Talk:Phil Coulter

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The first line, second para 'Phil Coulter has few peers and there are fewer songwriters who will match either his overwhelming success or his substantial body of work' sounds more like an opinion than an encyclopedia. Shouldn't it be removed?Wodawik (talk) 10:23, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

By what reasoning is this an "Irish writer" stub? Filiocht | The kettle's on 07:24, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Dubliners[edit]

I think something should be added about Phil's work with the Dubliners, giving a mention to the songs "The Town I Loved So Well" and "Scorn Not His Simplicity".

Ireland's Call[edit]

The article on the IRFU states that it was commissioned in the mid 1990's, not written in the period suggested here. Any definite dates? Cois na Camac 04:48, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm confused - what does the IRFU have to do with this article? Verne Equinox 19:51, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
The Ireland national rugby union team (The IRFU is its governing body) use Ireland's Call as one of their official anthems. It was commissioned and written in 1995, not at the time suggested in the Phil Coulter page. I'm going to change it. Stu 14:16, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for that info. Forgive me my ignorance. Nice edit BTW. I added quotation marks on the song title and minor other edits. Verne Equinox 17:59, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Time to talk[edit]

StuMason: Why the deletions to Cvpj's material? I am disappointed that they are not sourced, but are they inaccurate? I think it is quite interesting to know that the subject worked with James Galway, that he studied among brilliant students. Care to discuss? Verne Equinox 01:24, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm happy enough with the revisions User:Cvpj has made today in regards to the introduction, although it is still badly worded. To be neutral I think mentioning both Derry and Londonderry is best. Cvpj and another user kept removing any mention of Londonderry, even though Londonderry is the official name. His earlier version also included a lot of POV, but again this has been removed in today's edit. Stu 10:54, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Obviously, a great flurry of work over the past few days - I think it works very well now. I have removed the stub tags. Thanks! Verne Equinox 01:24, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

"Performer"?[edit]

Does Phil only play the piano, or does he play other instruments as well? The article seems a bit vague on this point (and the reason I came to Wikipedia was to look for an answer) ... do any of you know? --Dlugar 05:07, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Big edit[edit]

I've just done a fairly big edit: some fancruft had crept in, most of which just repeated information already in the article.
There are a couple of statements which still need to be pinned down a bit:

(1) "They (Coulter & Martin) were awarded "Songwriters of the Year" in 1975" - who gave them this award?
(2) "Sea of Tranquility (is) the second-best selling album of all time in Ireland" - there's probably a source out there for this, but I haven't been able to find one.
(3) The section entitled "Inspiration" is totally unsourced at the moment: all the claims seem plausible, but if someone can find a citeable source such as an interview with Coulter, it would make that paragraph appear less speculative.
(4) There are no photographs of Coulter at the moment: if anyone has a decent one which is in the public domain, it would really improve the article.
~dom Kaos~ (talk) 16:16, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Irish or Northern Irish?[edit]

Lead section and categories claim that he is an Irish artist, but he was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He is obviously a citizen of Bray, Ireland by now, but which nationality does he hold currently? --FordPrefect42 (talk) 12:17, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Northern Irish? You mean Irish.Sheodred (talk) 09:53, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
That was actually the question. Any helpful comments? --FordPrefect42 (talk) 11:57, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
He's British-Irish. GoodDay (talk) 13:22, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Not British in the slightest, he does not identify as British, I suggest you read the Good Friday Agreement and Irish History GoodDay because it is obvious you do not have a clue, you are just on wikipedia to disrupt and troll, anyway Phil he has written dozen of Irish folk songs, the Irish rugby national anthem etc, wrote a song for The Dubliners,he is Irish.Sheodred (talk) 15:21, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
My question was about legal citizenship. Since he was born in Northern Ireland, I assume that he was a citizen of the UK at that time (being born before 2004, he was not automatically an Irish citizen, right?). When moving to Ireland, he may have adopted Irish citizenship, or kept his UK citizenship, or may have opted for double nationality. Anything reliable known about this? --FordPrefect42 (talk) 11:05, 28 October 2011 (UTC)