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Folk Music/English Folk song


kt wrote at 2016-04-14 17:53:34
I learnt this song, slightly different words, at primary school - about 1967. It was a schools music programme taught through the radio. I still sing this song 'Bless the Aran Islands in their sleep' is the chorus. Its a beautiful song, no idea of the composer.  

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Mike Turner


Folk Music, particularly the Child Ballads and that great body of industrial and work-related songs which arose during the Industrial Revolution. I am well-versed in the history of the Folk Revival, and I have a particular interest in political and agit-prop songs, as well as in traditional Irish dance music. For ten years I was a committee member and resident singer/song-writer/musician with the Grey Cock Folk Club in Birmingham (the pre-eminent traditional club in the English midlands, which was founded by Charles Parker of `Radio Ballad` fame).

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