The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99256 Message #1975797
Posted By: Scrump
22-Feb-07 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: 2007/11: Norma Waterson unwell?
Subject: RE: Norma Waterson unwell?
The great John McCormack also recorded 'Flower of Sweet Strabane' - that's the version I first heard, long before Norma's. Not saying it's better, just providing the info. Bridie Gallagher also recorded it. I don't know the dates of the recordings though (but McCormack died in 1945 when Norma was 6 years old. Maybe she learnt it from his version?
As far as her injury is concerned - I'm sorry to hear that. Would she not be able to perform sitting down? Not sure if she could or not, just asking. It doesn't sound like it should stop her being able to sing?