Margaret Barry

    Margaret Barry

    • Margaret Barry
    Margaret Barry

    Margaret Barry

    • Margaret Barry

    Margaret Barry

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        The traditional folk songs and ballads of Ireland were preserved by the '50s recordings of Margaret Barry. Accompanying her powerful but untrained vocals with rustic banjo picking, Barry was a musical influence for such trad-rock groups as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, and Steeleye Span. Her recording of "I Sang Through the Fair," inspired numerous interpretations and transformed the song into a classic of Celtic music. Starting her career as a street busker in Dublin, Barry a... Read more

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