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Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Mar-20 - 04:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Irish versions of Child Ballads
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Irish versions of Child Ballads
I have the Ranson version thanks, unfortunately it comes without a tune, though a friend in Dublin has found me an excellent alternative from Inishowen that will suit perfectly - I'll use that and make a note that I have if another doesn't turn up
Thanks also for the article, which I'd forgotten
The authour, Tom Munnelly was a dear friend and drinking mate who shared my love of ballads - his earlier work inspired this project
In the article he tells of the blind storyteller, Hnery Blake, who lived on the southernmost coast of this county overlooking the mouth of the Shannon
Blake described how, as a young man, he sat on his chair in the garden on a summer evening listening to the sailors going past on the sailing ships singing their shanties as they headed off to sea - some memory