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« on: January 05, 2007, 12:28:24 PM »

Apologies if people are already aware of this but just received the following info from the Beeb

"FOLK HIBERNIA

BBC Four, 19 January 9pm

Over the past 20 years the world has fallen in love with Irish music. More than anything else, the nation's music grants Ireland a unique place on the world stage.

But it wasn't always thus. Sixty years ago it was virtually unheard abroad and largely unloved at home. The Irish folk revival is the story of Ireland's rocky rise from an impoverished post-colonial upstart to a modern European power. A story of passion, politics, religion and identity, this film explores how Irish music has given the world a sense of Ireland and Ireland a sense of itself.

With a veritable treasure trove of archive of 60 years of music and cultural change in Ireland and contributors including Christy Moore, Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners, Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers, Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, Johnny Moynihan of Sweeney's Men, and many more, all adding up to a who's who guide to Irish folk music, Mike Connolly's film is an interpretative guide to Irish folk music and its evolving place in Irish culture and the world.

Mike Connolly produced, directed and voiced the BBCFOUR series, 'Folk Britannia', and this 90 minute film offers a similar overview of the Irish tradition."
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 12:34:01 PM »

thanks anotherfolky, looks good. My only gripe could be that Folk Britannia got four (or was it 3?) 1 hour programmes and this is a single 90 minute one. Still its a lot better than nothing. Have to remember to set the recorder for that.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 01:02:26 PM »

could be a goodie. or was i thinking of tim brooke taylor
 anyhoo im looking forward to this one
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 01:43:57 PM »

This is a 'must watch'.. please remind us on the day..  I'd hate to miss it!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 03:18:31 PM »

It's a Friday night. Always check the BBC4 listings on a Friday, that's when they show most of the music stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 06:29:45 PM »

Except when it's the Old Grey Whistle test....
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007, 04:16:47 PM »

Where I come from "Folk Hibernia" is a misheard term of football abuse usually heard amongst the maroon half of Edinburgh..............
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 04:27:48 PM »


thanks anotherfolky, looks good. My only gripe could be that Folk Britannia got four (or was it 3?) 1 hour programmes and this is a single 90 minute one. Still its a lot better than nothing. Have to remember to set the recorder for that.


Although a large proportion of Folk Britannia was about American folk music, and music from various parts of the British Isles, it certainly wasn't a Folk Albion show.

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007, 07:23:33 PM »



thanks anotherfolky, looks good. My only gripe could be that Folk Britannia got four (or was it 3?) 1 hour programmes and this is a single 90 minute one. Still its a lot better than nothing. Have to remember to set the recorder for that.


Although a large proportion of Folk Britannia was about American folk music, and music from various parts of the British Isles, it certainly wasn't a Folk Albion show.

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True, but Folk Albion sounds like a very iffy Sunday League team!!

Seriously, should we start to lobby for a Folk Caledonia programme too?
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2007, 12:40:06 AM »




thanks anotherfolky, looks good. My only gripe could be that Folk Britannia got four (or was it 3?) 1 hour programmes and this is a single 90 minute one. Still its a lot better than nothing. Have to remember to set the recorder for that.


Although a large proportion of Folk Britannia was about American folk music, and music from various parts of the British Isles, it certainly wasn't a Folk Albion show.

Jackdaw


True, but Folk Albion sounds like a very iffy Sunday League team!!

Seriously, should we start to lobby for a Folk Caledonia programme too?


Good idea as long as we don't get too many repeats of the White Heather Club  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007, 05:19:58 PM »

You can never have too many repeats of the White Heather Club.

After me:  "Step we gaily, on we go, heel for heel........."
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2007, 05:57:25 PM »

Off to Marie's wedding? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 06:04:46 PM »

Now I always thought it was 'All for Marie's wedding'. Wonder which is right (If either - cf misheard lyrics. It s probably "Of formaldehyde's wielding' or something like that Grin)
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2007, 06:08:09 PM »

I would like a DVD of this, Andy!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2007, 06:10:21 PM »


Off to Marie's wedding? Roll Eyes

That's Mairi's wedding - gaelic.  Let's have none of this effete semi-French nonsense please.  And you a fellow-Celt too, Shirl! Tut tut.
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2007, 06:15:28 PM »

Blimeyheck, I thought you would be impressed that I recognised the song - and then you go and criticise me for not knowing the blimmin' spelling! Grrrrrr! Angry Wink

Anyway, here in Welsh Wales it would have been Mair's Wedding. (where is the sticking out your tongue smiley?) So there Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2007, 06:26:01 PM »


Blimeyheck, I thought you would be impressed that I recognised the song - and then you go and criticise me for not knowing the blimmin' spelling! Grrrrrr! Angry Wink

Anyway, here in Welsh Wales it would have been Mair's Wedding. (where is the sticking out your tongue smiley?) So there Roll Eyes


Fair enough.  I doff my Glengarry, ma'am.

We had to sing it every week at primary school so it's indelibly etched on my brain.

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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2007, 06:51:40 PM »

John Martyn's version is the best!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2007, 06:54:27 PM »

Billy Connolly's version is definitive - especially if you had to learn it at the age of six
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2007, 03:27:49 AM »

Nowaday's, when I hear the tune I think of Richard Thompson's words - Madonna's Wedding, lyrics at http://www.richardthompson-music.com/song_o_matic.asp?id=513

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