Re: St. Patricks Day Parade c. 1957

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Posted by Tempus Fugit on February 14, 2001 at 09:56:09:

In Reply to: Re: St. Patricks Day Parade c. 1957 posted by murrisk on February 13, 2001 at 18:22:49:

Madam Bourke played the piano and son Sean played the drums for centuries(!)with Brose Walsh and his band. Mary I think played piano too but I'm not to sure. Anytime you passed by the door, you could always hear music wafting its way from the sitting room. Both Mary and Sean are very tall, or more correctly, were very tall. They are not a pretty sight now when you see them strolling around. Their house in Castle Street was beside Basquill's pub, and next to the Ivy House which was owned by Maureen O'Loughlin's mother I think.
It was directly opposite Seanie Kelly's barber shop.
Bourke's house was the only one on that side of the raoad to have 3 steps up to the big green door.The house has since been sold and completely re modelled. Basquill's pub is now The Bistro and Christy Hoban's shop is now the entrance to the car park.
You mentioned Tony Conway, Murrisk. Tony played in a combo at one time with Des King from Brownville,and some others. Both Tony and Des are still hale and hearty but not involved in music now to any extent.

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