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The songs and stories of The Dubliners in Ballinasloe

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WILD HAIR, wilder beards; songs about sex, drink, and politics; and a much needed injection of a rebellious, anarchic spirit into Irish folk music of the 1960s - The Dubliners truly were trailblazers.

Drinking German tea, and other stories from South Galway.

Pete Lane, now in his 80s, who went to Ballindereen national school, spent most of his busy working life ‘on his knees thinning beet’. He had a friend Tommy Staunton from Lough Cutra, who had fought in World War I. Before Tommy went ‘over the top’ he was delighted when each soldier was handed a ‘little glass of brandy’. After which, Tommy claimed, you had no fear in the world. One day they were fighting the Germans, and managed to drive them out of their trenches. There they found a boiler of tea. It was still warm. The men settled down for a good cuppa but the officer warned them that the tea might be poisoned. Nobody cared if it was poisoned or not. ‘We were so exhausted an killed out’ that they enjoyed the break while the fighting continued.

We Banjo 3 - banjoing in the New Year at Monroe's

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MONROE'S LIVE is the place to be next Thursday as We Banjo 3 and Four Men and a Dog team up to see in the New Year in high style with an epic night of scintillating music and song. It will be a rare chance for Galway audiences to catch We Banjo 3 live this year as they are in huge demand internationally.

 

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