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Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)

Aoife M. 13 Apr 06 - 08:56 AM
MartinRyan 13 Apr 06 - 09:12 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Apr 06 - 10:53 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Apr 06 - 12:02 AM
GUEST,leeneia 17 Apr 06 - 08:50 AM
Alice 17 Apr 06 - 08:58 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 17 Apr 06 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,leeneia 17 Apr 06 - 12:27 PM
Aoife M. 18 Apr 06 - 08:36 AM
GUEST 11 Aug 10 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,^&* 11 Aug 10 - 12:49 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 11 Aug 10 - 01:49 PM
GUEST,^&* 11 Aug 10 - 02:12 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: the fleadh down in ennis lyrics
From: Aoife M.
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 08:56 AM

Hi all!
Just after joining! Was wondering if anyone has the lyrics of the fleadh down in ennis?
Thanks
Aoife :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the fleadh down in ennis lyrics
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 09:12 AM

Hi Aoife - welcome!

This song of Robbie Mc Mahon's has been mentioned in a few threads over the years - but I don't think the words have been posted yet. I'll have a look.

Regards
p.s. One of the Mudcat elves is likely to post links to the other threads at the top of this one, at some stage!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the fleadh down in ennis lyrics
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 10:53 PM

I found a quote at Comhaltas.com:

Mrs Crotty she came all the way from Kilrush.
She took a high note for "The Bird on the Bush".
She played all the day and she never did blush.
'Twas "Good girl yourself, Mrs Crotty".

From Galway they came every man and his wife,
With Eddie Moloney who played on the fife,
And young Kieran Collins would make the dead rise
When he played us "The Lark in the Morning".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:02 AM

I found another quote at a page about Chris Droney:

And down from Bell Harbour Chris Droney he came.
He played on a matchbox. I thought 'twas the same,
Till someone said, "O Robbie, what's that you're saying?
Isn't that his own small concertina?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:50 AM

How does one pronounce "fleadh"?

These verses certainly offer a one-of-a-kind rhyme scheme.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: Alice
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:58 AM

It is on Robbie's tape, Black Sheep. I have the tape. Not sure when I'll have time to transcribe it.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:34 AM

Leenia

Try "Flaaaaa" as "flat"!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 12:27 PM

Okay. Thanks, Martin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: Aoife M.
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 08:36 AM

Thanks everyone! I found those verses but have still yet to find the verse about Cavan man Docter Galligan.
I'll keep looking,
Aoife :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:17 PM

I have a recording of the song in my e mail and can send it to anyone that wants it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:49 PM

You can hear a field recording (sample for Guests) of Robbie singing this at Comhaltas archive. Just search on "Robbie McMahon" to locate it.

The recording was made in 1958 and makes an interesting comparison with Robbie's current voice!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 01:49 PM

And you haven't lived until you heard him lilt the Mason's Apron.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 02:12 PM

And you haven't lived until you heard him lilt the Mason's Apron.

Or better still - until you've SEEN him do it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fleadh Down in Ennis (Robbie McMahon)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 04:00 PM

I have. You still want to hear it though. ;-)


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