Category Archives: Music

In praise of Leon Rosselson

I was astonished to discover the other day that Leon Rosselson will be 80 next year. To be fair he is still a sprightly 78, but still…) I first saw him in the early ‘60s on TV, performing as a … Continue reading

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Margaret Barry – Queen of Irish singers

Margaret Barry was born in Cork City in 1917, around a quarter of a mile from where my mum lived. She was from a traveller family and both her parents were street musicians. When she was fifteen she  slung her … Continue reading

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