Portraits: I Sang Through the Fairs
CAT # 11661-1774-2
1. My Lagan Love 4:24 2. The Factory Girl 2:53 3. Me Mother Is Dying (interview) 3:32 4. The Galway Shawl (Oranmore) 3:40 5. Breakdown (banjo instrumental) 1:46 6. Keening, Diddling and Lullabies (interview) 3:12 7. She Moved Through The Fair (Our Wedding Day) 3:41 8. I Sang Through The Fairs (interview) 2:49 9. The Blarney Stone 2:38 10. Moses Ritoora-Li-Ay 2:43 11. Let Mr. Maguire Sit Down 1:48 12. The Bard of Armagh 3:41 13. Ballyjamesduff 3:27 14. Eileen McMahon / Green Grow The Rushes 3:16 15. Her Mantle So Green 3:55 16. Going To Mass Last Sunday 17. Lovin' Hannah 1:00 18. Gra Machree 4:04 19. The Flower Of Sweet Strabane 2:31 20. When You're Fond Of Music 1:21 21. She Moved Through The Fair (long version) 5:07 22. And There's Music Coming Into My Head (interview) 3:01 23. The Strayaway Child 1:57 24. Her Mantle So Green 5:58
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The Portrait Series: Throughout his career Alan Lomax worked extensively with some of the greatest artists in folk music, many of which he was the first to record. The Portrait Series focuses in depth on those brilliant artists and heroes of traditional music. The keening voice and rattling banjo of Irish street singer Margaret Barry were mainstays of the traditional music scene in England and Ireland from the1950s until her death. In intimate performances and interviews, the great singer of Ireland's traveling people reveals the depth of her art and passion.
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