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From the Cd Flow My Tears:musical journeys with the Flight of the Earls. Performed by the Irish Traditional Music Ensemble and the Early Music Ensemble of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and recorded in Saint Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin, November 2006. Produced by Steve Cooney, recording engineer Ben Rawlins, early music co-ordinator Laoise O'Brien, CD co-ordinator Odhran O Casaide, executive producer Kerry Houston and graphic design Mark Greene.

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Molly St. George is a harper-air composed by Thomas Connellan, a celebrated harper-composer of the seventeenth century. He was born at Cloonmahon, Co. Sligo and is reputed to have spent part of his life at Lough Gur in Co. Limerick. He died in Edinburgh. He composed over seven hundred airs, but sadly very few of his compositions have survived. It is probable, however, that some of his compositions form part of the great body of Irish traditional music. Molly St George is one of the oldest harper-airs for which the original words are extant.

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