The Bothy Band ~ The Green Groves of Erin ~ 1976

Embankment Tallaght, Dublin, September 1976. 'The Green Groves of Erin' & 'The Flowers of Red Hill'.

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Comment by Dick Glasgow on July 6, 2011 at 19:35

Hey Connie, I can tell you one better than that. I also saw Planxty that same weekend!

Planxty Ballisodare 1979 ..... now how lucky was that? 

Talk about the right place at the right time! 8-)

Mind you, a lot of folks didn't feel quite so lucky, as loads of tents & gear went missing on the campsite, that year.


Comment by Brian O'Donovan on July 6, 2011 at 19:28

Such amazing music.  See where the speed comes from!   And nary a smile on any of their faces while playing...  

 

Comment by Connie Rae Crone on July 6, 2011 at 18:19
Amazing, I didn't even know about this band in the 1970's (nor did any of my friends in Ohio)!!! You're very fortunate to have seen them in their heyday. I would've absolutely loved this band as a teenager, as well would some of my friends. I probably would've stuck with my fiddle (because I just didn't want to play classical or bluegrass). It's kind of bittersweet for me that I just recently discovered Irish traditional style and this band; I already bought most of their available CDs ~ the next one will be "After Hours". While you were out enjoying The Bothy Band, I was busy watching the megalithic rock bands 1970's. I sorely wish they'd been more strongly promoted within the states pop culture... and I can't believe you actually saw their last performance!!! Did they ever come to perform in the states during the 1970's?
Comment by Dick Glasgow on July 6, 2011 at 17:06
Connie, I saw them live at Ballisodare 3 years later, in 1979, which as you can see from this link, was their last public performance! http://jack.mauveweb.co.uk/artists/gaughan/197908xx.html

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