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The Ballad Of Charlie McCoy

Last September I was back in Ireland for a traditional songwriting competition. Some extra days that I had, I spent looking for old undocumented Irish songs, at which I wasn't very successful this year. But at the impressive ancient Celtic site of Glendalough, co. Wicklow, I met this kind local man, John Holden. After my question for an old local song, he told me about the late Charlie McCoy, who was the local forester and a poet. John told me that Charlie had written many songs to honour…

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Added by Simon Oak on December 11, 2014 at 23:09 — No Comments

Hello TradConnect World!

This is my first post here, so let me start by introducing myself.



I'm a 50+ year old man from Holland, raised in a strict Protestant family and married to a lovely Catholic girl, who I met at the dancing school. At the age of 16 I decided not to be religious tho. I studied Civil Engineering, had many piano lessons, became a proud father of three and as a profession, I became a CAD software consultant. Now, I'm selling CAD software for more than 20 years. But making music…

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Added by Simon Oak on December 11, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

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