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Andy & Donal on the Ray D’arcy Show

Live Music with Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

It is Friday and we have some great live music for you Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine are live in studio

 Andy & Doonal first appear around 1hr 10mins into the show…they chated & performed 2 songs.

Băneasă’S Green Glade – Andy Irvine And Dónal Lunny
Bean Pháidín – Andy Irvine And Dónal Lunny

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Listen Back: 16th Apr 2017 – RTE Radio 1 – The History Show (Easter Sunday)

The History Show

A special Easter Sunday programme looking at Ireland in 1917 – a year on from the Rising, with historian Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh; playwright Philip Orr; and poet Dermot Bolger.

Andy Featured on the History Show singing a song written in 1917 "That's the Stuff to Give 'Em". 
Unfortunately the songs has been intentionally excluded from the podcast. 
You can listen back to the show to hear a background to the song anyway which is rather interesting none the less.

 A year on from the Easter Rising

In the programme, we look at life in Ireland in 1917 – a year on from the Easter Rising.  Myles is joined by Galway historian, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh; Belfast playwright Philip Orr; by Katherine McSharry from the National Library; and Mark Duncan from Century Ireland.  There’s also music from Andy Irvine and Kate O’Callaghan; a poetry reading by actor, Barry McGovern; and a reflection by writer, Dermot Bolger.


About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

Listen: rte.ie/radio


THAT’S THE STUFF TO GIVE ‘EM

I’m always fond of company; I’m always fond of noise
And never so delighted as when with the Khaki boys
To try and make our Tommies smile of songs I’ve sung a few
It’s grand to hear them on the march and don’t they sing ’em too.

Chorus: That’s the stuff, that’s the stuff, that’s the stuff to give ’em
There’s nothing beats the cheery song
To help our gallant boys along
Never mind about the words
Blow the bloomin’ rhythm
But a nice little girl with a saucy curl
That’s the stuff to give ’em.

They do say half a dozen women round a pot of tea
Will talk for hours and hours of things they never see
But if you’d like to hear the spicy stories they can spin
Just place that same old half a dozen round a drop of gin.

Chorus: That’s the stuff, that’s the stuff, that’s the stuff to give ’em
A drop of Mother’s ruin neat
They soon begin to feel their feet
When their tongues begin to wag
There’s nothing in it with ’em
And to open a school for scandal, whoa
That’s the stuff to give ’em.

When nice and cosy in your bed you can’t say it’s a treat
When wifey dabs into your back a pair of icy feet
And when the twins begin to cry then off will go the clothes
For safety pins and dummies, well you bet that Mother knows.

Chorus: That’s the stuff, that’s the stuff, that’s the stuff to give ’em
And when the twins begin to shout,
You shouldn’t put yourselves about
Mother knows just what to do
As soon as she gets with ’em
Oh, a tickling up with the powder puff
That’s the stuff to give ’em.

You often hear a fellow say he’s tired of married life
Well, that’s because he knows not how to treat his darling wife
But I’ve invented something that will please each little dear
It isn’t much but I can guarantee what I’ve got here.

Chorus: That’s the stuff, that’s the stuff, that’s the stuff to give ’em
When wifey dear begins to jaw
Why, don’t go out and slam the door
Never argue, never shout,
Or say that you’ll forgive ’em
But a nice little tap on the top of the nap
That’s the stuff to give ’em.

Written and composed by Harry Freeman & George Grant – 1917
Performed by Harry Freeman (1858-1922)

source: monologues.co.uk

Soundings Podcast: Episode 13

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About Soundings

Soundings is a live event series originating in Ireland, expanding to the UK in 2015 and the USA in 2016, with an associated podcast series distributed globally via iTunes and other platforms. Hosted by Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan, Soundings is about the exchange of stories, songs and adventures.

For more information or bookings contact Dylan and Lisa at:
hello@soundingspod.com


 Podcast – Soundings 13: Holy Trinity – the Lion, the Animator and the Troubadour | soundings

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Podcast – Soundings 13: Holy Trinity – the Lion, the Animator and the Troubadour

In this second episode of our new Soundings Holy Trinity series, Dylan and Lisa are joined by former Ireland and Lions rugby hall-of-famer Willie Duggan, Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon co-founder Tomm Moore, traditional music pioneer Andy Irvine and two-time winner of the Choice Music Prize Richie Egan aka JAPE.

Recorded live in the Long Gallery of Kilkenny Castle during Kilkenny Tradfest, we hear about the unique timbre of the cistern in O’Donoghue’s pub, what part of his anatomy Andy Irvine was willing to give up to skip a maths test, the more practical considerations of being an Oscar nominee, when not to take Morgan Freeman’s advice and why it’s a bad idea to hold a cigarette for Willie Duggan before an international rugby game.

 Soundings Holy Trinity

Good storytelling is all about light and dark. In this live show-come-podcast episode, Dylan and Lisa are joined by a Holy Trinity of guests who share their three stories to inspire, to alarm and to humour. The show happens in three sections and each section features live performance of songs on those same themes from our music guest. Soundings Holy Trinity is a show for the curious, the serious and the hilarious

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/mks3e-559f89?from=wp&skin=105&postId=5611401&download=0&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0

Listen to this show and get notified about future shows by subscribing to Soundings on iTunes here.

 

Our guests for this show:

Tomm Moore

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Tomm Moore is co-Founder and Creative director of Academy Award ® and OSCAR ® nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. Based in Kilkenny their recent productions include The Secret of Kells and The Song of The Sea. Over the company’s history, he has worked as Director, Art Director, Storyboarder, Animator and Illustrator.

Andy Irvine

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From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 1960s and the enormously successful Planxty in the 1970s, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, he fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie.

Willie Duggan

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It’s 40 years since Kilkenny business owner Willie Duggan first ran onto the rugby pitch wearing the green number 8 jersey. Capped 45 times for Ireland and the British & Irish Lions, Willie is Hall of Famer in international rugby. He’s also one of the greatest characters the game has known, described as the Scarlet Pimpernel of Irish rugby because he was so hard to find for training!

Jape

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Jape is a musical project from Richard Egan, an Irish Musician living in Malmo, Sweden. As well as song writing, Richie does a lot of remixes and bass playing. Jape released his fifth album This Chemical Sea in 2015 and is the only artist to have won the Choice Music Prize twice.

Andy & Luke on ABC Radio National’s The Music Show

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Andy Irvine was born in London of Irish roots. His career has taken him from traditional Irish and English folk songs to traditional music of Bulgaria, Greece and Hungary and the latter changed his output forever. From his early Irish folk days with Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Donal Lunny, Andy’s helped turn the sound of folk music from an unaccompanied form to include bazouki’s, gaida’s and the kaval, but always resisting drum kits and bass guitar. He’s in for a live set with mandolinist Luke Plumb.

Music played live in this segment:
Farewell to Kellswater (Trad. Sam Henry collection)
Frank Ryan (comp. Irvine)

abc-radio-melbourne-andy-lukePerformed on bass mandola and mandolins by Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb

Credits
Producer: Penny Lomax

source: abc.net.au

Update from Andy: Gigs with Lunny & RTE Radio Appearance


 I'm just coming to the end of a long, long tour of UK and Germany. 43 gigs in 59 days. It's been great but the number of kilometres driven would astonish ....even me! Have day off today!
Under some pressure to publicise forthcoming gigs with Donal Lunny!! 
We are playing THE MAGISTORIUM in South Anne Street in Dublin on 1st December and would love to see a full house! Ditto for FOXFORD WOOLEN MILLS on December 3rd. While I'm at it, tune into RTE on November 30th at 4pm and hear us playing a couple of songs and talking about the latest Planxty release. More happening the following week but I'll give this a rest for the moment.

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