Mini-Doc by Mark Coughlan about Northside fiddle maker James Beatley who makes the finest of instruments from his workshop on Manor St.
The Luthier of Manor St
An Immigrant Song
There are many songs written about the Irish experience of emigration and it’s heartening to know today how successful we are throughout the world since the days of Colonialism, Famine, War of Independence, Civil War and more recently Austerity.
It is in our nature to stand in solidarity with people of all Nations and Creeds seeking refuge and a new beginning with the hope of finding the same opportunities in life that us Irish were given and created, after overcoming prejudice and fear of “The Paddy”.
In Ireland our Government has been found wanting when it comes to the process of accepting refugees, while our Defense Forces and NGOs do trojan work in the most difficult of circumstances. The Direct Provision system is demeaning to people when help is needed most, spending years living in prefabs and run down hotels with private business profiting from this inhumanity.
You might be wondering why you’re reading this on the website of a pub, well here at The Cobblestone we are lucky to have visitors from all over the world on a daily basis and if there’s one thing that unites us all it’s music, so I’ll get back to the tunes. Below is a selection of songs related to Ireland’s longstanding relationship with being an emigration/immigration nation.
For further listening and reading from a universal perspective visit Songs of Immigration and Migration at The U.S Library of Congress(..before it disappears).
Beginning with two of our finest voices Dolores & Seán Keane – Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears.
“And courage is the passport when your old world disappears..”
Two versions of ‘No Irish Need Apply’, one from Tommy Makem and the other by The Wolfe Tones.
Luke Kelly – My Little Son.
Mary Dillon – The Green Fields of Canada.
The Pogues – Thousands are Sailing.
“Where e’er we go, we celebrate,
The land that makes us refugees.”
De Danann – I’m Leaving Tipperary.
Johnny McEvoy – The Old Bog Road.
Christy Moore – City of Chicago.
Paul Brady with Andy Irvine – Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore.
The Dubliners – Paddy on the Railway.
Song from our own Mick O’Grady about Irish men going to Canada seeking work.
“Those in power write the history, while those who suffer write the songs” – Frank Harte
The Cobblestone Backroom Playlist
Many fine musicians have graced The Cobblestone Backroom stage down the years, here’s a playlist compiled by our man Shane | On-Sound of those on YouTube going back about 4 years, more to be added…
Donegal Traveller & Fiddle Player John Doherty
Traveller, tinsmith and master fiddle player John Doherty(1900-1980) from Donegal.
Read more about his life from the experts at Donegal Fiddle Music | www.donegalfiddlemusic.ie/johndoherty.htm
Danny Diamond with his work at Irish Traditional Music Archive revived film footage recorded by folk legend Pete Seeger in the 1960s, read more about that project | http://dannydiamond.ie/the-long-road-to-glenties/
Coppers and Brass (S1) – Irish Travellers and Traditional Irish Music
Coppers and Brass is an ethnographic documentary about Irish traditional music played by members of the Irish Travelling community. It focuses on uilleann pipe playing in particular, demonstrating how Irish Travellers exhibit specific stylistic traits within Irish traditional music. It includes rare archival footage, reconstructions of significant musical events and interviews with key Traveller and non-Traveller musicians. It was directed by Tommy Fegan and was submitted as part of his MA thesis undertaken at Dundalk Institute of Technology.
This is the first episode of season one of DCTV’s traditional Irish music series called “Coppers and Brass”. The series focuses on alternative viewpoints within the traditional Irish music community, looks at the contributions certain families have made and analyses how Irish Travellers have made a very significant contribution to the development of Irish traditional music. Presented by Tommy Fegan, this series explores the reality of the world of trad in Ireland and abroad.
In this episode we look at Irish Traveller culture featuring insightful interviews with Martin Collins, Co-Director of Pavee Point, Michael McDonagh and a performance from The Cobblestone Pub with Seán Gilrane & Davy Sheridan.
In this episode we will look at the influence of the Doran Family, chat to Oliver O’Connell and enjoy a performance from The Cobblestone Pub with Oliver O’Connell and friends.
In this episode we will look at the impact and contribution Irish traveller culture has had on traditional Irish music, focusing on Uileann piping and featuring an insightful interview with Mickey Dunne and a performance from The Cobblestone Pub with Martin Nolan and friends.
In this episode we will look at the impact of Irish traveller Uileann piping on traditional Irish music featuring an insightful interview with Leo Rickard and a performance from The Cobblestone Pub with Gay McKeon.
In this episode we will look at the work of Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) with Gay Mc Keon and enjoy a performance from The Cobblestone Pub with Fintan Vallely.
In this episode we will look at the Mulligan Family with Néillidh Mulligan and a performance from The Cobblestone Pub with Mulligan family.
Padser’s Barn Dance – Smithfield, Dublin
Padser’s Barn Dance in Aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital with musicians from The Cobblestone and an Open Session for anyone who wants to join.
Padser’s Barn is an actual working horse stables, some of the fine horses you see working around the streets of Dublin bed down here in Smithfield for the night.
Padser has ran the Dublin City Marathon over 25 times raising much needed funds for Temple Street, the knee no longer allows him do this so he decided to open his barn/stable for a hooley!
Doors 2pm | Adm €5 | Raffle Prizes
Thanks to Holly for the poster design – www.hyperpictures.com
Donate – www.templestreet.ie
Leda for King – Call Me Anytime
Listen to the first release from Leda for King ‘Last Days EP’, Alison Byrne’s new project accompanied by some great musicians.
Once there was a King
New demo track release from the new trio of John Flynn, Ultan O’Brien and Patrick Cummins – Once there was a King.
OTWAK is John Flynn (voice/guitar/flute), Ultan O’Brien (fiddle) and Patrick Cummins (banjo). The trio began playing together whilst touring as part of the larger seven-piece outfit, Skipper’s Alley..
Collectively, the members of the trio share a line of thinking that has led them to a creative process that is spontaneous and improvisatory by nature. They carve out their own experimental and imperfect path guided by the traditional tunes and songs they play. There is always an element of chance in the creative process. There is no over-arching, wordy theory binding the music; it is spontaneous, moment-music.
Irish & Sean Nós Dancing Classes with Mary Beth Taylor Apr-May 2016
Irish and Sean Nós Dance Classes with Mary Beth Taylor for Adults – Beginners / Intermediate / Advanced Levels
Mondays, 11 April – 30 May 2016 (7 weeks, no class 2 May)
The Art & Business Campus Drumcondra, 40 Lwr. Drumcondra Rd., Dublin 9
Irish Dancing 6.00 – 7.00 PM (Advanced)
Irish Dancing 7.00 – 8.00 PM (Improver)
Irish Dancing 8.00 – 9.00 PM (Beginners)
Tuesdays, 12 April – 24 May 2016 (6 weeks, no classes 3 May)
The Cobblestone Bar, 77 North King St, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Sean-Nós Dancing 6 – 7 PM (Beginners)
Sean-Nós Dancing 7 – 8 PM (Intermediate)
Sean-Nós Dancing 8 – 9 PM (Advanced)
T: 086 159 4140
St. Patrick’s Festival at The Cobblestone
The Cobblestone Opening Hours for St. Patrick's Festival Wednesday 16th 4pm to 12.30am Music from 4.30pm St. Patrick's Day - Thursday 17th 12.30pm to 12.30am Music from 1.30pm Friday 18th 1.30pm to 12.30am Music from 1.30pm Saturday 20th 1.30pm to 12.30am Music from 1.30pm Sunday 21st 1.30pm to 11pm Music from 1.30pm