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What About the Irish Band Dorsa?

Janie 15 Jul 03 - 09:40 AM
An Pluiméir Ceolmhar 15 Jul 03 - 09:45 AM
weepiper 15 Jul 03 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,sorefingers 15 Jul 03 - 03:59 PM
Ron Olesko 15 Jul 03 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 15 Jul 03 - 04:44 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 15 Jul 03 - 04:52 PM
belfast 16 Jul 03 - 09:42 AM
Janie 16 Jul 03 - 09:46 AM
An Pluiméir Ceolmhar 16 Jul 03 - 11:33 AM
GUEST,Eavesdropping Sparrow 17 Jul 03 - 05:53 AM
MC Fat 17 Jul 03 - 07:33 AM
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Subject: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: Janie
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 09:40 AM

The Triangle Folk Music Society (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA) is opening it's 2003-04 concert season with an Irish band called Dorsa. Any UK 'catters heard them? Should I plunk down my money?

Thanks,

Janie


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 09:45 AM

They get good reviews, but I haven't heard them.

BTW, am I alone in suspecting that their name is a jokey way of calling themselves "The Doors", since if I remember right dorsa is the plural of doras, meaning door? They give out all that stuff about a placename too, but maybe that's just a wink to a blind man.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: weepiper
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 01:41 PM

I think it's 'Na Dorsa' which might lend weight to An Pluimeir's thought...

Anyway I haven't heard them live but have heard a cd track and it was very good, really lively with some cracking uillean piping. I think they'd probably be worth seeing.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 03:59 PM

Dorsa - how about a play on the word Dorset and Doras?


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 04:12 PM

I saw Na Dorsa about a year ago.   I enjoyed them. Weepiper summed them up. I enjoyed the vocalist as well.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 04:44 PM

they have officially changed thier name to 'Dorsa' from 'Na Dorsa' as they were formerly known when the ungrammatical form of the name was pointed out to them by many.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 04:52 PM

from thier website - 'Dorsa derives from the placename of a small village in Armagh, "Dorsey," (Dorsa in the old Gaelic). It was a gateway to a Bronze Age fortification known as the Dorsey trench, believed by archaeologists to have been the south facing defense for the ancient capital of Ulster, Eamhain Mhacha (Navan Fort). It formed part of the Black Pig's Dyke, an entrenchment delineating what is the modern province of Ulster.'


the town in English is called on the map, as is the trench, 'The Dorsey' so in Irish it should have been 'An Dorsa' I suppose, but the town already has an Irish name - "Dorsa", They could have been called the people of Dorsey, whatever that would be, with the 'na' plural article, but now they are simply 'DORSA'.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: belfast
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 09:42 AM

And they are well woth hearing.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: Janie
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 09:46 AM

Thanks all. Looks like I better my check in the mail!

Janie


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 11:33 AM

I still wonder if grammar was really uppermost in their minds.

Maybe they were threatened with legal action by whoever holds the rights to the name of The Doors.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: GUEST,Eavesdropping Sparrow
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 05:53 AM

A wee birdy heard Paul Bradley admit that the name was partly a play on The Doors. Go and see them. They're good.


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Subject: RE: What About the Irish Band Dorsa?
From: MC Fat
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 07:33 AM

It is Na Dorsa I MC'd them at Warwick last year and they are truly double fantastic


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