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Lyr Req: West Coast of Clare

Tap the Bow 21 Mar 99 - 10:23 PM
Philippa 22 Mar 99 - 07:47 AM
Kernow John 22 Mar 99 - 06:16 PM
Philippa 23 Mar 99 - 12:35 PM
Jon W. 23 Mar 99 - 05:32 PM
Philippa 24 Mar 99 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Derek 12 May 04 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,Botticelli 13 May 04 - 03:17 AM
erinmaidin 13 May 04 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,Rory 21 Nov 20 - 02:24 AM
GUEST 21 Nov 20 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,Modette 21 Nov 20 - 12:30 PM
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Subject: West Coast of Clare
From: Tap the Bow
Date: 21 Mar 99 - 10:23 PM

I am seeking the lyrics to West Coast of Clare, as recorded by planxty. any help welcome.


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Subject: RE: Tap the Bow
From: Philippa
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 07:47 AM

If you want the Cliffs of Dooneen, you'll find it in the DT (search box, upper right-hand corner of screen) But I think you're probably seeking a different song, composed by Andy Irvine - "my mind takes me back to the west coast of Clare..."?


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Subject: RE: Tap the Bow
From: Kernow John
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 06:16 PM

If it's the one Phillipa is refering to then search in the forum search for My heart's tonoght in Ireland.
Regards Baz


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Subject: Clare song
From: Philippa
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 12:35 PM

oh, yes, Baz, that's "...in the SWEET County Clare". I searched for [coast of Clare] so I didn't find it. Well I should think that one or the other of these two songs in the database (Cliffs of Dooneen or My Heart's...) should answer the request


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Subject: RE: Tap the Bow
From: Jon W.
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 05:32 PM

The lyrics to Planxty's "The West Coast Of Clare" appear on this thread: Click here


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Subject: RE: Tap the Bow
From: Philippa
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 04:06 PM

I AM getting muddled; the song I originally had in mind is the one Jon has pointed us to, not the one suggested by Baz. So now we have three songs of Clare, not bad going!


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Subject: RE: West Coast of Clare Chords
From: GUEST,Derek
Date: 12 May 04 - 07:52 PM

I am looking for the chords for the Andy Irvine song 'The West Coast of Clare'


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Subject: RE: lyr req: West Coast of Clare
From: GUEST,Botticelli
Date: 13 May 04 - 03:17 AM

They are here Derek

:-)


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Subject: RE: lyr req: West Coast of Clare
From: erinmaidin
Date: 13 May 04 - 05:51 AM

No wonder it seems such a long way from there to here!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: West Coast of Clare
From: GUEST,Rory
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 02:24 AM

West Coast of Clare
Is a song of reflection and longing on the vivid memories of great times and atmosphere spent on the west coast of Clare that sadly no longer exists while visiting the area; lasting memories that are cherished and carried wherever, and beckon for a return of such experiences again.



The song written by Andy Irvine about the 1967 Fleadh Cheoil in Kilrush and “returning to a place after a mighty event. Sitting in a now empty pub or walking through a once crowded street, vivid with memories".
"It was actually written with a Danish girl called Birte in mind, but [...] it very quickly became a memory of great times in Clare. I started the song in County Clare and finished it in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia,  in August or September 1968."
Andy Irvine.


So the song, in its final form, is not about a past or lost love, although this is how it could have ended up being when Andy first started penning the song.
It could be interpreted in this way: memories of the times spent with a past love in this location. And it would fit well with this song, if one so chooses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: West Coast of Clare
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 11:45 AM

Here it is on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a911pAxe6nk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: West Coast of Clare
From: GUEST,Modette
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 12:30 PM

Even better, here's Louis Marcus's 1967 film of the Clare Fleadh in Kilrush.

Kilrush 1967


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