Jane McNamee | Carrickfergus

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
For others to say

More Artists From
UK - Northern Ireland

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Irish Traditional Folk: Irish Contemporary Moods: Solo Female Artist
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Carrickfergus

by Jane McNamee

New Carrickfergus version of the well known traditional song. Original top quality mix. Does the song title ‘Carrickfergus’ refer to the County Antrim town? The answer to that age old question would appear to be yes. The tune first emerged in Country Clare, in the early eighteenth century and later in County Cork, under different titles (‘There Was A Noble Woman’ and ‘My Sick Lover’). It is now believed that the ‘Carrickfergus’ lines were added by northern sailors, who sang them to the tune they became familiar with, as they sailed between Carrickfergus and Cork, delivering Ulster linen. Beautifully sung by one of the finest female singers Ireland has ever produced, Jane McNamee from County Offaly, these new lyrics are an attempt to finally ‘tie’ the song to the historical town which shares it’s name. Carrickfergus Borough Council have given it some recognition by creating a video around this recording. The video can be seen on the town’s website.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Carrickfergus
4:57 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Reviews


to write a review