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Thread #98210   Message #1942770
Posted By: GUEST,John Moulden
20-Jan-07 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Matt Hyland
Subject: RE: Origins: Matt Hyland origins??
Cathal McConnell learned this song from a singer called Tommy MacDermott, who has just himself, at a fairly advanced age, made a cd. Cathal performed it on a Mercier Press (Cork) LP which was later republished by Topic. It was called "The Irish Jubillee" and he made it with Robin Morton (I wrote the sleeve notes). That, so far as I know was its earliest introduction to the 'folk scene' though it was widespread on Irish ballad sheets of the latter half of the nineteenth century and has been collected in USA as "Young Martiland". A version, sung by Liz Jefferies, is on one of the Topic "Voice of the People" series.