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Thread #7501   Message #655431
Posted By: Charlie Baum
22-Feb-02 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride
I just collected the story from Lisa Null:

Paul Brady had come to America (back around 1972?) to work and earn money. He met Pat Sky, who encouraged him to become a professional musician.

Lisa had given Pat a copy of Carrie Grover's book, and Paul found Arthur McBride there while staying with Pat in Perryville, R.I.. Paul also had access to an Irish book, probably the Joyce mentioned above. He created a version based mainly on Grover, but with some input from the Irish version, and showed up at a concert Lisa and others were giving at the Enormous Room at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. (later known as the GPSC or Gypsy Room). Paul was invited to do a song, and premiered his version of Arthur McBride that evening. Lisa remembers that ir was Paul's birthday that evening, and later that night after they all repaired to her house, she baked him a birthday cake.

--Charlie Baum