The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48023   Message #2194112
Posted By: GUEST,Gus Garrigan
14-Nov-07 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Spancil Hill
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Spancil Hill
Hello all
seems this thread has been inactive awhile, I'm just finding it now.
I first heard the song from Paddy Reilly (short version)in 1995. one drunken night when singing songs with the lads in the wee hours I suggested we sing Spancil Hill, my friend Pat knew it and we started to sing, and when we got to the second verse i told him he was singing it wrong. He corrected me and sang the rest. It turns out it was a hybrid of the two versions but closer to the original.
Still a favorite of mine but the only version close to the original I have heard if from Christy Moore.

What I would like to know is does any know of Martin Moilen?