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Thread #53042 Message #2984357
Posted By: GUEST,Guest - Lin
11-Sep-10 - 01:52 AM
Thread Name: Anne Byrne: What does she now?
Subject: RE: Anne Byrne: What does she now?
It's so wonderful to know there are many people who still remember the beautiful voice of Anne Byrne. I searched for her albums for many years and have quite a few LPs, some solo and others with Jesse Owens and then one with Anne singing with the Abbey Tavern Singers. I'm not sure how many of those albums she appeared on. I have several Abbey Tavern LPs but only one that she sings on. I would be curious to know exactly how many Abbey Tavern Singer albums she was included.
I found many of her albums (before internet and Ebay came along). I was lucky to find her records at different record shops over the years. Some in the Los Angeles area and some of her albums in record shops in London, England when I was there during the 1980's. Of course then the records were affordable.
I have always loved these albums and just think Anne had a stunning voice! I know there are many great current female Irish singers around but I really cannot think of any other Irish folk singer who I enjoy listening to as much as Anne Byrne.
I have been a hugh fan of Joan Baez for decades but of course Joan's voice with age (she admits to that) has changed her voice and she cannot sing the high soprano or range she had in the 60's and 70's. Perhaps the same has happened to Anne vocally. I read posts that Anne Byrne has suffered from depression. I don't know if this is true or not and no one knows what kind of depression she may have.
I would say hopefully it can be treated and if there is any remote possibility that Anne herself reads this, just wanted to say that there are many of your fans who just have gotten tremendous enjoyment from your records and your talent.
I like others would love to hear you sing again or to see your recordings become available on CD but of course you are dealing with record companies and it is not always easy to do this.
I wish you well.