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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: 2 minutes 12 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
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
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
'More songs my father taught me' (CDA67374)
More songs my father taught me

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