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Thread #84745 Message #4024268
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Ladd
17-Dec-19 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cliffs of Moher (Dermot Kelly)
Subject: RE: Origins: Cliffs of Moher (Dermot Kelly)
I frequent Mudcat but for some reason don't recall coming across this thread before now. On a visit from the States to the Cliffs, maybe 2003, I encountered singer/harpist Tina Mulrooney and I was stopped dead by a beautiful waltz she was playing. Upon finishing I asked her the name and she said "It's called The Cliffs of Moher, written by Dermot Kelly who lives right down the road". I reworked it myself and performed it for some years eventually recording it with my band Blackstone Cúil on our first album. I did try to contact Tina prior to the recording to get more info but to no reply. I'm so glad to read of other stories about Dermot, Tina, and this beautiful song. Thanks!