About a life devoted to the love for Folklore, Mythology, Legends and.....Art

Monday, May 18, 2009

Margaret Barry

Everyone who loves folk music and ballads should know Margaret Barry. She was one of the best traditional Irish singers I know. I learned about her through Alan Lomax, one of the great field collectors of folk music. I still bless the day I came across this wonderful singer.

She was born in a family of travelers and musicians. In fact both of her parents were street musicians and so it was meant to be that Margaret Barry became a musician herself.

At the age of sixteen she left home and started street singing. It didn't took long before she became a well known figure in the Irish pubs of London, but also did she sing on market squares and even sporting events.

I highly recommend you to listen to following song as I am quite sure that any folk lover will fall in love....