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Liverpool Irish fiddler Seán MacNamara

Fred McCormick 09 Oct 06 - 10:40 AM
Matthew Edwards 10 Oct 06 - 07:18 AM
Fred McCormick 10 Oct 06 - 09:48 AM
GUEST 10 Oct 06 - 10:48 AM
Fred McCormick 10 Oct 06 - 01:29 PM
Jim I 10 Oct 06 - 01:36 PM
Fred McCormick 10 Oct 06 - 01:39 PM
MartinRyan 10 Oct 06 - 01:43 PM
mustradclub 11 Oct 06 - 04:53 AM
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Subject: Seán MacNamara
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 10:40 AM

Musical Traditions magazine has just posted an edited transcription of an interview with the Liverpool Irish fiddler, Seán MacNamara.It can be read at http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/s_macnam.htm .


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Subject: RE: Seán MacNamara
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:18 AM

Thanks, Fred, for this article on one of the finest fiddle players around today. Wouldn't it be great if the Liverpool Céilí Band LPs you mention could be reissued on CD?

I'm not sure whether Seán MacNamara will be performing himself at any of the events in the forthcoming Liverpool Irish Festival, but I'm sure his influence on many of the performers will be evident.


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Subject: RE: Seán MacNamara
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 09:48 AM

LCB LPs reissued ? Dream on, I'm afraid. The masters are owned by the bleep bleeping Decca Record Corporation. Say no more.

Seán will indeed be playing at the Liverpool Irish Festival. I don't have the details to hand but the organisers are bringing a number of Clare musicians over and they'll be playing in something called The Clare Sessions. Of course Clare is Seán's second home.

Incidentally, as the sound clips indicate, he is playing as well as ever. A solo CD of Seán ? That would be a damned good idea.


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Subject: RE: Seán MacNamara
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 10:48 AM

Fred, What has become of the Irish Centre on the opposite corner to the Everyman, since it closed some years ago?


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Subject: RE: Seán MacNamara
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 01:29 PM

Do you mean the Irish Centre as a centre for Irish cultural activities, or the actual building?

The cultural activities continue in a redundant Catholic club in Everton. The club is called Saint Michael's Irish Centre, and it is located at 6 Boundary Lane, West Derby Road, Liverpool, L6 5J.

The Irish Centre building, complete with magnificent facade and interior, has been unoccupied ever since the Centre fell into receivership. It's a crying shame that Liverpool's Irish community is now too dissipated to maintain an enterprise of that size, and that such a beautiful building can't be put to some good use.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Irish fiddler Seán MacNamara
From: Jim I
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 01:36 PM

Heard on Radio Merseyside today (Tues) that the Flanagan Group has put forward a plan to develop the site as a "Boutique Hotel". Plans have gone to the Planning authority and a decision is awaited.

There was the merest snippet of a suggestion that some form of "Irishness" may be included as a tribute to the history of the building.


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Irish fiddler Seán MacNamara
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 01:39 PM

What in the name of God is a boutique hotel ?


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Irish fiddler Seán MacNamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 01:43 PM

- a home for the dissipated?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Irish fiddler Seán MacNamara
From: mustradclub
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 04:53 AM

Fred you stay in a boutique hotel in Crouch End every time you come down to London.

Glad to see that notice is being taken of the wonderful Sean Mac.



Ken Hall


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Subject: RE: Liverpool Irish fiddler Seán MacNamara
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 10:13 AM

Like the man said, it's a home for the dissipated.


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