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Here you may find words of wisdom (or not as the case may be) from those who have visited this site before. Please feel free to make your own entries here so that you may also pass on your own little tidbits of knowledge, inspiration or whatever. Please note that any spam entries will be removed.


Hello everybody,
Great website. I'm delighted to see you have a singing session. I fought hard to get singing mentioned in the Bunreacht along with music and dancing and it paid off at Congress last year. I won the All Ireland ballad singing in 2000 in Enniscorthy (my home town)and keep the singing flag flying in the UK with a session in London once a month. There are quite a few good traditional singers in the London area and like you we have songs from Scotland, England, Wales and America. If you need words of any "Traditional Irish Ballads" let me know as I have a large collection on my PC. Any keep up the good work and if any of your branch are ever in the UK and would like a session of music, contact me and I can let you know if there is anything happening in the area. (I am also the Treasurer of CCE Council of Britain)
Seamus Brogan <fleadhman@aol.com>
Grays, UK - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 16:12:09 (EST)
Just HAD TO visit you again...!

Best greet`s from Anya c",)
ANYA`S + WINNIE THE POOH PARAD(IS)E 2000+®
ANYA
Norway - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 22:52:40 (EST)
Hallo Is there anybody who can't help me on a patron from a irish dancedress to make my self. In the Netherlands we can not by it.
Thank you Thank you Lots of love and xxxx from Bea from the Netherlands
Bea <beastel@hotmail.com>
Zwolle, Netherlands - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 12:33:26 (EST)
Well, now I've done it. We have dropped the guestbook hosting by BraveNet and have gone to a new script hosted on this server. The advantage to this is that we have complete control of the page formatting and we are now free of those annoying pop-up advertisement windows.

Woo-Hoo!!!

Also, I'd like to extend my thanks to Cathy Shea, our former Web Master for doing such a great job in the past few years. Yes, she has given up the mantel, and I now have taken it up.

Enjoy the site!

Michael Duffy <cosgrach@tsoft.com>
Belmont, CA USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 19:54:21 (EST)


02/16/03 08:42:23 AM
What is your name? mickey
What is the Title of your Web Site: What goes around comes back to kick you in the ass
A Description of your Web Site: Keep yer hands off a my country POM!
How did you find this Web Site? Bored
Where are you from? That'd be tellin
Do you have any comments? Everybody I meet travelling across the sea is either going to Clare or comming from it. Everybody I meet in the USA is either going to California or comming from it.

Moral too many people are out of their heads these days.

I am slightly still inside of mine.

Question since you are so into Cooley, why doncha do something about the Poms who are busy threatening Irish vistors to your state as I once was in 1988?

It appears that Bush's antiterrorism drive has given these losers wind to do what they used do unfettered in their own slimey country to the unfortunate Irish emigrants.
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01/27/03 11:00:03 AM
What is your name? Bear
How did you find this Web Site? surfing
Where are you from? pa
Do you have any comments? the description of the caldedonian set, figure 4 is actually the clare lancers figure 4. i noticed you got that from the brooks academy site, which is also incorrect!!
are the instrucitons for the celedonian,figure 5, a local variation? i have never seen a house at home after the house around in this figure either here or in ireland.
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12/30/02 07:39:27 PM
What is your name? leslie dykeman
How did you find this Web Site? google.com looking for set dancing in san francisco
Where are you from? albany ny
Do you have any comments? there is a possibility that I will be visiting a friend in frisco who lives in the portrero hill area. How accessible will i be to your set dancing classes (i notice that you have three locations) from that location (I dont think I am going to have a car)

also saw that patrick odea was there last year. What a teacher. He does workshops here (near the catskill's in upstate ny) and is very good!!! Wouldnt it be great if my trip and his teaching coincided.

many thanks
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12/03/02 07:54:06 AM
What is your name? ANYA
A Description of your Web Site: 9-11 poem, Christmas, horses, flowers & hearts clipart in 1000s, 2002 Winnie & friends clipart, + +
Do you have any comments? Here`s a short & true story...: I woke up this morning, felt , , & .
I started surfing ... found YOUR place ... it`s really & , ~ and made me , , & !
THANK`S!
greetings from Anya in Norway c",)
ANYA`S + WINNIE THE POOH PARAD(IS)E 2000+
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11/28/02 04:29:09 AM
What is your name? Tom Tyler
What is the Title of your Web Site: What would you like to call it?
A Description of your Web Site: Politics, Guns, Music, Scantilly Clad Texas Babes, Ceegars, Great Texas Watering Holes, History, Philosophy, The Fine Arts and Artistic Scantilly Clad Ceegar Smokin' Texas Bar Babes with Guns
How did you find this Web Site? Looking for info on any new cda file forms unrecognizd by older burn programs, either that or new music cd security devices which hide cda files from burn progs
Where are you from? Native Texican born under a catus in west Texas with a .44 in one hand, a bottle of Tekillya in tu' ther, an' a leetle senorita in betwixt
Do you have any comments? I like your music. Have you ever been to:

The Richmond Arms Rudyard's The Mucky Duck Griffs (Houston. I can find 'em, I just don't know the adresses)

The Bayview Duck Bayview off 146 betwixt Kemah and Bacliff
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09/26/02 05:18:13 AM
What is your name? Jim Corry
Where are you from? Tulla, County Clare (exiled in Mayo)
Do you have any comments? I need to talk to a solicitor or a public defender before I make any comment! (I know where there is one at the moment on retreat -living in a leisure complex in a certain town in east Clare !!!)
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07/16/02 10:46:59 PM
What is your name? mary
Where are you from? Elsinore California
Do you have any comments? May the road rise up o meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet agian,
May GOD hold you in the palm of his hand.



07/16/02 10:40:02 PM
What is your name? Mary Patricia O'Connell
How did you find this Web Site? I was looking for family history on the internet and I saw Mary O'Connell
Where are you from? Elsinore California
Do you have any comments? I am Irish and Mexican. My mother is mexican and my biological father is irish. I live with my mom and my brother. My dad is a dead beat and doesnt pay child support.
His name is Edward O'Connell. Well I dont know any of Eds family so i dont know about my irish heritage and i would like to know more.
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07/12/02 12:14:16 AM
What is your name? ASHLEE
How did you find this Web Site? Looking for pictures of Andrew Keegan
Where are you from? Merced California
Do you have any comments? The Andrew Keegan website is the bomb!!! Andrew is one of the hottest actors ever. I love the way he is in 10 Things I Hate About You, He is such a hottie!!!!!



03/20/02 03:40:18 PM
What is your name? Sheila J. Walsh
How did you find this Web Site? Sceal Eile
Where are you from? Originally from County Kerry, Ireland - now living in San Francisco
Do you have any comments? Thank you Jim, Cathy, Josephine and friends for the great time we had dancing on the Float. Cathy, thank you for the delicious food served after the parade. Praise God for the sunshine enjoyed by all.
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03/14/02 07:27:54 AM
What is your name? Bob
How did you find this Web Site? surfing around
Where are you from? PA
Do you have any comments? the instructions for the 4th figure of the Caledonian Set are actually the instrucitons for the 4th figure of the Clare Lancers. That should be fixed. Great site!!
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09/29/01 04:04:52 AM
What is your name? Harry O'Prey
How did you find this Web Site? Irtrad List
Where are you from? Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Do you have any comments? Yes ! I should learn to spell my own name
Any of my friends out there, I am still Harry and not "herry".
Annraoi
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09/29/01 04:01:48 AM
What is your name? herry O'Prey
How did you find this Web Site? Through Irtrad List
Where are you from? Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Do you have any comments? An excellent site, well-organised and with just the right balance of words and graphics. Information is comprehensive without being heavy going.
Gum rth D ar an obair. Le gach de-ghu.
Annraoi Prith
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06/05/01 08:08:41 AM
What is your name? Ted McGraw
Where are you from? Rochester, New York
Do you have any comments? Congratulations on your excellent website! As chairman of the CCE North American Trad. Irish Music Archive committee, we are looking forward to hearing about the history of Irish music in your region.
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05/09/01 05:38:26 AM
What is your name? Anne-Marie and Lizzie Frain
How did you find this Web Site? Leeds Branch of Comhaltas England
Where are you from? Doncaster Great Britain
Do you have any comments? We are learning to play the tin whistle at the Leeds Irish Centre and we enjoy it very much. Our mum teaches Irish Dancing in Doncaster. Our Dad Martin plays the Uillean Pipes and used to be the Great Britain and All Ireland Champion.
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04/16/01 11:27:53 PM
What is your name? Robin Pritchard
How did you find this Web Site? from the Celtic Events Calendar email from Paul Carr
Where are you from? Now I live in North Highlands, CA originally from Sunnyvale, CA
Do you have any comments? Great site. I look forward to visiting it often.
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03/21/01 12:04:35 AM
What is your name? Patrick J. O'Hara
What is the Title of your Web Site: Top Secret ... for now. :-)
A Description of your Web Site: You'll see.
How did you find this Web Site? Searching under comhaltas. Looking for the craic.
Where are you from? San Francisco. Before that, heaven.
Do you have any comments? The overall layout, design and artwork of this website is excellent, if not outstanding, definitely one of the best I have seen. And, believe me, I have seen many! Way to go!
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02/24/01 05:14:20 AM
What is your name? Sarah Stewart
How did you find this Web Site? by doing a search for 'dancing' on the supanet homepage
Where are you from? Galway, but i live in England
Do you have any comments? this is a very good website but i think it should feature more about actual dancers, like me!



02/07/01 02:40:07 PM
What is your name? Rosemary Keane Cusack
How did you find this Web Site? I'm looking for info on San Francisco
Where are you from? Dublin,Ireland
Do you have any comments? Very interesting site



02/06/01 11:24:33 AM
What is your name? Patrick D'Arcy
What is the Title of your Web Site: Uilleann Pipes Obsession Page
A Description of your Web Site: Everything you ever wanted to know about the uilleann pipes but were afraid to ask :)
Where are you from? Dublin, living in Los Angeles
Do you have any comments? Hi Cathy,

Thanks for the link. I have included a reciprocal link on my site to yours also.

All the best,

Patrick.
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01/19/01 07:12:04 PM
What is your name? Theresa Ferriter Teti
What is the Title of your Web Site: Woman's Resource Network
A Description of your Web Site: On-line self-referral information for women in Monterey County
How did you find this Web Site? New College listserve info re January 21 Irish Extravaganza
Where are you from? Carmel Valley, CA / Ancestors from Kerry and Donegal
Do you have any comments? Logistics make it difficult for me to attend events but I love knowing about them and having some ties to Irish happenings in the Bay Area.
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01/09/01 12:19:36 PM
What is your name? Jim Coats
How did you find this Web Site? I searched for the word "Comhaltas," and followed a link from http://www.comhaltas.com/index.htm
Where are you from? Knights Landing, California (near Sacramento)
Do you have any comments? I'm in a Celtic band, Riggity Jig. We've been playing for about a year now, and vary in number from five on down to two, depending upon who's available for a particular gig. I love playing the music on the mandolin, and am looking for help with playing the tin whistle.
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12/31/00 09:05:43 PM
What is your name? Catherine Brosnan
What is the Title of your Web Site: Cooley-Keegan Branch of CCE
A Description of your Web Site: Traditional music, song, language & dance of Ireland
How did you find this Web Site? From the CCE December Newsletter
Where are you from? San Francisco
Do you have any comments? The new CCE Cooley-Keegan website is beautiful and highly informative. It's a work of art!

Congratulations!!
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12/15/00 09:25:24 PM
What is your name? Cathy Shea
What is the Title of your Web Site: Cooley-Keegan Branch of Comhaltas
A Description of your Web Site: For Irish traditional music, dance, song, and language.
How did you find this Web Site? I made it.
Where are you from? San Francisco
Do you have any comments? I hope I hear from many site visitors!

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