Jun 25 • 46M

Jimmy Crowley at 3 Rivers Rising Festival

Legendary Cork folk singer Jimmy Crowley reflects on decades of archiving songs from the beautiful city, and his recent yearning to shed his song collector's hat and focus on his own songwriting.

 
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Click play above to listen to Jimmy Crowley live in conversation with Ellie O’Byrne.

“There’s something about closing your eyes and just singing a ballad in the street: you can see how the revolution started with songs like that, with real rebel songs, truthful ones.”

Jimmy Crowley in conversation at 3 Rivers Rising festival. Photo: Kieran Murphy

Recorded in The Wine Tavern in St Luke’s Cross, this live podcast was made possible with the assistance of Joe Kelly of The Good Room. It was recorded as part of The Good Room’s 3 Rivers Rising folk festival, which was held in St Luke’s from 10-12 of June with support from Cork City Council.

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