- Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections
- Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds
- Singaround Lovesongs #2
Singaround Lovesongs #2
Consists of audio recording of Singaround Love song with performances by Michael Cooney, Owen McBride, Edith Butler, Enoch Kent, Murray McLauchlan. Host Michael Cooney introduces the topic of Singaround Lovesongs to the audince, which are song swaps where a group of musicians get together and pick a subject to sing about and see how many variations on that topic can be sung. Owen McBride performs a song about a river in Ireland called "The Black Water". A French song not titled which originated from France is performed by Edith Butler (about a woman sitting on the steps of palace and a shoe maker) followed by Enoch Kent playing guitar and singing "The Collier Laddie"(Trad) Murray McLauchlan plays a country love song "Remember me" with the guitar and harmonica? Michael Cooney plays a song accompanied by (he learned it in highschool, part of a trio- serenade the girls in the dorms) guitar, known as his favourite serenade song (language?spanish?), the song is not titled. Owen McBride sings "I am a Rover"and incorporates the audience by teaching them the chorus. Edith Butler performes a song from New Brunswick, an Acadian song "Listening to the song of the middle ark I go to sleep?"( played in pervious performance) guitar and vocals. Enoch Kent perfomes "Boggie's Bonnie Bell" with just vocals no musical instruments, Murray McLauglan follows "Masocistic Baby" written by Shel Silverstein. Michael Cooney performes a song with two references, the rose (love and passion) and thyme, which is referred to as an anti love song, "Blooming Heather". Owen McBride follows with a performance on guitar and vocals entitled "Whisky on a Sunday" the song is about old man who used to play for the cinema line ups; audience interaction as they sing along with the chorus Acadian folk song follows perfomed by Edith Butler called "Marie Enson?" in French, with the next song played by Enoch Kent "I Loved a Lass"(Trad) about un-requited love. British folk song written by John Lennon "Run for your life"is perfomed by Murray McLaughlan. Michael Cooney performs an old english love song about hunting, no song title is provided (harmonica? concertina?). Owen McBride follows with a song about a young couple (married for two years and wife dies) no song title is provided. Enoch Kent sings a tradtional Scottish song "Lay ye doon love" with no instruments, just voicals; audience singing the chours, originally by Old Blind Dogs. Murray Mclaughan follows with "Linda won't you take me in" (traditional). Closing with Michael Conney performing "Irene Goodnight" (tradtional) with others singers singing in the background. (ends in the middle of this song).