Sarah Makem
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1900-10-18
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Sarah Makem Biography (Wikipedia)

Sarah Makem (18 October 1900 – 20 April 1983) a native of Keady, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, was a traditional Irish singer. She was the wife of fiddler Peter Makem, mother of musicians Tommy Makem and Jack Makem, and grandmother of musicians Shane Makem, Conor Makem and Rory Makem. Sarah Makem and her cousin, Annie Jane Kelly, were members of the Singing Greenes of Keady.

In the 1950s, song collectors from the United States toured Ireland recording its musical heritage. Makem was visited and recorded by, among others, Diane Guggenheim Hamilton, Jean Ritchie, Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle. Her rendition of "As I Roved Out" opened the BBC Radio folk music programme of the same name in the 1950s.

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As I Roved Out
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The Banks Of Red Roses
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The Banks Of Red Roses
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Barbara Allen
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Barbara Allen
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I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose
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I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose
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The banks of Callan near sweet Keady
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The banks of Callan near sweet Keady
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I Courted A Wee Girl
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I Courted A Wee Girl
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As I Roved Out
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As I Roved Out
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The Factory Girl
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The Factory Girl
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As I Roved Out On A May Morning
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As I Roved Out On A May Morning
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