The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36241   Message #498819
Posted By: GeorgeH
05-Jul-01 - 06:50 AM
Thread Name: reconcilliation
Subject: RE: reconcilliation
Well make youself even happier by following these simple instructions:

1) Follow the link Ian C gives above

2) In that thread, move down to the post by The Shambles

3) Follow the link Ron Kavana's songs

Seriously, you are very unlikely to be disappointed in that article/interview.

And if ever you get the chance to see Ron live - take it . . . He is a wonderful performer, including his tales. He most certainly has the Irish "gift of the gab . . " - but without the excess of sentimentality which sometimes goes with that.

However, Tommas Lynch's performance of the song on "The Crux of the Catalogue" is still the best I've heard . . that CD would certainly feature in my "all time 10 greatest folk recordings". In the context of this particular thread, the CD includes a trilogy of songs which provide (succeessfully, IMO) "the history of 'the troubles'".