the Balladeer

This group is meant for anyone with a profound love for, or anyone who loves to sing the irish ballad. As badge for this group I uploaded a pic of Luke Kelly, balladeer. This should say enough about what I have in mind, I think...Luke Kelly and Ronny Drew were, so to speak,  "My Founding Fathers" concerning Irish music, and I fear we will never see their likes again...Anyway, if Sean Nos is not entirely your thing, and you want to talk Dubliners, Paddy Reilly or the Fureys kind of stuff, this is the place :-) Welcome to my virtual pub !!

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Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2019

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New Ballad set list

Started by Peter Keenan. Last reply by Kees Knegt Dec 4, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi AllI am presently compiling a new set list after being absent for a few years, its being drawn from Christy Moore, Dubliners Fury's, Johnny McEvoy, Pogues, and a scatter of other fine troubadors.…Continue

Who's YOUR "Founding Father" ?? (or Mother:-)

Started by Kees Knegt. Last reply by Kees Knegt Apr 25, 2013. 9 Replies

As i told earlier, I started my "life" in irish trad almost exclusively on "the Dubs" and the Corries. "t Was only some years ago that I discovered "Transatlantic Sessions" and "the Highland…Continue

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Comment by Kevin McCormack on July 11, 2013 at 9:31

Here's a link to one of one I recorded, the full albums up on the sound cloud there.Cheers for the welcome Kees! 

Comment by Kees Knegt on April 23, 2013 at 23:01

Hello Evyn and Shawn!! Welcome to the Balladeer, the place where any song is welcome :-)

Comment by Kees Knegt on April 18, 2013 at 16:19

Hi Brian and Elva, welcome to the Balladeer! Sing us a song, while I get you a beer :-)

Comment by Kees Knegt on April 16, 2013 at 23:04

Hello Kevin!

Welcome to the Balladeer. Hope you have a song or two for us :-) Maybe you would like to post one in "A song for a Beer" I've been singing all night there, now it's someone else's turn :-)   

Comment by Kees Knegt on April 2, 2013 at 14:42

Goodday Bill, Welcome to the Balladeer sir :-)

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 17, 2013 at 12:23

Hi Lars!

Welcome to the Balladeer !

Comment by Charlie Pitchard on March 10, 2013 at 3:29

Thanks for the beer Kees!  I will likely be like Mike Orme.... heckle some....and he and I may be the last two out of the pub!  The first person in history to sing a ballad was very likely the first person to consume a beer....he sang shortly after....or was it Irish whiskey!!  Cheers 

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 10, 2013 at 0:45

Charlie! Welcome in the Balladeer, let me have your coat, and I'll grab you a beer....:-)

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 8, 2013 at 17:12

Hi Elle-Mary. Welcome to the Balladeer :-)

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on March 8, 2013 at 14:21

Finally see what I missed for Christy Moore:

Didn't see the little minus sign. This should do it.

Me again.


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