CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, Ireland, July 31 & August 1, 2010

July 25 - December 11, 2010. Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by annmarie » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:59 pm

Ah, a week later and we're all remembering!
Tipperary Ann, I actually asked some people if you were around, would have liked to meet you!
I agree with you on just about everything actually. Garavogue was a disaster..........bad atmosphere, rude, indifferent staff etc. Shenanigan's was much more inviting, but we also kept missing out on meetings except for the great Terry and his entourage!!
I'd prefer to draw a line through the bus fiasco. Where were the Discover Sligo "volunteers" when we were left stranded in a muddy field after the concert??
The drunken yobs put a damper on Sat night for us, but we had front row Block B for Sunday night............bought during the general sale, hmm! We were lucky to be surrounded by genuine Cohenites, not the ones who thought they were still at Westlife!
Lissadel was second only to Kilmainham, in my opinion!
Let's hope for Kilmainham in 2012!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Aido » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:03 am

One week on! I've enjoyed reading all your posts. Its taken me 2 days to do it!! I have gained much solace at the many clips uploaded. Thanks to all, especially IrishAl. I am astounded at the quality of your work, your dedication to it and the genorosity of your time and effort for our delectation. I salute you and everyone else who has contributed to extending the beautiful experience that Lissadell was for my wife and I. Sure, there were little negatives in the transport, the movement of some of the audience and the despicable undersupply of toilets, but the overall and lasting memory of Saturday 31st July 2010 for us will be of when a beautiful poet, a fantastically talented band, a phenomenal setting, and an adoring crowd all combined to make an unforgettable buzz, dare I say, an unsurpassable moment in time.............
Kilmainham 2008 (1st night!), O2 London 2008, O2 Dublin 2009, Lissadell 2010, Kilmainham 2012 (2 nights).
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by ladydi » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:00 am

As a little moment of levity, I just realized that it is now approaching 2am in Sligo. This was the time my bus finally dropped me off in front of the Radisson, exactly one week ago...with still about 30 stairs to climb...and I staggered into the lounge to meet my friends for a nightcap....after the most awesome concert in my life!! :D Not the late bus, nor being sent in the wrong direction, or softly cursing under my breath, could take one second away from that magic! Ever!!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Mikeaus » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:18 am

I agree with you totally Ladydi. Janis and I were at a concert which was made in heaven. We could not complain about a single moment of our experience in Ireland. The people who organised the concert were highly professional and under the circumstances the results they achieved were 1st class. Thank you Ireland.
Sydney & Bowral 2009. Lissadell Sligo July 2010 (what a night!). Sydney & Hanging Rock November 2010. Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley, Nov 2013. Sydney Opera House, Dec 2013.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:47 am

Ah the magic will live on in our hearts forever. You are right Ladydi, nothing will ever take away from the magic of that night.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by miacomet » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:42 pm

Ah this time last week .......!
Revelling in absolute joy at what we heard on Saturday night with delicious excitement and anticipation for what was to come on Sunday night ....
A last memory of walking down the lane from Lissadell on Sunday night after midnight with the waning moon visible through the trees and a beautiful air of awe and gratitude among the fans .... will treasure that feeling......
Thanks again to everyone who contributed to it but most especially thank you Leonard!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by IrishAL » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:22 pm

The Darkness (Saturday)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CVlLa-sMI

Dance me to the end of love. (Sunday)

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

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:58 pm

IrishAL wrote:The Darkness (Saturday)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CVlLa-sMI

Dance me to the end of love. (Sunday)

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

A.
Wow Albert you have us spoiled! Thank you so much!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by TipperaryAnn » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:00 pm

annmarie wrote:I actually asked some people if you were around, would have liked to meet you!

Let's hope for Kilmainham in 2012!
Thanks Annmarie, likewise ! Delighted to see that you got your ring. If I had seen yours I might have bought one ! Cash was running low , but I did acquire a programme ( didn't have one before - lovely photos ) a key ring and a mug ! Maybe next time....! Or in the internet shop when it opens.
Sorry to hear you had drunken neighbours on Saturday night; I suppose in a crowd of 10,000 there are bound to be a few pests, and who you are sitting near can make a huge difference.
Wasn't at Kinmainham, but anyone who was raved about it. Magical as Lissadell was, the smaller the venue the better, perhaps.
;-) Wonder why you're skipping 2011 ? !!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by mutti » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:58 pm

Leaving in the morning to return home to the Pacific Northwest Coast from London 2 weeks after I started my journey to Sligo! It has been quite an adventure and something I will never forget...I have been wanting to write my report of the concerts but now it will have to wait until I get home...
so to be continued...
but I will say they were the best concerts I have ever been to so far...
Mutti Leslie ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:07 am

mutti wrote:Leaving in the morning to return home to the Pacific Northwest Coast from London 2 weeks after I started my journey to Sligo! It has been quite an adventure and something I will never forget...I have been wanting to write my report of the concerts but now it will have to wait until I get home...
so to be continued...
but I will say they were the best concerts I have ever been to so far...
Mutti Leslie ;-)
Safe journey Leslie! Was lovely meeting you! Looking forward to your report!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by ladydi » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:38 am

Hi Leslie,

Well, we "waited for the miracle", and he and the wonderful Irish fans came to Lissadell. :D One week ago we were still at the Sunday concert!

Have a safe trip home and talk with you soon!

Diana
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Manslady » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:21 am

Here I am in Sligo ... ah, those 'one week ago' recollections ... it was so, so special.

Always will be.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by FanForLife » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:16 am

Just posted 2 mode videos

I Tried To Leave You Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3vDPSk7I_I

Lover Lover Lover and final Thanks and Goodnight Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woiv4mjYHdw



For convenience, here is a list of all that I have posted from Saturday 31st July

Closing Time Lissadell 31st July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJ01wfDU24

A Singer Must Die - Lissadell - 31st July 2010 (part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGPwXWj-IRs

The Partisan Lissadell 31st July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjT-bP6AJ30

Audience and Stage Pre Concert Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6ZoLR4JZM

LC Arrives On Stage and Opening Words Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1U9ow3U6o

LC Reciting Yeats Lissadell 31st July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlEC-lWdFzg

LC and the "sublime" Webb sisters "If It Be Your Will" Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azMIEC_bN1s

Born in Chains - Lissadell - 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM-G4RMtZHQ

Famous Blue Raincoat - Lissadell - 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbnCnYL0EHU

Anthem - Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGcEZqTFsJg
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2009 - dublin (The Point) and tampa and NY(MSG) and san jose
2010 - sligo (second best) and oakland and portland and las vegas
2011 - lenny and me were resting, so we were
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:28 am

FanForLife wrote:Just posted 2 mode videos

I Tried To Leave You Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3vDPSk7I_I

Lover Lover Lover and final Thanks and Goodnight Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woiv4mjYHdw



For convenience, here is a list of all that I have posted from Saturday 31st July

Closing Time Lissadell 31st July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJ01wfDU24

A Singer Must Die - Lissadell - 31st July 2010 (part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGPwXWj-IRs

The Partisan Lissadell 31st July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjT-bP6AJ30

Audience and Stage Pre Concert Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6ZoLR4JZM

LC Arrives On Stage and Opening Words Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1U9ow3U6o

LC Reciting Yeats Lissadell 31st July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlEC-lWdFzg

LC and the "sublime" Webb sisters "If It Be Your Will" Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azMIEC_bN1s

Born in Chains - Lissadell - 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM-G4RMtZHQ

Famous Blue Raincoat - Lissadell - 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbnCnYL0EHU

Anthem - Lissadell 2010 07 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGcEZqTFsJg
Thank you SO much for this!
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