HISTORY & LINKS
THE IRISH SINGING CLOWN
If you'd like to know more about the 'Rambler From Clare'.
The Johnny Patterson
project was never intended as a musical 'docu-drama'. It was though intended
as a tribute to his legacy. So we hope any
historians who notice our 'tweaks' to the story will forgive us the poetic licence we have taken.
At least one of the accounts of his life mentions at least two different
versions of exactly who started the riot that lead to Patterson's untimely death.
Indeed, it also points out that one account has the incident occurring in Castleisland rather than Tralee.
It is evident then that an accurate version of his life story may not be
easily agreed, if at all. Nevertheless, we provide access here, as far as
possible, to the documentation that we have collected during our labours.
Click on logos, or titles in the right hand column to follow links.
Karen McGillycuddy and Bridget Nolan have produced a
beautiful CD called Celtic Enchantment. Proceeds to charity.
Click image to check it out.
Ed Looney, (a pillar of our own band) Laura
Cahillane and Morgan Pierce have recently launched their first
album, Whispering Sounds.
Click image to check it out.
|Carla Coffey kindly sent this link to: The Library of Congress - American Memory. The first link is to their home page where you can search to your hearts content, but the second link will take you to an image of the first (well early!!) edition of Bridget Donahue.|
|Clare County Library (Ennis) has an excellent reference to their very own 'Rambler'||Johnny Patterson (1840-1889)|
|This Harry Bradshaw article on Johnny Patterson is one of the most authoritative and best referenced accounts you will find. Appears courtesy of Ennis Library.||
Johnny Patterson, The Rambler
(NB large file- may take some time to download.)
|American Press Notices. Addressed to The People Of Ireland, Johnny Patterson announces his retention by Powell and Clarkes Paragon Circus and looks forward to a successful season in 1886.||To the People of Ireland|
|The ITMA in Dublin is a superb resource for anyone interested in the history of Irish Traditional Music|
|Killorglins own PUCK FAIR is bigger than ever... better than ever. For all the details, check out the web-site.|
|Visit her very own web-site and find out more about our exceptionally talented narrator, the wonderful Marina Cassidy.||Marina Cassidy|
|Do Your Best For One Another. The song that lead to Patterson's untimely demise. Performed by Mary Walsh... this track is taken from 'Tears and Smiles of a Clown', an audio account of Patterson's life with a selection of his songs and together with Jigs and Reels.||
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Do Your Best For One Another
(Click Title for lyrics)
the Print & Media company that did such
a good job on our CD's.
Quality music teaching in the heart of Kerry
|Kingdom Music Academy|
|Duncan Patterson, is the great-grandson of 'The Rambler from Clare'. An original (and globetrotting) musician in his own right. We were delighted that he was able to come to our opening night.||Duncan Patterson|
|Check out Mick's own website. A free resource for music teachers and students.||soundswell|
|...and did you know that Mick was a member of the local writer's group, Knibs?||knibs.ie|