Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Come all to the Crossroads Dance...





The gypsies are taking a a couple of barn doors (with permission, of course!) to the crossroads on Sunday where they will be used as a traditional dance floor.
Word is that Blind Murty, the best fiddler in all Ireland, is coming, and Coleen Dubh, the prettiest girl in County Cavan, will be giving a fine demonstration of heel and toe.
All are welcome, and if you can play an instrument, sing a song or trip on the dance floor, then you are a thousand times welcome. Don't forget to regale the gypsies with your adventures.

7 Comments:

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

I see I am there already Gail :-) And how becoming I look sitting, perched on that post. What a wonderful idea. Baba Yaga is very happy.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Gail Kavanagh said...

Ah - I thought Baba had sent you to make sure the gyspies DID have permission to remove that barn door...

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

Baba may be coaxed to dance on the barn door dance floor. You seem to have a way with her. Perhaps you can get her to dance for us.

 
At 2:58 AM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

Dubh?? -- does not Dhubh mean 'blackbird' thereabouts?

 
At 4:38 AM, Blogger Gail Kavanagh said...

Dubh is the Gaelic for black, Faucon, as in Dubh Linn (Dublin) black water - I looked up blackbird and it's lon dubh.

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Lois said...

Gail,
I am waiting on my Brother and his wife to return from caravaning in the warm part of Australia,they are due back end of August...When they are home they will give me details of the family history on my Paternal Grandfather/G.G.Fathers birth place & family history so far.They have finished my Mothers but the Michael Daley's are lagging behind...I will then know where they come from and who knows Gail I may be related to that fiddler or even Coleen Dubh in County Cavan...
My Dad played the mouthorgan quite well so this is the only music in the family I know of...They were a wandering bunch the Daleys ..travelling around Australia looking for work and leaving behind wives and children,never to be seen again ..
I will let you know when I access this family history..
Lois (Muse of the Sea)

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger JimFDaley said...

The wandering Daleys interest me.

My family goes back to Prendergasts and Burns in Coateshill, Cavan back in the 1800s.

My Granddad, Patrick Daley came to America in the early 1900s to NYC but we lost track of him.

 

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