The Flower of Magherally
An old Irish folk song played by Dave Ogden for Bert Jansch
This is a version of a trad song that Bert would have heard in the folk clubs in Scotland or Ireland or on trips to America and I think would have liked. With rhythmic fingerstyle guitar accompaniment, it’s right up his alley. I’ve loved Bert’s music since I first found it while I was a teenager. One of the record stores in my hometown of Spokane, Washington carried lots of English folk LP’s and I started with his work in Pentangle then his solo albums. I still have all my old LPs, including eight of Bert’s albums and four by Pentangle, as well as his albums I could only find on CD, like LA Turnaround. I remember playing and singing songs like ‘The Snows’ while I was in high school.