Friday, 4 January 2008
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.