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Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Mar-20 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Irish versions of Child Ballads
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Irish versions of Child Ballads
I meant to add that I have a large number of ballads from print, mostly with tunes
A number of singer friends have agreed to sing them for me, John Tunney, Jerry O'Hanlon, Maurice Leyden, Jane Cassidy and Roisín White, among others
Roisín has agreed to read the music for me
Jerry has already made me a spectacular recording of 'Hind Horn' which I was able to use as an example at the Belfast T.S.F. conference talk I gave last year
I hope to get this done to everything I find in order to promote the ballads among singers here

This was largely inspired by a project run by Wexford couple, Mick Fortune and Aileen Lambert, Man, Women and Child'
With the support of 'The National Library of Ireland' they put on a series of short, daytime concerts of Child Ballads throughout the country
In no time, you were hearing ballads sung in sessions, song circles and festivals
Hopefully I can add to their achievements - thanks Mick and Aileen