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roisin dubh gael linn

24 Jan 09 - 10:27 AM (#2547814)
Subject: roisin dubh gael linn
From: celticfan

Hi guys new member here ... anyone know were I could get Gael Linn 1960 LP Labhras Draper roisin dubh...


24 Jan 09 - 12:06 PM (#2547883)
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
From: Geoff Wallis

This was actually a 45rpm EP (two songs per side) released in 1961 under the name of Labhrás Draipear (catalogue number GL17). Your chances of finding a copy are very slim, but, if you live in Ireland, you'd be able to listen to the record at the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin.


25 Jan 09 - 12:22 PM (#2548793)
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
From: GUEST,DannyC

His son, Labhrás, is a horseman and neighbor living in Kentucky. He's got the vinyl. I will make an inquiry on your behalf. (He's also got a wonderful pic of his father standing in the Cheltenham throng ringing Arkle in some early '60s Winner's Circle... great scene!...   there's a song that came out of it.)

Btw, the recording reveals a gorgeous baritone... glorious singing. Labhrás' daughter-in-law Pamela sings the song in his honor just about every chance I can coax it from her. The rendering (from each) is delivered with a high degree of quality and emotion. I am sorry that I did not get a chance to meet the man before his passing.

I am told that the senior Draipear was a school chum of (and an early influence on) Sean O'Riada as well as a long and dear friend of Seamus Ennis (who is being discussed on another active thread here in MC-land.)


14 Jan 10 - 10:28 AM (#2811780)
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
From: Curious Clouseau

Did anyone ever manage to get a copy of this 45? If so would I be able to obtain a copy from someone?


10 Dec 11 - 01:34 PM (#3271596)
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
From: blinddrunkal

the Ep is currently on E-Bay


28 Dec 11 - 11:41 AM (#3281045)
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
From: blinddrunkal

it's on youtube too


27 Sep 12 - 09:59 PM (#3411171)
Subject: RE: roisin dubh gael linn
From: GUEST,Patrick

Hi there,
I've got a copy...
It's for sale at 'Beyond Redemption !' which is a stall at 'Bedlam' (Vintage & Antiques Market, 10 Pump Street Derry)
I can put in on Ebay if you are interested...
email me at -   patrickbradley1@mac.com if interested !
thanks,
Patrick