machree

machree

(məˈkriː)
adj
(postpositive) Irish my dear: mother machree.
[from Irish mo croidhe]
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DECLAN CARROLL'S Machree ran a huge race last time out at York and should have no trouble opening his account in the Halloween EBF Novice Stakes at Catterick.
Machree 12.35 Catterick SP forecast 8-11 Improved dramatically from her debut performance when she ran on well to claim third despite meeting trouble in running to finish fourth in a Class 3 novice event last time.
Sentimental representations of the "Irish mother" or the "Mother Machree" are drawn from songs and poetry and counterposed to the hard work and the drudgery that was the lot of most rural women.
Other efforts toward reconciliation and redemption followed, as in 2011 when Machree Garrett Gibson was elected as the first Black woman president of the Texas Exes (Division of Diversity and Community Engagement).
More than 70 per cent of the 100,000 replies favored the old familiar songs over the modern jazz." (23) The piano/organ score accompanied a one-reel film dramatization of old pop tunes; for Lest We Forget, the songs included "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground," "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie," and "Mother Machree" (fig.
A saw, of course, can also be a musical instrument, and several novelty 78s of the 1920s featured saw solos, including Sam Moore's "Mother Machree" (1921).
The Gaelic American reported on John Ford's upcoming Mother Machree (1928), which they argued was in the "same class as other pictures belittling [the] Irish Race." (183) The paper added that there was "hardly a redeeming feature in Mother Machree." (184) A subsequent editorial claimed that the film should be "resented" and a letter to the editor dubbed it a "monstrosity" (185) By contrast--in yet another example of how less-than-monolithic the Irish-American press and film audience were--the Irish World heralded Mother Machree as a "fine Irish motion picture" that featured "real Irish sentiment." (186)
Powhatan's song, say the directions, should be sung to the Air of 'Widow Machree', a song written by Samuel Lover, whose 'Irish Evenings' were popular in London, and whose songs were allocated to Irish characters in American theatres in the 1840s and 1850s.
Where she gets this curious information she doesn't say; the book has no footnotes, a spotty index, and no annotated secondary sources to speak of, but Walsh produces Big Mama Machree anyway.
Patrick's Day show, host Mitch Miller asked McGrath to sing a solo number, "Mother Machree." Viewer response to McGrath's Irish tenor voice soon led to him becoming a regular soloist.
The lovely "Mother Machree" slipped to "Mother Machree looked like a chicken to me," and the sacred hymn, "Nearer My God to Thee" became "Nero, my dog, has fleas." (24) In Alberta the turkey trot appeared, along with the bunny hug and the grizzly bear, and the space between dance partners disappeared.