various - From Puck To Appleby
Songs and stories from Jim Carroll's and Pat Mackenzie's
recordings of Irish Travelers in England.Full lyrics and
extensive notes and photographs.A wonderful work.
1 - Lady in Her Father’s Garden Mary Cash 5:15
2 - Early in the Month of Spring Mikeen McCarthy 3:24
3 - There is an Alehouse ‘Pop’s’ Johnny Connors 2:26
4 - Donnelly Mary Delaney 2:53
5 - Town of Linsburg Mary Delaney 5:40
6 - The Half Crown Andy Cash 1:28
7 - Charming Blue Eyed Mary Mary Delaney 5:45
8 - Gum Shellac ‘Pop’s’ Johnny Connors 2:34
9 - Constant Farmer’s Son Josie Connors 7:21
10 - Sam Cooper Bill Cassidy 3:38
11 - If Ever You Go to Kilkenny Mary Delaney 1:51
12 - Go for the Water (Story) Mikeen McCarthy 2:38
13 - The Sea Captain Jean ‘Sauce’ Driscoll 2:40
14 - Fourteen Last Sunday Mary Delaney 4:09
15 - Biscayo Bill Cassidy 6:44
16 - Appleby Fair ‘Rich’ Johnny Connors 1:34
17 - Peter Thunderbolt Mary Delaney 4:06
18 - Going to Clonakilty the Other Day Mary Delaney 1:14
19 - Buried in Kilkenny Paddy Reilly 3:45
20 - Flowery Nolan Mikeen McCarthy 3:22
21 - Poor Old Man ‘Pop’s’ Johnny Connors 1:37
22 - In Charlestown there Lived a Lass Mary Delaney 3:37
1 - The Blind Beggar Paddy Reilly 4:32
2 - Selling the Ballads Mikeen McCarthy 2:36
3 - The Factory Girl Bill Cassidy 4:42
4 - I’ve Buried Three Husbands Already Mary Delaney 1:39
5 - John Mitchel ‘Pop’s’ Johnny Connors 4:45
6 - Maid of Aughrim Peggy Delaney 2:35
7 - My Brother Built Me a Bancy Bower Mary Delaney 2:55
8 - Marie (Maureen) from Gippursland Bill Bryan 3:04
9 - Pretty Polly Bill Cassidy 7:08
10 - Rambling Candyman ‘Rich’ Johnny Connors 1:46
11 - Green Grows the Laurel Mary Delaney 3:46
12 - Barbary Ellen Andy Cash 4:46
13 - The Kilkenny Louse House Mary Reilly 3:01
14 - Malone (The Half Crown) Mikeen McCarthy 1:17
15 - Finn MacCool and the Two-Headed Giant Mikeen McCarthy 4:49
16 - Mowing the Hay Andy Cash 2:51
17 - Phoenix Island Mary Delaney 2:00
18 - Navvy Shoes Mary Delaney 3:50
19 - Dingle Puck Goat Mikeen McCarthy 2:41
20 - Enniscorthy Fair Bill Cassidy 3:53
21 - New Ross Town Mary Delaney 2:57
22 - One Fine Summer’s Morning Mikeen McCarthy 2:45
23 - What will we do when we'll have no Money? Mary Delaney 1:57
"I’m sorry; it’s a lot of years ago since I sing it. My daddy used to sing it and we young, but you see, we got modernised; we don’t sing them now at all."
Katey Dooley (Mikeen McCarthy’s & Peggy Delaney’s younger sister)
talking about The Female Sailor, 1976.
Puck, Appleby, Cahirmee, Ballinasloe, Southall; wherever there are horse fairs you will find Travellers. However, when we first made contact with Irish Travellers in 1973, only one family we met had a pony and, when they moved into London from Langley in Buckinghamshire, that had to go. This was just one of the many changes in Traveller life-style
The circumstances in which we were working, in our spare time, in the evenings and at week-ends, and the transient nature of Travellers’ life styles, meant that the time we spent with individual singers varied considerably. It also meant that the amount of background information we were able to gain from them was sometimes minimal. Some we were able to record on only the one occasion, while with others we spent a greater length of time.
Bill Bryan, Gorey, Co Wexford.
Andy Cash, Co Wexford.
Mary Cash (neé Berry, Andy Cash’s sister-in-law), Co Wexford.
Bill Cassidy, (‘Pop’s’ Johnny’s brother-in-law), Co Wicklow.
‘Pop’s’ Johnny Connors, (related to the famous family of traditional musicians, the Dorans), Co Wexford.
‘Rich’ Johnny Connors, Co Waterford.
Mary Delaney, Co Tipperary.
Peggy Delaney, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry.
Jean ‘Sauce’ Driscoll, (Mikeen McCarthy’s daughter), Co Cork.
Josie Moorhouse, (neé Connors), Co Wicklow.
Mikeen McCarthy, (Peggy Delaney’s brother), Cahirciveen, Co Kerry.
Paddy Reilly, (Mary Delaney’s brother), Co Tipperary.