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At the Piano by Robert Beyschlag (1838-1903)
Anthony Mitchell Paintings, Nottingham / Fine Art Photographic Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67374
Recording details: January 2002
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 2003
Total duration: 1 minutes 54 seconds

The Star of the County Down
First line:
Near to Banbridge town, in the County Down
composer
traditional Irish tune 'My Love Nell'
arranger
author of text

Other recordings available for download
Alison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
Introduction
Here is yet another Irish song that owes much of its wide popularity to the delightful interpretation of John McCormack. He recorded it commercially in November 1939, as well as including it in many of his broadcast recitals. It has words by Cathal MacCarvey, set to an old Irish tune called ‘My Love Nell’, and it parades the charms of a young lady from Banbridge, some twenty-odd miles south-west of Belfast. The singer considers those charms surpass those of any other ‘from Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin town’, which is to say the length and breadth of Ireland.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2003


Other albums featuring this work
'My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland' (CDH88023)
My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland
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