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Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare

Jim Carroll 22 Jun 20 - 07:24 AM
Steve Gardham 22 Jun 20 - 03:10 PM
Jim Carroll 23 Jun 20 - 02:33 AM
Joe Offer 23 Jun 20 - 02:45 AM
Andrez 23 Jun 20 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 23 Jun 20 - 04:54 AM
Jim Carroll 23 Jun 20 - 05:04 AM
Andrez 23 Jun 20 - 06:01 AM
Jim Carroll 23 Jun 20 - 06:16 AM
Andrez 24 Jun 20 - 07:04 AM
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Subject: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 07:24 AM

For anybody interested; I've just completed a far-too-long article on local song-making over the last century and a half in County Clare - title 'Breaking Wind in Church'
It includes the texts of 22 of these from our own collection, most of these can be listened to on the Clare County Library website
This is the third of what I hope to be a series of articles on traditional singing; the first two were on Walter Pardon and Ballad seller, singer and storyteller, Mikeen McCarthy, a Traveller from Kerry
They are all available for download on the Academia site - limited free membership - otherwise, I'll send copies to anybody who wants them.
Copies of the recorded examples of all three also up for grabs on request
CLARE LIBRARY WEBSITE
Jim


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 03:10 PM

Got all 3, Jim. Keep em coming. Got 3 separate emails for 'Church' one saying 'Final.....'


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 02:33 AM

Thanks steve - would welcome your comments
I'm torn between an over-long talk I once did on the link between history and song and an expansion of te 'Irish Child Ballads' one I did in Belfast
Jim


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 02:45 AM

Very nicely done, Jim.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Andrez
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 04:26 AM

Hello Jim, following on from all the other wonderful articles, tomes and music you've shared with me in the past, I'd love to get a link to a copy of your most recent article as discussed above. You are a living folk treasure.

Kind regards and best wishes,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 04:54 AM

You may need to sign up to the site but this should get you there:


Breaking wind in church


Hope it's OK to post it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 05:04 AM

Hi Andrez
I'll post all the articles (so far) to you today
Thanks for your kind words
Thanks for posting it Peter
Jim


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Andrez
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 06:01 AM

Looking forward to your email Jim. Thanks once more for sharing. Heres hoping your corner of Ireland is relatively or completely free of CV2 so your work can keep on happening. If it all gets too much over there there's always a place for you and yours to have a kip and a pint for as long as you need at our place in on the remote East Coast of Australia.

Cheers,

Andre


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 06:16 AM

The lock-down has been an opportunity to get down to writing and re-writing some of the things I am now tackling
I've been praying for rain so I don't have to cut the grass
Clare was one of the first to have a case of the virus - a local doctor's family brought it back from Portugal
Having said that, we've been extremely lucky (if you can call closing the pubs down "luck"
I'd love to get to Australia - Ewan came back from there saying if he'd been younger he'd move there

You'll get it later in one of the articles, but do you know this ? - it was probably the last ballad sheet to be sold in Ireland - in the 1950s ?
Jim

THE BAR WITH NO STOUT
Now we’ve heard quite a lot of the Pub with no Beer,
And some people claim it's the hit of the year,
But during the war I was rambling about,
And I called for a Pint in a Bar with no Stout.        

The bar owner sat on a chair by the fire,
I’ d swear if you touched him he’d scrape like a brier,         
When I said “Fill a Pint” then his rag he got out,         
Saying “Your order is tall in the Bar with no Stout".

A customer came in a donkey and car,
He tied up his ass and took in a big jar,
But the ass jumped and reared, from the door he pulled out,
Its no place for an ass near a Bar with no Stout        

A customer came in a donkey and car,
He tied up his ass and took in a big jar,
But the ass jumped and reared, from the door he pulled out,         
1t's no place for an ass near a Bar with no Stout.

The Garda on duty the first time in years,
Came back from his beat all shaken with fears,
The Sergeant said Pat, why you look knocked about,
He stammered and told him the Bar's got no Stout.

The Postman returned from his rounds on the street,
And when he had entered his time on the sheet,
The Postmaster seeing no froth round his mouth,
Guessed on the spot that the Bar had no Stout.

Now ’tis lonesome to part with the one you love dear,
Or to sit on a stool in a Pub with no Beer
But there’s nothing more lonesome without any doubt,
Than to call for a Pint in a Bar with no Stout.,


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Subject: RE: Origins: Locally Made Songs, County Clare
From: Andrez
Date: 24 Jun 20 - 07:04 AM

Love it Jim and thanks for the articles too.

Cheers,

Andrez


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