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Thread #6772   Message #3938966
Posted By: Jim Carroll
23-Jul-18 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Recording of Golden Vanity
Subject: RE: Recording of Golden Vanity
There's a bit of serendipity if you like - even if it is only from someone trying to sell something

I am at present assembling a file of recordings of Irish versions of the Child ballads for distribution to interested parties
I am told there is a recording of an Irish source singer singing The Golden Vanity - damned if I can find it
As I'm trying to show the historical existence of these ballads in the Irish tradition, I'm not interested in modern renditions which are copies from other traditions
I would also be happy to find a published text and tune
I wonder if any ballad buff can help
I thought there might be an American version taken ove by Emigrants -drew a blank on that too
I know there is an early 20th century parody of the ballad from Joyce's Ancient Music of Ireland entitled 'Lowlands Low' but nothing more
Any help would be very much appreciated and anybody interested in a copy of the project is very welcome to have on - PM me
Jim Carroll