Terry Yarnell English & Irish Folk Music Collection

The fair lassies of Loughrea (Mna ban bhaille Locha Riabhach)

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    1CDR0008193 (copy of C1005/3)

  • Subjects

    Irish folk songs and music

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Terry Yarnell Collection

  • Recording locations

    Spiddle, Co. Galway, Ireland

  • Performers

    ac Dhonncha, Sean (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Yarnell, Terry

  • Description

    Item notes: Alternate verses sung in Gaelic

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TITLE: Mná Bána Bhaile Locha Riabhach ("The Fair Lasses of Loughrea"). A wonderful performance of this macaronic song. SINGER: Seán 'ac Dhonncha (Seán Mac Donncha, Johnny Joe Phaitsín), from Aird Thiar, Carna, was one of the first sean-nós singers whose singing reached a wider audience when commercial recordings were issued in the 1960s by Gael-Linn. Others songs in this collection that Terry Yarnell recorded from him are found under the name "Seán Mac Donough".

Posted by Virginia Blankenhorn, Celtic and Scottish Studies, U. of Edinburgh on 02/09/2017 12:25:00