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Thread #159372   Message #3838992
Posted By: GUEST,keberoxu
14-Feb-17 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Subject: RE: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Thank you Thank you Thank you Felipa!
for the information on Fionnuala Mac Lochlainn. You are correct, that is she singing "O bhean a tí" with guitar accompaniment on the Gael Linn compilation.

She seems to have been particularly associated with the macaronic song "Little Jimmy Murphy," you can find YouTube videos from television broadcasts with her singing the song in the studio.

I would have to hunt again for this info, but I found some online pages that made me sit up and take notice, regarding son Colm O Lochlainn (wrong?).

A sort of Elderhostel program exists in which continental Europeans take summer courses in Ireland, I totally forget who is behind the program.
The summary for one class says that Colm teaches Gaelic to these participants in his courses, by teaching them traditional song lyrics. There are some enthusiastic comments of appreciation by graduates of the course.