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Thread #164332   Message #3930833
Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Jun-18 - 07:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in Ireland
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in Ireland
It's recordings I'm after Brian - I have song files of everything other than those named
If I can't find them, I might well dig out texts if they are available
I hope to put up recorded versions with texts (got most of them in our own collection and Tom, Hugh Shields and others were very generous in the early days)
I also hope to put up a couple of articles and maybe a recorded lecture on the subject
Some time ago, a couple of friends from Wexford, Mick Fortune ans Aileen Lambert, launched a project, 'Man, Woman and Child' - a series of mid-day concerts in co-operation with the Irish National Library, aimed at promoting Child Ballads
Soon after, it was possible to hear Child Ballads sung in sessions
This is basically an attempt to make use of stuff we have which is laying dormant, to take up where Mick and Aileen left off
And, of course, to make widely known Ireland's (particularly the Travellers) important ballad contribution - "not a lot of people know that"
I've dropped John Moulden a line begging his help