There was some discussion about Mrs Murphy yesterday. She recorded this at the age of 76. Some of the tune names may be variations of the more common names - eg "The Goose [ singular ] In The Bog". One or two are her own compositions, which I might post when I get time.
Please communicate if you have any info on Rose. I have access to her Accordion B/C which was left to a local charity.
She lived in Maltby , a pit village in S York s- being married to a miner.
Mike Wild , Sheffield
I only have the sleeve notes to the cassette recording and I think there was an entry in Fintan Vallely’s book. You’re welcome to photocopies of those of you pm me your address.
Track 1, 2nd tune…
..is more commonly known as "The Swallowtail" reel.
…is the 4 parts of "Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel" followed by the 3rd and 4th parts of "Trim The Velvet".
The discussion: Mrs. Murphy, fiddler
# Posted on November 1st 2007 by skin&bow
There’s also a small bio ~ # Posted on November 1st 2007 by MacCruiskeen ~ "which was sadly deleted from the published version of ‘The Rough Guide to Irish Music’ due to lack of space."
“Rose Murphy: Milltown Lass” ~ Topic TSDL316
This recording can now be downloaded through "iTunes", with a "digital booklet" accompanying. Well done, Topic records - they deserve support for this.
There are obviously 2 "Rose Murphys" - the lady above [ courtesy of "Last FM" ], does not look at all like the Rose Murphy on the cover of the Topic LP record.
I will bring it to Jeremy’s attention.