Note: Discussion of "An Sceilpín Draighneach (The Hawthorn Bush)." Robin Roberts asks Bartley Connelly which single song he would take with him to a desert island – he chooses this and tells the story of the song.
About the session: Alan Lomax wrote: "Limerick, Seamus behind in Kenmare catching up on his drinking, phoned arrangement to meet at night in Colm Keane's, Galway, Carna, hotel, tried for C. Keane with police sergeant while RR [Robin Roberts] and JM remained in hotel, 1st recorded Connelly and McDonagh, quarrel with manageress.... Corridor maids standing around."
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