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Festival Spirit - A playlist by paulflynnchef
Some locally inspired music all connected to Waterford, for the ultimate accompaniment to your Taste Waterford Meal!
festival spirit by paulflynnchef
Festival Spirit Playlist - The People
# Elvis Presley .
Song - Suspicious Minds.
When Elvis served in the Army in Germany in the 1950s he roomed with Dan 0’Flynn from Grattan Square, Dungarvan ( No Relation).
# Elbow .
Song - Magnificent ( She says)
Guy Garveys sister lives in Piltown. He is a good Man with a sweet sweet voice. His lyrics of telling of Northern English everyday life are a things of great beauty.
# The La’s
Song - There she goes
John Power, the guitarist has family in Waterford, not surprising given his
surname. My Wife and Mother were Powers as was my distant and hunky cousin Tyrone, hence the looks.
Song - Hurdy Gurdy Man
Donovan apparently holidayed in Woodstown. That’ll do .
# Sinead O Connor
Song - This is the last day of our acquaintance.
Boarded in Newtown School,
An incredible time, imagine waiting for the Lion and the Cobra to emerge.
# Boomtown Rats
Song- Someone’s looking at you .
Two of the Rats went to Newtown, not Bob though.
# Foo Fighters
Nate Mendel, their Bassist recently bought a house in Ardmore. Lessens the chance of me doing it then.
Song - Grooving.
Recorded one of their albums in West Waterford in the early nineties. They used to have pints in the old Glencairn Inn just beyond lismore, the Anchor and the Moorings. There are photos hanging to prove it my friends, you just have to come and see.
# Fred Astaire
Song - Stepping out with my baby.
Fred used to Holiday in Lismore Castle. His sister Adele married the Duke of Devonshire who was also the owner of the very famous Chatsworth house.
# Kate Bush
Song - Cloudbusting
The great lady’s people are from from Ballyvoile in between Stradbally and Dungarvan. If we never win a hurling final again, that’ll do me.
# Gloria Estefan
Song - Con los anõs que me Quedan
Trevor Doherty from Ballinamult built her Wallaby enclosure .. Boom
# O Emperor
Song - PO
A Great Band who happen to be from Waterford. I love, love this song.
# Val Doonican
Song - Durham Town
A true waterford legend that hopefully needs no introduction. I’ve always loved this song. It reminds me of growing up in the square in Dungarvan above the Chemist.
# Gilbert O’Sullivan
Song - Nothing Rhymed
A Waterford seventies sensation. A constant on the soundtrack of my house growing up.
# Brendan Bowyer
Song - Sarah
As this song suggests he’s so much more than the Hucklebuck.
# King Kong Company
Song - My name is now
A Cracking Dance Band, met in the Wit in 1997. I saw them at EP. I’m still on a High .
Song - County Down
One of the best Irish Traditional bands in the last two Decades. Muireanns voice would make a fellas heart soar.
# In Tua Nua
Song - All I wanted
Leslie Dowdall went to Newtown as well. Some craic there id say .
I saw them in a Marquee in Whitechurch in the 80s, I was instantly smitten, naturally!
# Yung Shakur
Song - Swing
A Waterford Hurling saga like you never heard it before , brings a tear of hope to my eye in all sorts of ways.
# Liam Clancy
Song - Catch the Wind
He lived In Ring from 1985. A friend of mine was going out with his daughter. He was in the house one day with nobody around , the phone rang. It was Bob “That Bob” ringing up for a chat with Liam .. apparently! This is a beautiful version of Catch the wind with Donovan.
Song - 40
The late Dennis Sheehan from Dungarvan was Tour Manager for Led Zeppelin and then for U2 for over 30 years. This song was from ‘live at Red Rocks’ in 1983 . The crowd were slow to join in for the finale. Dennis took the mike from the side of the stage and started singing ‘How Long’ , they finally got going.
U2 subsequently conquered America.
We all miss Dennis , he was a lovely Man.
# Led Zeppelin
Song - Ramble on
Robert plant gave a eulogy at the memorial for Dennis in LA where he died. Nuff said !
# The Waterboys
Song - A man is in love
The Cover of this 1990 album was taken on the Waltzers in Tramore. I nearly lost my lungs on them many a time . Despite this, It’s the first ride my girls and I go on , they love to watch me screaming. I adore this album. I was in London but home was calling.
# Katie Kim
Song - Pause
Dark and beautiful music , this London based Musician grew up in Waterford city.
# Peter Vogelaar
Song - Lovette
I’m very new to this Man. He’s from Ferrybank which is perilously close to Kilkenny but his music is Banging.
I’ve been dancing in the kitchen ever since.
Song - I don’t really care for you.
This lady is going places after a much lauded set on Other Voices. Her Granny is from Dungarvan where all the best Granny’s come from .
# Chris Doran
Song - Right here waiting
What a voice, with the heart and soul of a true Irish entertainer. We shouted loud and proud for him at the Eurovision.
# The National
Song - Quiet light
Ok I admit this is stretching it bit but apparently The National’s PR lady has bought a house in Grange just off the Cork road near Ardmore . After their barnstorming set at Alltogether now in 2019 they must have felt the love.
# Finbar Furey
Song - Sarah waits
Finbar and Family have had a house in Dunmore east for many years .
# Harry Styles
Song - Golden
Harry’s current girlfriend Olivia Wilde has bought a house in Ardmore. Shur aren’t we all Golden in Waterford.