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 Scór Results

Congrats to all the performances by Millstreet in the Duhallow Senior Scór 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 + Mícheál Gleeson in the Instrumental Music.

The honours on the night went to:

  • Figure Dancing:  (1) Rockchapel (2) Boherbue
  • Solo Singing: (1) Sinead Guiney (Newmarket), (2) Conor Linehan (Millstreet)
  • Instrumental Music: (1) Rockchapel (2) Millstreet (Conor Linehan, Michéal Gleeson)
  • Recitation: (1) Eimear Guiney (Newmarket), (2) Annette O’Donnell (Rockchapel).
  • Ballad Group:  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

Scór na nÓg Munster Success

Millstreet Instrumental Music Group, Winners of the Munster Scór na nÓg 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 Scór na nÓg 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 Scór na nOg final

Cullen Novelty Act, after they won the Cork County Scór na nÓg (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 Scór na nOg after they won through their semi-final on Sunday last.

The Coiste na Mumhan Scór 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:  “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).

[read more …] “We Sound Unsure”

Annmarie O’Riordan Singing

Annmarie O’Riordan our traditional Irish singer from Rathcoole has a newly revamped website located at  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!!

[read more …] “Annmarie O’Riordan Singing”

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.  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 Séamus Creagh recorded at the Cork Folk Festival of that year.

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

All Ireland Scoraíocht na nÓg Champions 2009

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

Pictures from the Millstreet group participating in Scoraíocht na nÓg  Munster Finals, in Templeglantine, Co. Limerick on April 24th 2009 which they won,  and progressed to win the All-Ireland finals also!

[read more …] “All Ireland Scoraíocht na nÓg Champions 2009”

Millstreet Scor (pre 2007)

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

Scór News
by
John Tarrant

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Sucess in Duhallow and County Scór

Millstreet swept to a double success in the Co. Scór Sinsir Finals in Ovens. A Set dance team of Gretta Lane, Elaine Cleary, Daphne O’Connor, Ciara Hickey, Sinead Flahive, Laura Lynch, Daniel Roche and Shane O’Riordan 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’Mahony in novelty act.
Millstreet enjoyed success in the Duhallow Scór na bPaistí 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
[read more …] “Millstreet Scor (pre 2007)”