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Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill

GUEST,NSC - George Henderson 15 Sep 02 - 05:26 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 15 Sep 02 - 05:41 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 15 Sep 02 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,Maritn Ryan 16 Sep 02 - 05:22 AM
Bo Vandenberg 16 Sep 02 - 07:28 AM
GUEST,Richard Kelly 14 Sep 10 - 03:00 AM
GUEST,Author of Spancil Hill 14 Sep 10 - 03:10 AM
GUEST,^&* 14 Sep 10 - 03:12 AM
GUEST,^&* 14 Sep 10 - 03:14 AM
GUEST,^&* 14 Sep 10 - 03:16 AM
GUEST,tinker 04 Nov 12 - 03:34 AM
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Subject: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,NSC - George Henderson
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 05:26 PM

There is a special weekend organised by Pat Liddy to honour that great singer ROBBIE McMAHON.

The wekend takes place from 4th to 6th OCtober in Spancil Hill and features the great man himself.

Singing on Friday night in Duggans, Saturday day-time in Norrie Henchies, Saturday night in Brohans (Spancil Hill Inn) finishing in Duggans on the Sunday. All singers and listeners welcome.

Incidentally, in the course of thinking about this thread I looked for the original Spancil Hill song and was amazed to find only Christy Moore's very much shortened version. Considering the praise heaped on Frank McGrath who researched this song at considerable length I am surprised that it was not harvested and entered in the DT. I cannot think of nay way to search other than using Spancil Hill. maybe it's there in some other guise. the original words are still in that original thread.

George Henderson


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 05:41 PM

George, it's probably just that the DT hasn't been updated for a few years. There must be hundreds of lyrics due to go on at the next revision.


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 05:45 PM

According to Dick, the revision is imminent! SEE HERE.


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Maritn Ryan
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 05:22 AM

George

Josephine & I hope to be there for part of ther weekend. See you then.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: Bo Vandenberg
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 07:28 AM

I remember being in a really good Spancil Hill Thread in the forum with all sorts of local information. Dont just check the Database check the forums as well.

Sigurd


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Richard Kelly
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 03:00 AM

As a Northern Prod (NOT an Orangeman!)and a student in Dublin, it came to me in a drunken moment of lucidity that the tune of SH scans precicely with the words of THe Sash (my father wore).

I have sung these words in many a (republican ) bar when SH was being sung, an no-one has ever noticed!

Try it, it works !

Without trying to be partonising, or over-egging what is just a bit of fun, I could be a unifying hybrid , after all we are all "Ireland's Sons and Daughters" and many Prods were forced to emigrate due to the famine and later economic realities.

I'm sure the words of the Sash are on here somewhere - I only know the first verse! What an embarrassment to my culture!


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,Author of Spancil Hill
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 03:10 AM

So if Robbie didn't write it, who did? and where can I see the original lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 03:12 AM

The tune of The Sash is that of a 19th C. song called "Irish Molly-O" - and its chorus structure, at least, is derived from it. Try singing Molly sometime - it can take a while for people to recognise the tune when you sing it in the appropriate, wistful way!


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 03:14 AM

Last post crossed with Author....

Irish Molly-O


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 03:16 AM

And the answer to Author's question is, of course, HERE


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Subject: RE: Robbie McMahon - Spancil Hill
From: GUEST,tinker
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 03:34 AM

we're on the one road may be a long road - but we're together now anyhow. irishmen unite again for the sake of auld mother earth


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