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Josephine Beirne and George Sweetnam: The Maid of Erin's Isle

This song selection from Josephine Beirne and George Sweetnam features guitar work from Michael "Whitey" Andrews and fiddler Paddy Killoran. Andrews and Killoran recorded six sides with Beirne and Sweetnam, and Killoran also recorded a number of vocalists on his ensemble recordings of the 1930s.

"The Maid of Erin's Isle" exists in ballad sheet form back to the 19th century, as in this example from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (www.itma.ie/digital-library/text/2042-bs).

Recorded in 1936 and released on the Decca label (12074). From the Ted McGraw Collection, McGraw 78 02-283.

Performers: Josephine Beirne, George Sweetnam, Michael Andrews, Paddy Killoran
Record Label and Issue Number: Decca 12074
Year: 1936
Collection: Ted McGraw Collection
WIMA ID: McGraw 78 02-283

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