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She moved thro' the fair

First line:
My own love said to me, My mother won't mind
author of text

She moved thro' the fair is another Irish folk-song, though the melody has been traced in both Scotland and Ireland. The poet Padraic Colum and musicologist Herbert Hughes first collected scraps of it in County Donegal. Some verses were added by Colum and in this form it was published in 1909. Recorded here is a 5-part arrangement by Toby Young (born 1990, studied composition with Robin Holloway at Cambridge) which enhances its haunting character. Dating from 2013, it was premiered by Armonico Consort under Christopher Monks.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


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Track 29 on CDA67374 [2'04] Archive Service
Track 9 on CDH55210 [2'13] Archive Service
Track 10 on CDH88023 [3'02] Archive Service
Track 15 on SIGCD106 [3'00] Download only
Track 4 on SIGCD447 [3'23] Download only

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