Folkies on the run

Folkies on the run

Sarfly said on a recent thread - “I must say ye are the most negative lot here!!!”

Well here’s a chance to prove Sarfly wrong & show just how positive the folks at session.org really are!

‘Brian Finnegan’ ( of Flook) is teaming up with fellow musician, & brilliant Cork piper, ‘Diarmaid Moynihan’, to compete on September 16th and 17th in the ‘Lowe Alpine Mourne Mountain Marathon’.

"This gruelling event is now considered one of the most popular endurance events of its kind. Run over two days in the Mourne Mountain Range, Co.Down, Ireland, teams of two must navigate their way through the toughest mountain terrain using a compass, map and their wits, while carrying the minimum supplies possible to survive sleeping overnight on the mountains."

"The event is to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Children’s Nurses in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. There are currently two specialist children’s nurses with Macmillan in the RVH, and their skill and dedication to the work they do, provides incredibly vital support."

The guys need your help and it’s a very good cause, so if you feel you’re in a position to donate a little money, you can do that easily online by going to:
http://www.justgiving.com/brianflook

{ Thanks to ‘tradmusic.com’ for bringing this to our attention. }

Wishing Brian & Diarmaid the ‘Best of Luck’!

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I meant negative as in towards the World Fleadh, not in general!

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My mother has been ill for nearly 5 years with recurring cancer, which started in the ovaries and I would like to raise for it as its a form that not many people understand as there are little or no side effects eg. it being called the silent killer.

Fair play to the lads! Knowing children and hearing of children the have suffered from this fatal horrible disease, children are what are making the next generation and keeping the world moving day by day.

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Fair Play Sarfly. It wasn’t a dig at you I assure you, I know there were a lot of ‘negative waves’ on that thread, possibly justified, I don’t know myself as I had no first hand experience of the event in question. For my part I was just trying to help strike a bit of a balance when it seemed that many were jumping on the bandwagon to trash the event. Always a dangerous move this of course, to go against the flow but hey, I never was one for being in the ‘in crowd’!

Good friend of mine & a fine Glens of Antrim musician is suffering from Myeloma (cancer of the bones) & I’m sure everyone here knows someone, family or friend, who has been struck by Cancer in one form or another. However, I think it is particularly nasty when it strikes young children, so fair play to these two for doing their bit to help.

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I know, i met Flook last week and if i knew they were doing that i would have mentioned it to them

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Good on the boy’s for the effort they’re making. was at the flook gig myself on ‘the fifth floor’ in ballybunion and saw no buckets for collecting money..any idea if they have set up a bank account to collect (i don’t believe in credit cards)..

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Nor do I maryp— society is full of such parasite feeders. You pay the same price if you pay cash so you may as well take advantage of the "credit" (and cash back if your prudent !)

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Short answer is I don’t know Maryp, but I shall endeavor to find out for you. - watch this space ……

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Wouldn’t it be a good idea for a squad of musicians to be actually playing a session by the finishing line, when these two troopers complete their task?

Bit too far for you to travel Duffgen I know, but I’m sure there are plenty of generous minded local Co. Down musicians who might like to support the lads efforts in this way - just a thought!

Any volunteers?

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There in spirit Ptarmigan, maybe next time we should organise a week end sesh coupled with a sponsored walk ,even a beer drinking contest.(afterwards !)

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From what I can gather from the photos Duffgen, the finish line looks like it is in the middle of nowhere ………….. but there is a large tent, although judging by all the glasses of orange squash I’d say there is no Beer Licence!

http://www.mourne2day.com/archives.asp

If we do organise a weekend sess, we’d better be careful it doesn’t clash with Harry’s Intergalctic Extravaganza! 🙂