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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #575 on: August 08, 2020, 05:39:45 pm »
I watched some of Patty Gurdy’s videos a while ago as I was showing my many children that I wasn’t lying about there being an instrument called a hurdy-gurdy.. She’s a bit good.

I think I might be into Pirate metal now, arrr.

Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #576 on: August 08, 2020, 11:02:57 pm »
As a dedicated follower of the alternative (I’m a ‘bent rider after all) I’ve always wanted to liKe the Hurdy Gurdy, but I just can’t. I’ve tried a few time, and even watched some of the more recent players, but those drones are just too much like my tinnitus for me to actually enjoy the sound.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #577 on: August 09, 2020, 12:23:30 am »
Our great friend Herr Lapp* once played the hurdy-gurdy on a chart-topping record.  Well, the Classical chart.  OK, the Canadian Classical chart.

* not to be confused with that bloke off of TV's The League Of Gentlemen
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #578 on: August 16, 2020, 09:17:19 pm »
Cathays (/kəˈteɪz/ kə-TAYZ; Welsh: usually Cathays[2] but also Y Waun Ddyfal) is a district and community in the centre of Cardiff, capital of Wales. It is an old suburb of Cardiff established in 1875. It is very densely populated and contains many older terraced houses giving it a Victorian era atmosphere. The area falls into the Cathays ward. It is the third most populous community in Cardiff, having a population of 18,002 in 2011, only a third born in hell.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #579 on: August 17, 2020, 10:48:43 am »
Cathays (/kəˈteɪz/ kə-TAYZ; Welsh: usually Cathays[2] but also Y Waun Ddyfal) is a district and community in the centre of Cardiff, capital of Wales. It is an old suburb of Cardiff established in 1875. It is very densely populated and contains many older terraced houses giving it a Victorian era atmosphere. The area falls into the Cathays ward. It is the third most populous community in Cardiff, having a population of 18,002 in 2011, only a third born in hell.
That's a very Cathays-specific post.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #580 on: August 17, 2020, 10:49:54 am »
not to be confused with that bloke off of TV's The League Of Gentlemen
Alles klar, Herr Larrington, alles klar.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #581 on: August 17, 2020, 11:14:53 am »
As a dedicated follower of the alternative (I’m a ‘bent rider after all) I’ve always wanted to liKe the Hurdy Gurdy, but I just can’t. I’ve tried a few time, and even watched some of the more recent players, but those drones are just too much like my tinnitus for me to actually enjoy the sound.

Do you know this?:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06ozEXOSaY  (skip ads!)

The hurdy gurdy is on the first and last verses only but I hope you can listen all the way through.  It's one of the greatest Irish tunes with the codified lyrics of political surpression in a beautiful love-song.  Andy Irvine is just a terrific performer.  Like so many Irishmen, he was born in London, as was the great Scot, Bert Jansch.  I hope your ears allow you to listen to this.

Peter

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #582 on: August 17, 2020, 12:44:26 pm »
I watched some of Patty Gurdy’s videos a while ago as I was showing my many children that I wasn’t lying about there being an instrument called a hurdy-gurdy.. She’s a bit good.

I think I might be into Pirate metal now, arrr.

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #583 on: August 17, 2020, 07:11:53 pm »
I assume pirate metal is iron.

Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #584 on: August 17, 2020, 08:44:41 pm »
You chemical brother, you!

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #585 on: August 26, 2020, 12:03:48 am »
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #586 on: August 27, 2020, 08:25:11 pm »
#bollockstobrexit

Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #587 on: August 29, 2020, 05:02:56 pm »
<i>Marmite slave</i>

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #588 on: August 29, 2020, 06:16:17 pm »
Yes.  Yes, her :-*
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #589 on: September 02, 2020, 02:55:52 am »
The talk page for the “Help Desk” article contains this gem.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #590 on: September 02, 2020, 11:19:36 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Irish_inventions_and_discoveries

Spot the 300 year gap LOL
I fail to spot a very important Irish invention  there...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudocrem

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #591 on: September 12, 2020, 11:54:55 pm »




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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #592 on: September 14, 2020, 09:53:50 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Sheridan_(cyclist)

LEJoG in 2 days 11 hours and 7 minutes! :o
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #593 on: September 14, 2020, 02:44:46 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Sheridan_(cyclist)

LEJoG in 2 days 11 hours and 7 minutes! :o

Have a listen

...
My aim is to talk to them about their record breaking exploits, their motivations and their background. Most of all I am interested in listening to them describing their record breaking rides from their own point of view.

1) RRA in conversation with Eileen Sheridan

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with
...
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #594 on: September 15, 2020, 07:50:20 am »


Have a listen

...
My aim is to talk to them about their record breaking exploits, their motivations and their background. Most of all I am interested in listening to them describing their record breaking rides from their own point of view.

1) RRA in conversation with Eileen Sheridan

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with
...

It was listening to that* that prompted me to google Eileen Sheridan. How come I'd not heard of her before?


*That was linked in our Corps Colonel's blog on Friday. One of our Lt Cols, a lady of my acquaintance, is attempting to break that record. I don't know the full details, but she set off some time on Sunday and by 1000 yesterday was in Kendal and still going strong.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #595 on: September 15, 2020, 08:13:53 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Sheridan_(cyclist)

LEJoG in 2 days 11 hours and 7 minutes! :o

This gives a good idea of how stunningly good she was:
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she completed the 1,000 miles in three days and one hour, smashing the women's record and finishing two hours and twenty minutes down on the record men's time
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #596 on: September 15, 2020, 08:20:18 am »


Have a listen

...
My aim is to talk to them about their record breaking exploits, their motivations and their background. Most of all I am interested in listening to them describing their record breaking rides from their own point of view.

1) RRA in conversation with Eileen Sheridan

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with
...

It was listening to that* that prompted me to google Eileen Sheridan. How come I'd not heard of her before?


*That was linked in our Corps Colonel's blog on Friday. One of our Lt Cols, a lady of my acquaintance, is attempting to break that record. I don't know the full details, but she set off some time on Sunday and by 1000 yesterday was in Kendal and still going strong.

I assume that this was the attempt discussed here.  I am afraid that she retired injured shortly after 1000 yesterday.

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #597 on: September 15, 2020, 09:31:58 am »
That's the one.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #598 on: September 16, 2020, 09:23:47 am »
That "pumpernickel" means "Devil's fart" or "farting devil". I have also shared this important find with the Bread Thread.
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