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Photograph of Ann Murray by Malcolm Crowthers
Track(s) taken from CDH55210
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

'Not in the profoundest Schubert, the most exquisite Fauré, has either of them performed with more delicacy and refinement, more tenderness, humour, and … passion, than they do here' (Gramophone)

'A delightful and diverse selection … strangely haunting' (BBC Music Magazine)

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
Alison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
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
'My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland' (CDH88023)
My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland
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