Jim MacFarland
A Derry man, Jim is one of Ireland’s finest traditional singers, with a voice and repertoire admired by many. He has travelled extensively, guesting in Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America and Canada. His talent also lies in collecting and is no stranger to Inishowen, having co-produced with Jimmy McBride ‘My Parents Reared Me Tenderly’ a collection of Inishowen songs in the 1980s. Jim runs a singing session in Derry and is a stalwart supporter of the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle. He has produced 1 solo CD, 1 CD with Jackie Boyce and has featured on a number of compilation CDs.
The Girl From Glenagivney

More songs on the Inishowen Song Project sung bysingers from Derry:

The Jacket So Blue
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Derry, Co. Derry

Derry (Irish: Doire, meaning “Oak Grove”) is the second largest city in Northern Ireland and the fifth largest city on the island of Ireland.

The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge.

Derry is close to the border with Co. Donegal, with which it has had a close link for many centuries. The person traditionally seen as the founder of the original Derry is Saint Colmcille, a holy man from Tír Chonaill, the old name for almost all of modern Co. Donegal, of which the west bank of the Foyle was a part before 1610.

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