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Lough Curra Mtn Mountain Tipperary County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Thick-bedded pale-red sandstone Bedrock

Height: 600.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R86920 24213 This summit has been logged as climbed by 159 members. Recently by: tagoona, TommyV, mgtrose, IainT, liz50, rayw, tommccarthy, strangeweaver, ahogan, Danicole, odonogc, t.jay, PeakPaul, Oileanach, delboyir
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Longitude: -8.192759, Latitude: 52.369787 , Easting: 186921, Northing: 124214 Prominence: 23.05m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 586873 624264,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LghCrM, 10 char: LghCrMtn
Bedrock type: Thick-bedded pale-red sandstone, (Galtymore Formation)

Lough Curra Mtn is the 286th highest summit in Ireland.

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"the dog the wife and I" jackill there are signs .. by Jimmy Barry   (Show all for Lough Curra Mtn)
 
Smoke on the Water
by CaptainVertigo  1 Jan 2015
I have never been a fan of Pink Floyd, as such. I couldn't name a single member of that group.No doubt the band has attained high office in the pantheon of rock 'n roll, but this has occurred without my knowledge or consent. I am indifferent to them. They are beyond me. Save in one matter.
I understand that Pink Floyd is responsible for authoring, assembling and performing mankind's single greatest musical track. As I type "Smoke on the Water" my chest tightens and fingers tremble.This is an elemental piece which stands head and shoulders above the "good bits" of classical music (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, his Fifth Piano Concerto, Mozart's Requiem, Tchaikovsky's Sixth, Wagner's Siegfried's Farewell, Handel's Messiah etc). I would love to see the sheepish looks on the faces of those chancers brought to a suitable venue to hear Smoke on the Water. To come back from the dead for just that one great performance. To die for. Again.
The majesty of the work is certainly not to be found in its lyrics, which are of no consequence, and you might be better off not knowing them at all. The song title suggests the great elements of fire and water connoting everything from creation to the demise of stars. What a disappointment to discover that the theme is about as profound as a trip to the supermarket. Apparently, the band was holed up near Lake Geneva "laying down some tracks" when they spotted some flames across the lake. Frank Zappa's recording studio had gone on fire. Thence the prosaic opening lines:
We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the Water etc
It is the music, not the lyrics, that demands a great stage, an awesome setting, a huge natural amphitheater. And after years of searching I have found the perfect place.
The band will assemble on a frosty December night beneath Galtymore on a floating stage on the corrie lake under a full moon. The semi circle of towering cliffs will shimmer whiter than the white cliffs of Dover. The audience will sit comfortably on Lough Curra Mountain as smoke from liquid nitrogen is discreetly pumped from the stage. The silence will be almost unbearable. Not a cough or a whisper will be heard.
And then the opening riff will rise from the lake...like Excalibur...

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