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The Irish Song and Recitation Festival Broadcast
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Shownotes With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin

Todays Song: In Old Ballymoe (Roscommon)
Sung by:   Mike O’Laughlin
Todays Chat:  Irish Song and Music Cruise !
run time:  10:00 minutes

Listen to the song and comments on todays podcast:

http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/irishsong43.mp3

Listen to all of our songs and interviews on our home page at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/145/

Shownotes:

In Old Ballymoe, Co. Roscommon
Todays song is Old Ballymoe, where we find
a couple of characters meeting up walking
the road in Ireland.  The fellow starts to woo
the girl slowly at first, but ends up making
preposterous offers.  And the Irish lady herself
is playing with words a bit herself, as you will
hear.

The Cruise
I have had this one on my bucket list for years.
A cruise of the Caribbean that features a
whole load of Irish singers and musicians.
Well, I’ve just found it, and it leaves in 30 + days:

Irish Festival Cruises
http://www.irishtours.com/
Contact: Mary Rowley
Phone: 1-800-441-4277
Singers and Musicians :
Mary Black and The Black Brothers, The Dublin City
Ramblers, Girsa, The Matt Cunningham Band, Ennis,
Brigid’s Cross, Mike Mazur, John Gleeson and more!
Port of departure and return: Fort Lauderdale
Date: Jan. 30 depart.  Feb. 6 Return.

See you on board !
Check their web page to be sure, and to find
out more. You can call Mary at the number above.
Tell her Mick the Bridge sent you !
This cruise looks so good that I wanted to let
you know about it.  ( I am just a passenger).
Hope I will meet up with a few of you on board,
perhaps in the pub with some really good songs…

-Mike

Song Lyrics:

In Old Ballymoe
In the county Roscommon we’ve hailstones and rain.
as I was crossing the fields on the way to the plane
I met a fair Colleen says she do you know
the shortest of shortcuts into old Ballymoe ?

Says I , Colleen Oh, who led you astray.
I think I’ll go with you, and show you the way
says she, I won’t go with you, for you I dunnoe
you might kiss me, between here, and old Ballymoe

Says I, Colleen Oh, I have seldom been kissed
She says, poor lad, sure a lot you have missed
but I, am willing to learn, you know
we can practice between, here and old Ballymoe

You think I’d go with you, you moron, garrough
I dont like, your looks, and your smoothering blows
you are young, you are handsome,
but god knows your slow
you look like you did one, in old Ballymoe

Says he I’ve been noted, for strength and good looks
my brains not so bad, when I’ve mastered the books
and if you are willing, tis married we’ll go
and forever live happy, in old Ballymoe

She started to laugh, til I thought she would choke
she says, poor lad, I will tell you a joke
Get out of my way, for now I must go
I’ve a husband and six kids in old Ballymoe !

my home page on Sean Nós Song:
http://web.mac.com/irishpat/IrishRootsCafe/Sean_Nos_Song/Sean_Nos_Song.html

Facebook event page for this Song festival:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117709528260564

Join up on our Sean Nós and Irish Song fan page on Facebook:
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Listen to the complete ‘Irish Song’ broadcast series here:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/145/

Hope you’ll be singing or listening in, to season 3,
on the Irish Song and Recitation Festival !
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Our Hedge School has 7 Broadcast series, including :

The History of Ireland
Irish in America
Irish Video Shorts
Irish Song and recitation
Irish Family History and genealogy
Irish Family History photo enhanced with links.

Most also available on the iTunes Irish provider page (click below):
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
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Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Leave a message on our Phone (816) 256-3360

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The Irish Song and Recitation Festival
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin

Todays Song:  Óró, Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile
Sung by:         Maria Morton
run time:        12:28

Listen to some of ours song now on MySpace at:

http://www.myspace.com/irishsongfest

Listen to this song and interview on Mondays podcast at:
Listen to all of our songs and interviews on our home page at:

http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/145/

Show Notes:
We interview Maria today, and ask her how
she became acquainted with Irish music and
the history of her family regarding the same.
It is interesting to remember that Elvis and
contemporary music was the favorite for most
of us back in the 50’s and 60’s, and Irish language
songs were all but forgotten…

History of the Song

Pádraig Pearse, authored a set of lyrics for this
tune known today as ‘Oro, Se do Bheatha a Bhaile’.
It is a patriotic call for the Irish to return home
and free Ireland.  Pearse is a well known leader of
the 1916 ‘rebellion’.

The original tune is said to come from an 18th
century Jacobite song. The lyrics were of course
different from what we have here today.
The well noted P. W. Joyce notes this tune as
‘A Hauling-Home Song’.  This would be used when
a bride made the move from her old home to her
new one.  This ‘coming home’ imagery works well
for calling all of the Irish to united and form a
free Ireland.

Lyrics (one of several variations):

(chorus)

Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile!
Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile!
Oro, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile!
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.

Verses:
Sé do bheatha a bhean ba léanmhar
B’é ár gcreach tú bheith i ngéibhinn
Do dhúiche bhreá i seilbh méirleach
Is tú díolta leis na Gallaibh.

A bhuí le Rí na bhfeart go bhfeiceam
Muna mbean beo ‘na dhiaidh ach seachtain
Gráinne Mhaol agus míle gaiscíoch.
Ag fógairt fáin ar Ghallaibh

Tá Gráinne Mhaol ag teacht thar sáile
Oglaigh armtha léi mar gharda
Gaeil iad féin ‘s ní Gaill ná Spáinnigh;
‘S cuirfid siad ruaig ar Ghallaibh.
(end)
my home page on Sean Nós Song:
http://web.mac.com/irishpat/IrishRootsCafe/Sean_Nos_Song/Sean_Nos_Song.html

Facebook event page for this Song festival:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117709528260564

Join up on our Sean Nós fan page on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=117709528260564

Listen to the complete ‘Irish Song’ broadcast series here:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/153/

Hope you’ll be singing or listening in, to season 3,
on the Irish Song and Recitation Festival !
______________________________________________________

Our Irish Hedge School has 7 Broadcast series, including :

The History of Ireland
Irish in America
Irish Video Shorts
Irish Song and recitation
Irish Family History and genealogy
Irish Family History photo enhanced with links.

All available on the iTunes Irish provider page (click below):

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025

_______________________________________________________
Contact Us

You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Leave a message on our Phone (816) 256-3360

Sponsors Welcome.
Remember to keep the hedge growing -
with your donation, subscription or membership.
- Thank you.

You can reach us for speaking engagements,
exhibits, and educational events. Since 1984.
©2010 IGF, This information is intended
for personal non-commercial use only.
Please apply for any other usage in writing.
_______________________________________________________

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