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AmyLove Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown (6) RE: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown 06 Feb 17


Joe, this is what I found:

At Irish Folk Songs :

Coming Back To Miltown Song Lyrics. Collette O Sullivan - Kilfenora Ceili Band and the singer is P.J. Murrihy, this one was sent in to me from Patrick Burke, from the album Irish Folk Favourites transatlan​tic records.

At The Jukebox Rebel in reference to The Kilfenora Céilí Band's eponymous album:

A fine set of traditional jigs and reels from the 65-year-old band, best of which is the Double Jigs Medley "The Gold Ring / The Lucky Penny" which has some terrific drumming to recommend it. The grand ensemble will probably cuss me for saying so, but my two personal favourites are the contemporarily sung songs, "Belfast Town" (written by Colm Gallagher) which laments the troubles and "Coming Back To Miltown" (written by Colette O'Sullivan-Dinan), a lovely song about an ex-pat from Boston, looking forward to coming home. Miltown Malbay (sometimes spelt Milltown Malbay) is situated in West Clare and is one of Clare's musical and cultural homelands. The town is renowned for its singers, dancers and musicians – most especially the famous Willie Clancy. Each year in early July the festival 'Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy' is held in celebration of the music and tradition of Clancy. Funny enough, Willie himself was 10 years away from the place (plying his 'other' trade as a carpenter in London) and "came back to Miltown" in 1957. This was the 3rd LP from The Kilfenora Céilí Band, who were formed away back in 1909 and are still going strong today – they are a durable institution!

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Jul-2010


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