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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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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 Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on March 8, 2013 at 14:17

I'll try again:

Christy Moore: Well Below The Valley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjWhMn-VnU

Dick Gaughan: Wind That Shakes The Barley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=317zi3CwppI

Steeleye Span: Betsy Bell & Mary Gray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QphofomhQh0&features=related

The Steeleye Span is a big favorite of mine. I love the haunting fiddle accompaniment. I'll check them again. Cheers, Danny

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on March 6, 2013 at 16:19

Hope these take. Give a listen:

Bothy Band/Triona Ni Dhomhnaill: Maid of Coolmore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySnJyHjbca4

Christy Moore: Well Below The Valley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjWhMn-VnU

Dick Gaughan: Wind That Shakes The Barley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?=317zi3CwppI

Enjoy, whether you've heard them or not. Cheers,

Danny

 

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 4, 2013 at 23:00

One of the most beautiful songs, in my humble opinion that is...

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 4, 2013 at 22:58

The late and great Luke Kelly, King of Balladeers......

Comment by Loïc Fanning on March 4, 2013 at 22:43

Ta Kees, I'll have another San Miguel.

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 4, 2013 at 22:36

Liam, be welcome. And yes, I do mind....today is opening-day. Beer's on ME :-)

Comment by Liam Caulfield on March 4, 2013 at 21:50

Hello All!  

Mind if I buy the next round?

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 4, 2013 at 21:36

Hiya Danny!! When did you sneak in then??? :-)

Comment by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on March 4, 2013 at 21:32

Hiya Kees, I hope I'm not crashing the "pub party"!!! I promise I'll behave,....or at least try to, if ye let me in. Great idea to have a specific group for ballads and balladeers. Us "singers" need all the coverage we can get!!! Awright gents,...belly up to the bar,.....first round is on me!!!! Slainte,

Danny

Comment by Kees Knegt on March 4, 2013 at 21:21

Hiya Tony, Sing us a song, and I'll bring you a beer :-)

 

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