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Track(s) taken from CDH88023

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

Alison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
Recording details: February 1981
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1989
Total duration: 3 minutes 2 seconds

Cover artwork: The Morne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland.
 
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Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
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

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