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Song of the Great Famine

David 06 Feb 98 - 09:54 AM
Wolfgang 06 Feb 98 - 09:57 AM
David 06 Feb 98 - 10:05 AM
Barry 06 Feb 98 - 10:48 AM
Wolfgang 06 Feb 98 - 11:46 AM
Jaxon 06 Feb 98 - 02:31 PM
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alison 13 Feb 98 - 07:26 PM
CAnder2025@worldnet.att.net 08 Mar 99 - 01:02 PM
Philippa 11 Mar 99 - 12:14 PM
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Subject: Song of the Great Famine
From: David
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 09:54 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics and any info an its availabliity of a song about the Irish Famine. I dont know the name of it, but it has a lyric structure where just about every verse starts with: "Kilkenny, Ireland. 1890...." The first year sung is much earlier and it is done in ascending order from then on. Can anyone give a hand?


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: Wolfgang
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 09:57 AM

David, enter "Kilkelly" in the upper right hand search window and most probably you have found what you want.
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: David
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 10:05 AM

Thanks wolfgang! The fella who I heard sing it was changing the place-name I guess. Hmmm.... or maybe it was just all the stout!! :) Still... anyone know where I can find this on CD or tape?


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: Barry
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 10:48 AM

I belive Robbie O'Connell has recored it, maybe on the Green Linnet label, though it's not on his "The Love Of The Land" CD. Barry


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: Wolfgang
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 11:46 AM

Kilkelly is on a CD from Matt Molloy, called "Music at Matt Molloy's", a CD well worth buying.
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: Jaxon
Date: 06 Feb 98 - 02:31 PM

Robbie O'Connell recorded it with Mick Moloney and Jimmy Keane on Green Fields of America. Peter Jones found a stack of letters in a family attic. They were all from family back in Ireland. They dated back to about 1850 or so. The song is a thread from one decade to another written by a father to a son in America. A powerful song.

Jack Murray


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: belter
Date: 13 Feb 98 - 02:32 PM

A duo that I really like called Atwater Donnelly on there 1994 album Like A Willow Tree. here's a URL http://www.nyx.net/~gfitzger/ADHome.html to their home page.


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: alison
Date: 13 Feb 98 - 07:26 PM

Hi,

It's also on a CD called "Bringing it all back home", which was the soundtrack from a TV program.

Great song

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: KilkennySong
From: CAnder2025@worldnet.att.net
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 01:02 PM

I have been searching for info on this song that I heard on a Boston station that plays traditional Irish music.It was titled the "Kilkenny Song" The lyrics were of a young man that leaves Ireland for the US in order to provide for his family(mother.father,sisters,etc)back home. Please respond via e-mail with any info at all.Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Song of the Great Famine
From: Philippa
Date: 11 Mar 99 - 12:14 PM

It sounds like CAnder is also referring to "Kilkelly", which is in the database, with background information included. Or IS there another KilkeNNy song????


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