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Thread #119832 Message #3932650
Posted By: Gutcher
22-Jun-18 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: 50's Irish radio show?
Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
Early 50s. used to listen to Din-Joe starting at 1pm. on a Sunday afternoon. One of the monologues was a real tearjerker invoving a gaun-buddy [tramp] and a fiddle being aunctioned. Anyone have a copy of this one?
On a Saturday evening from 10pm. to 11pm., in the same era, there was a program called "The Ballad Makers Saturday Night" and this was where I first heard "Cutting The Corn In Creeslaugh Today". As it turns out I only recently discovered that this was, at that time, a fairly new song by Percy French.
One gets a vision of a location from a song and my vision of Creeslaugh was of a small fishing village at the foot of some steep cliffs with the cornfields being very small, how wrong I was, one could put a combined harvester to work in the fields surrounding Creeslaugh.