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Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
02-Jun-14 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Séamus Ennis, ina rothaí óg ag bailiú ce
Subject: RE: Séamus Ennis, ina rothaí óg ag bailiú ce
Well, he certainly sang it during the sixties but I have always taken that as him, a jobbing musician, singing a song popular at that time (he also included songs like the 'Spinning Wheel' in his folkscene directed performances for example). But Séamus was part of the group that frequented O Donoghue's, which also included Luke Kelly and the Dubliners, Andy Irvine, Johnny Moynihan and others strongly influential in the ballad boom. The song likely came out of the fermentation that took place there. Whoever introduced it.