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The Orignal Love Story of the Rose of Tralee CD

The Orignal Love Story of the ''Rose of Tralee''

Maurice O’Keeffe and Guests

SKU: CD-122

Length: 55 minutes approx

Irish Life and Lore

The romantic and tragic story of the Rose of Tralee is recounted here for the first time on cd. The heartrending events occurred during the famine years in Ireland, when, in 1840, Mary O'Connor, a servant girl from Brogue Lane in Tralee met with William Pembroke Mulchinock, son of a wealthy merchant in the town. Much to the dismay of the Mulchinock family, Mary and William fell in love. William became involved with the turbulent political scene, and had to leave for India, where he worked for three years as a journalist.

On his return to Tralee he discovered that Mary had recently died and griefstricken, he composed the haunting and beautiful lyrics of "The Rose of Tralee".

The CD is endorsed by the Rose of Tralee International Festival and by Tralee Urban Council.

2 CD-Set

CD 1
Track 1Introduction with Maurice O'Keeffe.
Track 2The tragic story of the Rose of Tralee recalled by Dr. Dick Shanahan.
Track 3A tour of the grounds of Westville House, Tralee.
Track 4The site of the "pure crystal fountain".
Track 5The Mulchinock family with Sr. Dora, Mercy Convent, Tralee.
Track 6A visit ot Clogherbrien cemetry.
Track 7Dr. Dick Shanahan's version of the old song.
CD 2
Track 1Professor Valentine Rice at the "pure cyrstal fountain".
Track 2Urban lore and the original lyrics and music of "The Rose of Tralee" with Paddy O'Brien.
Track 3Pat Crean at the house where the lyrics were composed.
Track 4Tralee journalist Seamus McConville talks of meeting Mary Alice Dennis, great-granddaughter of William Mulchinock.
Track 5Internationally renowned singer Brian Kennedy tells of his abiding love of the old song.
Track 6Origins of the Rose of Tralee International Festival as told by Roger Harty and Eddie Howard.
Track 7Tralee horticulturalist Don Nolan tells of the beautiful and fragrant bloom which is named "The Rose of Tralee".



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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 August, 2010.
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