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Thread #155912   Message #3961004
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
09-Nov-18 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: John Reilly, traveller singer.
Subject: RE: John Reilly, traveller singer.
Trish Nolan is John Reilly's niece. We met up at Whitby. She paid me a huge compliment in respect of my singing.The Gypsy Folk seem to trust me, and I have been very lucky to have been given over seventy songs from Gypsy Folk over the years. Some of them were also in John Reilly's repertoire. Len Graham has been helping me with them. Funnily enough I've recently started singing a song called John Reilly from the Gorman family. All my collected songs will be coming out in a book in 2020 I hope. Trish is a songwriter as well as having her uncles songs. It's worth listening to her song about being stolen from her parents and put in care, because she was a Traveller. It's heart breaking. Not a song I could sing, but forward some female singers please! I lent out my copy of 'Bonny Green Tree' do I need to say more?