Dun Laoghaire in Song

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Harjoe » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:51 pm

Sputnik my uncle Joe ( same name as me)was also in the Borough Minstrels he was the comedian on one side of the stage and Jemie Byrne from Pottery Road was on the other side and they would run in with jokes during songs great times.



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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Sinead » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:09 pm

My father was also part of the Borough Ministrals, he was quite a good singer.
My sister was in the chorus in the mid to late 50's.

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You don't know nuttin - Cumberland Street wasn't the labour in them days!
The Social was in the town quite close to Woolworths, you had to go upstairs.
For the life of me I can't remember the name of the main man in the office.
I remember his as wearing brown quite a lot, he rode his bike around the
town always on the lookout for anyone doing a nickser.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by grammer » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:04 am

Grammer:

You don't know nuttin - Cumberland Street wasn't the labour in them days!
The Social was in the town quite close to Woolworths, you had to go upstairs.
For the life of me I can't remember the name of the main man in the office.
I remember his as wearing brown quite a lot, he rode his bike around the
town always on the lookout for anyone doing a nickser.

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Sorry Sinead --ahhh too busy studying for a Masters Degree in Human Resourses :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Would the man's name have been Randall ????????


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Post by Sinead » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:44 am

Grammer:

You have retrieved yourself. He was Bill Randall, he definitely
worked for the Department! It was very difficult to explain
an ordinary event as opposed to 'work' to him.

Human Resources implies INHUMAN RESOURCES I always
preferred the staff office myself.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by skins » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:15 pm

The Manager there in the 60s was a man named de Britt, who lived in Killiney, and drank in Walters.


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Post by Micheál » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:48 pm

Hi skins

That sounds more like a nickname he might have picked up in Walters! :D

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by jabra » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:01 pm

Harjoe
Your bang on Rose Tynan singing in the noggin inn
would have been in the sixties even though the inn
became a pub in 1952 it was'nt a singing pub until
the sixties


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Post by skins » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:50 pm

Micheál wrote:Hi skins

That sounds more like a nickname he might have picked up in Walters! :D

M.
No, Micheál, that was it.....not quite sure about the spelling, one t or two. He always had a couple of pints on his way home from work; Division1 just inside the door of the bar.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Rocker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:54 am

NOW...here s the BIG Questiion :?: :?: Who is going to restart the Minstrels and the shows and get Dún Laoghaire singing again :?:


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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by bugrock » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:39 am

singin' what, for whom???


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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Sinead » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:50 pm

Rocker:

You could do that job!

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Post by Rocker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:18 pm

Sinead wrote:Rocker:

You could do that job!

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Oh! if only I could sing :D ...maybe we have lost the innocent times but, the excitement of going to the Town Hall and watching all that marvellous talent. The amount of community involvement must have been tremendous with the rehearsals etc. I spoke with some people during the week and they were in an Irish dancing school in Sallynoggin and practiced like mad to get to the Town Hall shows...over 50 years later they related the story with pride.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Jemser » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:43 am

I found this 200 year old ballad on the DLRCC website, in the latest copy of the DLR times.

Kingstown Harbour
Ye bucks and ye rakes from foreign nations,
That roll through cities and seaport towns,
It is concerning our spacious harbour,
Its worthy praises I mean to sound.
Sweetly arrangements and well situated,
With a rising view from the lovely quay,
Where you may observe all the mariners arolling,
And topsails aquivering in the happy bay,

I have roved from Mallow to sweet Killarney,
Thro’ Shelton Abbey and by Avoca’s side,
Through Moneymore town and dazzling Courtown,
And Colonel Talbot’s of Malahide.
To the grand O’Neill’s in County Antrim,
To Poulaphooka and great Burton Hall,
And in all my ranging throughout this nation,
Noble Dunleary exceeds them all.

(The song can be found in Irish Minstrelsy: Being a Selection of
Irish Songs, Lyrics and Ballads. (Edited by H.Halliday Sparling and
published in London in 1888).
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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Rocker » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:24 am

I love it Jemser....

Wonder what the tune is...

I love the bucks and rakes!!

(my mother used to send us to the shed for the rake..then in a loud overtone shout...Oh he/she is out here already!!!...pointing to whichever of us was nearby!!)

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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by Micheál » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:05 pm

"With a rising view from the lovely quay"

Hmmmmm - shades of Nostradamus



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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by keeper » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:27 pm

" With a rising view from the lovely quay,
'Tis a Library I heard them say "
:roll: :roll:



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Re: Dun Laoghaire in Song

Post by grammer » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:33 am

keeper wrote:" With a rising view from the lovely quay,
'Tis a Library I heard them say "
:roll: :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
With a rising view from the lovely quay,
I can see the ferry coming into the bay
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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With a rising view from the lovely quay
make sure you take your dog sxxitt with you and be on your way.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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With a rising view from the lovely quay
even the summer carnival is from another day.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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