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Braunschweig December 1: It's Too Late To Stop

The Dubliners, Braunschweig, Germany, 1 December 2005, © 2005 Peter H. GorekWe almost forgot to tell you about this one: On December 3, the "Braunschweiger Zeitung" featured an article by Matthias Adrion about the Dubliners concert in Braunschweig (Dec. 1); it was a most favorable review of which we'd like to translate a few quotes; our German readers will be able to read the full review at the link below. The article was titled It's Too Late To Stop and reported mostly about Barney and Patsy:

"He is ein klein bisschen gebraucht, aber in excellent condition." (He is a little bit used, but in excellent conditon): The item appraised by John Sheahan in his typical German-English lingo like the sale of a used car is in reality named Patsy Watchorn. He is the latest member of the legendary Irish folk group. [...] It is indeed a old-venerable family, into which Watchorn marries: The old gentleman musicians do not only play the Irish Folk for over 40 years, to a certain extent they have invented it - at least for the non-Irish world.
Already optically Watchorn joins the full-bearded troop in the best way owing to its silver-grey face hair. And then this voice: Weighty, smokey [..] you can feel it covibrate in your stomach. [...] Watchorn brings a fresh breeze to the Dubliners, [...], and after recent years with the three guitars of Seán Cannon, Eamonn Campbell and Paddy Reilly, the ensemble playing is enriched and multifaceted through Watchorns Banjo.[...] Big jubilation was not only given to Watchorn's band debut, but also to Barney McKenna, [...] who was celebrated frenetically in the first set of the concert already. [...]On the strings of his banjo, McKenna seemeed nimbler than ever before.[...]He surprised with I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me, a most sentimental love song – which yielded him the nick "Romeo McKenna" from his taunting peers.
The full article in German

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