known as USAAF Station 345. In 2010 a memorial was erected in the NW corner of the airfield to commemorate those who served there. It incorporates a propeller from a P38

My apologies for the thread drift but I deeply appreciate the ultimate sacrifice made by some Americans during WW2.


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Subject: RE: inisheer
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 May 17 - 07:02 PM

I love this tune too: there does seem to be a tendency in Scotland to play an E instead of a D towards the end of the final phrase of the tune: a wee bit of a clash if the 2 versions are played together! I learned it from Tommy's own website where it is, as in this video, definitely a D!


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