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Margaret Barry

Margaret Barry has been played on NTS shows including The Slip, with The Factory Girl first played on 19 November 2016.

1917-1990 Margaret Barry is perhaps the best known and most prominent of the early generation of banjo-wielding "tinkers."

Born in Cork into a family of travellers/street singers, she taught herself how to play the zither banjo and the fiddle at an early age. At the age of 16 she left on her own after a family row and started her career as a street singer.

In the early 1950s she moved to London and joined forces with fiddler Michael Gorman. The duo soon become an important part…

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I Sang Through The Fairs
Margaret Barry
Rounder Records1998
I Sang Through The Fairs
Margaret BarryRounder Records1998
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The Flower Of Sweet Strabane
Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman
Topic Records1994
The Flower Of Sweet Strabane
Margaret Barry, Michael GormanTopic Records1994
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The Flower Of Sweet Strabane
Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman
Topic Records1965
The Flower Of Sweet Strabane
Margaret Barry, Michael GormanTopic Records1965
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The Factory Girl
Margaret Barry
Riverside Records1956
The Factory Girl
Margaret BarryRiverside Records1956
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The Blarney Stone
Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman
Prestige Irish1961
The Blarney Stone
Margaret Barry, Michael GormanPrestige Irish1961
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The Factory Girl
Margaret Barry
Washington1962
The Factory Girl
Margaret BarryWashington1962
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The Factory Girl
Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman
Topic Records1994
The Factory Girl
Margaret Barry, Michael GormanTopic Records1994
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