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posted by Ryanne81
Ok a friend a posted this little diddy on Keith and Neil when she was watching their PBS promo--

Anyhoo..Keith and Neil were on the MPT PBS show tonight.

Meet and Greets are gone! Had to add a second number again tonight!

They were adorable and funny. They said that the fall show will have two parts. The first part will be ALL Irish music. The second part will be IE.

Neil says "you know" alot.

They took questions from the callers...the usual...but then they asked Keith to tell something about Neil that no one knows. He said "He wears pink underware and paints his toenails red"
Then Neil said that...
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Still in progress, but here's the first bit!

Transcript: 29 December, 2009

BBC Radio Foyle with Mark Patterson

Mark: And so, folks, to our People in Profile where all week here on the program for the second hour I’m just taking time to talk to a local person who’s made their mark in one way or another. Today, a surfer, singer, songwriter who started out with an acoustic guitar, as I remember it, at the local bar scene. He made his mark, and he then took the plunge and joined Phil Coulter’s Celtic Thunder tour of America. That decision has led to three Billboard chart world music number one...
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Here are some answers to the questions you've asked Keith in here over the past couple months, answered by Keith.

1. Just wondering what is your FAVORITE movie of all time??? Jaws or the Goonies all surf DVDS

2. Do you rock a certain brand wetsuit? Ripcurl

3. What is your inspiration? Peoples reactions.

4. Hey Keith, I know you said pixie was actually your sister's dog, but is there anyway we could see a pic? i'll see what i can doo...

5. So, Keith, I have seen a few pics of you at Starbucks. What do you order when you go there? Same thing every time or do you change it up? change it up .. spice...
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1. Whenever you get married, and have you think you might sing to them? And, about how many kids do you think you would want? 400 kids, and i'll sing to them all!

2. Do you guys play cards on the tour buses to help pass the time? nope

3. You like a good steak .... what is your fav dessert? Love good steaks, medium rare sirloin, sorbet

4. As I'm sure your granny makes you dinner when you are home, what's your favorite thing she makes for you? Stew

5. Who decides who is going to be in the Meet & Greets? Is it just whoever feels like it that night-or do you all rotate? And do you take...
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Hi everyone,
Sitting on the train here after having a nice show and good sushi in St.Louis, and on my way to Kansas I thought I’d write another blog for you guys!!!

Soooo Glasgowbury 2010 eh?!?!? For all of you who could make it, I hope you had a BLAST, (I know I did) and thanks for coming and showing your support… it was the most fun ive had playing at a gig in a long time and fair play to the band, the boys played a blinder considering some of them only had a day to learn the songs!!! And not forgetting the beautifull Rebecca harkin…you played a blinder too on those shakers!!!! All I...
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posted by Ryanne81
Keith playing 'Surf Medly'
Keith playing 'Surf Medly'
Two girls for every boy

I bought a '30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody
(Surf City, here we come)
You know it's not very cherry, it's an oldie but a goody
(Surf City, here we come)
Well, it ain't got a back seat or a rear window
But it still gets me where I wanna go

And we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy

Two girls for every.....

.....(guitar solo).....

Well she got her daddy's car
And she cruised through...
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posted by Ryanne81
Artist: Keith Harkin
Song: The Island

They say the skies of Lebanon are burning
Those mighty cedars bleeding in the heat
They're showing pictures on the television
Women and children dying in the street
And we're still at it in our own place
Still trying to reach the future through the past
Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone

But hey, don't listen to me
This wasn't meant to be no sad song
We've heard too much of that before
Right now I only want to be with you
Till the mornin' dew comes fallin'

And I want to take you to the island
Trace your footprints in the sand
And in the evening when the sun...
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posted by Ryanne81
Artist: Keith Harkin
Song: Wichita Lineman

I am a lineman for the county.
And I drive the mainroad.
Lookin' in the sun for another overload.

I hear you singing in the wire.
I can hear you thru the whine.
And the Wichita Lineman,
is still on the line.

I know I need a small vacation.
But it don't look like rain.
And if it snows that stretch down south,
won't ever stand the strain.

And I need you more than want you.
And I want you for all time.
And the Wichita Lineman,
is still on the line.
I found a Hobnobs recipe on-line, and after a few changes to the recipe (we don't do grams very well in the US..) I tried it out last night. They're a hit!! Hobnobs are fantastically delicious cookies! The recipe I found states that it's a pretty accurate 'copycat' version of the classic British biscuit. Here's the recipe:

240g self-raising flour (about 2 cups)
240g sugar (1 1/2 cups to 1 1/2 cups)
240g porridge oats (about 3 cups) -- I used Quaker oatmeal
240g margarine (1 1/4 cup) -- I used butter - no margarine in my refrigerator!
1 Tbsp golden syrup (you can order it on-line... I used light...
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51. How old were you when you surfed for the very first time??? 16 or so

52. What 2 things do you like most about touring? meeting loads of nice new people

53. Keith, how many of those 400 kids that you are going to have will you sign to Busty Music? 400 of them

54. Did you ever play the bagpipes? Or punch them? yes and yes

55. Did you Ever think of being cloned? all the time

56. What is your favorite reaction you have received from someone in the audience? tears and fainting usually get me

57. Do you usually stay in a hotel after you perform, or spend the night on the road? Or does it depend how...
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Hey all - Keith answered another round of questions for everyone!! Here they are! Enjoy.

1. Have u seen the movie Sufer Dude? its really funny nope

2. What is your fav Type of gum? strawberry

3. Do u like Cats? dont mind them, i used to have lots when i was younger.

4. Of all the places in the world that you haven't seen yet, which city or country would you most like visit, and why? Mexico...WAVES

5. Does your car have a name? no.....give me a few options?

6. Keith - You know I just have to ask... what's your favorite poem? dont have one

7. Of your own stuff, do you have a favorite song or lyric?...
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Keith Harkin is well known in Ireland and the UK for his distinctive alt-folk/pop and alt-country sound, is better known to US

audiences as a member of Celtic Thunder – in fact the only member to have his original music included on the sm

ash hit show. A seasoned musician, who has been gigging with his own material since he was a teenager, Keith has just recorded his own album which will be out by the end of march! Keith also has his own music Label “Busty Music LTD,” this is the label both he and his sister will be released on this year.
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"Hello to all,"

"I hope that you have all settled into the New Year as swimmingly as i have, the surf really wasn't much to talk about from the time i got home, but the New Year has had more than enough tasty swells for myself and my mates to freeze our wee toe's off in!!!"

"Its good to be home, it always takes at least a month i've now found to get your head back into normal life after touring, its just a different world when your on the road! As some of you already know i have created a studio @ home now so thats been keeping me pretty busy, also i've been writing loads again and been writing...
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Well to start id just like to say if the blog about the radio interview is still at the bottom of the screen its because i cant get rid of it and it wont go away!.... if it is on the other hand and is away.... HAPPYDAYS!

The new show just got released and I hope you are all enjoying it and the new tracks, I only heard them today myself, and they sound great.... well done to all the lads on a great job!

I've been getting up to loads the past week or so... painting, soldering, surfing, changing windscreens on 38 year old VW bugs, ripping up carpets and writing a few songs in between too!

Came up...
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24. Did you guys rag Damian for being the only one to wear his converse on QVC? nope

25. Did you suggest to Phil Coulter that you do HOD & Wichita Lineman? yup

26. Do you have anymore songs that you've written & discussed with Phil putting music with such as you did with Lauren & I for CT? you never know

26. We know about your guitar and surboard collection. Are there any little things that you collect? I like a good hat I suppose

27. Do you have a favorite wine? cotes de rhon{think that’s how its spelt}

28. You have mentioned being impressed meeting the Obama's. What impressed you...
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posted by Ryanne81
Well folks, hope your all doing well and behaving yourselves. Well its like 2 in the morning and i'm on the bus on route to our next theater which is the "Mahaffey Theater" in sunny sunny Florida. I love the SUN! 3 more shows and then we have a day off in Nashville, and i cant wait... i've never never been there before. I bought an old arch top guitar in the same pawn shop i bought my Lentin in S.Carolina a few days ago. $55...BARGIN.... gonna get a nice pickup for it and treat it to a few other things it will be sounding savage by the time its done!
The shows to date have been going really...
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1. Crazy glue? or duct tape? duct tape

2. What is your favorite prank that you have pulled on someone? i call people up and tell them they owe me lots of money

3. I enjoyed listennig to your guitar tour of Martins??? yeah i just dont know what one to get

4. you've answered so many of our questions.... I think we're all pretty good sports, so... Is there any question you'd like to ask us? nope

5. Ultimate dream surfboard. What's the design look like? Bonzer

6. You play the guitar and piano. Are there any new instruments you would like to learn to play? the trumpet

7. I see you like steak...
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From Granny Peg....

I wish to send my thanks and appreciation for the beautiful blanket I received. I am overwhelmed with your generosity and kindness and the many hours of hard work put into it. It has taken pride of place in my home. I really love it. Also thanks to all the people for the lovely gifts and good wishes, and for the great support you gave my darling grandson Keith and the sweetest grand-daughter Rebecca. May I wish you and yours all the peace and happiness in this New Year.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back
And may god hold in the palm of his hand
An Irish blessing to all the lovely America and Canadian people
God Bless

From: Keith and Rebecca's Mum and Dad ...

We would like to thank you for the lovely gifts and kind wishes which we received and take this opportunity to wish you all a very peaceful and happy New Year. We are so grateful for the encouraging support you continue to give Keith and Rebecca.
Thank you so much
God Bless
posted by musikluver94
The Homes Of Donegal
(Sean Mc Bride/ arranged Paul Brady)

I've just dropped in to see you all
I'll only stay awhile
I want to hear how you're getting on
I want to hear you smile
I'm happy to be back again
And greet you big and small
For there's no place on earth just like
The homes of Donegal

I long to see your smiling children
Standing by the door
The kettle boiling on the hearth
As I walk up the floor
And then to see a welcome free
For travellers one and all
For your hearts are like your mountains
In the homes of Donegal

I'd like to stay along with you
And while away the night
With fairy...
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posted by Ryanne81
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
BLOG "New Wheels" 23/10/09

"yo yo"

"What's the Craic with everyone?"

"Today I'm in Indiana and the sun is shining so all isn't bad! We done our 1st ever matinee and it was great fun, also the venue was class "the fabulous Fox Theater" in Detroit, (some pixs up on myspace if you want a look!) it was the second time we played there, so it was nice to be asked back!"

"I got a new set of Wheels in the mall of America earlier in the week, i actually just got the same board as i had before only i now have one in America to keep on tour and one to enjoy at home for when ever it is dry (not that often)."...
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