Niamh Kavanagh going to Eurovision Again!


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Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision in Millstreet back in 1993, last night won the Irish Eurosong last night with maximum votes from all the judges groups and the general public (tele-voting). She will be representing Ireland in the Eurovision 2010 in the Telenor Arena in Olso, Norway in the semi-final on May 27th and hopefully in the final on May 29th.

The Telenor Arena is actually a soccer stadium with a roof that can hold 23,000 people for a concert!

Expect to be hearing Millstreet ’93 being mentioned a lot in the run-up to the competition in Oslo. Well done Niamh and best of luck in Oslo!
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Eurosong 2010

Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision in Millstreet in 1993 is in the Eurosong National Final again tonight. You can listen to her song which was released yesterday in the video above. It is on RTE1 at 9:30pm tonight. Give her your vote 馃槈

Update: She won with maximum votes! Now go and read our follow up post for the details.

LTV2: Program 157


LTV2 Millstreet:Highlights from Programme No 157 Featuring Ann Marie O`Riordan, Millstreet 2010 Scor Champions, and the laying down of the Time Capsule back in Clara Road recently.
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Coming up tonight: LTV 2 Millstreet:Programme 158. On this weeks programme we have music from Crystal Swing,The Celts,and Johnny Bremmner amongst others,we go to Cullen for a presentation to Fr O`Leary to wish him well on his move to Killarney,also we go to the Abbeydorney Ploughing competition,plus all the usual features as well so tune in next Thursday night at 10.00pm with a repeat showing the following Sunday Evening at 8.00pm.

Annmarie Touring in the States

The wonderful Annmarie O’Riordan from Rathcoole is embarking on a ten day tour聽 of America where she will be performing. If you’re from one of those areas you could do a lot worse than to go to one of her concerts.

Also, Se谩n has let us know that there is an American radio channel called the Irish Rambler Radio Show (in Boston) which often features the songs of Annmarie O’Riordan and is promoting her forthcoming American Tour. Give it a visit and the latest radio show will come on automatically. It’s quite good so give it a listen.

U.S TOUR DATES:

  • Fri. March 5: The Irish Centre, Philadelphia
  • Sun. March 7: The Irish Cultural Centre of New England-Canton, Massachusetts
  • Mon. March 8: Bad Abbott, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Thurs. March 11: Rory Dolan’s, Yonkers, NY
  • Sat. March 13: Devon Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Sun. March 14: On float with Donegal Association followed by The Irish Centre, Philadelphia. (For more info: Please contact Marianne MacDonald)

More from Annmarie about her tour dates on her Facebook page

Sc贸r Sinsear – County Finals

The Millstreet Team which won the Munster Sc贸r Sinsear Question Time in 2009. The team were (front row): John Tarrant, Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan

The County finals of the Cork Sc贸r Sinsear are on tonight in Eire 脫g GAA Pavilion in Ovens at 7pm. Millstreet are represented in the Novelty Act (Cian O’Mahony and Jerry Doody) while they are also in the Question Time (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody and Pat Sheehan)

RESULTS: County Champions in the Question Time, Second in the Novelty Act
Millstreet enjoyed success at the County Senior Sc贸r Finals hosted in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens last night. A question time team of Jerry Doody, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant retained their county title. Millstreet added a runner up position in the novelty act per a trio of Geraldine Dennehy, James Linehan and Jerry Doody.The triumphant Millstreet team progresses to a Munster semi final scheduled for home soil in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Sunday, March 7. – (reporter John Tarrant)

Indeed Duhallow competitors won 7 of the 8 titles on offer: Results and more below

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Instrumental Music All-Ireland Champions

Sc贸r na n脫g All-Ireland finals: Millstreet were popular winners to capture the Instrumental Music category from a quintet of Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan and Cian Dennehy who delivered a series of rousing tunes to capture their first title. In doing so, Millstreets efforts met unaminous approval and fended off the challenge provided by Corofin(Galway),Scottstown(Monaghan) and Dromard (Longford). Pictured with GAA President Christy Cooney (right). (click on the photo for a better shot)

Congratulations to all involved, because it takes a lot of effort to get everything right for the five different stages to win the All-Ireland.

Photos and full report from John Tarrant (more below)

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The Bould Thady Quill

Sung by Tim Browne from Kanturk. In his own words:

“This is a version of the great Cork song written over 100 years ago by Johnny Tom Gleeson. Recorded for “Mutiny in the County” a solo album made in 2003. The lyrics were published in the 1993 edition of the wonderful Seanchas Duthalla Magazine in an article written by one James Chisman. It is a mighty song and many versions of it, even one in the Irish language, are known. I particularily like this version because of its Land League component and Chisman mentioned in his article that this version is thought to be the nearest lyrically to the original version. The song has undergone many changes and additions since the original believed to have been written in the 1880’s and first published around the early 1920’s. It is a much favoured drinking song possibly due to the references to drinking black porter as fast as you’ll fill etc., Some extra lines have been added to this version so perhaps in one hundred years time or so Thade Quill will have become an internationally recognised academic, and maybe even an assissinated President of America…………….!!!”

View and listen to lots more songs by Tim Browne on his YouTube channel

Duhallow Senior Sc贸r Results

Congrats to all the performances by Millstreet in the Duhallow Senior Sc贸r Friday night Jan 29th at Kanturk Golf Club. Success for Millstreet was in the Question Time (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody and Pat Sheehan) and in the Novelty Act (Cian O’Mahony and Jerry Doody). Runners up spots went to Conor Linehan in the Solo Singing, and Conor Linehan + M铆che谩l Gleeson in the Instrumental Music.

The honours on the night went to:

  • Figure Dancing:聽 (1) Rockchapel (2) Boherbue
  • Solo Singing: (1) Sinead Guiney (Newmarket), (2) Conor Linehan (Millstreet)
  • Instrumental Music: (1) Rockchapel (2) Millstreet (Conor Linehan, Mich茅al Gleeson)
  • Recitation: (1) Eimear Guiney (Newmarket), (2) Annette O’Donnell (Rockchapel).
  • Ballad Group:聽 1) Freemount (Louise Burke, Ellemarie Burke, Michael O’Regan)
  • Novelty Act: (1) Millstreet (Cian O’Mahony, Jerry Doody)
  • Question Time: (1) Millstreet (John Tarrant, Jerry Doody, Pat Sheehan) (2) Kilbrin
  • Set Dancing: (1) Rockchapel (2) Boherbue

Sc贸r na n脫g Munster Success

Millstreet Instrumental Music Group, Winners of the Munster Sc贸r na n脫g in Mallow 31-Jan-2010

Congrats to the Millstreet Instrumental Music group (Donal Linehan, Alanna Barry, Kelly Murphy, James Linehan, Cian Dennehy) who won the Munster Sc贸r na n脫g Final in Mallow last night. Unfortunately the Novelty Act from Cullen just came up short on the night. The full results were:

  • Figure Dancing: (1) Glenflesk, (2) Carrigaline
  • Solo Singing: (1) Kelly Ryan(Ahane), (2)Saoirse O’Connor(Ballylongford).
  • Instrumental Music: (1)Millstreet, (2)Brosna
  • Recitation: (1)Brian Murphy(Causeway), (2)Grainne Gibbons(Shamrock Gaels).
  • Ballad Group: (1) Na Gaeil, (2)Newport
  • Question Time: (1)Boherbue, (2)Loughmore -Castleiney (1)Kilteelty/Dromkeen, (2)Moycarkey/Borris
  • Set Dancing: (1)Boherbue, (2)Lissycasey.

from Cork GAA news

Millstreet and Cullen into Munster Sc贸r na nOg final

Cullen Novelty Act, after they won the Cork County Sc贸r na n脫g (picture from "Duhallow Matters" which is in the shops today and is FREE

BOHERBEE, Millstreet and Cullen will be among the finalists at this year’s Coiste na Mumhan Sc贸r na nOg after they won through their semi-final on Sunday last.

The Coiste na Mumhan Sc贸r na nOg semi-final at Ovens involved clubs from Cork, Kerry and Waterford and this very popular competition drew a huge attendance to the Cork venue.

Read the full article on the Corkman website, or another article which is also on the Corkman

We Sound Unsure

We Sound Unsure are a Millstreet band and in their own words:聽 “We hail from the tiny hamlet of Millstreet and we’re like the best band there. Seriously.”

They released an EP some time ago entitled “Awkward Times, Awkward Measures”. You can listen to five of their tunes on their myspace page, as well as their bebo page. The music itself is actually quite interesting, sounding at times quite like Cathal Coughlan (from his Fatima Mansions days).

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Annmarie O’Riordan Singing

Annmarie O’Riordan our traditional Irish singer from Rathcoole has a newly revamped website located at聽 http://www.annmarie.ie. Give it a visit! Below are some of her songs from her three albums which you can listen to:


Cooraclare

There’s more songs to listen to below!!

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Listen to a Session from Dan O'Connells

Maybe a few miles outside Millstreet, but Dan O’Connells pub Knocknagree, in the middle of Sliabh Luchra region was frequented by many Millstreet people for their sessions. Unfortunately now Dan and some of the musicians are no longer with us, and the sessions are fewer, but last Wednesday night (12th August) on RTE1 Radio: The Rolling Wave, they played a session from Dan’s from October 1992. Follow this link where you can listen to an hour of traditional music and song:

http://dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/209-rte-radio1musiccollection-rmc-2009-08-12.smil

Note: the 9pm news is played first, and the music from Dans starts after 4 minutes.

The second part of the session is on the radio tonight (Wednesday 19th August 2009) at 9pm.聽 I will put a link to it here when it becomes available.

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Update (20-Aug-09): The second part of the session is here: http://dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/209-rte-radio1musiccollection-rmc-2009-08-19.smil

RTE Says:

We return to Dan O’Connell’s pub in Knocknagree for the finish of the 1992 session and also hear music and speech from accordion player Jacky Daly and fiddle player S茅amus Creagh recorded at the Cork Folk Festival of that year.

Again, The session starts after 4 mins 10 seconds of the clip.

All Ireland Scora铆ocht na n脫g Champions 2009

MLLSTREET Ceolthas Ceolteoir铆 Eireann received the perfect 30th Anniversary plaudits on capturing outright honours in the All Ireland Junior Sc贸ra铆ocht hosted in conjunction with the Fleadh Nua in Ennis last Saturday. (read below for a full description).

Pictures from the Millstreet group participating in Scora铆ocht na n脫g聽 Munster Finals, in Templeglantine, Co. Limerick on April 24th 2009 which they won,聽 and progressed to win the All-Ireland finals also!

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Millstreet Scor (pre 2007)

This is an archive of Millstreet Sc贸r news before 2007 (all pictures are at the bottom)

Sc贸r News
by
John Tarrant

Homepage
Sucess in Duhallow and County Sc贸r

Millstreet swept to a double success in the Co. Sc贸r Sinsir Finals in Ovens. A Set dance team of Gretta Lane, Elaine Cleary, Daphne O鈥機onnor, Ciara Hickey, Sinead Flahive, Laura Lynch, Daniel Roche and Shane O鈥橰iordan performed the Sliabh gCua set to regain county accolades. Millstreet added a win in the question time from a team of John Tarrant, Liam Flynn and Pat Sheehan.
Also competing for Millstreet was Jerry Doody in recitation while Jerry teamed up with Cian O鈥橫ahony in novelty act.
Millstreet enjoyed success in the Duhallow Sc贸r na bPaist铆 Finals hosted in the Edel Quinn, Kanturk . Taking victory in the set dancing were a team of Aine McAulliffe, Leanne Murphy, Jessica Duinne, Kate Buckley, Conor Twomey, Darren Kiely, Patrick Cotter and Oisin Murphy. The team will compete in the County final in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens on next Sunday in a programme underway at 2.30pm
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