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Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman

Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman
Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman was one of the most famous Irish fiddle players of the 20th century. Born in County Sligo, Ireland, he played in the complex, highly ornamented Sligo style. He met the banjo player and singer Margaret Barry in 1953, and the duo performed together throughout the 1960s. This album, recorded in 1965 and released in 1975, comes from the days when the Irish music revival in America was just getting into full swing. Liner notes include personal recollections of the recording session, notes on the songs and tunes, and lyrics.

Track Listing

101
Her Mantle So Green Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 6:08
102
The Avonmore / The Boys at the Loch Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 5:17
103
The Rose of Mooncoin Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 3:58
104
The Boys of the Town / Killashandra Lasses Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 4:02
105
The Turfman from Ardee Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 3:51
106
It's Better to be Single Than a Poor Man's Wife Margaret Barry 1:20
107
The Fermoy Lasses / The Pigeon on the Gate Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 4:15
201
The Limerick Rake Margaret Barry 4:03
202
The Kid on the Mountain / The Mug of Brown Ale Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 6:45
203
Down by the Liffeyside Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 3:39
204
Dwyer's Hornpipe / The Sweep's Hornpipe Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 6:19
205
Still I Love Him Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 3:39
206
The Stray-Away Child / The Lark in the Morning Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman 3:01

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