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Mary Ann Carolan recordings

26 Mar 02 - 02:48 PM (#676765)
Subject: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: lamarca

I was reminded by the reappearance of the thread on Bold Doherty that I would like to hear more of Mary Ann Carolan's songs. Does anyone out there have a copy of her old Topic album that they would be willing to tape and send to me? Were any other recordings made of her singing? I know that some of her songs are scattered throughout the "Voice of the People" collection, but we don't own all of the volumes of that...

I find that as a non-Irish singer of Irish songs, I like the more straightforward style of the Northern Irish singers like Mary Ann Carolan, Paddy Tunney and Sarah Makem. I don't feel comfortable trying to sing in the more highly ornamented sean nos style, as I think it takes a long familiarity with the rhythms of speech and the ornamentation patterns of native Irish speakers in order to successfully deliver songs in that style. However, the strong story and melody lines of the Northern songs can better withstand being translated and sung by an American without sounding like the fake Irish accents of the old "Irish Spring" soap commercials!


27 Mar 02 - 05:26 PM (#677657)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: lamarca

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26 Mar 08 - 03:20 PM (#2298176)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST,anxie

Hi Lamarca,

It might be 6 years later, but I can get you some recordings of Mary Ann Carolan singing if you are interested.


27 Mar 08 - 01:32 PM (#2298872)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns

Hi I can put the LP on a CD and send it to youI should still have your address.
How are you these days.
All the very best for now Mike.


27 Mar 08 - 08:56 PM (#2299251)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST,anxie

Hi Mike, I don't suppose you could do the same for me?
I can send you back some other recordings on a CD in return if you were interested?


28 Mar 08 - 10:04 AM (#2299544)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST,Mke O'Leary-Johns

Certainly Anxie..........let me have your address....Mike.


07 Apr 08 - 07:29 PM (#2309592)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST,anxie

Hi Mike,

Thank you for that, let me know if you are interested in any particular songs. My email is kflockty @ yahoo.ie minus the spaces of course.

A.


08 Aug 08 - 05:37 AM (#2408259)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST

Mike, you're a gent!


08 Aug 08 - 12:52 PM (#2408531)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: Anglo

I don't know if lamarca is checking into mudcat these days, but I do know she did get a CD copy of MAC. And a lovely record it is.


10 Jul 10 - 01:43 PM (#2943026)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: GUEST

I too would love that recording! nicolaslbrown@hotmail.com

If it's up online anywhere, I'd love any info!


10 Jul 10 - 01:56 PM (#2943033)
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Carolan recordings
From: Reinhard

Topic has reissued their Mary Ann Carolan album as a digital download last month. You can buy it from e.g. ThinkIndie for $7.49.