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The Morne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Track(s) taken from CDH88023
Recording details: February 1981
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1989
Total duration: 3 minutes 2 seconds

She moved thro' the fair
First line:
My young love said to me, “My mother won’t mind
composer
Old ballad from County Donegal
author of text

Other recordings available for download
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
Introduction
Of poems by Padraic Colum to traditional airs, ‘She moved thro’ the fair’ is surely the most popular. It, too, owes much of its familiarity to John McCormack, who recorded it in June 1941. More recently it was sung by Sinead O’Connor as a poignant build-up to the hero’s assassination in the 1996 film Michael Collins.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2003


Other albums featuring this work
'More songs my father taught me' (CDA67374)
More songs my father taught me
'The last rose of summer' (CDH55210)
The last rose of summer
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