Mudcat Café message #3832144 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100813   Message #3832144
Posted By: Jim Carroll
12-Jan-17 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Do you sing to your dog (or cat, or...)?
Subject: RE: Do you sing to your dog (or cat, or...)?
Oh dear - this brought a lump to the throat
We were recording an old bachelor singer in West Clare, well into his eighties, who had a rake of rare songs.
He lived halfway up Mount Callan in a fairly inaccessible area with just a crossbred collie for company.
After several years of visits he tiurned to us and said, "you know, I was really pleased when you started to visit - I was always worried that the songs would die out when I passed on".
I was so worried I tried to teach them to Topsy.
Martin Reidy (RIP) can be heard singing on The West Clare County Library website (Carroll Mackenzie collection)
Jim Carroll