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Thread #72436   Message #1260001
Posted By: Big Tim
30-Aug-04 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: Review: Ould Plaid Shawl - Songs of Francis Fahy
Subject: RE: Review: Ould Plaid Shaw - Songs of Francis Fahy
Hi Brakn.

Re Galway Bay, Skibbereen (the tune used in Joe Heaney version) was the original. The Dolores Keane tune is a new one, written by John Faulkner, per Caoilte Breatnach, who sings "Little Mary Cassidy", and quite beautifully too, on the album. Caoilte (it's a guy!) runs the Fahy Museum in Kinvara, which was Fahy's birthplace, now Griffin's Pub, "The Ould Plaid Shawl". (Conor Fahy is Francis's grandson).

Thanks for 1881 info. The later Fahy family home was 33 Leppoc Road, London.