Coming So Far for Song

The Dublin Event - before and after
Paula McCann
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Coming So Far for Song

Postby Paula McCann » Wed May 07, 2014 9:33 am

Good morning, friends,

I've just had a delightful telephone conversation with Ali Hughes in Australia. She and her band are so excited about playing in Dublin at the Event and are really looking forward to the weekend and all it will entail. Isn't it wonderful that we have artists of the calibre of Ali Hughes travelling all the way from Australia to play at the Leonard Cohen Event in Dublin.

Check out Ali and the Thieves on Youtube -- don't have time to get the links for you folks as it's getting ready for school and work time here in Dublin.

Let the music keep our spirits high.

Paula
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby lonndubh » Wed May 07, 2014 10:59 am

Great news Paula
Here is a link to Dance me to the end of time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBElKS6nyfk
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby B4real » Wed May 07, 2014 12:26 pm

Paula McCann wrote:Let the music keep our spirits high.
ah Paula, forgive me I couldn't help myself, maybe you like Jackson Browne.....that's a chorus line from his song "Before The Deluge" :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjG63Vd0moo
btw - Jennifer Warnes is one of the back up singers.

But I really wanted to say that's great Ali Hughes from Sydney is coming all the way from the land down under to be in the Event!
Now Andrew will have at least one Aussie beside himself who will be there! I will be there in spirit :)

Here's some more links for Ali & The Thieves -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIJsFTGF0cQ
Suzanne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWWXaUROZk4
Lady Midnight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpZEPFkrfgU
Chelsea Hotel No2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C-pOStmzTQ
Famous Blue Raincoat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DrQCIVQuhA
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby liverpoolken » Wed May 07, 2014 3:52 pm

B4real

we will be forever grateful to mr browne for writing 'before the deluge' but for most folk on the island and for members of the vast army of plastic paddys like meself this song belongs only to one man...and here he giving it his all a couple of weeks ago in glasgow accompanied by the mighty barrowlands choir...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP_WKjH8wNo

and never one to miss an opportunity to spread the word here's himself at the same gig reminding everybody 'lest we forget'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_-DpzN29O8

one of the best gigs of my life...

let the music keep your spirits high...ta ken
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby lizzytysh » Wed May 07, 2014 4:02 pm

Met and saw Ali perform in New York, and she's WONDERFUL all the way around ~ as a performer and as a person.
So happy that she'll still be coming 8)
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby liverpoolken » Thu May 08, 2014 3:13 am

another aspect of john mackenna's work...from the castlebar news 2007......ta ken
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby lizzytysh » Thu May 08, 2014 3:46 am

A powerful publicity photo. Too bad the entire play can't be included... though I know how impossible that is, even as I say it. Just a wish, a dream.
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby harald » Thu May 08, 2014 11:37 am

Thanks for the links to Ali and the Thieves.
Really something to look forward to.
Ken might even hold back his gun in case they play a Hallelujah cover ...

Respects to Paula and the organization team!
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby B4real » Thu May 08, 2014 11:52 am

liverpoolken wrote:B4real

we will be forever grateful to mr browne for writing 'before the deluge' but for most folk on the island and for members of the vast army of plastic paddys like meself this song belongs only to one man...
ah Ken,
That explains it! I was wondering if it was just a coincidence or Paula actually was familiar with Jackson Browne’s line. I wonder also if JB is aware his song is so well known over there. And speaking of plastic paddys, (but you probably know this) Australian Eric Bogle wrote a song called “Plastic Paddys” and the last two lines say “where are you when we need you, Christy Moore?” Glad you had a great time at the concert! btw - a good proportion of the population in Australia are plastic paddys! And I should tell you that one of my favourite Irish songs I play on my violin is “I Wish I Was Back In Liverpool” :)
harald wrote:Thanks for the links to Ali and the Thieves.
my pleasure harald!
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby dick » Thu May 08, 2014 1:00 pm

We've seen Ali and Thieves several times now, including their first NYC Fringe festival performance with Esther Cohen. Her beauty and amazing talents always blow us away. Congrats Paula for a great addition!
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby oblivion » Fri May 23, 2014 2:34 am

i didn´t know that esther cohen is performing.....is she singing? sorry for beeing innocent
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby oblivion » Fri May 23, 2014 2:42 am

PAULA, dear, i´m so sorry not to know , if i can make it... in IREland somebody should perform LEAVING GREEN SLEEVES ithink its like the landscape
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby lizzytysh » Fri May 23, 2014 7:12 am

I believe Dick meant that they were WITH Esther when they saw Ali perform. Though Esther made a wonderfully graceful and lovely toast to everyone that night.
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby oblivion » Fri May 23, 2014 10:29 am

thank you lizzy :D hugs from germany
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Re: Coming So Far for Song

Postby dick » Fri May 23, 2014 1:39 pm

Lizzy is correct -- sorry if I was not clear. Esther refuses to compete with her brother by performing on stage. :-)

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