Vocal Chords: Grace Toland of the Irish Traditional Music Archives sings 'The Four Marys'

Dec 11, 2014, 04:47 PM

Grace Toland is a singer from Inishowen, Co. Donegal and works in the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin. She is also involved in the Inishowen Song project which aims to archive digitally, via books, video, audio, and photographs, the songs and people behind the singing tradition in Inishowen. In this Vocal Chords sneak peek, Grace tells us about one of her all-time favourite singers Dan Mc Gonigle, who has been a huge influence in her singing life and sings an extract from a song he once sang called 'The Four Marys'. Catch more of Grace and our other contributors in the Vocal Chords series airing on RTE Lyric Fm in May 2015.

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Recordist: Amy Millar

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For more information on the Inishowen song project click the link below: http://www.itma.ie/inishowen

Photo Courtesy of the Irish Traditional Music Archive