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Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry

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Thomas Stern 11 Mar 18 - 01:17 PM
Thomas Stern 24 Apr 18 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 25 Apr 18 - 04:58 AM
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Subject: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 01:17 PM

In Jan 2017 a musical and theatrical tribute to Margaret Barry, written by COLIN IRWIN, was performed at TRON in Glasgow. There
were additional performances, and one scheduled for SIDMOUTH this
summer.

"Margaret Barry - She Moved Through The Fair - The Legend
of Margaret Barry"

MARY McPartlan as Margaret Barry, Ruby Campbell and John Wheeler
as many others involved with Barry.
Some links to articles below.
Does anyone have contact information for Colin Irwin ??? Thanks!
Thomas.

Margaret Barry Tribute - Sidmouth Herald

http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/what-s-on/exploring-margaret-barry-s-magical-story-1-5147195

Margaret Barry Tribute - Herald Scotland

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15029530.Commemorating_the_gypsy_soul_of_Margaret_Barry/

Margaret Barry Tribute - Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/18/margaret-barry-wild-irish-woman-of-the-british-folk-scene-celtic-connections


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 24 Apr 18 - 02:00 PM

refresh

Anyone have a current contact for Colin Irwin ??

Thanks!
Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 25 Apr 18 - 04:58 AM

You could probably make contact via Ian Anderson of Froots magazine. Colin was a regular contributor at one time. Probably still is.
Another possible contact is though Fledgling Records.

You could also try The EFDSS at Cecil Sharp House. I think they still have a slight connection to folk music there.


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 25 Apr 18 - 06:16 AM

Joe / Max - I think you need to keep an eye out for this spam poster Guest troll (loan offer) - see above - who seems to have infiltrated a number of threads over the past 24 hours...


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 25 Apr 18 - 09:36 AM

Odd coincidence - I was listening to a recording of Margaret Barry singing "The Turfman from Ardee" when I saw the title of this thread! I saw her sing several times in London. Apparently a number of Irish folk music "experts" didn't like her, because she accompanied herself on the banjo. Personally, I loved her singing!


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 25 Apr 18 - 10:42 AM

Yes, spot on- her banjo style was unique & essential to her singing!
   I saw her several times & bought a cassette of her about 20 years ago because it had a few songs I'd not heard her do on her LPs.

Some eejit had added a full band (and a totally insensitive one) to her voice_ I also once heard an ignorant RTE FM2 DJ giggle and announce with the usual pop drivel- 'is this the worst singer in the world?-hee hee giggle'- it was Maggie singing Myy Lagan Love'- I gave up listening to radio folk programmes after that!!


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 26 Apr 18 - 05:45 AM

David Attenborough in a programme about his early days at BBC Television
told a lovely story about an appearance by Margaret in a folk music programme in which he was involved. It's an amusing story but by no fault of her own it could have been seeing this performance that formed the opinion of the Irish folk music "experts" referred to above.


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: Raggytash
Date: 26 Apr 18 - 08:34 AM

Thomas if you pm me contact details I'll put a note through Colins door.


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 26 Apr 18 - 10:45 AM

Hoot - I think it was the fact that, at the time, she was not viewed as "traditional" by the Irish powers that be, who were then more concerned with supporting Sean-nos singers.


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Subject: RE: Colin Irwin -tribute to Margaret Barry
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 26 Apr 18 - 12:29 PM

Thanks to all for suggestions for contacting Colin - am now in touch.
Also thanks to those who have posted about Margaret Barry as a performer and phenomenon!

Margaret Barry is a fascinating performer - there are numerous
recordings and youtube clips. If you enjoy raw powerful street
singer performers, give her a listen!

Cheers, Thomas.


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