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Thread #98210   Message #1944553
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
22-Jan-07 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Matt Hyland
Subject: RE: Origins: Matt Hyland origins??
Al O'Donnell's rendition certainly was excellent. Threadhopping shamelessly, I did wonder about his complete airbrushing from Folk Hibernia. Al's early career had certain parallels with those of Luke Kelly and Christy Moore who were very much part of the UK folk scene in the 1960s. All returned to Ireland in the early 1970s: Christy to form Planxty, Luke to hook up again with Ronnie Drew and become a Dubliner, but Al to work at RTE. Now that he has retired, there have been whispers that he might tour again. Anyone know anything?