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Thread #49897   Message #755393
Posted By: Mark Cohen
27-Jul-02 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: Help: Howlin' Gael (Howling Gael) recordings
Subject: RE: Help: Howlin' Gael (Howling Gael) recordings
Yes, I knew Mary Benson when I was in Portland (Oregon) in 1982-84, and knew she had been in Howling Gael, but didn't know any more about the band or their music or recordings. Mary and David Ingerson and I performed at Folklife together in '83 and were going to repeat in '84 but Mary decided to go into premature labor instead, so Meryle Korn stood in for her. The photo on the Mudcat photo page was taken at the Portland Folklore Society's "Singtime Frolics" in February 2000, performing my "Brandywine Goodbye"; amazingly, Mary and David remembered all the harmonies after 16 years. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, Genie.