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Old 05-12-2010, 10:20 PM   #21
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Where we sported and played
'Neath the green leafy shade
On the banks of my own lovely Lee

OK, now the quiz:
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2. What sport are they playing?
And, for bonus points.....
3. What is the name of the cup that the captain of the winning team brandishes near the end?
4. Why was the Lee in the news in November 2009?
I'd say you are from Ireland (the Guiness banners all over the field gave it away) and they are playing hurling.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:22 PM   #22
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You are right and right FD! Now can you guess the city?
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:24 PM   #23
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You are right and right FD! Now can you guess the city?
I'll guess Cork.
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Well done! I am indeed a Corkonian. Cork is known as the Rebel County.
You will never guess the answer to #3 (in retrospect I think that was just too hard) but can anyone tell me what happened in, on or around the River Lee last November?
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Telephone Road is just a ghost of what it once was, but back in the day it was a place where you could find heaven or hell on the same night - sometimes more than once in a night. Music, food, bars, women, guns, drugs and anything else you wanted. It inspired at least three different eponymous songs (all three songs are good, but only the first video is worth watching)


Yikes! I went to high school with Rodney Crowell, although he was a year or two ahead of me and I didn't know him.
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Well done! I am indeed a Corkonian. Cork is known as the Rebel County.
You will never guess the answer to #3 (in retrospect I think that was just too hard) but can anyone tell me what happened in, on or around the River Lee last November?
The River Lee flooded the city of Cork...
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Right again!!!

The city centre is built on a marsh; in fact, the Irish version (Corcaigh) is derived from the word for a marsh. This flood was the worst since 1963, which I actually remember as a child. My family lived on top of a hill, so no worries.

And the trophy is the McCarthy Cup. If you meet anyone named McCarthy, there's a good chance they have roots in Cork.

Test over!
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Here are 2 of my favourite songs from my home.



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Right again!!!

The city centre is built on a marsh; in fact, the Irish version (Corcaigh) is derived from the word for a marsh. This flood was the worst since 1963, which I actually remember as a child. My family lived on top of a hill, so no worries.

And the trophy is the McCarthy Cup. If you meet anyone named McCarthy, there's a good chance they have roots in Cork.

Test over!
Ireland is at the top of my list of countries to visit!
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Ireland is at the top of my list of countries to visit!
Absolutely. We had 2 weeks there once. First week on the Dingle penninsular, 2nd week in a little town in County Cork called Midleton.

Fantastic country, wonderful people.
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OK, now the quiz:
1. Where is Meadbh from?
2. What sport are they playing?
And, for bonus points.....
3. What is the name of the cup that the captain of the winning team brandishes near the end?
4. Why was the Lee in the news in November 2009?
1) Meadbh is from Canada, but may have Irish heretige
2) Lacrosse
3) Champion's Cup
4) I give up
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From my home state, a couple of rockers:





and then there's Hoagy Carmichael's




But now, I'm getting into my adopted state's music

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But now, I'm getting into my adopted state's music
Hey, what other state has an entire category at the Grammys?

I'm torn among the traditionals of "Honolulu City Lights", "Menehune Beach Bum Boogie", and "Molokai Slide". Or Ka'u Crater Boys' ukuleles. But just about anything by Kalapana, Peter Moon, or Na Leo Pilimehana is fine too.
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But just about anything by Kalapana, Peter Moon, or Na Leo Pilimehana is fine too.
"Izzy" and Robi Kahakalau would be included on my list.
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"Izzy" and Robi Kahakalau would be included on my list.
It's a very long list, and one I wouldn't have expected from growing up in Pittsburgh...
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It's a very long list, and one I wouldn't have expected from growing up in Pittsburgh...
Yeah, no one is more surprised than I at how enjoyable and hypnotic slack-key and other forms of local music can be.
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No songs about home. But here is one that is close.



Actually born less than a mile from the Atchafalaya River, but closer to the bayou than the river.
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"Izzy" and Robi Kahakalau would be included on my list.
I love Izzy. Especially his version of "Over the Rainbow". Here it is for anyone who hasn't heard his beautiful voice.


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