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Thread #93946   Message #1847742
Posted By: GUEST,beachcomber
01-Oct-06 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Cyril Tawney celebration @ C# House-14 April 2007
Subject: RE: Cyril Tawney celebration @ C# House
I have memories of hearing Cyril Tawney and "The Loo Shantymen" (?) on BBC evening programmes a long time ago. That was in the era of the BBC 's Light Programme, I heard them here in Ireland on Long Wave Transmission (1500 meters , I believe) It was my first time to hear sung versions of "Lilliebullero" and "Spanish Ladies" . I thought the sea songs were marvellous then and now I know why. I had the good fortune to hear Cyril "live", in Cobh, Co.Cork a few years ago, he was marvellous then too and didn't begrudge the time for a chat with a fan.
I wonder what year would those BBC broadcasts have been transmitted ?