Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail

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1 Oct 1973


'The Fair And Charming Eileen O'Carroll'; air collected from a blind Irish harpist in the early 1800s (possibly Turlough O'Carolan). John at the time had no idea what the Gaelic title meant.

John's version is amusing as it must have been a provocation in traditional folk circles to play a traditional tune on electric guitar, or even worse, an amplified and distorted acoustic guitar.

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