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Last night's fun : in and out of time with Irish music

Author: Ciaran Carson
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 1997. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First North Point Press editionView all editions and formats
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Ciaran Carson's Last Night's Fun is a sparkling celebration of Irish music and life that is itself a literary performance of the highest order. Each chapter takes the title of a traditional tune, and as in a session played by brilliant improvising musicians, each tune leads into another, melodies and variations weaving in and out in a haze of talk and memory. Carson's inspired jumble of recording history, poetry,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ciaran Carson; Ciaran Carson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ciaran Carson
ISBN: 0865475113 9780865475113 022404141X 9780224041416 0865475156 9780865475151
OCLC Number: 35587079
Description: 197 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Last night's fun --
Ask my father --
Boil the breakfast early --
Pigtown --
The ravelled hank of yarn --
Hurry the jug --
The dairy maid --
The happy days of youth --
Hard to fill --
The steampacket --
The humours of whiskey --
The mountain road --
The hurler on the ditch --
Johnny going to Ceili --
Dowd's no. 9 --
The standard --
It goes as follies --
Around the world for sport --
The rub of rosin --
The cat melodeon --
Off the bus --
Marking time --
The dead man's breeches --
The tape-recorder reel --
All I ever --
Country roads --
Fiddlin' John's big gobstopper --
The bush in the tux --
The ould orange flute --
Chief O'Neill's favourites --
Good morning to your nightcap.
Responsibility: Ciaran Carson.

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In this tribute to Irish traditional music, each chapter is given the title of a tune and, as in a session played by improvising musicians, each tune leads into another, melodies and variations  Read more...

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