She Moves Through The Fair

Book ID:
8000
Title:
She Moves Through The Fair
Author:
'Barry, Margaret'
Publisher name:
Folktracks Publ.
Book type:
Cassette
Dewey decimal number:
780 SHE CAS
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

Folktracks Audio Cassette No. 60-070
She Moves Through The Fair
Margaret Barry: Irish Street Singer

A legendary folk figure (1917-1989) who was renowned for singing & banjo at fairs & football matches on both sides of the Irish border. Recorded 1952 at Dundalk, Co. Louth by Peter Kennedy, Margaret later "teamed up" with Sligo fiddler, Michael Gorman.
Of tinker parents, born in Cork City, her father and uncle were all-known banjo-players, her mother a harpist. On this tape she plays the only tune a step-dance "Break-down Hornpipe", which she once heard her mother play.