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Looking for a tape of John McGrath

schmidt@paddy.de 17 Jan 98 - 05:40 AM
Bruce O. 17 Jan 98 - 12:52 PM
Bruce O. 17 Jan 98 - 01:16 PM
Elektra 17 Jan 98 - 01:53 PM
k crosson 19 Feb 99 - 10:44 PM
John Moulden 20 Feb 99 - 11:21 AM
John Moulden 20 Feb 99 - 07:00 PM
Kirsten Crosson 24 Feb 99 - 10:00 PM
GUEST 12 Jun 06 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,dessie higgins 10 Mar 11 - 06:33 PM
GUEST,Sangreal 17 Jun 11 - 09:59 AM
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Subject: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: schmidt@paddy.de
Date: 17 Jan 98 - 05:40 AM

I'm looking for an older tape of the Irish singer John McGrath. The name of the tape is "I'm a man you don't MEET every day". There were songs on it, like: Back home in Derry and cristmas in the trenches. I'm interested in the original tape or in a copy of that original tape. And I'm looking forward for further informations about John (Web-page, Email-address etc.)


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: Bruce O.
Date: 17 Jan 98 - 12:52 PM

If you get the tape how about giving us the title song. A contributor of a few verses to Robert Gordon said it was a song they were singing in the early 1890's. A short version is in the Gordon MS in the Library of Congress Folklore Archive, Vol. XI, p. 3223. Versions also in Randolph's Ozark Folksongs, and John Wade's Collection of Irish Songs, Chicago, 1947. The version from Scotland is pretty well known now.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: Bruce O.
Date: 17 Jan 98 - 01:16 PM

I'm a man youse don't meet every day.

In Randolph's "Ozark Folk Songs" the text is II, p. 239. Ford has the chorus tacked onto the 1st verse of another song, "Shamus O'Brien" p. 383 in my reprint edition of 'Traditional Music in America.

This is obviously another Irish song that the Irish forgot, like Druimion Dubh (Drimandown), and Pretty Peggy of Derby (Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie, O, Marching to Frenario)

Scewball was eventually found in Ireland, and is given in Hugh Shields' recent 'Old Dublin Songs'.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: Elektra
Date: 17 Jan 98 - 01:53 PM

Would this same John McGrath have ever been in a band called the Reprobates? I may be a little confused, here...


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: k crosson
Date: 19 Feb 99 - 10:44 PM

looking for copies also- I have OLD tapes,wearing out... Ill let you know if I have any luck....


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: John Moulden
Date: 20 Feb 99 - 11:21 AM

I know a man, by name John McGrath, a singer from Coleraine, Co Londonderry; he travels a fair bit and does a month each year in Washington DC I believe. He's not my kind of singer but if this information seems to chime with what the inquirers know, I could try to get in touch with him.

John Moulden


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: John Moulden
Date: 20 Feb 99 - 07:00 PM

Try http://www.avana.net/~sangreal/

It's the same John McGrath I know and from the homepage the one you're looking for. I found it by searching for "John McGrath" with Alta Vista; a surprise that!

John Moulden


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: Kirsten Crosson
Date: 24 Feb 99 - 10:00 PM

John Moulden has it right-I'll lift a glass to you tonight.....Mr McGrath owes you one for pointing the way....Yea!


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 04:12 PM

I just bought his CD songs sad, songs glad...
Great stuff...

I believe his email address is jjohnmcgrath@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: GUEST,dessie higgins
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 06:33 PM

i used to live in washington dc and knew john mc grath, he was a great stage performer, i remember that tape and i achually bought it from him ,i still have it and can dig it up for you and send it to you,send me your address, you can email me at dessie.higgins@hotmail.com, you better hurry tapes only last 25 years, i can also send you a cassette player theyre pretty rare now, regards dessie.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a tape of John McGrath
From: GUEST,Sangreal
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 09:59 AM

John is appearing at the Dubliner in Washington DC in a couple of weeks:
John McGrath
June 26th-July 9th
(2 Week Run)

He will be selling those CD's as well. :)

-Michael
gsangreal at gmail


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