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Great gig last night Christy I really enjoyed it loved the new version of welcome to the cabaret.Great to hear songs i didnt hear for a while like on Morcame bay and a stich in time Declan was brilliant on no time for love it was fantastic. Great to hear Mcilhatton which one of my favourite songs and its always a pleasure to hear you sing They never came home. So thanks to yourself, Declan and Jimmy for a great night and I hope to see you back in Wexford again soon.
last night cammy, el gran senor and i crowded round the old kildare kitchen table to watch cctv footage from the scottish borders as our fabulous mare xpectations foaled her mahler foal ,half brother to jezza, several cork dry gins and guinness later (washed down with the barry’s tea for good measure) , we have decided that there really is only one stable name for this handsome fella with the big ears and the long legs who will be roared home at Punchestown in 5 years . welcome to the world ‘Joxer’ , a fine looking handsome colt, now we will be looking for a racecourse in stuttgart first.
All the best Christy
We’ll all go to Punchestown when Joxer comes under starters orders….I still follow the “jumps” from a safe distance..not been racing for manys the year…still have a soft spot for ( nearly) all to do with that great sporting world…
My first awakening was a photo of Workman taken in Ardmulchan, Yellow Furze,County Meath where my Grandfather Jack Power worked in the 30’s and 40’s.Thats where my Mother grew up.Jack worked for Sir Alexander Maguire who owned Workman.The trainer was Jack Ruttle and the Jockey was Timmy Hide. AS a child I remember pictures of the great Horse. In particular one photo of our Mother Nancy astride Wrkman in the yard at Ardmulchan…..I also recall two Horses, Gentle Moya and Carantrilla from boyhood days…
back then we went to Punchestown every year, we’d cycle from Newbridge across past Baroda stud and Two-Mile-House with neither a care in the world nor a bob in the pocket….
just about to depart Enniscorthy now and make our way over to Tullamore where yet another gig will come under starters orders in 9 hours time….we have strings to change, stage to set, lights to focus, sounds to tweak, silks to unruffle, girth belts to tighten….come 8 bells we’ll line up and make our way furtively, excitedly towards the start, when the white flag is raised we’ll dig our heels in and “They’re Off” will resound to roars from the gathered throng…..have a good day
Every Friday night, Andy Donnelly hosts his Celtic Show on CKUA out of Edmonton, Alberta. Tonight, you were a topic of conversation! Sheri wrote you a week ago, after hearing your rendition of Danny Boy on the 15th, the show closest to St. Patrick’s Day. She shared your delightful response with all the listeners. I was intrigued to learn you were writing from Killarney – one stop on our choir’s Tour of Ireland in May! Is there any chance you’ll be singing somewhere around the Republic then? It would be such a treat to hear you live! All best wishes.
Greetings from Enniscorthy, from the butt of Vinegar Hill on Banks of the River Slaney….there are 6 gigs in May,all details on the gig section of this site….geographically/politically 2 of them are in Limbo, 2 are in Mayhem City and two are in The “Republic”..
I hope your trip goes well…why not tell us where you will be performing…..
“we’ll look for you if you ever come this way”
Just since maybe you asked my actual name. It is Charles Andrew Robinson. My grandfather was Andrew Robinson from Lisnaksea. On my mothers side it’s Carroll of William Carroll 1851 to July 1933 from county Tyrone. Ok, that aside this sharing again, maybe only to bore your audience, maybe due to my sorry ass ego. But my good, my very good man and truly not to bore you nor your audience.
“they just spin it to support their masters”
never a truer word Charles….
a Carrol from Lisnaskea no less….an old friend once hailed from that very place…he always attached great import upon the pronunciation of last four letters of Lisnaskea….whether sounded “Ski” or “Ska” or “Skay”
We share a middle name Charles… I’m a CA myself…. I’ve been blessed with Andrews in my life…my Father,my Brother and my Eldest Son..( his name spelled Aindriú)
Your posts are never boring Charles….over the years they have been sometimes gripping, off the wall, rambling, funny, joyful, drunk,sad but never boring ( maybe slightly, once or twice,when fully juiced)
Keep coming back
Hi Christy… It was my fiancé that you signed the Ordinary Man record for in the Riverside tonight. Words can’t describe how much it ment to the both of us for what you wrote and when you sang They Never Came Home it brought a tear to her eye. Thank you so so much Christy. Eddie.
I wish you both the very best in the years ahead…
I value greatly the connection I have with the Famiies of those lost in that terrible tragedy..
still seeking justice
My name is Edel Hand, I am 12 years old from Carrickmacross Co. Monaghan. I’m going to your concert in the Nuremore Hotel on Sat 30th March with my mam and dad. I recorded a song of yours recently ”Black is the colour” I’ve attached the link if you would like to take a look at it. I would also like to meet you if that was possible. Thank you
Edel and Philomena Hand
Thank you for sharing Edel….keep up the good work….Its unlikely that we’ll meet in Nuremore… I’m 74 now, when the two hour gig ends I’m usually fully spent, drenched with sweat and in need of strong tea and a quiet place where the band can reflect upon the performance…
I hope you have a great night with your Mam & Dad
Dont forget to wear the cap ! it really suits you !
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