downey’s forty-nine comments

  • Re: Sonny Murray – An Inspiration!

    He was also mad into greyhounds as a younger man. He could be seen walking them every morning around the grounds of St Flannan's college. Thanks bannerman. more…

  • Re: Ennis Trad Fest

    That's the date. Always the 2nd weekend in November. It's mighty the town will lend a little more support to the local committee! more…

  • Re: Ryanair and weight limits

    As long as they can make profit from their hand luggage scrutiny...then they will apply ever new and changing rules! Seeing bouncers marshal people to certain corners of a departure gate does nothing for public attitude towards them but everything for pro... more…

  • Re: Latest news on RyanAir…..

    Anybody going through Birmingham and southhampton airports over the summer were "treated" to yet another ryanair policy....that of employing " Bouncers" at each gate to give a " final inspection"of hand luggage...my fiddle was deemed too large and I had t... more…

  • Re: Aussie Bodhran maker living in France

    He lived in Ireland for a while as well and was arrested trying to get his hands on double goats! Nice bodhrans...John Moloney played one made from Emu skin a few years ago more…

  • Re: Bizarre Mominsko Horo problem

    Not sure...but the tune might come in middle or end of song? more…

  • Re: All-Ireland Céilí Band Results

    It's been a long time since I was at a band competitiuon...but, last year at the Ennis trad fest saw it all unfold before my eyes.What drama! Someone should do a "big brother "on a band comp! more…

  • Re: Ennis Trad Festival 2009?

    I'm not sure what the present situation holds for the festival as I'm not in the town at the moment but...to be honest, going to ennis and having sessions may not be exactly helpful to the future of the event. The festival team need the help of all musici... more…

  • Re: Fleadh Nua - It’s that time of year again!

    It's always a mighty time. I can still remember the Fair green being packed with tents in the late 70s and early 80s....for some reason the weather always seemed good....seeing Tony Cullinane and John King in full swing is another lasting memory! Beir Bua... more…

  • Re: Musicesque placenames in Clare

    Or having a session any near suheen!? or cnocmhicairt? more…