Songs sung by Charlie Somers

Songs sung by Charlie Somers

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Songs sung by Charlie Somers

SOMERS, Charlie, the Bog, nr Bellarena railway station; small farmer and widower born about 1900; recorded at his home in 1969, in Deighan’s lounge, 1969, 1975, died in 1976. Charlie had a good repertory of ballads and lyric songs, for which his mother was his chief source. His style is declamatory rather than strongly musical, but with generally good intonation; notes are held only when using effects of glottal vibrato; melodic structure is not always clear. Nos 3R, 8 (disc: Folk ballds), 31, 37M, 40, 43, 52.