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Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland

Bev and Jerry 20 Mar 02 - 08:45 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 21 Mar 02 - 03:59 AM
radriano 21 Mar 02 - 11:31 AM
Bev and Jerry 21 Mar 02 - 12:55 PM
Bev and Jerry 21 Mar 02 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,PJ Curtis 21 Mar 02 - 01:09 PM
radriano 21 Mar 02 - 05:32 PM
wildlone 21 Mar 02 - 06:16 PM
Paddy Plastique 22 Mar 02 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 22 Mar 02 - 05:24 AM
Bev and Jerry 22 Mar 02 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,PJ Curtis. 23 Mar 02 - 09:22 AM
Paddy Plastique 25 Mar 02 - 04:33 AM
Bev and Jerry 25 Mar 02 - 02:54 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 26 Mar 02 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,Antóin 26 Mar 02 - 05:08 PM
GUEST,Nenagh SIngers Circle 26 Mar 02 - 05:25 PM
Bev and Jerry 26 Mar 02 - 08:56 PM
Bev and Jerry 26 Mar 02 - 09:48 PM
GUEST,Nenagh Singers Circle 27 Mar 02 - 02:12 PM
Bev and Jerry 27 Mar 02 - 08:02 PM
Bev and Jerry 25 May 02 - 07:45 PM
michaelr 25 May 02 - 11:56 PM
Felipa 25 May 03 - 03:44 AM
Felipa 25 May 03 - 03:55 AM
GUEST,Seamus Brogan 25 May 03 - 03:19 PM
GUEST,Seamus Brogan 25 May 03 - 03:21 PM
MartinRyan 25 May 03 - 04:01 PM
Felipa 25 May 03 - 06:53 PM
Felipa 26 May 03 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,Philippa 27 Oct 04 - 05:20 AM
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Subject: Trad Singers in Ireland?
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 08:45 PM

We'll be in Ireland from May 2 through May 21. From May 2 through May 5 we'll be in Dublin and the rest of the time we won't. We want to participate in as many traditional singing circles as possible and we'll plan our itinerary to do that. So, anywhere in Ireland is possible.

We have searched the forum, going back at least a year, and have found these:

Mayes pub in Dublin every Friday night

Crane Bar in Galway third Saturday night

Trinity Inn in Dublin every Friday night (Traditional Singers Club)

The Cottage in Nenagh on the second Friday of the month (Nenagh Singers Circle)

Verbal Arts Center in Derry on the fourth Sunday night of the month (Foyle Folk Club)

Can anyone add some regularly scheduled song circles to this list or correct what we have found?

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 03:59 AM

The "Trinity Inn" session is out of date. That was ther Goilin singers club , now in Mayes. Don't miss it!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: radriano
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 11:31 AM

Hi Bev and Jerry,

It's been a while and I didn't make it to Camp Harmony last year. Greetings and salutation from San Francisco. I'd better not mention any singing sessions I know in Ireland since the last time I was there was 1984.

Hope you have a good trip!

Regards,
Radriano (Richard A.)


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 12:55 PM

Martin:

Thanks for the heads up. We made it to the Traditional Singers Club in Dublin once in 1990 and it was a night we shall never forget. We'll be sure to do it again this year.

Richard:

I thought our information was out of date since we haven't been to Ireland in twelve years. You need to go again. You were missed at Camp Harmony but somehow we carried on without you.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 12:59 PM

Sorry, that should have been:

Richard:

I thought our information was out of date since we haven't been to Ireland in twelve years. You need to go again. You were missed at Camp Harmony but somehow we carried on without you.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,PJ Curtis
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 01:09 PM

One man who will give you the up-to-date info. re: singers sessions Dublin is Finbar Boyle of Claddagh Records, Dame St, Dublin. Finbar is a finew singer himself. pjc


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: radriano
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 05:32 PM

Hey Bev Jerry,

Gosh, now I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Send me a PM with your current mailing address. There's something I'll be wanting to send you if I can ever finish it.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: wildlone
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 06:16 PM

From what I have heard of Ireland from John Waltham [a fine trad singer from Dorset who now has a home in Donegal as well]in a lot of Irish pubs sing arounds can start at the drop of a hat. I was in a pub in England and started talking an Irish couple about Ireland and music in general that turned into a great night, the same thing happened in a pub in a pub I visited in Glen Afric? Scotland.
dave


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Paddy Plastique
Date: 22 Mar 02 - 04:27 AM

Martin might be able to be more precise, but is there a singing session in a pub in Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin ?
Name of pub & night I'm not sure of... Also, Martin again, whereabouts is Mayes exactly
for next time I'm home? Are them Goilín people doing all the moving to shake off the likes of me,
or am I just getting paranoid ??? :->
Is that PJ Curtis that used to be on the radio ??


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Mar 02 - 05:24 AM

Paddy

I'm not sure of the details of the Ballyboughal session - though the pub is probably O'Connors. There's also a monthly session in Howth (just outside Dublin, accessible by rail) in the Pier House Bar.

And yes - that's P.J. Mind you, I suspect he'll not think much of the "USED to be on the radio" bit! Still at it on Clare FM at least, as far as I know.

Regards

p.s. Oh, yes.. Mayes is at the junction of North Frederick Street and Dorset Street. Used to be called Maguires. When I went to the first session there a few weeks ago, it brought back memories. The last time I was there was as a student over 30 years ago. It was the first and only time I was served a sandwich in kit form - two large slices of bread, ham, a dollop of butter and a knife!
For years, the Góilín specialised in pubs which were about to be demolished - either for renovation or for road clearances. They always seemed to have a quiet room upstairs that suited our purposes. now that Dublin ahs run out of derelict pubs - they're all transformed into cafe-bars - they've moved upmarket and, worse still, across the Liffey! Some regulars are a bit nervous about this and can be seen slinking along by the railings in case anyone sees them.
Joking apart, Mayes is a fine pub, the room is very suitable and staff are very hospitable.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 22 Mar 02 - 02:55 PM

Thanks to all of you. We're looking forward to returnig to Ireland with great anticipation.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,PJ Curtis.
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for the plug, Martin. I'm actually on RTE Radio 1 Sun nights 8-10. (Rhythm & Roots) Now that's a Thread Creep... sorry... There's a 'Singers Night' each Wed. In Ennis. Co Clare. Custy's Record Shop will have all the details. pj


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Paddy Plastique
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 04:33 AM

Threads still drifting, I'm afraid, sorry, PJ, for the lese-majesté ye'd want to get them to put boosters
on those masts - as I can pick up neither station on the tranny here in SW France :-<
Actually, I did pick up 'Morning Ireland' one morning, in freak conditions - yer man Cahill's sports report..
Thanks again, Martin, for the precisions - although watch out or I'll set the Northside Liberation Front
on ye for espousing anti-NS sentiment...
Don't tell me the Trinity Inn's about to be demolished ??
Finally, Bev & Jerry, I think there's also a singing hardcore of some sort concentrated around Forkhill (Armagh?). Try a search on the net...
I think they may even have a centre - and very possibly a regular session.
Have fun in Ireland, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 02:54 PM

Paddy:

A web search on "Forkhill" didn't turn up any information about traditional singing in the area but it did turn up this site which was very helpful.

Singing Clubs in Ireland

Thanks a bunch.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 06:54 AM

Paddy

No, the Trinity Inn has'nt been demolished. Worse still - its been "refurbished". Bouncers on the door and a change of clientele!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Antóin
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 05:08 PM

If you are in Cork City, there is a Singers' Club that meets every Sunday at 9.30 pm in the Spailpín Fánach pub on South Main Street. There is a break unfortunately for the summer months. The Spailpín also has very good trad sessions on a few nights of the week, not quite sure, but think it's Tues, Wed., and Thursday.

Enjoy the craic.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Nenagh SIngers Circle
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 05:25 PM

Singing Venues of which we are aware(apart from Goilin mentioned above are:

Nenagh singers club. The Dapp Inn second Friday of every month from September to May. Our guest in May is Tim Lyons.

The first and third Wednesday of every month in Brogans, O'Connell Street Ennis.

Killea near Templemore, Co. Tipperary second Monday of every month up to May.

Banagher, Co. Offaly on the third Tuesday of every month up to May.

Galway on the third Saturday each month in the Crane (note early start at this club at 6.30 pm finishing around 9)

Knockrockery Co. roscommon on the first Saturday of each month up to May or June.

Hope the above helps George Henderson Nenagh Singers club.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 08:56 PM

Thanks a lot, all of you. We have a pretty long list now and it will be a challenge getting to them all. We'll probably see all of you some time in May.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 09:48 PM

George:

We have two questions:

First, we have three locations for the Nenagh Singers: The Dapp Inn, The Cottage and Derek Browne's Bar. Which is right?

Second, do you have more specific location information on Killea in Co. Tipperary or on Banagher in Co. Offaly?

By the way, we now have a list of twelve song circles that we could possibly get to in three weeks!

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Nenagh Singers Circle
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 02:12 PM

The venue is the Dapp Inn. The Cottage is the address of our esteemed secretary Frank McGrath. Derek Browne's pub has been sold.

Killea is a village near Templemore and the venue is the only bar in the village - O'Sullivans.

Banagher is held in Lyons pub (the one with the petrol pumps).

Hope that answers all your queries.

Look up our web site www.singerscircle.com for more info

Regards George Henderson


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 08:02 PM

Thanks, George.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 25 May 02 - 07:45 PM

Well, we just returned from our trip to Ireland and here's the report:

Friday, May 3 - went to the Goilin Club at Mayes Pub in Dublin. It was an excellent evening with lots of fine singers They had a guest, a young lady named Shavan (sp?) Moore who is brilliant.

Saturday, May 4 - went to Hughes Pub in Dublin. A fine instrumental session but thinly attended by both musicians and listners.

Thursday, May 9 - after a few days of concentrating on scenery, went to McCarrol's Pub in Ballycastle, County Anrtim. A fine instrumetal session with some group singing.

Friday, May 10 - McGrory's Pub in Culdaff, Inishowen. Another excellent instrumental session but once again, thinly attended by both musicians and listeners.

Sunday, May 12 - Crane Bar in Galway. A good instrumental session but we missed the singing the night before.

Monday, May 13 - Singers Circle at O'Sullivan's in Kilea, County Tipperary. This was a very fine singing session that lasted half the night. One of the attendees was Michael Smith, the Irish Minister of Defense.

Tuesday, May 14 - Roadside Pub, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare. A so-so instrumental session with more tourists than people.

Wednesday, May 15 - Ennis Singers Club, Brandon's Bar, Ennis. This meeting was cancelled due to the McNamara Clan gathering occurring that week. Went on to Linnane's Pub also known as Kitty's Corner, Kilfenore, County Clare. The best insturmental session we have ever attended with some members of the old Kilfenore Ceile Band.

Thursday, May 16 - Jim of the Mills Pub, near Ballycahill in County Tipperary. This place is nearly impossible to find but had a wonderful mixed session (instrumental and singing). It's only open on Thursday and has no sign so the gardai can't find it either. Lasts until dawn.

Friday, May 17 - Carlow Traditional Singers. They moved their session to the second Friday this month so we missed it.

Sunday, May 18, Cork Traditional Singers, Spailpin Fanach Pub, Cork. This was a fine singing session but ended before midnight.

Tuesday, May 21 - Fingal Singers Club, O'Connors Pub, Ballyboughal, County Dublin. Despite it's name, this was a mixed session but both singing and playing were excellent.

We decided to give up the Nenagh Singers Club to see the Glenns of Antrim and the north coast. The singing in Banagher, County Offaly, occured the night before we left from Dublin Airport so we couldn't make that one.

We had a wonderful time in Ireland and the music was all we had hoped for. Once again, thanks to all of you for your help. We couldn't have done it without you.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: michaelr
Date: 25 May 02 - 11:56 PM

B+J - "more tourists than people" - LOL!

Sounds like you guys had a whopping great time. I'll really have to go...

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Felipa
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:44 AM

Can we update the information in this thread? Which singing sessions are still going and which aren't.

The Goilín in Dublin moves a lot; where is it now?

I can confirm the Folk club still meets at the Verbal Arts Centre,
Derry last Sunday of the month - not strictly traditional singing but that is an aspect of it

There's an Irish language song circle at the Culturlann in Belfast once a month


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Felipa
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:55 AM

the Nenagh singer's website -see Bev & Jerry 25 March 2002 message for link - looks useful because it includes contact details. One of the clubs mentioned, Glens of Antrim, was featured on Tommy Sands' radio programme yesterday.

In Armagh city, you could get information from the Piper's Club. Another likely place in Armagh would be Mullaghbawn.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Seamus Brogan
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:19 PM

There is also a great singing circle in Wexford. They move to a different pub each month for their sessions, that way they involve a lot of locals who would not otherwise be able to travel to the sessions. This has proven very successful over the years and a lot of local songs have been collected by Paddy Berry at these sessions. For details of these sessions contact Paddy or Phil Berry, (numbers available in Wexford phone directory. Great nights of singing and story telling.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,Seamus Brogan
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:21 PM

By the way, thanks for restoring this thread as I missed it the first time round.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: MartinRyan
Date: 25 May 03 - 04:01 PM

Goilin is still in Mayespub, every Friday. Closes for July and August .

Regards


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Felipa
Date: 25 May 03 - 06:53 PM

Does anyone (reading this message) have up-to-date information about the Downpatrick Folk Club?

also in county Down, Alison wrote in another thread that there is a monthly singers' session in Hollywood


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: Felipa
Date: 26 May 03 - 04:49 PM

a useful website for traditional music and song events in and around Co Antrim is http://www.causewaymusic.co.uk/news.html


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Subject: Help: Singing circles in Ireland
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 05:20 AM

I could use some help in answering a query for a friend of a friend, recently came to live in Belfast and is seeking information on venues for singing in and around Belfast. No problem finding music sessions but most of these don't have much space for singers. I think the enquirer would be interested in both folk club and Ir. trad. type gatherings. I think there is a singing sesssion at the John Hewitt pub - what days and times? An Cultúrlann has a monthly song session, but it is almost strictly Irish language (the only onther language I heard sung when I was there was Scottish Gaelic.

The website listed above is currently in need of an update (lists events from June this year, but not Oct)and it has a list of sessions, not specifically singing. I also didn't see specific mention of singing circles at the South Antrim trad music webpage.


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 04:26 PM

Small intimate singers session with the legendary Robbie Mc Mahon,Duggans pub, Spancillhill, near Ennis every First Friday of the month,
Across the border in Co Galway, Shanaglish Singers club in Whealans Shanaglish,near Gort, the last Friday of every month


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 06:02 PM

Ballydehob singers club, first saturday of february, levis bar


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Subject: RE: Help: Traditional Singers in Ireland
From: GUEST,jim mac farland
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 02:14 PM

traditional singing session 1st Thur.of the month in Tinneys pub, Patrick Street, Derry, contact mob 0044(0)7599703025


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