Peter Kay’s priceless Ulster creation

Just dipping into the Royal Variety show, it’s nice to see the oul’ accent featuring on the right side of a great c21 spoof. Proceeds of the Cowell-smashing hit to the NSPCC. Proud of you Geraldine.

  • Ulsters my homeland

    “Peter Kay’s priceless Ulster creation”

    Aye, she had an Ulster accent, but then the fool edgit called herself Irish.

  • Tir Eoghain Gael

    UMH
    An Ulster accent is an Irish accent it is just regional is it not?

  • *smacks head*

    it sounded more like an ulster-celts accent.

    i remember he did a sketch that took the piss out of a certain events sec urity company in belfast and how they handled themselves.

    he uses his ulster/irish/northern-irish background quite well.

  • Ulsters my homeland

    Tir Eoghain Gael

    “[i]An Ulster accent is an Irish accent it is just regional is it not?[/i]

    Huggghhh?, who gave Irish the control of the whole island? I thought that issue was solved in 98!

  • Eddie

    Brian Walker must be sorry he ever made this blog contibution – when you read the reaction. What’s wrong with people here, ffs??

    Abandon hope.

  • Tir Eoghain Gael

    UMH
    Has a Monaghan man not got an Ulster/Irish accent? Does a NI accent just start at the border??? People from Aughnacloy and Emyvale both speak with a similar accent and dialect.

  • William

    People from Aughnacloy and Emyvale both speak with a similar accent and dialect.

    Posted by Tir Eoghain Gael on Dec 17, 2008 @ 11:06 PM

    Aye Tir Eoghain Gael…..they do and that’s an Ulster accent; however, it isn’t an Oirish one !!

  • Ulsters my homeland

    no-one’s dissagreeing with you Tir Eoghain Gael. The Ulster Accent is larger than N.Ireland. What I was questioning is that an Ulster accent can be used to identify being Irish. but then the Irish Government call their country Ireland, which would suggest everyone in it is Irish.

  • Tir Eoghain Gael

    William
    Aye Tir Eoghain Gael…..they do and that’s an Ulster accent; however, it isn’t an Oirish one !!

    So where abouts on the island does the Ulster accent end and the “oirish” accent begin??

  • I can’t believe Geraldine refused to wear a poppy. what sort of “decent” person refuses a poppy for god’s sake…

  • Tir Eoghain Gael

    Keith
    I can’t believe Geraldine refused to wear a poppy. what sort of “decent” person refuses a poppy for god’s sake…

    Jaysus she wouldnt last long back in Coalisland wearing a poppy!!

  • Nomad

    These comments are a train wreck…

  • picador

    Jaysus she wouldnt last long back in Coalisland wearing a poppy!!

    What about a poppy-cock!?

  • Forescast

    Did you not watch the show. She is Ireland’s answer to Enya for Gods sake!!

  • Sound Bloke

    Northern IRELAND is the official name of the country/state whatever you want to call it. The only adjective deriving from Ireland is “Irish”. So Geraldine has a Irish accent. She/he was born in Northern IRELAND, therefore she/he is Irish. Prefix “Northern” if you wish. Simple.

  • William

    There is no such thing as an ‘Irish accent’, there are many variations…..I recall trying to have a conversation in Reading twenty years ago with a gang of tarmac spreaders. I thought they were foreign, until I discovered they were from Galway. I just couldn’t understand a word they were saying and it was in a form of English. So whilst there may be an Irishness about an accent, there a numerous regional variations.

    As to where the Ulster accent ends…..I would imagine there are numberous variations of that too…I don’t think a North Antrim native will have the same accent as someone in Monaghan or Cavan, do you?

    I have been to University in Dublin and my accent was easily identified by the Dubliners as a Northern Ireland accent….’Your from de Nort’ being as usual greeting from shop staff.

  • William

    Peter Kay doesn’t live in Coalisland, he was born, reared and lives in England, so he should have worn a Poppy…after all many of the freedoms he enjoys were gained by those who fought and many died to gain for him and others.

    Another media person from that Tyrone neck of the woods, Dungannon resident Adrian Logan, the supposed ‘Sports Editor’ of UTV wouldn’t wear one either. At least he won’t have the opportunity to ‘not wear one on TV’ in November next, as he is for the chop, once UTV cut their News and Sport sometime in the New Year.

    So as young Eoghan Quinn arrives home in Dungiven on Sunday, we can congratulate him for having the courage to wear a Poppy and for contributing his undoubted talent to the Charity single that raised a considerable sum of money for the Forces charity. Thank you Eoghan and enjoy Sunday…even though many ‘Doire’ folk travelling to Belfast won’t as they try and find a way around Dungiven.

  • Dec

    William

    It’s ‘Eoghan Quigg’ not ‘Eoghan Quinn’. If you’re going to embark on one of your early-morning bullshit-a-thons, at least got the most basic details correct.

  • eranu

    moving swiftly on from all the above nonsense. theres something about peter kay dressed as a woman, he really seems to suit it !

  • The Reincarnation of Paul Revere’s Horse

    Really didnt expect to find people arguing over this. God help the lot of you. Im beginning to think this place isnt exactly a MENSA meeting

  • Brian Walker

    Do I detect just a hint of identity insecurity in this thread, which was intended as a cause of mild celebration?

  • Dec

    I detected a couple of morons arguing that a comic creation wasn’t Irish.

  • my attempt at humour fell flat on it’s arse.

  • Prionsa Eoghan

    >>I detected a couple of morons arguing that a comic creation wasn’t Irish.<

  • smcgiff

    Actually, Kay’s performance was the least funny act of the night, althought the WW2 sketch was pretty close second.

  • pacman
  • An tÚdar

    Think it points to the fact that there’s a serious identity crisis going on with our northern brethren!

    Clinging on to your Ulster/Northern Irish/North Western British Isles accents to the point where it requires you to type angrily on slugger is a sign of it.

    Coinnigh libh, ta sé greannmhar!

  • Georgeous Top Cat

    George Galloway is from Dundee and therefore ahs a British rather than Scottish accent.