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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

Recordings
'More songs my father taught me' (CDA67374)
More songs my father taught me
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67374 
'My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland' (CDH88023)
My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDH88023  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service  
'Postcards' (SIGCD393)
Postcards
SIGCD393  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Details
Track 20 on CDH88023 [2'12] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service
Track 12 on SIGCD393 [3'53] Download only

The Star of the County Down
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

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Details for CDA67374 track 27
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-37427
Duration
1'54
Recording date
9 January 2002
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. More songs my father taught me (CDA67374)
    Disc 1 Track 27
    Release date: June 2003
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