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Posted: 19-Jul-2009, 03:48 PM
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Here is a special treat for all of you who love music and Ireland! Images of Eire set to the song "She Moved Through The Fair" by the Irish musician and producer Skully with vocals by Myles O'Reilly.
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If you want to hear more, go and check out Skully's IRISH MAKEOVER CD. You can find it in the 'Featured Albums' section here on Celtic Radio. note.gif
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  Posted: 19-Jul-2009, 07:01 PM
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Thanks Macberry !

This is very cool, hadn't got to this yet; with all of us posting this gives Skully a better chance to reach more people! Very Cool!

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  Posted: 19-Jul-2009, 07:32 PM
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~I've been Holding Back on Some of Skully's Work because of a Conversation we had when we First came to CelticRadio with Irish Makeover~ this is CelticRadio and wasn't sure this was the place for it; I'm sure you will all enjoy and consider the artist behind it~ Hope Everyone had a Great Weekend !

An autumn weekend in West Cork and Kerry, Ireland. Music "It Rained That Morning" by Skully, from his album "Without A Voice"




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Posted: 19-Jul-2009, 10:03 PM
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I love both of those videos!!! The scenes of Ireland make one want to hope a jet and go there! Skully's music shows the beauty of Ireland and the people there. If you haven't heard Irish Makeover yet, you are missing out on a wonderful treat!!! You can request the songs here on Celtic Radio or go to the Irish Makeover site at www.myspace.com/irishskully. I have a hard time trying to decide which song is my favorite!!! They are all so beautiful!!! :-D
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Posted: 20-Jul-2009, 03:01 AM
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Yes, they really are; Skully is a wonderful person and talented artist; you don't know what you are missing if you haven't checked him out!


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Skully is awsome, I just recently heard his music and blackbird sung by Kate Murphy has me hooked. Only thing is I cant find the lyrics to his songs anywhere. Does anybody know where I can find them, If not i have to hunt down the CD. tongue.gif
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Posted: 22-Jul-2009, 03:15 PM
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Hello Morganalefey!

Here are the lyrics to Skully's "Blackbird":

IF I WAS A BLACKBIRD

I am a young maiden, my story is sad
For once I was courted by a brave sailin' lad
He courted me strongly, by night and by day
Oh, but now he has left me, and sailed far away

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And if I was a blackbird I'd whistle and sing
And I'd follow the vessel my true love sails in
And on the top riggin' I would there build my nest
And I'd flutter my wings o'er his lily white breast

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Well, he promised to take me to Donnybrook Fair
And to buy me red ribbons for to tie up my hair
And when he'd come home from the ocean so wide
He would take me, and make me, his own bonny bride

Chorus

Now his parents they slight me, and will not agree
That me and my sailor boy married will be
But when he comes home, I will greet him with joy
And I'll take to my heart my dear sailor boy

Chorus


Thanks to my friend Sandy! She has a very informative site about Skully and his music on Squidoo. The lyrics for some of his other songs are also posted on her site.
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Posted: 26-Jul-2009, 10:13 AM
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You can find the lyrics to just about any Irish music at Ireland First. They have a very long list of songs there!! :-)

I love Celtic Radio!!! I have heard some great music on here!!! Of course, my favorite is Irish Makeover, especially Blackbird & King of The Fairies! I like it when Skully adds his special touch to an old favorite!
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Posted: 26-Jul-2009, 03:55 PM
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There is something I need to clarify. A "Thank you" to Irishatheart and Keltic who both, rightly so, pointed it out!

Skully's "Blackbird" on the IRISH MAKEOVER album is his version of the Traditional "If I were a Blackbird". This beautiful song has been recorded by many other artists. One example is Delia Murphy's 1939 version. It is hard to search for the "correct" lyrics. For instance, there are both male and female perspectives (the Maiden/the Sailor) of the song. Both perspectives can be found on 'Cantaria' (http://chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/blackbird.html), which is a great site for looking up lyrics in general! Additional verses have been added through out time also. There is a wonderful Thread on 'The Mudcat Cafe' (http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=74827&messages=32) discussing the origins of the lyrics.

Celtic Radio has been "down" several times the last couple of days, due to being restored back to July 22nd. As I mentioned above, another member, Keltic, was nice enough to post here and clarify the origins of the song. I couldn't figure out why his post amongst others got deleted. Last night, after the site was up again, I figured out that all of my posts after July 22nd have been deleted also. A necessity to make the site once again safe for all of us.
I am relatively new to Celtic Radio and enjoy the music and interaction with other fellow listeners very much. I would never delete a comment made in response to one of my postings, unless the comment is disrespectful to others, or is riddled with profanity.
So Keltic, I hope you are reading this! You are always welcome to leave a comment on any of my postings!

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Posted: 26-Jul-2009, 09:04 PM
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The song "Blackbird", from Skully's IRISH MAKEOVER album, was recorded in a beautiful little cottage by the sea, in Ireland, where Skully once lived. This song will forever be linked to this little cottage in my mind. With the image of a fire burning softly in the fireplace as the sun sets, a cast crane holding a bastible filled with Irish stew... simmering as bread bakes, and Skully's music filling the air as the sound of the oceans waves sigh in the back ground. Mmmm.....

In 2008 I drew the cottage as a thank you gift. Across the bottom the words inscribed: "To my dear friend Skully ~ for moments and memories shared. Love Tink~" I titled the drawing "An Irish Cottage" but as Skully, himself, titled it "Tink's Cottage" on his My Space profile... that is how it came to be known in its Giclee Art Print form. It was the first of my works that had been inspired by his music to be taken to art print.

For me, Skully is far more than just a very talented musician. He is a treasured friend and a true inspiration. For this, and so much more, I thank him... with all my heart. Love Tink~







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Posted: 26-Jul-2009, 10:26 PM
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And what a great 'Thank You' gift it is! I too think of it as "Tink's Cottage"! The little thumbnail picture doesn't do it justice at all!

I am fortunate enough to own one of Tink's other beautiful drawings. It is titled "Travara" and depicts one of Skully's favorite places. The story behind is unbelievable. Skully wanted to surprise his brother with a special Birthday present. He contacted Tink and asked her if she would be up to doing a drawing. Tink took one of Skully's photographs from his Myspace site and set to work. Many hours of hard labour later Tink's beautiful "Travara" emerged. At times Tink sat up in her little attic studio, her hands wrapped in ice, for "Travara" is done in dots! Can you imagine the patience and detail? "Travara" is up in my bedroom right now, thanks to Tink's generosity. It is by far one of the greatest gifts I have ever received! My son and I are still searching for all the secrets here and there Tink was able to hide in the drawing. A Mermaid in the water....... etc.

Here is "Tink's Cottage" again.



And here is Tink's "Travara"


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Posted: 26-Jul-2009, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (mcnberry @ 26-Jul-2009, 04:55 PM)
There is something I need to clarify. A "Thank you" to Irishatheart and Keltic who both, rightly so, pointed it out!

Skully's "Blackbird" on the IRISH MAKEOVER album is his version of the Traditional "If I were a Blackbird". This beautiful song has been recorded by many other artists. One example is Delia Murphy's 1939 version. It is hard to search for the "correct" lyrics. For instance, there are both male and female perspectives (the Maiden/the Sailor) of the song. Both perspectives can be found on 'Cantaria' (http://chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/blackbird.html), which is a great site for looking up lyrics in general! Additional verses have been added through out time also. There is a wonderful Thread on 'The Mudcat Cafe' (http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=74827&messages=32) discussing the origins of the lyrics.

Celtic Radio has been "down" several times the last couple of days, due to being restored back to July 22nd. As I mentioned above, another member, Keltic, was nice enough to post here and clarify the origins of the song. I couldn't figure out why his post amongst others got deleted. Last night, after the site was up again, I figured out that all of my posts after July 22nd have been deleted also. A necessity to make the site once again safe for all of us.
I am relatively new to Celtic Radio and enjoy the music and interaction with other fellow listeners very much. I would never delete a comment made in response to one of my postings, unless the comment is disrespectful to others, or is riddled with profanity.
So Keltic, I hope you are reading this! You are always welcome to leave a comment on any of my postings!

Slainte,
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Thank you for your post Berry. I just found it strange that both of my posts disappeared in this thread. There was definitely no disrespect to Skully nor to you meant by my posts. I figured that I would start another thread concerning the issue which seems to have disappeared as well. Something strange is happening here. I have since noticed that another post in an unrelated thread ("Cancelled Festivals") has also gone missing.

In any case, I had received an e-mail days before noticing this thread asking for a link to the "Irish Makeover" Myspace page. The link has been made from my website. Skully has definitely made these traditional tunes his own.

On another note, I'm not sure if I should have bothered spending so much time typing this out because I'm assuming that this post is going to disappear as well.

Thanks for your comments,
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Posted: 26-Jul-2009, 11:39 PM
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Hi Greg!
Lets keep our fingers crossed that this time all of our replies stay on here!
Again, I do believe comments have not been deleted, but have disappeared once the site was restored to July 22nd.

Here is the post from Celtic Radio:
CelticRadio Posted on 26-Jul-2009, 01:26 AM
Our apologies on the problems with the site the past few days and restoring the site to July 22nd.

Unfortunately, a bad piece of software called NetLimiter2 really messed up our server. It is still not 100% fixed, but we feel the site should be stable with what we have right now.

I guess it is just like "restoring" your own PC to a prior date. All information not having been backed up will be lost forever.

Of course you haven't been disrespectful! Your (disappeared) posts have been nothing but informative!

Have a good week,
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Posted: 27-Jul-2009, 08:34 AM
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To Berry and Greg,

Thank you for sharing this information and conversation!

I too had wondered about my posts which had disappeared!

And to you dear Berry, another thank you for your kind words. Your friendship is yet another treasure that has come to me through Skully's music!

Isn't it just amazing! truly amazing! How one man's musical creations could be so captivating and moving that they would draw people together and join them in friendship.

And this album, IRISH MAKEOVER, is such a delicious treat to the senses. It makes the heart take flight.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with this collection of "revamped" folk songs... I highly recommend it and strongly suggest that you listen with headphones on! The depth and detail of Skully's music is unbelievable! smile.gif
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Posted: 28-Jul-2009, 02:56 AM
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~Again, these are very beautiful words for a man, as quoted, ~A Treasured Friend and True Inspiration ~ as your feelings for Skully and His Music shine Through in your Art, especially Tink's Cottage as he appropriately name it ~ it is truly amazing how he has brought a lot of people together with a lot in common~
She is correct, Skully has a lot to offer the music world, so with all this support he's bound to be heard all over the world!
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