Singers in Inishowen, Co Donegal, 2009

Singers in Inishowen, Co Donegal, 2009

Now playing: Michael Dwyer’s lament, song / Jim MacFarland, singing in English
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  1. Michael Dwyer’s lament, song / Jim MacFarland, singing in English
  2. The bleacher boy, song / Maurice Leyden, singing in English
  3. The Greenstone midge, song / Brian Doyle, singing in English
  4. Larry Morgan, song / Miceal Ned Quinn, singing in English
  5. Caroline of Edinburgh town, song / Mícheál Quinn, singing in English
  6. The blooming maid of Galway town, song / Grace Toland, singing in English
  7. The factory maid, song / Gerry Cullen, singing in English

Singers in Inishowen, Co Donegal, 2009

Since 1993 the Irish Traditional Music Archive has been involved in a programme of audio and video field and studio recording of singers, musicians and dancers. The resulting recordings are being systematically transferred to CD or DVD and catalogued, and many (but not yet all) are available for consultation within the Archive. The rights to these recordings are held by the performers.

The Archive has regularly recorded at the Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar, which has been held annually in Ballyliffen, Inishowen, Co Donegal, since 1990. Seven songs recorded at the Seminar in the Ballyliffin Hotel in 2008 are freely made available for listening here, with the generous permission of each of the singers (see www.inishowensinging.ie).

With thanks also to Jimmy McBride and the other organisers of the Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar for facilitating the recordings.

NC & DD, 1 October 2008

[In April 2012, this Inishowen playlist was massively augmented by the ITMA 'Inishowen Song Project' microsite, available here.]