Folk Hibernia

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... the TV documentary, I mean, anyone see it? I am now so fed up hearing about English folk music that 'twas good to hear some Irish stuff for a change. I feel like a dafty for not having bothered with it much in the past, couldn't see the (Terry) woods for the trees I suppose.

Tom D. (Dada), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 17:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it'll be on ntl's swanky On Demand service when my telly decides to start working again because I forgot all about it. I'm betting it won't be, though.

ailsa (ailsa), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 23:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ha ha, I just remembered Johnny Moynihan saying, "As the man who offically introduced the bouzouki into Irish folk music can I just say I'm fucking fed up hearing bouzoukis in Irish folk music". Good film of Johnny and Anne Briggs (for those unable to shake the English folk fetish) in all their mid-60s glory. I wouldn't mind seeing all of that Dubliners' film and the Planxty concert which appeared to be taking place in a lecture hall...

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 12:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There did seem to be 1x ton o'great footage there. I'm not sure why I was surprised.

It also reminded me to buy that deadly Andy Irvine and Paul Brady LP which I've been meaning to get for ages.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 26 January 2007 12:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

What a singer Luke Kelly was!

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 12:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Did they mention Terry Woods' 1980s Goth Band shame?

The Real Dirty Vicar (dirtyvicar), Friday, 26 January 2007 12:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That was Gay Woods not Terry was it not?

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 12:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I take it you mean Auto Da Fe?

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 12:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I thought they were both in it?

The Real Dirty Vicar (dirtyvicar), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think Terry was over in England by that time

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It also reminded me to buy that deadly Andy Irvine and Paul Brady LP which I've been meaning to get for ages.

wor tradder bird speaks highly of that. Andy Irvine generally is the man, one of the best live performers I've ever seen and someone I could go to over and over again. Most recently. Paul Brady is a more amusing prospect - given how MOR rubbish is stuff has been in the last couple of decades it is hard to imagine him ever producing work of actual quality.

The Real Dirty Vicar (dirtyvicar), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wikipedia suggests you are right on ADF.

have you read the Leagues O'Toole book about Planxty yet?

The Real Dirty Vicar (dirtyvicar), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm ashamed to admit I know next to nothing about Planxty!

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Curse my (former) obsession with English folk music!

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It was the indie choice, Tom, nobody blames you.

DV: Joss loves that AI&PB so much, I've heard it quite a lot, and it is amazing.

To *my* shame, I'd always assumed there were two distinct Paul Bradys!

Tim (Tim), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well I only got into folk music because I heard Steeleye Span and it reminded me of Popol Vuh (and the Velvet Underground)

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that andy irvine/paul brady record is sooo beautiful. i've wanted paul brady's first solo record, before he went MOR, for ages, isn't it finally coming out on cd?

timmy tannin (pompous), Friday, 26 January 2007 15:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

buzza, Saturday, 16 June 2012 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

It's great until it gets to the 80's then gets a bit shite.

B-Boy Bualadh Bos (ecuador_with_a_c), Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:59 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Exploring the recent resurgence of folk music. Throughout the evening, celebrity fans Stephen Mangan, Bob Geldof, Cerys Matthews and Seth Lakeman reveal exactly what it is about the folk sound that finds its way into their hearts. Meanwhile, Noodle Vague hangs himself from a light fixture.

one sexual away from HOOOOOOOOOOMO (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 7 December 2013 15:13 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Been mulling over the very distinctive vocal stylings of Jim McCann on Carrickfergus this last week and felt this was a thread worth bumping on the subject

quet inn tarnation (darraghmac), Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

Johnny McEvoy tho.

Although he could be the Beyonce of the genre bytimes too iykwim

quet inn tarnation (darraghmac), Monday, 19 June 2017 01:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

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