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My name is Conor Maher, my great granny was Molly Brady from pairc Maguire and she was great friends with your mother Nancy. My granuncle Jim Brady went to school with your brother Barry. I’ve seen you a multiple times in concert in portlaoise with my granny Mary Brady. I’ve a lovely photo on the wall of yourself my granny and I that we got taken after one of your concerts. And you also gave me one of your plectrums. I just want to thank you because your music is keeping me going through this pandemic. Hope to see you live again after all this. Regards Conor
Morra Conor….I remember Molly and I remember Jim….sometimes hear from Bill in Cork….I love my old Newbridge memories…Paddy Brady the barber was almost next door to us way back in the 1950s…sixpence for a haircut from Paddy back then… I still remember the board he’d put across his barber’s chair when shearing a chiseller….he’s be talking away to my Dad, the two of them smoking and laughing…I remember the excitement of hearing them curse and it a mortal sin….thanks for sharing
when the wild geese have flown,and christy sings a song about wolfe tone,and hopefully the dove of peace will land in cragg co kerry,and my uncle sets a fire in mayo cause its cold,and he plays a tune called unas troubles on the war pipes.GOOD DAY TO YOU CHRISTY YOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS LIAM OMURCU.
I gotta face the puck out
Great to sort the medical – it won’t be the first time someone has taken the p*ss, but I won’t be anywhere near ‘ Lock Hospital’…
‘Prosperous’,mixed in with early years,sounding fine on a crisp Winter morning – reminds me of Arthur McBride’s adventures…
Have a good day in Atkin land
gonna give it the lash
After the last few weeks, today feels like it needs a lift, even though I’m watching the golden light in my garden and my cat is exactly the colour of the fallen leaves.
So here is a short video of someone doing something creative, visionary and nuts.
I just love that resonator…
She sounds like a woman we could sit listening to all night, great. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
shur was’nt her grandfather from Athlone itself
Hi All, A busy weekend of Sport and some upsets !! many podcasts and online gigs including the weekly gig by CS ( 16 ) on facebook and his youtube channel. Not only is the Bloody Sun doc available til tonight, but the Interview by Davie Furey is being repeated tonight at 10pm here is the link, https://radio.downdaroad.com/ Normally we would be facing into Vicar St these weeks, ah well the wheel will turn le cunamh Dé, beir bua agus beannacht go deo. H
I’m destroyed with aches and pains in the aftermath of it all.Between the Provincial GAA Finals, Rugby Internationals and Soccer matches my ligaments are stretched to tearing point and the sofa itself looks like the Valley of Knockanure.
Having a small part in”The Bloodied Field” brought a great sense of purpose to recent weeks…..release of “The Early Years” made for a bit of excitement in the workroom….it was good to be permitted outside the 5km limit for a day, to hook up with Mick and Johnny in a Croke Park Dressing Room…always a buzz to get a new album into my hand
My first try at a instrumental,
there will be no stopping you now Marty….
Well played for your part in ‘The Blooded Field’ – a fine epitaph – and, what a magnificent production.I hope it’s widely shown after the Youtube weekend- it deserves to be…riveting viewing.
Thanks to Ed for the tip-off,- with the podcast featuring your kid sister – fantastic viewing and welcome,good humoured chat .
All the best
Job offer accepted with great honour – thanks!
I’ll be ‘suited and booted’ on official occasions, but assume that ‘working from home’ cuts some slack(s)’.
Back to poignant ‘Bloodied Field’ now – what a wonderful production.
Have a good day
Lets fix a date for your medical examination.Once we’ve checked papers and references you may commence your duties. ( Provided we don’t find any skeletons in the cupboard ).But be warned, we run a tight ship here. Our time and motion officer is a fierce clock watcher…we also operate random breath checks and take urine samples…only last week our chaplain was sent home when his water was found to be way over the limit…they say twas more like wine then water…
Ruari McKiernan podcast – Creative Souls of Clare.
good man Ed
14 Voices From The Bloodied Field is available to watch until midnight
I’ve just listened to an Anne Rynne podcast. Begob, she sounds like a woman I could listen to all night; great. I loved the story about the ‘farmer with one cow’. I laughed.
thats my Sister Ed….and “the Farmer with one cow”my brother in law….they had a great wedding party…Liam O’Flynn and Paddy Moloney faced each other on two chairs, their chanters duelling and harmonising,
“the tea it came round in big geowls,it was stuff very strong”
when christy moore stops singing,and brother barry stops blessing,and the phone stops ringing,I tell what i will do ,i will paddle me own cannow,when the oldest canvas has faded,and the youngest critic has died,I will say a prayer for neil m.p. and bobby mp…….liam omurcu
Fair enough Liam..
Shamrock Lodge and Dean Crowe still here.
Planxty played twice in the Ritz Cinema, it now gone, ’73 and ’74.
back in ’73 our tour manager was Johnny Divilly, our Manager Des Kelly ,two stalwarts of Galway….when we got to the Dean Crowe we were told that ticket sales were abysmal…Johnny somehow got his hands on a car top loud speaker..he drove the streets of Athlone thru the afternoon reciting the mantra…” all roads lead to the Dean Crowe Hall this evening to hear Planxty chart topping band perform” Johnny gave it the full monty….ticket sales remained abysmal…later we drowned our sorrows in Peter Molloys and The Shamrock Lodge ….Munroe played support that night…Mick Hanly and Michéal Ó Domhnall were a great duo
Steve is upstairs for an hour, piping with his teacher via Skype. So I spent the time watching parts of the Abbey Theatre production. I saw the first one and the last two.
They were so beautiful and it was so horrible.
Your song summed it up.
The light bulbs took me back to a dress rehearsal of Tanhauser by opera North that I managed to see years ago. In the song to the evening star the stage went dark and there were a hundred gentle light bulbs suspended above it. One by one they began to descend and ascend. It was magical.
what a stunning scene you describe
extracts and info about Bloody Sunday, in the book by Michael Foley. An expert on the tragedy, he’s also heavily involved with Centenary events,apparently. D
I hereby appoint you as our Minister for Information ….usual conditions, full pension rights and holidays, but be warned, we do have a strict dress code during working hours
Lilac disc today Christy, thanks for the box set. Out of my thousands of albums, tapes, Lps and Cds, the Box Set is my favourite by far.
I appreciate that Rory….lovely to know that the box of colours is still getting a spin
http://www.crokepark.ie has a poignant section on Bloody Sunday. D
and thanks to Hilary and Rory for the links to the Abbey theatre/ Bloody Sunday centenary memorial. I hope it’s seen far and wide (almost 11,000 views on youtube, by now).
Hilary is right – so important that names are known and to remember the individuals bearing the names. Fair play to The Abbey – and, excellent that you’re involved in such a poignant piece to mark such sadness.
I urge everyone to try and watch this drama doc
Dear Christy, what powerful, brilliantly played pieces from the Abbey Theatre last night. The young actor for william Robinson was astoundingly good.
A very moving yet wonderful event.
Still available on youtube until midnight sunday 4711ers, under Abbey Theatre 14 voices from the bloodied field.
Minds locked shut indeed.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Respect to the actors, writers and directors of the 14 memorials…to the film crews and all who contributed to this project…I was honoured by the invitation to be part of “The Bloodied Field”
Hi All. Let us remember them and name them from Bloody Sunday 100 years ago, what a great way to bring the 14 to life, bookended by a Kerryman and a Kildareman, well done all concerned, Minds Locked Shut such a powerful Ballad, here is the link https://youtu.be/VdUycGf_uJk Beir bua agus beannacht go deo. H
I got to walk the hallowed turf with Michéal Ó Muirachartaigh..it was a memorable experience..he took me to the precise spot where Michael Hogan fell…hats off to all who made this event happen..in particular to Graham McLaren
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