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Thread #118022   Message #2548793
Posted By: GUEST,DannyC
25-Jan-09 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: roisin dubh gael linn
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
His son, Labhrás, is a horseman and neighbor living in Kentucky. He's got the vinyl. I will make an inquiry on your behalf. (He's also got a wonderful pic of his father standing in the Cheltenham throng ringing Arkle in some early '60s Winner's Circle... great scene!...   there's a song that came out of it.)

Btw, the recording reveals a gorgeous baritone... glorious singing. Labhrás' daughter-in-law Pamela sings the song in his honor just about every chance I can coax it from her. The rendering (from each) is delivered with a high degree of quality and emotion. I am sorry that I did not get a chance to meet the man before his passing.

I am told that the senior Draipear was a school chum of (and an early influence on) Sean O'Riada as well as a long and dear friend of Seamus Ennis (who is being discussed on another active thread here in MC-land.)