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Thread #10531   Message #668348
Posted By: GUEST,Declan
13-Mar-02 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
Subject: RE: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
I've started singing the version of this song in English which was posted by Maelgwyn above. I learned this from the singing of Cathy Jordan of Dervish, who says she learned this version from a great old singer and character called Con Greaney from Co Limerick who sadly passed away a couple of years back.

I particularly wanted to sing the song in memory of a good friend of mine called Mick Nelson, originally from Roscommon, but resident for many years in Dublin who played this beautifully as a slow air on the fiddle and on the whistle. Mick unfortunately died last September.