Thursday 6 November 2014

A Stór mo Chroí, sung by Ollie Conway

Ollie Conway (1922-2009) was a noted set dancer, singer and storyteller from Mullagh, County Clare, where he ran Conway’s pub. The pub was a well known spot for musicians and dancers for many years, and was famous for its sessions during the Willie Clancy Week.

"A Stór Mo Chroí is Irish and means approximately 'Treasure of my heart' and was written by Brian O'Higgins, an Irish patriot who took part in the 1916 Rising and was an active Republican for the rest of his life. He wrote a large number of patriotic songs and poems, many under the pen name of Brian na Banban." This 1973 recording by Ollie Conway is taken from ‘Around the Hills of Clare: Songs and Recitations from the Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie Collection’ (2004) Musical Traditions Records MTCD331-2/Góilín Records 005-6. Posted on Youtube on the 10th of January 2013 by kris berwouts.

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