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Are the Bards really back together???

NoMattch 28 Jan 02 - 02:26 PM
Gary T 29 Jan 02 - 10:05 AM
NoMattch 29 Jan 02 - 11:00 AM
GUEST,mariner 29 Jan 02 - 03:30 PM
Gary T 30 Jan 02 - 05:06 AM
NoMattch 30 Jan 02 - 04:37 PM
Barry Finn 30 Jan 02 - 07:09 PM
Midchuck 30 Jan 02 - 08:10 PM
GUEST,James k 25 Jan 09 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Bostonian 26 Jan 09 - 08:17 AM
GUEST 25 Oct 09 - 01:31 PM
GUEST 03 Dec 09 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,jack b 12 Mar 10 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,seany 22 Mar 10 - 11:28 AM
GUEST 21 Nov 10 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,beth o'keefe 01 Sep 11 - 06:47 AM
open mike 01 Sep 11 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,beth okeefe 01 Sep 11 - 11:50 PM
GUEST,John Nesbitt 22 Jun 12 - 03:42 PM
GUEST,Beth O'Keefe 26 Dec 12 - 02:43 PM
GUEST,Tim Donoghue 10 Oct 15 - 07:03 PM
Steve Shaw 10 Oct 15 - 08:02 PM
GUEST,Guest 11 Oct 15 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,beth okeefe 04 Nov 15 - 10:31 PM
GUEST,Susan T 29 Apr 17 - 08:12 AM
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Subject: Are the Bards really back together???
From: NoMattch
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 02:26 PM

Hi all,

I heard from some friends that the Irish band "The Bards" are back together for the first time in about 20 years. However, I haven't seen any advertising for them. Does anyone know if they're actually touring? I've always wanted to see them but I've only ever heard recordings. I have seen the McElhone brothers (from the bards) play in Philadelphia but to see the Bards would be excelent. Any info would be greatly appreciated...


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: Gary T
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:05 AM

Sorry I don't have any current info. I remember seeing them twenty-some years ago when they played in an Irish pub in Kansas City. Bought a couple of their albums. It would be nice to see them again, so I hope they are back together and touring.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: NoMattch
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 11:00 AM

Hi Gary,

I found out that they are back together and doing a US tour. The closest gig to me is at a place called Brittinghams near Philadelphia, PA on Feb 28th. I know saw on the web that they have dates scheduled in Mass. I haven't seen any other dates yet.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,mariner
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 03:30 PM

The Bards, as in Dermot O'Leary and The Bards are a big cabaret attraction here in Ireland and have been for many years, and to the best of my knowledge have never broken up.Are we talking about the same "Irish band"here?.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: Gary T
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:06 AM

The Bards I heard consisted of Martin McElhone, Tony Hegarty, Jimmy McArdle, and John Nesbitt. I would say they're the same band NoMattch was referring to, although I don't know anything about a second Mr. McElhone. My sister had heard them at Matt Kane's in Washington, D.C., and was excited when she saw they were playing at The Irish Brigade in Kansas City in the late 70's. I remember their saying that they had been doing rock and roll at some time but came back to folk music because it meant more to them.

I have no clue as to whether this might be the same group mariner mentioned.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: NoMattch
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 04:37 PM

The second McElhone (Ollie) is a soloist who does Irish folk. He filled in with the Bards briefly although he wasn't a founding member. The current lineup includes all origional members. I think Ollie will be opening for the Bards in Philly (at least).


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 07:09 PM

If it's the same Bards that Gary T's refering to, John Nesbitt got married way back to a great singer (Jeannie), got family. Haven't seen them in years but last I heard John & Jean were preforming together (which they've been doing for close to 20 yrs) somewhere in the wilds of Maine. He may have done a reunion thing with them but not in agages as a group. The rest have been playing the Boston area over the years but haven't heard anything of them for quite a while. Barry


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: Midchuck
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:10 PM

Barry, I don't know anything about the Bards as a group, but we got to know John and Jeannie when they performed at the Inn at Long Trail, near Killington, VT, on a regular basis. They were then living in Rangely, ME. We lost track of them, but I think they have moved back to the greater Boston area.

They performed as a duo under the name, "Glenshane." They put out at least one tape that we have (this was back when small private recordings were done on cassette.)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,James k
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 11:32 AM

If any one knows were in the mid lands i could get the bards music please post it on this page thanks


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,Bostonian
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 08:17 AM

The Bards are doing a reunion show this Saturday night, January 31st, at the Olde Irish Alehouse in Dedham, MA. Should be a great show. The Alehouse is owned by one of the band members. They opened the place with a show back in the 1970s and now they're doing it again.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 01:31 PM

I know its a little late in writing here but I just saw this page, Jimmy McArdle and Barney McElhone play almost every Saturday night at Donovans Irish Pub in Springfield MA. Jimmy McArdle plays with Barney and sometimes another musician at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club once a month in Springfield, MA. John Nesbit does not live in this area but plays at Donovans once in a while. I'm sure that Jimmy McArdle still has or can get you a cd. They are $10 each. You can email me for more info at angeladele@verizon.net.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 01:59 PM

barney is my brother in law. love from: kathleen in Leeds


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,jack b
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 04:46 PM

Jimmy and Barney Sun afternoons at Biaggio's on Park Ave in Worcester


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,seany
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 11:28 AM

mother and father are going to see them in the red cow in a few weeks.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 10 - 10:40 AM

You can catch Jimmy at Donovan's and the John Boyle O'Reilly club in Springfield and at the Sons of Erin in Westfield. I try to never miss a show, he's voice is so hypnotic!


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,beth o'keefe
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 06:47 AM

Does anyone know where the bards are now 2011. Used to see. Them in Washington DC. Back in 1975-76. Would love to hear them again


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: open mike
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 01:06 PM

here are some links

the Rising is a band that plays 200 gigs a year - http://mysite.verizon.net/vzer699p/id1.html
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzer699p/index.html
http://www.facebook.com/therisingirishrock?v=info

http://www.sonsoferin.com/v/2008_christmas/DSCN0525.JPG.html

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/john-nesbitt-p179538
although i see that this john nesbitt was a black trumpeter...


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,beth okeefe
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 11:50 PM

No name do you have any current info on they bards playing in pa?


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,John Nesbitt
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 03:42 PM

Hi Everyone,

The Bards from Belfast Ireland get together for special occasions now and then. Our next planned date is an outdoor event August 1 at Endicott Park in Dedham Ma.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,Beth O'Keefe
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 02:43 PM

Anything current on the Bards playing together. I live in Jersey and would like to plan a trip to see them play.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,Tim Donoghue
Date: 10 Oct 15 - 07:03 PM

Original band members Jimmy, Barney, Tony and John together tonight Oct. 10, 2015 at Donavan's Springfield, MA! Far cry from the '70's; ~ 40 years

I'll be seeing them in about an hour!


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Oct 15 - 08:02 PM

Wow. The record that got me into ithis music in the early 1980s was a cheap double compilation LP called All The Folk That Fits, and there was one track by The Bards on it, Lanigan's Ball. I can still hear my two little kids singing along, "I stepped out and I stepped in again..." They're in their mid to late 30s now!   :-(


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 Oct 15 - 02:16 PM

Saw them last night (10/10/15) at Donovan's in Springfield. They sounded just as good as they ever have. They must have a lot of followers as that's the most crowded I have seen Donovan's other than St. Patrick's Day.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,beth okeefe
Date: 04 Nov 15 - 10:31 PM

I was there at donovans . It was wonderful hearing them again . 4 strong winds took me back 40 years to matt kanes.


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Subject: RE: Are the Bards really back together???
From: GUEST,Susan T
Date: 29 Apr 17 - 08:12 AM

John Nesbitt, I used to go to the Emerald Isle Pub in Chicago, way back around 1972. Tony loved the Moody Blues then, Isn't Life Strange. I doubt very much he'd recall me, but tell him Susan from Chicago said hi anyway. Hope you are all well. Thank you.


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