An aging Bliss finally makes YouTube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An aging Bliss finally makes YouTube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry fans, I haven’t been able to access the site for some time.

That was the good news.

The bad news? Recently during half time break in a GAA football match we had an impromptu session. Someone recorded it.

Alas poor Bliss is using a broken beater, and is clearly suffering from exhaustion.

Poor playing conditions says he. However after about two minutes of the tape he amazingly improves, with a little effort.

But still a poor show from a man who was a living legend.

Old age comes to us all.

Years ago when I first appeared here as the greatest living bodhran player people wanted to see footage. Alas, father time has caught up, and I have now retired from public performance.

The struggling fiddle player you ask? my old friend J########H who posts on here.

Try to perseverve. It gets slightly better as a bit of effort is made.

Farewell my adoring fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcEwPt0bQZs

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All that and you still had time to score the winning try for Antrim? Impressive. You’ve still got it man.

Great clip of yer man on the fiddle too - loved his take on clumsy lover at the end.

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Good to hear from you again!!!

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No no no, always the greatest. The man, the legend! We’ve missed you much, Mr. bliss.

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You were staring at the beater in consternation at one point.
I think the pilot light blew out on it!

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I think it’s dead now — should be safe to approach.

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I shall cry myself to sleep tonight

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I’d say there might have been a few scoops involved there as well! What the feck issss dhisss thinng in my noble handzz - oh jaysuss, I remember know πŸ™‚

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Liked it - I Left this comment…

Its all Good Fun —- Up Antrim! lol.

jim,,,

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Good stuff, BB.
Your fiddler and backer sounded pretty sharp, too.

I was wondering about the tipper inspection too, was it cracking or did you lose a tip or somewhat?

Or did the drummer finally realize,

"Hey, wait a minute - All it does is make the drum go "THUMP!"
πŸ˜‰

Thanks for sharing.

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Roll over, Ginger Baker! The bodhran playing looked pretty nifty to me, anyway.

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I enjoyed that very much, BB…getting to put a face with a printed name and see you in action. Thanks for posting it.

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Somehow I always thought you were taller !!!!

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Ditto what Greg says.

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Wow, BB. I had you pictured as one of those ripped guys on the cover of a romance novel, all abs and flowing mullet. Sigh. Another illusion shattered…..

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My brother in law is an Antrim man… apparently your all mad πŸ™‚
Great stuff BB.

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session savage,,

Who on Earth Said —- TTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ——-


lol.. - jim,,, ++++ + === ** ??????? //////////////////////

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I was wondering about the tipper inspection too, was it cracking or did you lose a tip or somewhat?


Thanks for sharing.

# Posted on August 31st 2010 by Rook


Believe it or not it is a tipper I rarely use. it actually has lead weights built into the ends, and they fall out. Hence tapping it on the ground to put them back in place.

Honest.

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And thanks for al;l comments.

You are too kind.

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BB:

Actually, I have tried out one or two of those tippers, Bliss.

I calculated they would take some getting used to, however, so I stuck with my traditional, non-toxic green-friendly biodegradable emergency kindling.

It is even recycled - it use to be a field drum stick.
πŸ™‚
Clunky, but it gets the job done.

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PS: BB:

It occurred to me, just now -

If someone tells you to "get the lead out",
what will you do?

Cordially yours,

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Rook,

Living in New Hampshire. Anywhere near Manchester as last week I was playing music with a flute player called Peter from Westport who runs a pub there.

Yes his surname is Mol……….

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I loved BB’s breath-taking claims for himself. I saw them as splendid wind-ups. It also occurred to me that it was not impossible that they might actually be true.

Rest in peace, bodhran bliss. I never met you but read your posts with interest and enjoyment.

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I don’t think anyone else could have left a more fitting goodbye than the man himself has done here. Lovely character! You’ll be missed bodhran bliss πŸ™‚