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My Lagan love

First line:
Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
composer
northern Donegal
arranger
author of text

 
The English words of My Lagan love, attributed to Joseph Campbell, are so evocative that one can almost smell the peat (it is a pity that Roger Quilter only set examples of his poorest work), and contain elements of the faery lover, a prevalent theme in folklore. They are set to an air collected in Donegal in 1903 by his colleague Herbert Hughes, but which appears to date from at least the 19th century. The song reached many shores through John McCormack’s 1910 recording, and was also disseminated by Margaret Barry, a charismatic Irish street-singer with a declamatory yet nuanced delivery of raw authenticity, who apparently learned it by listening at the door of a record shop to McCormack’s account. Paul Drayton recalls some of the freedom of improvisatory ornamentation in his richly sonorous, finely crafted arrangement.

from notes by Andrew Plant © 2019

Recordings

My Lagan love - other songs of Ireland
CDH88023Archive Service
The last rose of summer
Studio Master: SIGCD598Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 1 on CDH88023 [4'34] Archive Service
Track 17 on SIGCD598 [3'49] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD598 track 17

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-19-59817
Duration
3'49
Recording date
28 September 2016
Recording venue
Ascot Priory, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew Bennett
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell
Hyperion usage
  1. The last rose of summer (SIGCD598)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: September 2019
    Download only
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