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James Connolly: A Working Class Hero
James Connolly: A Working Class Hero
Dvd ~ Colm Meany
Offered by mmglobal3
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James Connolly - the greatest Irish Socialist, 30 Jun. 2012
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The DVD is informative and offers a range of opinions. Despite there being very little audio-visual material of James Connolly, this documentary offers an insightful assessment of his importance. As an introduction to his thinking - always grounded in action that led working-class resistance to oppression - the film ought to encourage that we read what JC wrote....Could have had a place for perhaps the best written assessment of James Connolly: Desmond Greaves 'The Life and Times of James Connolly'....also available from Amazon. Didn't refer, either, to the internet James Connolly Archive. But would strongly recomment the DVD.


Jewish - Christianity, Not Heretical
Jewish - Christianity, Not Heretical
by Dr Thaddeus Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected...., 26 Oct. 2011
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I am currently reading theological material relating to the historical phenomenon of Jewish Christianity. I bought this book expecting it to having that focus. It doesn't. It's about a 20th century group of believers who are trying to create - they would sincerely think to re-create - an expression of christianity that reconnects with Judaism.

The same amazon search 'Jewish Christianity' did produce other works that are systematic theology. I don't think think Dr Robinson's study should be classified as the same as the others.

I wish him well, but remain irritated that amazon did not make clear that Dr Robinson's book is not a study of theology; rather is it a clear presentation of the story of a modern sect.


Mapac: Music Bag Duo - Music Notes (Black)
Mapac: Music Bag Duo - Music Notes (Black)
Offered by Northern Music Online
Price: £7.80

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars carrying my music!, 3 April 2011
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This cheap music bag is perfect for my needs - able to pack five substantial music books, a rough total of 450 A4 size pages!...Am ready to hit the road - you have been warned!!! Thanks for selling this item....


100 Great Scottish Songs: With Words and Music [With CD]
100 Great Scottish Songs: With Words and Music [With CD]
by Pat Conway
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars celtic complement..., 28 Nov. 2010
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I bought this book having bought the same house's collections of Irish ballads some years ago. I play chromatic harmonica and have focused on Irish traditional music for year or two, sourcing melodies from O'Neill and from selections from Walton's range. I see Scot music as an even more ancient link to my celtic roots - Irish, Scots-Irish and Scots. I bought this book for its melodies and was not disappointed. The quality of the examples of the melodies is superior to that in the corresponding Irish collection. It takes me back - many decades!!!! - to my Dad singing us Jacobite songs to get us to sleep!...Thanx, Amazon, for making it available!

Slainte!


Irish Minstrels and Musicians: With Numerous Dissertations on Related Subjects (1913)
Irish Minstrels and Musicians: With Numerous Dissertations on Related Subjects (1913)
by Francis O'Neill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.27

5.0 out of 5 stars the soul of irish music making, 27 July 2010
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Cheif Francis O'Neill is a key figure amongst those women and men who have kept alive the exquisitely beautiful tradition of Irish music after the appalling upheavals our people suffered especially in the 19th century. Before reading this publication I knew a lttle about Francis O'Neill and would recommend any prospective reader to do similar research. The book makes sense in the setting of Irsh immigration into English speaking countries after the social and economic collapse occasioned by the successive failures of the potato crop (especially 1845-52) and the poliitical reaction to the disaster. Francis O'Neill, however, positively chronicles the rich tradition of music and dance that is, along with our language (an Gaelige) the heart of Irish culture. However, a 'must' for the reader is her/his being able (or willing patiently to learn how) to read/play music (however hesitantly!) specifically as set out in Francis O'Neill's : 'O'Neill's The Music of Ireland' and 'The Dance Music of Ireland'. This book is written and is to be read out of love for the music!


Foggy Dew
Foggy Dew
Price: £12.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the soul of our music lives on!, 27 July 2010
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This review is from: Foggy Dew (Audio CD)
Eugene O'Donnell consistently makes Irish traditional music no longer an echo of a lost 'emerald isle', but as a vibrant, emotianally resonant expression of living, loving and longing here and now. There's a 'feel' for the rhythm and the melody line that is given expression in every track of this CD and of others in which Eugene O'Donnell has collaborated. My body moves to the rhythm and that overworked 'soul' is brought to life by his playing and by the sophisticated production mix. Traditionally, there are three classifications of irish music: 'geantrai' - happy, sexy stuff, 'goltrai' - laments, and 'suantrai' - soothing melodies. Eugene O'Donnell plays them all! Buy this and any other Eugene O'Donnell-touched CD; and let our wonderful tradition live again wherever you are!
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A Harvest Saved: Francis O'Neill and Irish Music in Chicago (Text)
A Harvest Saved: Francis O'Neill and Irish Music in Chicago (Text)
by Nicholas Carolan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Francis O'Neill, 27 July 2010
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For anyone wanting to connect or to reconnect with the living tradition of Irish music, the life of Francis O'Neill is hugely important. 'Harvest Saved' provides a well-illustrated overview. There have been television documentaries about Francis; but they seem no longer to be available. This publication fills the gap. However it remains a taster. Reading O'Neill himself - 'Chief O'Neill's Sketchy Recollections of An Eventful Life in Chicago', 'Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby', and Irish Minstrels and Musicians' - is essential. Most of all, the lover of Irish music will need to buy, read and use O'Neill's two still extant collections of Irish Music: 'The Music of Ireland' and 'The Dance Music of Ireland'. For that complete experience, a reader needs to be able now, or to be patiently willing to learn how, to read music off the printed page.


The Talmud
The Talmud
by Paul Tice
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the talmud - selections, 29 Nov. 2009
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I bought this item to familiarise myself more with the Talmud. I liked the selction insofar as it gave a flavour of the massive library the Talmud is. However, the focus of the selection is on the stories. I would have prefered a more balanced selection across all the genres the Talmud contains.


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