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GUEST,Niamh Parsons Tinkerman's Daughter (42) RE: Tinkerman's Daughter 31 Jan 11


Just to put matters straight - Cathal McConnell suggested I find the song - I spent a year looking as it was not recorded by the author (Mickey McConnell) - and found a woman in Scotland sing it at a festival - I learnt it her way - on the week of recording it - I asked Mickey for permission - he was in the studio the same week making 'Peter Pan and Me' and he gladly agreed that I could sing it.
Then I discovered I had the air different (wrong) but continued to sing it that way - Mickey says he took the story from Siegerson Clifford's poem from his book 'Ballads of a Bog Man' but changed it round a bit.

Mickey was quite happy that there were two 'airs' of the song and I still continue to sing it 'my' way and he sings it 'his' way -

It's still very much requested everywhere I go. So Thank You Mickey for a superb song


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