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Re: Another Horslips Virtual Gig 17th March 2020
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Great idea Don. I'm up for that if it is at all possible.

Posted on: 26/03/20 22:09
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Re: Best Wishes
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And God Bless yourselves lovely people. Stay safe, keep loving each other, be happy. We are ALL coming through this together!

I'm following your excellent encouragement and listening to Horslips. All day, every day.

Couldn't do better.

Posted on: 26/03/20 22:06
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Re: Another Horslips Virtual Gig 17th March 2020
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This is absolutely fabulous. A wonderful idea and amazing on so many different levels. Many many thanks to John for service above and beyond to all fellow Horslips fans.

May I wish everything healthy, peaceful and neighbourly to all other good people on this site, your wider families, friends and loved ones.

As the late great actor Michael Conrad, in Emmy-award winning role as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus in Hill Street Blues used to say "Let's be careful out there..."

Posted on: 22/03/20 21:45
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Re: Sideways to the Sun live !
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They would an' all Don. I like your idea. And why not! A lot of the same kind of mystique in The Delta as in the beautiful Boyne Valley.

Posted on: 14/03/20 17:36
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Re: Sideways to the Sun live !
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This is tremendous, and I am indebted to Taff for posting it. Thank you kind sir!

Sideways To The Sun has always been one of my top 5 Horslips tracks. It captures perfectly the sense of magic and mysticism at the heart of so many of the heroic legends. When I hear it I can easily imagine myself somewhere in the Boyne Valley over a thousand years ago listening to,and learning from, an ancient, bearded, hooded druidic figure.

Back to the video clip. It shows once again the many layers and different dimensions in Horslips music. I have always been a little bit frustrated when I hear the band being classified as Celtic Rock. Of course they were THE Celtic Rock pioneers. But they were an awful lot more too. Sideways To The Sun can be considered as a kind of Celtic Folk Blues. Written in Ireland it may be, but it would not be out of place if played in the Mississippi Delta.

Posted on: 10/03/20 15:03
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Re: Happy Birthday Jim
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Indeed Jim. Happy Birthday, Many Happy Returns and huge thanks for the very nearly 50 years of musical pleasure you and the band have given me, and countless others.

Posted on: 06/02/20 21:25
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Re: The Berlin Wall
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And washed down with The Unfortunate Cup of Tea I have no doubt. If the chicken supper in question was anything like some of the chicken suppers I 'enjoyed' during my student days in UCC, it would have required a lead-lined stomach and several fistfuls of indigestion tablets to recover from. However I'm confident this was an altogether different class of Chicken Supper. And what a great name for a band...

Posted on: 21/11/19 17:59
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Re: Johnny's Birthday
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Many happy returns Johnny. Your extraordinary musicianship has been a central and vital part of my life for more years than I care to remember. Thank you for those days, weeks, months and years of pleasure sir. May you go from strength to strength, and may you live forever...

Posted on: 21/11/19 17:35
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Re: Happy Birthday Eamon
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And a big Happy birthday and many, many Happy Returns to Eamonn. Every good wish for the future sir and thank you for a lifetime of lovely memories from your days in Horslips and beyond.

Posted on: 21/11/19 17:30
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Re: One for Saint Patrick !
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Thank you kind sir. It will be a pleasure. I'm very much looking forward to meeting some of the many lovely people who post here regularly. We are all one big family with a shared love of the mighty Lipso's. What could be better...

Posted on: 28/10/19 17:37
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Re: One for Saint Patrick !
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Fantastic, brilliant, super news. Wild horses won't keep me away from this. It's been far too long since I had a full-on live experience with The Lipso's. This is certainly the best early Christmas present I will have this year - or any other year come to think ...

Posted on: 24/10/19 16:26
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Re: POXMEN OF THE HORSLYPES - THE VERDICT
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I have only just seen the posting above from Daragh about sending a PM. I assume that he was attempting to contact me. Unfortunately I never received it. Perhaps it went to an old email address or some such. Either way, my very sincere apologies for leaving you in a state of limbo Daragh. I would never have done so had I received your message. That would have been insufferably rude of me.

Once again, my apologies sir for any inconvenience or annoyance caused.

Posted on: 29/08/19 22:39
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Re: POXMEN OF THE HORSLYPES - THE VERDICT
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Poxmen album has gone to a good home lovely people. And to a very new Horslips fan to boot, which is lovely. Thanks and apologies to everyone who got in touch and offered to buy.

Posted on: 15/08/19 21:44
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Re: POXMEN OF THE HORSLYPES - THE VERDICT
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I treated myself to the Four Poxmen album some time ago. Got to say it is fantastic. So many good tracks plus a couple of rarities in the shape of The Lady Wrestler and Come Back Beatles - the latter number being one of the Tracks From The Vaults (as Lipstick).

Now - due to the kindness of a really good friend I have received a SECOND COPY of the very same album. I don't need it, and if anyone out there would like to make me a small offer for it, plus postage (guaranteed unplayed) then I'd be happy to send it on.

Over to you all good people.

Posted on: 12/08/19 13:06
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Re: LIVE REVIEW OF THE CON 2019
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Well said Taff. Odd comments indeed. And a few inaccurate statements too. But we will let all of that pass, with the exception of the 'infamous headliners' statement. Surely the band are now the very opposite.

Although far away in body I was there in spirit, and I was thrilled to see that such a wide list of songs were performed on the night. I have a huge grá for Sideways to the Sun - a number I have always considered to be a kind of buried treasure. Thrilled to read it was excavated, burnished and performed.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone concerned in bringing this wonderful event to fruition. A labour of love indeed!

Posted on: 14/05/19 20:05
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Re: Horslips track on new compilation from Grapefruit
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It would be great if other compilations also included Horslips tracks. It would help to keep the band alive for those who are not dyed-in-the-wool fans like ourselves. And I totally agree with Stefan when he says how wonderful it is that the track on Strangers In The Room is NOT Dearg Doom, for the reason he mentions.

I recollect a very similar point made by Thin Lizzy fans (Whisky in the Jar), Zeppelin fans (Stairway) Eagles (Hotel California) Lynyrd Skynyrd (Alabama) and on and on. Having said that, I guess ANY band that has one particular song that becomes so well known and so popular that it enters the consciousness of the wider public has a 'problem' that many other performers would love to have...

Posted on: 03/03/19 12:14
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Re: Horslips track on new compilation from Grapefruit
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It might have been a good idea if I said that the compilation is scheduled for release at the end of March. so no need to rush to your nearest record shop - if any still remain in your area - just yet.

Grapefruit have released a series of other similarly themed Folk Box Sets in the past year or so, featuring Irish performers such as Johnny McEvoy and The Freshmen, but not anything from Horslips until now.

Posted on: 30/01/19 1:37
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Horslips track on new compilation from Grapefruit
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Browsing on Amazon I discovered that Furniture will be featured on a new compilation box set from Grapefruit records. The triple CD set is entitled STRANGERS IN THE ROOM - A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BRITISH FOLK ROCK SCENE 1967-73

Posted on: 30/01/19 1:33
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Re: THE CON 2018
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Wonderful to hear about The Con and to know that so many Lipso's fans were gathered together on the sacred ground of Belfast to celebrate the music, the memories and the emotions created for us by this wonderful band.

I would have loved to be there and devastated not to be. But knowing that the light still burns bright, and that the power, the glory and the shared passion of the Horslips family is as strong as ever, maybe even stronger, is a delight.

Well done to all concerned. A massive thank you from ALL Horslips fans, everywhere.

Posted on: 04/12/18 11:33
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Re: Big Tom....
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I was'nt a Mainliners fan, but I feel I must rise a small voice for the defence.

I once went to a Mainliners dance (at the sadly missed, and fondly remembered, Redbarn in Youghal, Co.Cork) and had to admire the extraordinary rapport between the band and their fans. Their music may not have been my music but they certainly pleased the hordes of fans who thronged that venue on the night. And at the end of the dance the entire band, including Big Tom McBride himself came out from the dressing room, and signed autographs, posed for photographs, answered questions, and chatted with dancers until after well after 3am. And then set off on their long journey to Ballybofey Co Donegal where they were appearing the following night.

They could certainly teach a lot of performers about customer care and respect for the people who paid their wages.

I was seriously impressed.

Posted on: 18/05/18 21:52
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