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GUEST,Paul Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree (17) RE: Isle of Innisfree 22 May 04


Dear Rene in Canada,

You mentioned "The Isle of Innisfree" as recorded by "The Irish Tenors", Unfortunately, I have to say that their version is anything but correct, in fact it's all over the place. They obviously didn't go to the bother of researching it properly.

Wrong lyrics, wrong melody structure!

If you love the song you should get yourself a proper and correct version. Try Sineads Stone and Gerard Farrelly's recording. (Gerard is the son of the composer Dick Farrelly), their website is -

www.stoneandfarrelly.com and you will also get the proper lyric on the site.

Frank Patterson recorded a beautiful version worth hearing and also Tommy Flemming.

Incidently Sinead's and Gerard's album "Legacy Of A Quiet Man" is a wonderful collection of songs by Dick Farrelly, a favourite of mine has to be the stunning "Annaghdown". I hope I have been of some help.

Regards, Paul


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