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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby jdhayes » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all LC fans and especially to those who attended the Lissadel concert
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Postby ladydi » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:14 am

Same to you and your family, Jim! Was wonderful to meet you in Dublin, and my hopes are still for Ireland 2012!!
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Postby jdhayes » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:04 pm

Happy New Year to all. I'm going to celebrate with a marathon viewing of LC DVDs.
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby carlowmike » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:24 pm

Every year at this time I think of the first four lines of a poem by Minnie Haskins,
they were quoted by King George V1 in his Christmas Day message of 1939.
I post it here to share with those of you who visit this thread and as Leonard himself said in Kilmainham "at the risk of offending any unbelievers out there" here are the lines ;-)
:
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year,
"Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!"
And he replied,
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of whomever or whatever you conceive your God to be.
That shall be brighter than the brightest light and safer than a known way."
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby jdhayes » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:33 pm

Well posted, Mick. Happy New Year
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby mutti » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:03 pm

Thanks for posting this Mick. Wishing you all the best for 2012!
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby carlowmike » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:07 pm

Irish Independent Fri. 27th Jan. 2012.
day & night magazine.
Music Review, John Meagher.
Cohen creates new classics out of old ideas.
LEONARD COHEN
OLD IDEAS (Columbia) **** ( 4 stars out of 5 ).
Day & Night is not in the habit of condoning criminal behaviour. But in the case of Leonard Cohen, perhaps we should all be grateful that an unscrupulous accountant embezzled the veteran singer's life savings.
The loss of cash forced Cohen back on the road -- and the resulting shows have already become the stuff of legend.
The globetrotting tours have energised the man himself, too, and this album -- his 12th -- proves the 77-year-old is as attuned to the business of songwriting as he has been for the bones of half-a-century.
Old Ideas recycles some of his long-standing obsessions (sex, love, loss ) and explores mortality and memories.
Cohen's poetic turn of phrase is unlimited and his fondness for mixing the profound and the ridiculous remains present and correct.
So too is his trademark humour.
All those attributes can be found on Going Home, in which Cohen offers a far from flattering self-portrait :
" A sportsman and a sheperd.....a lazy bastard, living in a suit."
The Darkness trades laughs for a more sombre tone :
" I've got no future / I know my days are few / I thought my past would last me / But the darkness got that too."
For the most part, the arrangements are spare and flit between mournful and rousing. Cohen's voice is allowed centre stage.
The effect is wonderfully intimate. Female voices augment the songs, especially the evocative Different Sides.
There's his long-term collaborator Sharon Robinson as well as English duo The Webb Sisters.
It's difficult to listen to Old Ideas and not be suffused with a great sense of poignancy. Might this be Leonard's last album ?.
Here's hoping that he will return to these shores, armed with his new songs. [ KEY TRACK- The Darkness ].
[ Note added by carlowmike 2012 aided by "bird-on-the-wire" , I believe we may expect news in April on John's wish :-
" Here's hoping that he will return to these shores, armed with his new songs"
;-) .]
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby carlowmike » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:35 pm

Irish Times. Fri. 27th January 2012.
The Ticket, Weekly Guide. CD Choice Review : Joe Breen
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Songs of love and age
Old Ideas Columbia ***** (5 stars out of 5 )
He’s a bit of a card, that Leonard Cohen. On Going Home , the opening track of his first studio album in eight years, Cohen has God (or is it his alter ego?) lay it on the line:

“I love to speak with Leonard/He’s a sportsman and a shepherd/He’s a lazy bastard/ Living in a suit/But he does say what I tell him/Even though it isn’t welcome/He will never have the freedom/To refuse/He will speak these words of wisdom/Like a sage, a man of vision/Though he knows he’s really nothing/But the brief elaboration of a tube.”

Cohen whispers this in his heavy-lidded drawl with what must be a smile on his face as a light-trotting rhythm pulses behind the hypnotic, hymnic melody before the inevitable female chorus sings his valediction: “Going home/ Without my sorrow/Going home/Sometime tomorrow/To where it’s better/Than before/Going home/Without my burden/Going home/Behind the curtain/Going home/ Without the costume/That I wore.”

It is a life distilled in three minutes 40-odd seconds. There is no time left “to write a love song/an anthem of forgiving/A manual for living with defeat” before Cohen goes home on his final journey.

At 77, it’s not surprising that Leonard Cohen is looking over the hill, even if this collection of 10 songs (his 12th studio album) proves conclusively that he’s not past his sell-by date. The music is lounge- meets-gospel-meets-Eastern European gypsy, and his voice is mixed up so high that everybody else involved seems to be in another room. Yet it works, and the more you play it the better it gets.

This is a man at ease with his legend, with his self, curating in rich, evocative language the dark corners of a luminous public life, which at times was a private hell.
The themes are as ever: belief, love, regret, depression, compassion and forgiveness, and songs such as Amen, Show Me the Place, Crazy to Love You, Come Healing and Different Sides are swathed in meaning.

The album was produced by Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas (Cohen’s partner), Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo, and features guest vocalists Dana Glover, key figure Sharon Robinson, The Webb Sisters (Hattie and Charley) and old sidekick Jennifer Warnes. It’s a delight. Some old guys just never lose it.

Download tracks : Going Home, Crazy to Love You, Different Sides ;-)
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Postby carlowmike » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:33 am

Sunday Independent 29th Jan. 2012
Troubadour Cohen finds new truths in Old Ideas
Joyful album calls into question the old master's reputation for being the 'godfather of gloom', writes Barry Egan
IRVING Layton, the late Romanian-born Canadian poet, was on to something when he said of his close friend Leonard Cohen: "Leonard's mind has not been contaminated by a single idea."

Having said that, 77-year-old young pup Leonard, with the elegiac if gravelly baritone, has hardly ever been contaminated by a prolific working regime. He has released only 12 studio albums in his recording career which has spanned more than 40 years. His new album, Old Ideas, is his first studio album of new material in eight years.

It is self-deprecating and beautifully light in parts.

"I love to speak with Leonard/ He's a sportsman and a shepherd/ He's a lazy bastard/ Living in a suit," he sings on the opening track, Going Home.

He'd want to watch himself or he'll lose his reputation as the godfather of gloom.

In truth -- a concept about which he never tires of singing -- Cohen's music has nearly always been uplifting and joyful in its own way. The suicidal Kurt Cobain got it all wrong, of course, when in describing the saddest place he could think of on Nirvana's Penny Royal Tea, he sang of a "Leonard Cohen afterworld" where he could "sigh eternally". Cohen's best songs have a hymn-like truth to them.

And from whom better to get our truth than Cohen, a Jew who disappeared up a mountaintop to ponder Zen Buddhist koans, as Rolling Stone said. (His Zen-calm was possibly dashed in 2005 when Cohen filed a lawsuit alleging that his former manager Kelley Lynch had robbed him of millions of dollars. He won a $9.5m (€7.2m) court judgment against Ms Lynch.

The 10 new songs on Old Ideas, some critics have noted favourably, recall some of Cohen's earlier and most iconic sonic creations -- Suzanne and Bird on a Wire. "His measured, amelodic cadences may leave nonbelievers wondering why this guy creates such a fuss among fans and songwriting connoisseurs," writes Greg Kot in the Chicago Tribune. "But the approach suits songs of moral complexity, a pile-up of poignant images and punch lines that conflate mortality, romance, tragedy and comedy."

The old master's words are a joy to listen to. You can see why everyone from Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain adored him and why we still flock to his concerts. (He said recently that his two-year world tour "warmed some part of my heart that had taken on a chill". So let's hope he'll be back in Ireland soon. )

"He wants to write a love song/ An anthem of forgiving/ A manual for living with defeat/ A cry above the suffering/ A sacrifice recovering/ But that isn't what I need him to complete," sings Cohen in Going Home.

On Banjo, a song inspired by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Cohen sings about watching "a broken banjo bobbing on the dark, infested sea".

He continues: "Don't know how it got there/ Maybe taken by the wave/ Don't know how it got there/ Probably taken by the wave."

In Darkness, he sings:"I said, 'Is this contagious?'/ You said, 'Just drink it up.'"

There is plenty to drink up on Old Ideas. There is plenty of new ideas left in the sassy septuagenarian with the crooked smile. ;-)
(He said recently that his two-year world tour "warmed some part of my heart that had taken on a chill". So let's hope he'll be back in Ireland soon. )
John Meagher stated on Irish Independent review : Here's hoping that he will return to these shores, armed with his new songs.
:?: ;-)
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Postby JudasPriest » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:11 am

Just to correct the record, The Times gave Old Ideas 4 stars, not 5.
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Postby carlowmike » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:29 pm

Sunday Independent "LIFE" section.
12th Feb. 2012.
Sing Hallelujah.
REBIRTH OF A LADIE'S' MAN.
At the age of 77, Leonard Cohen's new album, his twelfth, sees him on form as the dry-witted former ladies' man turned wise prophet.
Looking like a grandfatherly gangster in a Paris hotel, the gravel-voiced singer tells Dorian Lynskey about the positive effect of ageing on his tendency to anxiety, of his reluctant acceptance of his mortality, his gratitude for the endless covers of "Hallelujah" and of how the warm reception of his audience in Dublin made him weep.
On Leonard Cohen's gruelling 1972 world tour, captured in Tony Palmer's documentary Bird on a Wire, an interviewer asked the singer to define success. Cohen, who at 37 knew a bit about failure and the kind of acclaim that doesn't pay the bills, frowned at the question and replied: "Success is survival."
By that reckoning, Cohen has been far more of a success than he could have predicted. There have been reversals of fortune along the way but 40 years later he enters an ornate room in Paris's fabled Crillon Hotel to a warm breeze of applause. Looking like a grandfatherly mobster, he doffs his hat and smiles graciously, just as he did every night of the 2008-10 world tour that represented a miraculous creative revival. The prickly, saturnine, dangerously funny character witnessed in Bird on a Wire has found a measure of calm and, as he often puts it, gratitude.
These days, Cohen rations his one-on-one interviews with the utmost austerity, hence this press conference to promote his 12th album, Old Ideas, a characteristically intimate reflection on love, death, suffering and forgiveness. After the playback he answers questions. He was always funnier than he was given credit for; now he has honed his deadpan to such perfection that every questioner becomes the straight man in a double act. Claudia from Portugal wants him to explain the humour behind his image as a lady's man. "Well, for me to be a lady's man at this point requires a great deal of humour," he replies. Steve from Denmark wonders what Cohen will be in his next life. "I don't really understand that process called reincarnation but if there is such a thing I'd like to come back as my daughter's dog." Erik, also from Denmark, asks if he has come to terms with death. "I've come to the conclusion, reluctantly, that I am going to die," he responds. "So naturally those questions arise and are addressed. But, you know, I like to do it with a beat."
Cohen falls into the odd category of underrated legend. To his fans, including many songwriters, he is about as good as it gets, but he has never enjoyed a hit single or (outside his native Canada and, for some reason, Norway) a platinum album. He has said that a certain image of him has been "put into the computer": the womanising poet who sings songs of "melancholy and despair" enjoyed by those who wish they could be (or be with) womanising poets too. These days the database will also note that he wrote Hallelujah, a neglected song on a flop album that, via an unlikely alliance of Jeff Buckley, Shrek and The X Factor, eventually became a kind of modern hymn.
Its creator was born in Montreal on 21 September 1934, three months before Elvis Presley. When he first shopped his songs around New York, the ones that became 1967's Songs of Leonard Cohen, agents responded: "Aren't you a little old for this game?" By then he had already lost his father while very young, met Jack Kerouac, lived in a bohemian idyll on the Greek island of Hydra, visited Cuba during the Bay of Pigs invasion, and published two acclaimed novels and four volumes of poetry. In short, he had lived, and this gave his elaborate, enigmatic songs a grave authority to younger listeners who sensed that he was privy to mysteries that they could only guess at. He was neither the best singer, the best musician nor the best-looking man around, but he had the charisma and the words, and the eroticised intelligence. Perhaps because his style owed more to French chansonniers and Jewish cantors than American folk, he was always more loved in Europe than north America. An early write-up in folk gazette Sing Out! remarked: "No comparison can be drawn between Leonard Cohen and any other phenomenon."
Under interrogation he would explain certain details in his songs, such as whether his friend's wife Suzanne Vaillancourt really served him "tea and oranges" (kind of: she drank a brand of tea flavoured with orange peel) or whether Janis Joplin really gave him "head on the unmade bed" in the Chelsea Hotel (yes, but he later regretted his ungallant candour), but never their meanings.
He still resists explaining them and his relentlessly dry self-deprecation works as a very effective, very entertaining shield. Two nights after the Paris playback, Cohen appears at one in London, hosted by Jarvis Cocker. A fan since adolescence, Cocker keeps running up against Cohen's reluctance to delve too deeply into the "sacred mechanics" of songwriting, lest they stop working. Songs come painfully slowly to him and when he has a good idea he perseveres with it: Hallelujah took around two years and 80 potential verses. During the playback, a screen shows pages from his notebooks, full of scribbled amendments and discarded verses. "There are people who work out of a sense of great abundance," he says. "I'd love to be one of them but I'm not. You just work with what you've got."
Cohen's modest star began to wane with 1977's raucous Death of a Ladies' Man. In the studio a crazed Phil Spector held a gun to Cohen's head and the producer handled the songs just as roughly. Columbia Records mogul Walter Yetnikoff declined even to release 1984's Various Positions (the one with Hallelujah), reportedly explaining: "Look, Leonard, we know you're great, but we don't know if you're any good." But his next album, I'm Your Man, was both. Armed with synthesizers, acrid wit and a voice that now sounded like a seismic disturbance, he was reinvigorated just in time to enjoy an avalanche of praise from younger admirers including Nick Cave and the Pixies. But on songs such as First We Take Manhattan, Everybody Knows and The Future his depression took on geopolitical proportions. He told the journalist Mikal Gilmore: "There is no point in trying to forestall the apocalypse. The bomb has already gone off." In Paris someone asks him what he thinks about the current economic crisis and he replies simply: "Everybody Knows."
In 1993, resurgent and well-loved but in a dark frame of mind, Cohen disappeared from the public gaze. He spent the next six years in a monastery on Mount Baldy, California, studying with his old friend and Zen master Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, whom he calls Roshi and who is now a resilient 104 years old. "This old teacher never speaks about religion," Cohen tells the Paris audience. "There's no dogma, there's no prayerful worship, there's no address to a deity. It's just a commitment to living in a community."
When he came down from the mountain his lifelong depression had finally lifted. "When I speak of depression," he says carefully, "I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse. I'm happy to report that, by imperceptible degrees and by the grace of good teachers and good luck, that depression slowly dissolved and has never returned with the same ferocity that prevailed for most of my life." He thinks it might just be down to old age. "I read somewhere that as you grow older certain brain cells die that are associated with anxiety so it doesn't really matter how much you apply yourself to the disciplines. You're going to start feeling a lot better or a lot worse depending on the condition of your neurons."
Can it really be that simple? Can the mood of his classic songs really be explained by unfortunate brain chemistry? He recently told his biographer Sylvie Simmons that in everything he did, "I was just trying to beat the devil. Just trying to get on top of it." As well as Judaism and Zen Buddhism, he briefly flirted with Scientology. He has never married but has had several significant relationships, including Joni Mitchell, actor Rebecca De Mornay and the woman with whom he had two children in the early 70s, Suzanne Elrod (no, not that Suzanne). He was a serious drinker and smoker who experimented with different drugs. On his 1972 tour, as documented in Bird on a Wire, he christened his band The Army and they in turn dubbed him Captain Mandrax after his downer of choice.
In that film he appears fractious and exhausted: a "broken-down nightingale", addressing audiences with irritable humour. Yet on his comeback tour he looked profoundly grateful for every cheer or clap. "I was touched by the reception, yes," he says. "I remember we were playing in Ireland and the reception was so warm that tears came to my eyes and I thought, 'I can't be seen weeping at this point', then I turned around and saw the guitar player weeping."
The tour was partly triggered by financial necessity after his business manager siphoned off almost all of his savings. Was he reluctant to go on the road again? "I don't know if reluctance is the word but trepidation or nervousness. We rehearsed for a long, long time – longer than is reasonable. But one is never really certain." He hopes to play more concerts and to release another album in a year or so. He is already older than Johnny Cash was when he released his final album; soon he'll creatively outlive Frank Sinatra. On the back of one of his notebooks he has written: "Coming to the end of the book but not quite yet."
In Paris, after the press conference, I'm discreetly ushered into a back room for a rare interview alone with Cohen. Up close, he's a calming presence, old world courtesy mingled with Zen, and his smoke-blackened husk of a voice is as reassuring as a lullaby. I ask him if he wishes the long and painful process of writing his songs would come more easily.
"Well, you know, we're talking in a world where guys go down into the mines, chewing coca and spending all day in backbreaking labour. We're in a world where there's famine and hunger and people are dodging bullets and having their nails pulled out in dungeons so it's very hard for me to place any high value on the work that I do to write a song. Yeah, I work hard but compared to what?"
Does he learn anything from writing them? Does he work out ideas that way?
"I think you work out something. I wouldn't call them ideas. I think ideas are what you want to get rid of. I don't really like songs with ideas. They tend to become slogans. They tend to be on the right side of things: ecology or vegetarianism or antiwar. All these are wonderful ideas but I like to work on a song until those slogans, as wonderful as they are and as wholesome as the ideas they promote are, dissolve into deeper convictions of the heart. I never set out to write a didactic song. It's just my experience. All I've got to put in a song is my own experience."
In Going Home, the first song on Old Ideas, he mentions writing "a manual for living with defeat". Can a listener learn about life from his songs?
"Song operates on so many levels. It operates on the level you just spoke of where it addresses the heart in its ordeals and its defeats but it also is useful in getting the dishes done or cleaning the house. It's also useful as a background to courting."
Is a cover of Hallelujah a compliment he has grown tired of receiving?
"There's been a couple of times when other people have said can we have a moratorium please on Hallelujah? Must we have it at the end of every single drama and every single Idol? And once or twice I've felt maybe I should lend my voice to silencing it but on second thought no, I'm very happy that it's being sung."
Does he still define success as survival?
"Yeah," he smiles. "It's good enough for me."
He's your man Leonard Cohen's greatest albums
Songs of Leonard Cohen Columbia, 1967
Cohen resented John Simon's lush production but the songs, starting with Suzanne, are impeccable. Robert Altman memorably used three of them in his deconstructed western McCabe and Mrs Miller.
Songs From a Room Columbia, 1969
Stark and haunting in sound and theme, his second album took in war, revolution and Biblical sacrifice. Kris Kristofferson said he wanted the opening lines of Bird on the Wire on his gravestone.
Songs of Love and Hate Columbia, 1971
Cohen may be smiling on the record sleeve – but nowhere else. Depression and rage circle these viciously beautiful songs, including Famous Blue Raincoat and the goth-predicting Avalanche.
I'm Your Man Columbia, 1988
His self-produced creative rebirth, by turns funny and frightening. First We Take Manhattan is a terrorist's fever dream; the wry, reflective Tower of Song could be Cohen's theme tune.
The Essential Leonard Cohen Sony, 2002
This excellent anthology, spanning 1967-2002, contains all the classics but also sweeps up some highlights from his patchier albums. Hear his voice get ever lower.
Old Ideas Columbia, 2012
Cohen revisits some favourite roles – the repentant cad, the mordant wisecracker, the sombre prophet, the lost soul – in a voice that sounds as old as time. ;-)
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby carlowmike » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:04 pm

"Bird-on-the-wire" is twittering like a lark :lol:
But first - just a reminder folks :arrow:
Post on this thread courtesy of "Bird-on-the-wire" dated February 17th 2011
;-) .
...but he was not mentioned this time last year either and we all know what happened next (otherwise it's a long wait till April 2012)~~~
another Post courtesy of Bird-on-the-wire" dated March 29th 2011. ;-)
Between ourselves, it appears that things are "firming up" for April 2012
and Post from ladydi on April 8th 2011.
Oh my....my head is spinning! my plans are already in place for April 2012, and it would be lovely to be picked up by you, my darlin' Mick! I'm sure Leslie would appreciate that also!

Any hints as to where? Dublin? Sligo? or, well, you guys don't know this, but I had a dream a couple of months ago with LC and Robert Kory and several band members, and I was enroute to Galway on a private plane!

Wherever it might be, I will be there!
thanks ladydi for not doubting our "Bird-on-the-wire" forecast for announcement in April 2012...now I guess I "have" to pick you and mutti up at airport :!: .......(now for the Venue :?: )..
and finally from Beatriz Salles dated November 2011 -
by BEATRIZ SALLES » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:22 pm

[quote from carlowmike"] ~~ we should be opening a "Ireland-Help" thread in 2012 ~~


BEATRIZ quote: "Hopefully!"
and today from "Bird-on-the-wire" ~~should we open a Ireland-Help thread now~~ :?: :idea: ;-) :D
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby annmarie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:36 am

carlowmike wrote:"Bird-on-the-wire" is twittering like a lark :lol:
But first - just a reminder folks :arrow:
Post on this thread courtesy of "Bird-on-the-wire" dated February 17th 2011
;-) .
...but he was not mentioned this time last year either and we all know what happened next (otherwise it's a long wait till April 2012)~~~
another Post courtesy of Bird-on-the-wire" dated March 29th 2011. ;-)
Between ourselves, it appears that things are "firming up" for April 2012
and Post from ladydi on April 8th 2011.
Oh my....my head is spinning! my plans are already in place for April 2012, and it would be lovely to be picked up by you, my darlin' Mick! I'm sure Leslie would appreciate that also!

Any hints as to where? Dublin? Sligo? or, well, you guys don't know this, but I had a dream a couple of months ago with LC and Robert Kory and several band members, and I was enroute to Galway on a private plane!

Wherever it might be, I will be there!
thanks ladydi for not doubting our "Bird-on-the-wire" forecast for announcement in April 2012...now I guess I "have" to pick you and mutti up at airport :!: .......(now for the Venue :?: )..
and finally from Beatriz Salles dated November 2011 -
by BEATRIZ SALLES » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:22 pm

[quote from carlowmike"] ~~ we should be opening a "Ireland-Help" thread in 2012 ~~


BEATRIZ quote: "Hopefully!"
and today from "Bird-on-the-wire" ~~should we open a Ireland-Help thread now~~ :?: :idea: ;-) :D
Or perhaps a "World Tour 2012" section with Ireland-help as a sub section??
Kilmainham????? OMG, the anticipation is killing me! :)
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:53 am

Hopefully I'm going to need help from my Irish felow cohenites ;-) Let's hope a new threat could be opened on Monday! :D
2008 Paris. 2009 Barcelona. 2010 Marseille. 2012 Ghent. Verona. Barcelona. Lisbon. 2013 Antwerpen, Berlin, Pula.

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