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Subject: Re: Maid of Coolmore
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Date:Thu, 2 Sep 2004 11:34:27 -0400
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If mmemoryserves mne right, fiddler Chris Leslie did a nice version of it
whith Whippersnapper - I have it on a tape from a BBC Folk on 2 programme
-soemwhere in a box.........


Sean L.

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From: Han Speek [log in to unmask]
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 15:46:21 +0200
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Subject: Re: Maid of Coolmore


> If memory serves me, Timmy O"Sullivan sings it on Sliabh Note's Blackwater
> recording. Lovely song! I don't have the disk handy here but there might
> be some additional info in the liner notes.
> Bruce
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
>
>> Does anyone have any background information on The Maid of Coolemore? My
>> understanding is that it is a famine song about an Cul Mor. A singer
>> friend of
>> mine was asking about it, having learned of it through the Bothy Band.
>

Hi,

Close.... but no cigar this time :-) It's on the Long Grazing Acre, indeed
sung by Tommy (NOT Timmy) O'Sullivan.

http://www.riseupmylove.com/maid.htm indeed suggests a Famine connection,
and also gives 4 verses for the song instead of the 3 usually given.

Best wishes,

Han.



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