Tigh Mhíchíl

詩 音楽 アイルランド


Irish Music (1962-63)


 引続き Rambling House から。


In 1962 Luke Kelly returned home after working the English folk clubs. Around the same time Ronnie Drew returned from a couple of years in Spain. Soon they teamed up with Barney McKenna, and Ciaran Bourke at the now famous sessions in O'Donoghues in Merrion Row. Next they were playing regular sessions in the Abbey Tavern and then The Embankment in Tallaght under the name The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group (billed in one rural town as the Ronnie Drew Ballet Group). It wasn't until 1963 that Luke Kelly came up with the title The Dubliners.

The Clancy Brothers turned up at a Fleadh Ceoil in Co Clare and mingled like royalty. The Kitchen Folk Club was set up in Molesworth Street in 1962 and 1963 saw the forming of the Belfast Folk Song Club. Spurred by the 1950s Beat rejection of the formality of the big band era, The Clancys, with their trademark Aran ganseys and informal stage banter set the trend for the bearded Dubliners.

 文中の Abbey Tavern というのはダブリン郊外のホース(Howth)にある居酒屋。Aran ganseys というのはアラン・セーターのこと。アイルランド語ではセーターは geansaí という。(つづく)