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GUEST,Ballyholme Origins: Versions of Green Fields of America (8) RE: Origins: Versions of Green Fields of America 18 Jun 04

I used to host a radio show in Northern Ireland and remember Deanta telling me that they got the idea for recording The Green Fields of America/Canada from hearing a track that I had played. This is going back quite a few years but I believe it may have been a version Paul Brady recorded for a compilation released by Temple Records. The album was put together to raise money for a charity.

If I'm right, then Paul's version may well have come from Paddy Tunney but at the same time, I'd be surprised if Mary Dillon hadn't heard the song previously, moving, as she did, in traditional singing circles.

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