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Track(s) taken from CDH55210

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

Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
Recording details: September 1992
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1993
Total duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph of Ann Murray by Malcolm Crowthers
 
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She moved thro' the fair  [2'13]

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Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Alison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
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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