Mudcat Café message #2463320 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80805   Message #2463320
Posted By: GUEST,Boltonian
11-Oct-08 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Grehan Sisters Recordings
Subject: RE: Grehan Sisters Recordings
I have only just discovered this site. Thanks.

I first came across the Grehans in the 1960s via a Transatlantic recording in (I think) 1967, which included 'Henry Joy' and the 'Orange and the Green.' I have heard nothing from them since.

I spent a couple of days in Boyle some years ago but hadn't realised it was the sisters' home town. We visit Ireland as often as we can, so next time we go we will try to make a detour via Co. Roscommon.

It was strange watching the film of 'O'Donoghue's Opera,' with a very young Ronnie Drew (alas no longer with us) - thanks Maurice. He might have made a half-decent actor if he had not worshipped the booze quite so much. But then he would not have been Ronnie Drew!