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…………….!!!”
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)
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).
Dromtariffe Parish Hall have spaces available for adults wishing to learn new set dances. 6 week course, starts with a refresher on Tuesday 26th Jan.8pm ’til 9.30pm. All welcome, great exercise, good fun. Hilary
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).
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:
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:
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.
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!
This is an archive of Millstreet Scór news before 2007 (all pictures are at the bottom)
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)”