Saturday, January 5, 2008

Pecker Dunne mcalpines fusiliers




This clip includes a photo of Maggie Barry the famous street singer and orginal Irish recording artist, of traditional music. She had a fine voice and could throw it better than any modern microphone. She was also known as Queen of the Gypsies. Pecker Dunne was also sometimes known as the last of the original travellers. Besides singing at fairs, they used to sell sheet music of old Irish ballads and they were part of a small group responsible for keeping the traditonl music alive when it almost died out. The famous box player Joe Burke also played regularly with them in music sessions all over the Ireland,in the States and England.






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, It is really great!!!!

ThePhantomReporter said...

Pecker Dunne has lived many of the songs he sings. I have the highest respect for The Pecker and wish I had found him earlier. Maybe we could have had a pint or a coffee, depending on whether he'd become a friend of Bill W.

Rev. Dr. Daniel Beegan, Creagh Parish, County Galway, Ireland, now existing in the USA. Its the Pecker and his musical heirs that keep me on this side of the sod.