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14 minutes ago, Quinn said:

I downloaded this a couple of years ago on my choice in Emmy's bar. Pay attention. ! Also posted it on the previous page! Do try and keep up !

oh, you can be a grumpy ol' Errol sometimes... what's wrong wiv ya? going through bad times in divorce number 14?

i can understand how the past affected you, but remember that where you came from [ just after the war years] was very isolated back then.  It was, i am told,  very common that boys were married 3 times at least before they were 15, especially if they had younger sisters. You shouldn't concern yourself now Quinn, it was just how it was. And, remember that you had three lovely kids although, i admit it must have been a little disconcerting because they didn't know whether to call you dad or uncle.

don't be a grumpy-pumpy then...  You'll be buying an Iphone next!

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49 minutes ago, Quinn said:

But at least there is nothing wrong with my memory ! 55555

P.S. Tell Emmy to get a restaurant licence quick !

yup..know what you are talking about but unless they change rules re licencing it ain't so easy. she tried in the old Emmy bar after moving from Katty.

i guess she could make the planned S/T- BJ room into a kitchen, which would help..

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Wow excellent thread. Bert Jansch's version of Wild Mountain Thyme is top notch. There is a strong Irish music tradition in Canada due to immigration history. Thought I would add some you might not be aware of and I've enjoyed over the years.

This is from Spirit of the West, a rather political song from their second album:

 

 

Further east, from Newfoundland, a popular band and great fun in the pub is Great Big Sea.  The song here is called Captain Kidd. It isn't one of my favourites but many people used to request it.  As an aside Russell Crowe hangs out with the band quite a bit and recorded some tunes.

 

Finally, Nova Scotia's own Stan Rodgers' "Barrett's Privateers."  Many a drunken night signing this in downtown Halifax during my Dal days. Rodgers died far too young and was a true talent:

Cheers!

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Thought I would add a little more music to this thread-- some island music from God's Country (Canada) of course 555.

First from PEI, Lennie Gallant was/is a popular performer who has both Celtic and folk influences. This song is one of my favourites...used to sing this song, Peter's Dream, to my daughter many moons ago when she was a baby.

I had to include this fantastic performance by J.P. Cormier & Tim Edey from the Sydney, Cape Breton “Celtic Colours International Festival” in 2019. The ad-lib is, IMHO, absolutely brilliant!

 

Finally, the Newfoundland Band is a group I've just become aware of over the past year or so and have never seen live—the tribulations of living in Asia. Anyway, they absolutely jam here.

 

 

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Nice one Soju - good to hear. Pondered what to reply with and settled on this' Not an Irish song but a Traditional English ballad. This is by Nic Jones- a great musician and performer - or at least he was. Heading back home (1982) after a gig - his car ploughed into the side of an emerging lorry. He suffered serious injuries, including many broken bones and brain damage, and required intensive care treatment and hospitalisation for a total of eight months. His injuries left him with permanent physical co-ordination problems, unable to play the guitar as well as before, and no longer able to play the fiddle at all. The accident effectively ended his career as a touring and recording professional musician. He did sing at a couple of festivals a few years ago supported by his son on guitar. Back to the song "Canada-I-O". As Bert Jansch - he uses 'open tuning'- in a baroque style. This song was later recorded by Dylan who also copyrighted it (nothing wrong with that - quite usual with many musicians) but many consider he used Jones arrangement (not for the best IMHO). Various stories emerged that Dylan should have 'coughed up a bob (!) or two' - also that His Bobness could not find any similarity between the two versions. ! Here's Nic Jones - Listen to Bob's if you must !

 

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you Irish should be so proud of these guys. Another from Clancy and Makem. Written by Tommy Makem, and a fine song it is, which says far more than the words at first hearing. The four green fields are the provinces, the one in bondage is Ulster. The strangers of course, the 18th century English invaders.

What do I have, said the fine old woman 

What do I have, this proud old woman did say 

I have four green fields, each one was a jewel 

But strangers came and tried to take them from me 

I have fine strong sons, who fought to save my jewels 

They fought and they died, and that was my grief said she 

Long time ago, said the fine old woman 

Long time ago, this proud old woman did say 

There was war and death, plundering and pillage 

My children starved, by mountain, valley and sea 

And their wailing cries, they shook the very heavens 

My four green fields ran red with their blood, said she 

What have I now, said the fine old woman  What have I now, this proud old woman did say 

I have four green fields, one of them's in bondage 

In stranger's hands, that tried to take it from me 

But my sons had sons, as brave as were their fathers 

My fourth green field will bloom once again said she

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sometimes you get lucky..

i suspect not a well known song nowadays, but i was thinking about it [the song] this morning, as i liked it way back when, and decided to see if it was on youtube, and lo and behold it was indeed.

added bonus! David McWilliams was Northern Ireland born.

The Days of Pearly Spencer.

And if Quinn tells me that he used to sing it in folk clubs. i'm gonna hit him...

 

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The Undertones were great fun... their songs were mainly three chord progressions so they were quite easy for garage bands to play. One of my favourite songs was Male Model:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pYeb7OV8EA

 

That said, I've got another song from across the pond. This one is “Sonny's Dream” by Ron Hynes. He  "wrote the song while on a roadtrip with his band in western Canada and based it on Thomas "Sonny" O'Neill, who had taught him how to play guitar and had pushed him play music professionally.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi_S8uAiosQ

 

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