Time: 9pm, Thursday 20th
Location: Market Venue
I’ll Live ‘til I Die, highlights the pivotal role Delia played in the development of Irish folk songs, in particular the Irish ballad. Delia Murphy is still remembered as a household name. She was Ireland’s premier popular singer between 1930 and 1960. On a recent tv programme on Ruby Murray, Phil Coulter described Delia her as one of Ireland’s most important singers of the last century. TG Ceathair released their own, in November 2011. Delia recorded and performed extensively between 1930-1960 in Ireland and abroad. Some of her best known songs, still remembered today, are The Spinning Wheel and If I were a Blackbird. Liam Clancy attributed the success of Irish ballads today to Delia’s concerts and recordings and radio broadcasts acknowledged her as the first lady of Irish popular song. Evening will include: Recollections of the life and times of her famous aunt by Carmen Cullen niece of Delia Murphy and commentary on the pivotal role she played in the history of Irish music and song. Music by Gerry Anderson playing Delia’s airs and looking at the people she inspired afterwards, as Ireland’s first lady of song.Some of Delia’s much loved and remembered favourites such as The Spinning Wheel and If I were a Blackbird,will be sung by actress and singer Maureen O’Donovan, with a chance for the audience to join in!