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Thread #79221 Message #1434220
Posted By: GUEST,JamesT
14-Mar-05 - 06:25 AM
Thread Name: Favourite Irish song
Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
I am new to this site,as I am to the internet, being of an age to be wary of anything more complicated than a tv remote control. I find this site interesting as I have always been interested in Irish folk music. I bought a song book at the weekend called Songs of the County Down, I think it has just been released so some of you may not have come across it.
Quite a few of the songs you have mentioned are in this book and some have the music with the song. I was amazed to find so many songs have come from County Down as I have lived here for about twenty years and have only heard the same half dozen or more all this time.
It was just when Guest van lingle mentioned Tommy Sands I remembered that Tommy did a recording with the author a few weeks ago, Jackie Boyce. A great book of songs, just thought I would let you know as I havent seen it mentioned on Mudcat before.
Great site, keep up the music.