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Songs of an Irish Tinker Lady

Margaret Barry: Songs of an Irish Tinker Lady (Riverside RLP 12-602)

Songs of an Irish Tinker Lady
Street Songs and Ballads
Margaret Barry (1917-1989)

Riverside Records RLP 12-602 (LP, USA, 1956)

Songs from the Hills of Donegal
Margaret Barry (1917-1989)

Washington Records WLP 731 (LP, USA, 196x)

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Recorded by Ewan MacColl on March 10, 1955;
Produced by Bill Grauer, Riverside Records;
Sleeve notes by Ewan MacColl

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals, banjo;
Jimmy Cleary, second banjo [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (3.32)
  2. The Cycling Champion of Ulster (Roud 5203) (3.21)
  3. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (2.25)
  4. The Hills of Donegal (Roud 10685; Henry H196) (2.43)
  5. The Turfman from Ardee (Roud 5187) (3.07)
  6. Moses Ritooral-i-ay (Roud 5197) (2.32)
  1. My Lagan Love (Roud 1418) (3.48)
  2. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (3.07)
  3. The Bold Fenian Men (Roud 9266) (4.04)
  4. The Flower of Sweet Strabane (Roud 2745; G/D 4:722; Henry H224a) (2.34)
  5. The Cottage with the Horseshoe o'er the Door (Roud 3075) (1.00)
  6. Belfast Hornpipe banjo duet (1.34)

All tracks of this LP have been reissued on the 5 CD box Folk Songs and Ballads (2007)

> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Street Songs and Fiddle Tunes

Street Songs and Fiddle Tunes

Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Street Songs and Fiddle Tunes (Topic 10T6)

Street Songs and Fiddle Tunes
Margaret Barry (1917-1989), Michael Gorman (1895-1970)

Topic Records 10T6 (10" LP, UK, 1957)

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Recorded by Bill Leader in London in 1955-57;
Sleeve design by Gloria Leader

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals [1-2, 4, 6, 8], banjo [1, 3-7, 9];
Michael Gorman, fiddle [3, 5, 7, 9];
Paddy Breen, whistle [9];
Tommy Maguire, button accordion [5, 9];
Patsy Goolden, piano [9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Wild Colonial Boy (Roud 677; Laws L20; Henry H750) (3.03)
  2. Our Ship Is Ready (Roud 2995) (1.17)
  3. The Boys of Blue Hill hornpipe (2.19)
  4. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (3.20)
  5. The Bunch of Keys / The Heather Breeze reels (2.55)
  1. The Cycling Championship of Ulster (Roud 5203) (2.36)
  2. Dr Gilbert reel (2.36)
  3. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (6.01)
  4. Maguire’s Favourite / Tralee Gaol / Maggie in the Wood polkas (3.21)

Tracks 1, 4, 6 recorded by Bill Leader in Hampstead, London, 1955;
Tracks 3, 5 ,7, 9 recorded by Bill Leader in Paddington, London, 1956;
Tracks 2, 8 recorded by Bill Leader in Paddington, London, 1957;

> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Barry, Willie Clancy, Michael Gorman: Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes

Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes

Margaret Barry, Willie Clancy, Michael Gorman: Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes (Topic TOP89)

Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes
Margaret Barry (1917-1989), Willie Clancy (1918-1973), Michael Gorman (1895-1970)

Topic Records TOP89 (EP, UK, 1963)

Margaret Barry, Willie Clancy, Michael Gorman: Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes (Topic TOP89)
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Recorded by Ewan MacColl in Croydon in 1955, except track 5 recorded by Bill Leader in 1957.

Musicians

Margaret Barry, banjo [5];
Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes [1, 3, 6-7];
Michael Gorman, fiddle [2-5, 7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Hardiman the Fiddler slip-jig
  2. Coleman's Favourite slip-jig
  3. Chief O'Neill's Favourite hornpipe
  4. The Maid I Ne'er Forgot reels
  1. The Tempest / Colonel Rodney reels
  2. The Chanter's Song march
  3. The Mountain Road reel

> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Her Mantle So Green

Her Mantle So Green

Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Her Mantle So Green (Topic 12T123)

Her Mantle So Green
Irish Street Songs & Fiddle Tunes
Margaret Barry (1917-1989), Michael Gorman (1895-1970)

Topic Records 12T123 (LP, UK, 1965)

Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Her Mantle So Green (Topic 12T123)
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Recorded by Ewan MacColl in Croydon in 1955 and by Bill Leader in London in 1955-57;
Front picture: Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman at Folk Song El Toro, Finchley Road, Lundon in 1964; Photograph by Brian Shuel

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals [1-3], banjo [1, 4, 7-8, 10];
Michael Gorman, fiddle [3, 6, 9, 12];
Tommy Maguire, melodeon [6, 12];
Paddy Breen, whistle [6];
Patsy Goolden, piano [6]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Cycling Championship of Ulster (Roud 5203) (2.36)
  2. The Flower of Sweet Strabane (Roud 2745; G/D 4:722; Henry H224a) (2.37)
  3. Dr Gilbert reel (2.36)
  4. The Turfman from Ardee (Roud 5187) (3.07)
  5. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (3.12)
  6. Maguire’s Favourite / Tralee Gaol / Maggie in the Wood polkas (3.21)
  1. The Wild Colonial Boy (Roud 677; Laws L20; Henry H750) (3.03)
  2. My Lagan Love (Roud 1418) (3.49)
  3. The Boys of Blue Hill hornpipe (2.19)
  4. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (3.20)
  5. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (6.01)
  6. The Bunch of Keys / The Heather Breeze reels (2.55)

Tracks 2, 4-5, 8 recorded by Ewan MacColl in Croydon, March 10, 1955;
Tracks 1, 7, 10 recorded by Bill Leader in Hampstead, London, 1955;
Tracks 3, 6, 9, 12 recorded by Bill Leader in Paddington, London, 1956;
Tracks 11 recorded by Bill Leader in Paddington, London, 1957;

> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Her Mantle So Green

Her Mantle So Green

Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman: Her Mantle So Green (Topic TSCD474)

Her Mantle So Green
Margaret Barry (1917-1989), Michael Gorman (1895-1970)

Topic Records TSCD474 (CD, UK, 1994)

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This is a reissue of the 1965 LP Her Mantle So Green with four bonus tracks.

Recorded by Ewan MacColl in Croydon in 1955 and by Bill Leader in London in 1955-57;
CD production by Tony Engle;
Photography by Eddys Thomas and John Harrison

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals [1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13-14, 16], banjo [1-4, 7-8, 10-11, 13, 15];
Michael Gorman, fiddle [3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15];
Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes [5];
Paddy Breen, flageolet [7];
Tommy Maguire, button accordion [7, 15];
Martin Byrnes, fiddle [12]

Tracks

  1. The Cycling Championship of Ulster (Roud 5203) (2.36)
  2. The Flower of Sweet Strabane (Roud 2745; G/D 4:722; Henry H224a) (2.37)
  3. Dr Gilbert reel (2.36)
  4. The Turfman from Ardee (Roud 5187) (3.07)
  5. The Rambling Pitchfork / Fasten the Legging jigs * (3.10)
  6. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (3.12)
  7. Maguire’s Favourite / Tralee Gaol / Maggie in the Wood polkas (3.21)
  8. The Wild Colonial Boy (Roud 677; Laws L20; Henry H750) (3.03)
  9. Dwyer's Hornpipe hornpipe * (2.54)
  10. My Lagan Love (Roud 1418) (3.49)
  11. The Boys of Blue Hill hornpipe (2.19)
  12. The Yellow Tinker / The Comer House hornpipe * (2.30)
  13. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (3.20)
  14. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (6.01)
  15. The Bunch of Keys / The Heather Breeze reels (2.55)
  16. Our Ship Is Ready (Roud 2995) (1.17)

* tracks 5, 9, and 12 first released on this CD

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 10 recorded by Ewan MacColl in Croydon, March 10, 1955;
Tracks 5, 9 recorded by Ewan MacColl in Croydon, 1955;
Tracks 1, 8, 13 recorded by Bill Leader in Hampstead, London, 1955;
Tracks 12 recorded by Bill Leader in London, 1955-56;
Tracks 3, 7, 11, 15 recorded by Bill Leader in Paddington, London, 1956;
Tracks 14, 16 recorded by Bill Leader in Paddington, London, 1957;

> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Barry: I Sang Through the Fairs

I Sang Through the Fairs

Margaret Barry: I Sang Through the Fairs (Rounder 11661-1774-2)

I Sang Through the Fairs
Margaret Barry (1917-1989)

Rounder Records 11661-1774-2 (CD, UK, 1998)

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Recorded by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy in the 1950s, see below for details.

Musical Traditions CD review by Danny Stradling

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals, banjo;
Jean Ritchie, vocals [17];
Michael Gorman, fiddle [23-24]

Tracks

  1. My Lagan Love (Roud 1418) (4.24)
  2. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (2.53)
  3. My mother is dying interview (3.32)
  4. The Galway Shawl (Oranmore) (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (3.40)
  5. Breakdown banjo instrumental (1.46)
  6. Keening, diddling and lullabies interview (3.12)
  7. She Moved Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (3.41)
  8. I sang through the fairs interview (2.49)
  9. The Blarney Stone (Roud 4800) (2.38)
  10. Moses Ritoora-li-ay (Roud 5197) (2.40)
  11. Let Mr Maguire Sit Down (Roud 4249) (1.45)
  12. The Bard of Armagh (Roud 2654) (3.41)
  13. Ballyjamesduff (Roud 6327) (3.27)
  14. Eilen MacMahon / Green Grow the Rushes reel (3.16)
  15. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (3.55)
  16. Going to Mass Last Sunday (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192; Henry H625) (0.56)
  17. Lovin' Hannah (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192; Henry H625) (1.00)
    sung by Jean Ritchie
  18. Gra Machree (Roud 5204) (4.04)
  19. The Flower of Sweet Strabane (Roud 2745; G/D 4:722; Henry H224a) (2.31)
  20. When you're fond of music interview (1.21)
  21. She Moved Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) long version (5-07)
  22. And there's music coming into my head interview (3.01)
  23. The Strayaway Child jig (1.57)
    Michael Gorman, fiddle
  24. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (6.00)
    with Michael Gorman, fiddle

All tracks recorded by Alan Lomax, London, 1953 except
Tracks 2, 9-11, 19, 21 recorded by Peter Kennedy in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, 1952;
Track 23 recorded by Peter Kennedy, London, 1950s;
Track 24 recorded by Alan Lomax live at the Bedford Arms in Camden Town, London, December 13, 1957

> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Barry: Queen of the Gypsies

Queen of the Gypsies

Margaret Barry: Queen of the Gypsies (Emerald EMCD8004)

Queen of the Gypsies
Margaret Barry (1917-1989)

Emerald Music EMCD8004 (CD, UK, 2007)

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No recording details given.

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals, banjo

Tracks

  1. Come Back Paddy Reilly (Roud 5273) (4.52)
  2. She Moved Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (3.17)
  3. The Cottage with the Horseshoe o'er the Door (Roud 3075) (1.39)
  4. Down By the Broom (3.31)
  5. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (6.02)
  6. Leprechaun (Roud 5274) (1.49)
  7. If You Ever Go O'er to Ireland (Roud 5277) (2.20)
  8. The Blarney Stone (Roud 4800) (2.47)
  9. Boys of the Town (3.18)
  10. Half Door (Roud 5275) (2.47)
  11. Lovely Derry on the Banks of the Foyle (Roud 9453; Henry H813) (4.55)

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Other records with Margaret Berry & Michael Gorman

Various Artists, Folk Songs (Topic Sampler No. 1), LP, Topic TPS114, 1964

Various Artists, Men at Work (Topic Sampler No. 3), LP, Topic TPS166, 1966

Various Artists, From Erin's Green Shore: Songs, Pipes & Fiddle Tunes in the Irish Tradition (Topic Sampler No. 4), LP, Topic TPS168, 1966

Various Artists, Songs of the Travelling People: Music of the Tinkers, Gipsies and Other Travelling People of England, Scotland and Ireland, CD, Saydisc CD-SDL 407, 1994

Various Artists, Traditional Songs of Ireland, CD, Saydisc CD-SDL 411, 1995

Various Artists, Come Let Us Buy the Licence (The Voice of the People Vol. 1), CD, Topic TSCD651, 1998

Various Artists, Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land (The Voice of the People Vol. 4), CD, Topic TSCD654, 1998

Various Artists, A Story I'm Just About to Tell (The Voice of the People Vol. 8), CD, Topic TSCD658, 1998

Various Artists, They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry (The Voice of the People Vol. 13), CD, Topic TSCD663, 1998

Various Artists, Troubles They Are But Few (The Voice of the People Vol. 14), CD, Topic TSCD664, 1998

Various Artists, As Me and My Love Sat Courting (The Voice of the People Vol. 15), CD, Topic TSCD665, 1998

Various Artists, Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music, CD, Topic TSCD605, 2000

Various Artists, Round the House and Mind the Dresser: Irish Country-House Dance Music, CD, Topic TSCD606, 2000

Various Artists, Root & Branch 2: A New World, CD, EFDSS / Impress RB02, 2000

Michael Gorman, The Sligo Champion, 2 CD, Topic TSCD525D, 2001

Various Artists, Folk Songs and Ballads, 5 CD, Cheapolata LATA 574, 2007

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009