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The McNulty Family: The Half-Door (song with dancing)

This 1936 recording of The Half-Door features Peter McNulty on vocals and fiddle, Anne (Ma) McNulty on accordion, and step dancing from Eileen McNulty. The song was originally written and recorded by Shaun O'Nolan in 1926 as "Close The Half Door" on the Columbia label. The Cartlanna Sheosaimh Uí Éanaí site has a lovely version of the song by Joe Heaney, although he noticeably changes the first line of the second verse to "She'd a basket placed upon her knees" from the original "She'd a bodhrán upon her knees" present in O'Nolan's and the McNultys' version. (www.joeheaney.org/en/half-door-the/)

Released on the Decca label (12072A), from the Ted McGraw Collection, McGraw 78 00-544.

Performers: The McNulty Family
Record Label and Issue Number: Decca 12072A
Year: 1936
Collection: Ted McGraw Collection
WIMA ID: McGraw 78 00-544

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