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Re: Johnny's Birthday
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Indeedy, Happy Birthday Johnny and Eamon, albeit belatedly.

Sorry I missed these, I've been busy on social media seeking help regarding various forms of Addiction.

Firstly, I joined a group on Suckerberg's effort addressing Anxiety and Depression. That was great. I now realise I can handle Despair - it's Hope I cannot tolerate.

I then went over to Twitter and Rebranded myself as "Jim'll Brexit" but the account was closed because the rebranding was deemed in "bad taste". They advised me to join the Conservative Party in order to get around that. However, I set very low standards, and I regularly fail to achieve them, but I still couldn't dance underneath a limbo-bar buried in the ground.

So I joined a Bible Study group on Reddit. BORING. Thank God I'm an athiest.

On Instagram and I became very self-aware regarding Internet Bullying. It's hard to believe but there I found 4 Neanderthals constantly trolling one poor guy. That was until I joined in. He didn't stand a chance against 5 of us.

Anyway, my research continues...

PS And in real-time Happy Birthday to my own son, Shane, who is 19 today. I was advised on the day that he was born that the date has an importance in history. JFK was assassinated '63. In 1990, Thatcher jumped before she was pushed - that was a Major victory! (Our friends across the pond may struggle with that one.)

Best to all. Look forward to meeting whoever's there in Derry, etc.

Noel

Posted on: 22/11/19 10:32
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Re: Update: Merchandise Site
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Thanks Taff.

I'm not (at the minute) planning on Culdaff. (But this isn't in stone - I might need to blag my way in, given that it's sold out.)

Posted on: 08/07/19 13:39
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Update: Merchandise Site
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Just a quickie as I'm doing this "homer" at my work!

But it's quiet as it's approaching the first week of the 3 weeks of the Twelfth Fortnight!

Horslips merchandise is now available from
https://www.celticnote.com/search?q=horslips.

The previous site has been retired.

N

Posted on: 02/07/19 12:16
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Re: Where has Short Stories gone ????
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Yep.

I'll need to do some digging around, but I suspect that it's to do with the site hosts, who have been making changes to (updating) the versions of the script used to support this forum.

Edited to say - it's actually just filtering anything that hasn't been posted in the last 100 days, if you expand the search you should get the links to topics.

N

Posted on: 28/05/19 15:38
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Site testing
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Hmmm - the hosts of the site upgraded the scripting system without telling me...

I'll try to iron out glitches in time.

Posted on: 11/02/19 12:34
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Re: Happy Birthday Noel
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Thanks for the reminder!

Although I am now considered to be in my mid-fifties, I'm sure I can still boast of being one of the Juniors of the Horslips Pack.

This week, I'm moving into a new house, and the designated "Green Room" is at the top of the house. So I'll have more than one flight of stairs to enable me to balance things up with a titanium plate in my left shoulder!

Posted on: 23/07/18 20:00
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Re: Happy Birthday Noel
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A belated thank you for your good wishes and reminders!

It's hard to believe that a full year has come and gone since Johnny played in Dungannon.

Now I'm 53, I probably need some advice from the... more-life-experiencers out there. The older I get, it seems the more plate-spinning I have to do. I thought it was meant to get easier the older one got.

Hope we have some opportunity for a bash soon. Maybe we can get some cardboard cutouts and put spandex on them.

xN

Posted on: 24/07/17 9:22
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Re: Happy New Year for 2017...!😊🎈
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It might be Noel's favourite ablum (I'll see to him Gussy) and I think I heard that Philip Chevron rated it up top


Stefan's memory for something I told him many years ago is highly accurate. In fact, I can confirm, without a hint of doubt, "Aliens" is easily within my Top 12 of "Favourite Horslips Albums".

Posted on: 18/01/17 19:41
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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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... extreme good looks & mannerly behavior. Admin...keep your thoughts to yourself.


I have been keeping my thoughts to myself. I don't want to give it away that I don't understand what "good looks" and " mannerly behaviour" means.

I think I know what "extreme" means.

Posted on: 16/10/16 6:52
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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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Official Dusk taster video.




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Tickets for the New Theatre Oct 12 to 15, here.


http://www.tickets.ie/venue.aspx/the-new-theatre/112

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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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@ Hugh
I told you I was wearing a Beau Thai, ya eejit.

Posted on: 06/10/16 15:59
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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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And so, with the Big Event over (Congratulations to the USA although I thought their celebrations were OTT).



The impossible occurs as I find comfort on a Monday that it is only a few days to the next Big Event... The Unveiling of the "Insider at RTE" at some arty bash in Dublin.

Be still my quivering 'nads.

Posted on: 03/10/16 10:29
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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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From a very excited Eamon Carr... here's a message he asked to be shared about Dusk Fundit campaign which was lead by Andy Cummins and which exceeded it's target at lunchtime.

"Astonishing result on Fundit. What a wild week! Please let everyone who helped know we are all very delighted. Andy is beyond energised. It's amazing to hear him.
'The power of the Horslips collective....' , said I.
Ho ho. "


The Dusk Fundit total was still incrementing up until 4pm when it closed.

Posted on: 16/09/16 16:19
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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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I'm in and aw.

Taff, for all your spraffing I can't see you on the list!

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Posted on: 13/09/16 13:21
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Re: DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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I've been looking forward to this event. However...

One has a reputation to maintain! Having seen glimpses of the script of the Play, I feel that it lacks a little something, a little... Je nes sais quoi.

I’m not too sure what exactly, but addled with a suitable infusion of the appropriate mixtures of alcohol, I think there’s a better-than-even chance that someone (currently unknown) could be enacting a stage-crash invasion to value-add to the production with an impromptu performance of an additional verse or two just to keep the cast on their toes.

Having gotten a B in my O-Level English Literature, I’ve always fancied myself as the Bard of Belfast. I was thinking along the lines of something with a different meter – a different rhythm if you like. Here’s one I’m working on.

The young warrior "Culann's Hound"
Saw the Morrigan on the Battleground
She seemed to be “well fit”.
So he asked “how’s about it?”
So she bent over and then turned around!


I’m still working on the finer points, but I imagine it should raise some interest, and the bonus that my usual Síochána Taxi won't be too long to take me a free ride to my overnight accommodation (also free and with a reasonable breakfast thrown in..)

Posted on: 06/09/16 11:38
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DUSK - A New Verse Play by Eamon Carr
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The inspirational figure of Ireland's mythological super-hero, Cú Chulainn, is the centre of DUSK, a new verse play by writer and musician Eamon Carr, which Red Iron Productions will stage in October.

Directed by award-winning theatre-maker Denis Conway, Dusk will feature a cast of leading Irish actors that includes Garrett Lombard, Denis Conway and Caoimhe Mulcahy. There will be one special performance of Dusk in the GPO on October 6th prior to its week long run in The New Theatre. Pledging to this project through Fundit is the only way to ensure a ticket to the GPO performance. Funders will receive their tickets via email a week before.

In this unique drama, influenced by Agallamh na Seanórach (Colloquy of the Elders) and the Japanese Noh tradition, the ghost of Cú Chulainn appears in conversation with a modern young woman. His Nemesis, the Morrigan, is also a character in this play.

Dusk explores a provocative correlation between Irish myth and contemporary reality as unseen influences, which lie beneath the surface of our everyday world, manifest themselves.

Andy Cummins began his theatre career with Red Kettle Theatre Company in 1995 and has worked as a freelance producer for the last five years before setting up Red Iron Productions this year.

Writer Eamon Carr is a journalist, a published poet and member of the band Horslips.

Director Denis Conway is a multiple award winning actor and director and has played leading roles for The Gate Theatre and The Abbey Theatre.

Garrett Lombard is one of Irelands foremost leading actors and most recently featured in Druid's Waiting for Godot.

Crowdfunding is a terrific way for a new company like us to get in touch with like minded people and to build support for this project The reasons are firstly to raise funds to bring this brilliant new play to life, and secondly to establish a first name basis link with those we consider to be the most important arbiters of the project, the audience. We will also apply for local authority funding.

To do this project the justice it deserves we need roughly €25k to make it to closing night. This includes artist fees. building sets, hiring venues and paying for insurance, transport and rehearsal time. This is a high quality professional production and we intend to make it the best we can. We have set a target of €5k here but we hope to exceed that.

Staging any new play in Ireland is a difficult enough task by itself when you consider how high the bar has been set by our contemporaries. The company has already set aside its time, which is no small investment, and with meaning and purpose we intend to see this project through to its best possible conclusion. With the help of like minded funders this will be a memorable theatrical experience.

We consider crowd funders to be the bravest and most dedicated of all our potential backers and we thank you for your consideration for this.



The beautifully designed logo for DUSK is the work of artist Syd Bluett, an old friend of Eamon's. Anyone that is out there that can spread the word, please feel free to publish this with any relevant details.

Syd on the logo:
The logo for Eamon's play was painted not with a brush but with twigs, to keep it raw and moreover get it closer in feel to the pseudo-history time of the play's hero's life – I doubt they'd have had much truck with things like brushes back 'then'.

Syd Bluett


Contacts and Links:

Andy Cummins, Producer DUSK
Red Iron Productions
http://www.redironproductions.com/

Fundit: Dusk.
http://fundit.ie/project/dusk

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/redironproductions/?fref=ts

Twitter:
@RedIron16

DUSK Tickets:
www.thenewtheatre.com/

The New Theatre,
Address: 43 Essex St E, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 670 3361
7.30 pm nightly, Tuesday 11th October—Saturday 15th October
2.30pm Saturday 15th October Tickets €16, €12.50.

Posted on: 30/08/16 13:31
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Re: Happy Birthday Admin
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Thanks everyone for your good wishes. For my birthday, I certainly got some great and unexpected presents, I'll elaborate later.

At this moment I have to take the Arm-Breaker out to the seaside, he's had the scoots and his bangle-area is clabbered with dried-skitter. Throwing a ball into the sea a few times should help.

More anon.

N

Posted on: 24/07/16 12:51
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Re: JOHNNY FEAN BAND AND MORE LIVE!!!!
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Admin, the footy to date has offered up some interesting matches. Both Irish squads showed spark. Iceland v Portugal was a study of dogged determination on the part of Iceland. The French squad looks promising and show they can attack the high balls or low balls inside the box. The English seem to be catching up to the more offence minded nations. The Italians still play thei best defence of any nation and found the mark up front. Easter European clubs still play a rugged in your face style which though exciting to watch compared to say the English, won't see them through to the later stages. The smaller nations still provide some tension but their bench will be too short in the end and the more talented entire slate of games. teams with depth shall rule the day. All in all though so far some good matches. Since I am now awake everyday by 4:30am I have lots of opportunity to see the


Eh? Did he fall asleep??

Posted on: 17/06/16 10:23
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Re: JOHNNY FEAN BAND AND MORE LIVE!!!!
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A quick chance to bump this post. Thanks Taff for uploading.

And say hello.

My kid's in the middle of GCSE's and performing as José 'Joe' Vegas in a local production of Fame. So between Taxiing and Tuition I'm not getting to see much of the footy.

Was sorry about to hear about Henry McCullough. His recounting of telling McCartney that he'd "know when he 'got there'" (or something to that extent) on Wings' My Love is the mark of a great guitarist.

At the risk of being morbid, I was at a school-mate's Dad's funeral last-week, and amongst the mourners I was met by a woman who called me by my first name, and gave me a hug and kiss. As usual I played the "how are you doing?" façade until I remembered her. It was only half-way through the service that I realised she was my first proper girlfriend!

I haven't been so mortified since I was implicated in the Jim Lockhart's Daughter Denied By Diabetic scandal.

Maybe I'll catch up with some of you in Dungannon.

N

Posted on: 16/06/16 15:05
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Re: Noel Ferris - an update
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This thread has turned into fuck all about the topic. This is not a social interfuckyerwotsit site. I don't have an Icon for, "Busted an arm, lost a sibling, fucked up a marriage, got a 15-something kid, getting chased by police (pronounced Polis) who else in this autocratic society actually allows the Police to Police themselves. Jesus! next thing we'll have a Unionist Justice Minister.

How's yer garden?.... "well my rhodos are still invasive, my dandelions are coming on shockingly well ever since I rooted out those damned Saffron Croci.

Had a pile recently? Ouch. crapped a hedgehog... backwards.

Wow! How was it?

I was disappointed. More lavendar than violent

Jesus!

Hi everyone. I am well balanced. I've got a chip on each shoulder. A battered one on the left and a titanium one on the right...

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