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Thread #41161   Message #2088129
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
27-Jun-07 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
Subject: RE: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
I agree, Jim (C). I have only been to the south a couple of times and to the north once but I have never had any such hostility. Much earlier in the thread I commented that even though 'rebel' songs and stories were prolific in the Seam McCarthy memorial weekend we attended I was never insecure about being there. On my first evening in Listowel a local staggered up to us and said "Are you f***ing English?". I was a little taken aback but answered in the affirmative, "Then come and have a f***ing drink with me..." was his response:-) Only when the Listowel branch of the Chelsea supporters club enetered the bar, having just lost to Manchester United, did I have to deny I was from Manchester. Seeing as I live west of there I was nearly telling the truth when I said I was from Bolton, and no-one can take exception at that club;-)

The bar my mate went to was on of the 4 on the Cork quayside apparantly - He had gone looking for Hank Wedel and Roy Barron but did not find them. He didn't mention which bar it was but if I see him on Friday I will ask.