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Thread #120550   Message #2625629
Posted By: GUEST
06-May-09 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Irish girl singers from 1950s and 1960s:
Subject: RE: Irish girl singers from 1950s and 1960s:
Hi guys,

Thank you for the replies all of you. I often think it is a shame that there isnt a website for these great singers. The only one I know is www.rubymurray.org and Fil Campbell's songbirds website of the TV series.

ard mhacha yes you are right about Delia Murphy. She started her recording career in 1939 I think. One of my favourite tracks of hers is "The Bantry girls lament" but she had many great songs. The problem with Bridie is that she was discovered quite late on. I think she was about 35 at the time and was singing in a concert in Derry which resulted in her recording contract and big hit. But what must her voice have sounded like when she was 25?

Was it in the Ulster Hall you first saw Ruby in the late forties?

Best wishes.

Martin