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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

 
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

Recordings

More songs my father taught me
CDA67374
My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland
CDH88023Archive Service
Postcards
Studio Master: SIGCD393Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 27 on CDA67374 [1'54]
Track 20 on CDH88023 [2'12] Archive Service
Track 12 on SIGCD393 [3'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata 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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